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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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2626.

juney    

The pharmacist testified that 255 vials of propofol were ordered by and delivered to Murray. WHO PAID FOR THAT? Did the pharmacy get paid? Didn't the pharmacy have some kind of duty to inquir why 255 vials of propofol were delivered to a woman's apartment? The vials were not delivered to a hospital. Where is the accountability. COME ON TMZ YOU CAN COME UP WITH SOMETHING? WHO PAID FOR THE 255 VIALS OF PROPOFOL TO BE DELIVERED TO ALVAREZ' APARTMENT? MURRAY SAID HE WASN'T PAID A DIME FROM THE BEGINNING OF HIS TREATMENT OF MICHAEL. And how many vials were found after Michael's murder, 10? 20? LOOK WHAT THIS ROTTEN SON OF A BITCH DID TO MICHAEL JACKSON?

1289 days ago
2627.

Siggisiss    

Siggi, FP, MiMi

I have to step out for awhile and will miss the live-feed. Please let me know what happens Ladies!!

Thanks a bunch!

Posted at 3:29 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by LC4Michael

Oh, thanks for letting us know. I myself had to step out too, something came up, so I missed it all!
Glad he will stand trial, glad he cannot push drugs legally anymore. This man is dangerous.
But I do think that he should have been charged with murder 2. But this for sure is something - and the lawyers probably know what they are talking about when they say that it will be easier to get a conviction with the manslaughter charge.
Have to read the new threads as well...

1289 days ago
2628.

Langa    

This s***bag caused MJ's death singlehandedly and I personally need Justice for MJ ,plain and simple!

1289 days ago
2629.

Susy    

WHERE ARE THE SECURITY CAMERA TAPES? WAS BODY PROPERLY IDENTIFIED? I LOVE YOU MICHAEL! WE LOVE YOU SWEETHEART!
YOUR THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, THAT IS REAL! :)

1289 days ago
2630.

Linda    

Murray is guilty for giving MJ Propofal at home and for a sleep aide. He derserves to not be able to practice medicine. I wouldnt put it past Murray to end his life because I would think his life seems pretty hopeless at this point. I dont think he will ever get to practice again if he is found guilty. I dont think MURAY killed him on purpose I think he made a very bad choice to treat Jackson with propofal. All the money in the world wasnt worth the chance he took. HOPEFULLY this will scare some of those DR well goods and maybe they will change some laws about who can get that drug.

1289 days ago
2631.

LC4Michael    

Glad he will stand trial, glad he cannot push drugs legally anymore. This man is dangerous.
But I do think that he should have been charged with murder 2. But this for sure is something - and the lawyers probably know what they are talking about when they say that it will be easier to get a conviction with the manslaughter charge.
Have to read the new threads as well...

Posted at 5:36 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by Siggisiss

Hey Siggi,

Looks like we both missed it but I am so glad that Murray is going to stand trial and can no longer practice medicine - at least in California. Now Texas and Nevada need to step it up and revoke his license there too. Then he won't be able to practice anywhere!

And his lawyers think that this was done so that he cannot earn a living and pay his legal team. Boo Hoo! Should have thought about that before you killed Michael. Wonder when the court date will be set? The drama is just beginning!

1289 days ago
2632.

mkljl    

Justice for Michael Jackson , Justice for Michael Jackson

Justice for Michael Jackson

1289 days ago
2633.

smiileyXD    

I LOVE YOU MJ YOU HAVE US NO MATTER WHAT #JUSTICE4MJ!! YOU MJ HATERZ SUCK OLD PPL BUTTZ!

1289 days ago
2634.

telitabobita    

As the DA said"It wasn't Michaels time to die"

1289 days ago
2635.

Luz    

It is common not to make any comments when you have a case in court. But there is something about Dr. Murray's tight lip attitude that I don't buy. I perceive that when Murray realizes he's going to wind up broke and with no means of nothing, the balloon is going to burst, and he's going to wind up talking.

1289 days ago
2636.

privacymjj    

JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!
JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!
JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!
MICHAEL , WE LOVE YOU MORE SWEETHEART!!!

1289 days ago
2637.

Justice for All    

Why is he not being charged with murder? Dr. (and I use that loosely) Murray should be held to a higher standard because he was a Dr.. This disgusts me. And the time he is facing? Come on. People get more time for lesser crimes.

1289 days ago
2639.

baby    

jackson was a freak, he slept with lil boys, who knows how many lives he screwed up, one day will come out about macaulay culkin, look how that kids life is screwed up after being with jackson. he spent millions to try and be white, so who cares if the freak is gone? we put people behind bars that messes with lil kids, so he should not have been any different. good riddence, one less molester off the street.

1289 days ago
2640.

Roseilicious     

Arraignment has been set for Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 @ 8:30 a.m.

1289 days ago
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