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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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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the truth will prevail!!
no lie will be hidden!!!

1333 days ago


Because I'm dead, I'm dead
(really really dead)
You know I'm dead, Im dead
you know it
(really, really dead)
You know I'm dead, I'm dead
(really, really dead)
And the whole world has to get used to it right now
I'm a tell you once again
I'm dead


1333 days ago


Michael L.O.V.E , Katherine , Paris , Prince and Blanket be strong <3

1333 days ago


mj didnt lighten his skin because he wanted to be white he lightened it to make it even justice for mj i loveeee you comebackkkkkk :(:( pleassseeee

1333 days ago


Michael Jackson has been a KNOWN drug addict for over 20 years. He sought out doctors, paid big money for prescription drugs, and was seen many times on TV high as kite. You can't help a drug addict who doesn't want help! MJ knew what he was doing, he slept all day and stayed up all night- WHAT A GREAT FATHER!

1333 days ago


Faheen recalled how Prince and Paris were near the room and Paris was on her hands and knees crying. The nanny took them away.

Oh no, oh no, oh no.
And there are still people out there who believe that this poor girl is involved in faking her daddy's death.

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CNN is reporting that Michael could have been dead for more than an hour before Murray found him.

CNN is also reporting that Michael had more than 100 times the amount of propofol that Murray claims he gave him.

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But I must state that Murray obiously never loses his appetite. Having a nice breakfast downtown before heading the court; being hungry after his patient has died in his hands – a really VERY special person.

Posted at 3:33 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by moni
I agree with you Moni!
Very strange indeed.

1333 days ago


From an outsider's point of view, the phrase "does any know CPR?" would not necessarily mean that the doctor was unable to perform the act. There are two acceptable methods of CPR, one man (chest compression only) and two-man (chest compression and breathing) He could simply be asking if someone could assist to trade off positions or to perform additional medical tasks. Something to think about.

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CNN is also reporting that Michael had more than 100 times the amount of propofol that Murray claims he gave him.

Posted at 3:47 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by MiMi

Ughhh! What on earth happened? We may never know for sure. :(

1333 days ago


Just another dead JUNKY. Get over it!!!

1333 days ago


michael did not plan his death or assisted suicide.
who would go out this way , with their daughter on her hands and knees crying, his mom with a a heart condition trying to get to the hospital,his son looking on ..
having trolls screaming junkie on internet sites for his kids to deal with the rest of his life..on purpose..
michael was a gentle shy person who hated people making up b@ll**** about his private life...
he never would have wanted this...
he thought he had a professional doctor looking out for him ..
he didnt
this was either a murder or the most incompetent doctor on the planet..

1333 days ago


Where was all the outrage when Michael was alive?? Why weren't all of these people screaming to get him help then?? Why didn't you cry and beg for someone to get him into rehab when he was alive???? Wouldn't that have been a better idea?? Everyone knew he had a problem, especially his own family!!! They should've done more to help their son when he was still alive and well. Why cry foul now? He's gone! No amount of laying blame will bring the man back. Maybe next time they'll step in sooner and try to help the person instead of trying to hide it and enabling him because he was their meal ticket $$$$.

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