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People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray

1/11/2011 7:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Prosecution Rests in Murray Case

0111_murray_jackson_prelimThe prosecution has ended its case in the Conrad Murray preliminary hearing after 6 days of testimony.

The defense filed a motion to dismiss, which is routine.  It will almost certainly be denied.

Judge Michael Pastor has taken a recess.  It's virtually certain that Dr. Murray will be ordered to stand trial.

The Deputy Attorney General who represents the Medical Board of California is in the courtroom.  We're told he will ask the judge to suspend Murray's license to practice medicine.


Conrad Murray Manslaughter Hearing

Murray Commited Homicide Even If MJ Injected Himself
Updated 1/11/11 at 10:57am

0111-conrad_prelimA doctor for the L.A. County Coroner's Office just testified ... even if Michael Jackson injected himself with the fatal dose of Propofol, Dr. Murray is still guilty of homicide.

Dr. Christopher Rogers testified he believes Dr. Murray had no business administering Propofol outside a hospital setting, particularly without the appropriate medical equipment.  Rogers said given Michael's dependence on Propofol and the fact that Murray left him alone in the room with access to the drug constitutes a homicide.
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Coroner Doesn't Believe Dr. Murray's Story
Updated 1/11/11 at 10:26am

0111_jackson_prelimA doctor for the L.A. County Coroner's Office testified he doesn't believe Dr. Murray only gave Michael Jackson 25mg of Propofol.

Without saying Murray lied to cops during his interview two days after MJ died, Dr. Christopher Rogers testified if Murray were correct about the 25mg of Propofol, Jackson would have awakened after 3 to 5 minutes of sleep.

Rogers also testified he doesn't believe Jackson swallowed Propofol.  The defense laid the groundwork for this theory yesterday, because small amounts of the drug were found in Jackson's stomach.

And Rogers said he believes it's inappropriate to use Propofol for insomnia and that Murray's care was "substandard."
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Murray to Cops:  Michael Begged Me For Propofol
Updated 1/10/11 at 4:55pm

0110_michael_jackson_conrad_murray_prelimIn some of the most dramatic testimony to date, an LAPD detective testified Dr. Conrad Murray told him Michael Jackson "begged" him for Propofol shortly before he died.

LAPD Robbery Homicide Detective Orlando Martinez testified about an interview he conducted with Dr. Murray two days after MJ died.  Martinez said Murray told him the night before Jackson died he was having trouble sleeping.  Murray said he was trying to ween Jackson off of Propofol -- a drug he was giving MJ almost every night for two months.

Murray told Martinez he was giving Jackson a variety of other drugs, beginning sometime after 1AM, to no avail.  Jackson then said if he didn't get to sleep he would cancel rehearsal.

Murray said he was feeling "pressure" from MJ to give him something to help him sleep, and Jackson was begging for Propofol.  Murray claims he gave him a reduced dose, with Michael's help.  As TMZ has reported many times before, Murray said MJ liked to "push in the Propofol himself and that other doctors let him do it."

Murray went to the bathroom for 2 minutes, came back and claims he saw MJ wasn't breathing.
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Defense: Michael Jackson Drank Propofol
Updated 1/10/11 at 2:53pm

0107_propofol_prelimMichael Jackson may have drank himself to death by consuming a juice box laced with Propofol -- at least that's what Conrad Murray's defense team suggested in court today.

Murray's attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, was questioning a Senior Criminalist from the L.A. County Coroner's Office about the 70 grams of fluid found in MJ's stomach at the time of the autopsy ... fluid that tested positive for traces of Propofol.

Flanagan noted the presence of a juice box on MJ's nightstand ... and asked if it had been tested for Propofol ... raising the possibility that MJ was sippin' on the anesthetic shortly before he died.

The criminalist testified he had not tested the juice box.

So what's Flanagan's point? He might be suggesting that MJ was secretly self-administering his Propofol ... which would support Murray's defense theory that MJ accidentally caused his own overdose.
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Dr. Murray Ordered a Boatload of Propofol for MJ
Updated 1/10/11 at 12:05pm

0110_murray_vid_launch_prelim_3A pharmacist Dr. Murray used to order Propofol just testified the doctor ordered box after box of the drug in the two months before Michael Jackson's death.

Tim Lopez, a pharmacist at Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas, said beginning on April 6, 2009, Dr. Murray began ordering large quantities of Propofol. On that date, he ordered 10 single dose vials.

Murray, who had the drugs sent to his girlfriend's Santa Monica home where he was living, also ordered boxes of the drug on April 28 -- 4 boxes and each of the boxes had 10 100ml vials.

Later that month, Murray ordered 20 vials of midazolam and 20 vials of lorazepam.

On May 12, Murray ordered 4 boxes of Propofol, along with 2 trays of midazolam.

On June 10, Murray ordered 4 boxes of Propofol, and 2 20ml Propofol.
 
In all, Murray ordered 255 vials of Propofol in the two months -- including 130 vials of Propofol in 100ml doses and another 125 vials of Propofol in 20ml vials.
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Judge: Murray's iPhone Admissible as Evidence

Updated 1/10/11 at 10:35am

0110_iphone_prelimJudge Michael Pastor ruled this morning that recently obtained data from Dr. Conrad Murray's iPhone is admissible as evidence.

Murray's attorney, Ed Chernoff, referenced the items in question ... a few voicemails and 12 screenshots.  He was not more specific.

The prosecution has used phone records to create a timeline showing what Murray did the day Michael Jackson died.
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151.

Siggisis    

I am totally exhausted now, have to go. Thanks for being there, all good people - it is important to me! <3

JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL!!

P.S. I used spell check - for the first time on the boards, LOL.

1283 days ago
152.

MiMi    

I am reading that Faheem Muhammed, another of Michael's bodyguards has been called to the stand.

He is the one who was caught trying to sell Michael's surgical mask.

1283 days ago
153.

mymjj5    

Murray murdered Michael thus he was worried about removing cream from the rented mansion???? A tube of bleaching cream was noted as being found in the bathroom on NBC news. I don't see the connection to MJ's murder, nor any reason for a dead man to be embarrassed. He's dead. Murray was more concerned about some damn cream than he was about ensuring the safety and well being of Michael Jackson's life. Murray is a liar, and a killer! The cream belonged to Murray. Murray was doing something in the bathroom with the cream while MJ laid dying. Murray is a filthy liar.

No Justice, No Purchase!!!

1283 days ago
154.

FlowerPower    

Ortega suggested to Jackson that he cut his rehearsal short and go home to rest.
He was called to a meeting at Jackson's home the next day, where he was "scolded" by Murray for having sent Jackson home the night before, Ortega said.
"Dr. Murray told me that this was not my responsibility and he asked me not to act like a doctor or psychologist," he said.

There is something wrong with this picture! Michael is the employer and doctor is employee.
What business this doctor is to decide when Michael is allowed to go home?

1283 days ago
155.

Anon    

Was Murray fined financially if Jackson was not considered in good health? If AIG was paying Murray, was there a penalty if Jackson did not perform due to health reasons? That would explain why he would be angry if the producer sent Jackson home.

1283 days ago
156.

BrAnBa    

Siggisis - I am leaning towards your third alternative. Murray had orders to make sure MJ did do the shows. But I thought AEG claimed they didn´t hire him? That Michael insisted and they finally gave in? Also, Ortega was employed by AEG, but he sure seemed more concerned about MJ:s health than the good doctor.

Murray must be taking orders from someone else....
And if so, from someone profiting on Michael´s shows.

1283 days ago
157.

MiMi    

New update above.


Murray asked if anyone knew how to perform CPR!!!!

1283 days ago
158.

FlowerPower    

Faheen Muhammad, one of Michael Jackson's bodyguards, just testified he was in Michael's room after Murray noticed MJ stopped breathing. Faheen told the prosecutor, Murray was on his knees doing compressions on MJ in a panicked state, when he turned to Faheen and another bodyguard and asked, "Does anyone in the room know CPR?"

For love of God, how on earth this man has a licence to practice!

1283 days ago
159.

MiMi    

I think I am going to be sick...

1283 days ago
160.

Anon    

Murray mentioning the cream was just an excuse. He had some cleaning up to do. He needed a reason to go back and everyone was protective of Jackson's image, so the cream was as good an excuse any. Probably the entire time Murray was at the hospital, he was thinking of things he needed to remove that could potentially implicate him.

1283 days ago
161.

MJ is the Greatest of all    

WTF?!?!?!? DOES anyoe KNOW CPR??? I AM so PISSED off right NOW ABOUT THIS GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST wanna CHOKE HIM so BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MJ could still be alive TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so F UCKING PISSED OFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1283 days ago
162.

MJ is the Greatest of all    

HOW DARE he ask such a STUPID QUESTION when he is a DOCTOR himself!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY 8 year OLD KNOWS CPR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1283 days ago
163.

CW    

I'm not excusing anything the guy did, but asking if anyone else in the room knows how to do CPR isn't unusual - you try doing effective CPR alone for more than 30 seconds and see how tired you get. He was probably looking for someone to rotate in and do compressions for a bit. It happens all the time.

1283 days ago
164.

BrAnBa    

He couldn´t come up with something better than cream?? Good god, the man is an idiot. I would really like to know what he removed from the house. Why do I always feel like something else was going on in that house? And that there were more people involved.....

Still think MJ was murdered and Murray is a fall guy. They always pick the most stupid ones for that position....

1283 days ago
165.

susie    

bye Siggi

1283 days ago
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