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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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2611.

MiMi    

I must have missed that post of Paulette's.

:(

1345 days ago
2612.

MiMi    

Where is Human Nature?????

1345 days ago
2613.

Cathy    

In his closing statement, Deputy District Attorney David Walgren told the judge, "It was not Michael Jackson's time to go."
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Agree. IMO, the world was robbed of around 30 additional years of classic music. That's a sin. The whole thing is a tragedy. Shame on you, Dr. Murray for your absolute carelessness. This did not have to be.

1345 days ago
2614.

FlowerPower    

something is going to happen now

1345 days ago
2615.

Paulette    

NEW STORY UP..

They Suspended his license....:)

1345 days ago
2616.

MiMiToo    

2759.
I love you mj. Why did he end your life

Posted at 4:08 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by Shamiso

As my mom would say, "because it was his time to go". :P

1345 days ago
2617.

FlowerPower    

Dr. Conrad Murray's Medical License SUSPENDED
12 minutes ago by TMZ Staff

Dr. Conrad Murray's medical license has just been suspended.


Judge Michael Pastor just ordered the suspension, as a condition to Dr. Murray's bail in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case.

The Medical Board of California has asked the court twice before to yank Murray's license, to no avail. But minutes after ordering Murray to stand trial, Judge Pastor granted the request.

Dr. Murray has 24 hours to notify the medical boards in Texas and Nevada of Judge Pastor's decision.

It's a devastating blow to Murray, because he needs to practice to make enough money to pay his legal team. Murray's team believes the move is designed to take away his right to defend himself in the manslaughter trial.

1345 days ago
2618.

Paulette    

Mimi....

Here is part of the info I posted the other day..it looks like they can only change bail and the charges during the preliminary???

“At the conclusion of the Preliminary Hearing, the Judge will determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence or probable cause to support the charges against a defendant (Murray) and bind the case over to Superior Court for trial.”


IT IS OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT DURING THE PRELIMINARY HEARING, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OR THE JUDGE CAN ADD ADDITIONAL CHARGES AND/OR READJUST THE BAIL!!!

The following is “copied and pasted” directly from a Beverly Hills, California Attorney’s Web Site: “During the Preliminary Hearing, the District Attorney or the Judge can add additional charges and/or readjust the bail.”

1345 days ago
2619.

MiMi    

Conrat one broke brother.


LoL LoL LoL

1345 days ago
2620.

MiMi    

Thank you Paulette


But someone on the chat at the Ustream posted about the jury being able to up the charges.

She also posted where she got the info but the chat was going so fast...

1345 days ago
2621.

TSIG    

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."
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Not ONCE, TMZ, have you ever provided your SOURCES for this comment that you keep on making. No matter how many times you "report" it, we must consider the source(s), and you're not providing them. I don't believe it. That's what Murray's team wants us to believe. No doubt your "sources" are Murray's team.

1345 days ago
2622.

Paulette    

I saw someone say that the jury could add additional charges...this was the only info I had but if I do see any other info on it I will post it for You:)

1345 days ago
2623.

TSIG    

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."
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Not ONCE, TMZ, have you ever provided your SOURCES for this comment that you keep on making. No matter how many times you "report" it, we must consider the source(s), and you're not providing them. I don't believe it. That's what Murray's team wants us to believe. No doubt your "sources" are Murray's team.

WAIT A SECOND! LET ME CLARIFY. Let's look at this PARTICULAR statement of this purported "fact" again:

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."

TMZ, please stop reporting what MURRAY said as if it is a FACT. This is not "REPORTING." Please stick to the FACTS when you report. Murray is trying to get away with murder. He will say anything to save his behind. This statement by Murray does not support in any way the "theory" that MJ injected himself. It fits in very nicely with his defense strategy, but your source is MURRAY AND HIS TEAM. CONSIDER THE SOURCE.

1345 days ago
2624.

MiMi    

Shutup UnWell

1345 days ago
2625.

TSIG    

It's a devastating blow to Murray, because he needs to practice to make enough money to pay his legal team. Murray's team believes the move is designed to take away his right to defend himself in the manslaughter trial.
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No, Murray's team believes their client is going to jail, and that he won't have the money to pay them now or later if he loses his license. Murray still has a right to defend himself -- with a public defender who is about as skilled in law as Murray is in medicine. Good luck Dr. Conrat Murder.

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