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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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2656.

bunnyhop    

@Cherwood #2792

You say to janalal:
"you were not with Michael, did not KNOW him, and never met him--and even if you did, you have NO PROOF that he asked for or even AGREED to take Propofol......."

You say about yourself:
"Having been a Christian all of my life, I have RARELY met one as LOVING and GIVING as Michael was"

If you have met him in person, I'm sure that was a great honor for you. But you have no proof either that he never asked for or agreed to take propofol. The fact is probably nobody on this board has ever spent 24/7 with him. Michael Jackson continues to be a fascinating and enigmatic person and I think most people expressing themselves on this board are just trying to figure it all out. Which will probably never happen.

1278 days ago
2657.

ninicanvas    

bunnyhop,

What is your point actually?
Michael Jackson is dead and he can not defened himself and
it is very normal and human of people like us as his fans to
defened him. What we know for sure about MJ is, his talent and his kindness. We know that very well. He has been judged all his life. He has been trashed and mistreated and difinitly has been doged and humiliated by Media and uneducated people who let the media destroye this beautiful man.
Now you tell me what is your opinion about MJ? He was killed by this Murray no matter even if he asked for this drug or not.
Doctors are suppose to help people not to give in and kill them.
If this is what we do to an ICON who brought joy to our lives in AMERICA AND UNEDUCATED AMERICAN AND IT'S MEDIA? If THATS WHAT DOCTORS IN AMERICA ARE SUPPOSE TO DO TO THEIR PATIENT and
we start judging the patient that is dead? I would rather go to a third world country and expect it to happen rather than talking about how great AMERICA is and expecting justice.

1278 days ago
2658.

Crabby    

Too bad Michael bit the dust BUT he was a KNOWN addict.Quite possible he grabbed what he could and OVERDOSED. Rumors going around for decades regarding the severity of his I V drug dependence.

1278 days ago
2659.

bunnyhop    

Hi ninicanvas -
My personal opinion is this - since June 2009, I have become fascinated with the guy, love his music, totally agree that he did alot of good things besides entertaining us on stage, so I'm on board as a fan. I think Murray is incompetent and grossly negligent. Janalal has never been on this board as a hater, so I don't think Cherwood needed to take the tone she did in her post. That was my point.

1278 days ago
2660.

marcia    

Too bad Michael bit the dust BUT he was a KNOWN addict.Quite possible he grabbed what he could and OVERDOSED. Rumors going around for decades regarding the severity of his I V drug dependence.

Posted at 10:20 AM on Jan 12, 2011 by Crabby
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And this is exactly how rumors get started, people like you only repeating/parroting what other uneducated fools let fly from their silly a s s mouths.

A rumor is defined as:

1. unverified report: a generally circulated story, report, or statement without facts to confirm its truth
2. idle speculation: general talk or opinions of uncertain reliability

1278 days ago
2661.

marcia    

Too bad Michael bit the dust BUT he was a KNOWN addict.Quite possible he grabbed what he could and OVERDOSED. Rumors going around for decades regarding the severity of his I V drug dependence.

Posted at 10:20 AM on Jan 12, 2011 by Crabby
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And this is exactly how rumors get started, people like you only repeating/parroting what other uneducated fools let fly from their silly a s s mouths.

A rumor is defined as:

1. unverified report: a generally circulated story, report, or statement without facts to confirm its truth
2. idle speculation: general talk or opinions of uncertain reliability

Posted at 10:51 AM on Jan 12, 2011 by marcia

How incredibly sad that Michael had to deal with idle gossip, ridiculous rumors and flat out lies for practically all of his life and in death it continues to happen so that now his children will/may suffer as well. The man is dead why can't you all just let him be?

1278 days ago
2662.

LC4Michael    

Good for you Marcia! I too am so sick and tired of the "rumor mill" on these boards. Enough already!

1278 days ago
2663.

dolphin    

oops! this belongs here in the trial section, not the other one I put it in

This case is so obvious. Michael and AEG knew he could not physically perform those concerts, especially after they increased them to 50!!! wtf? (just watch the rehearsals, MJ was not well)

He couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, all the meds over many years weakened him, that ridiculous trial almost killed him.

Murray probably has MILLIONS of dollars in cash hidden away for when he gets out of jail (jail time will be very short if at all). And the s***bag will live a nice life off in some tropical country with the MILLIONS he earned to murder Michael.

The only way they will prove this to the jury is to follow the money and drug trail....to bring in the other people involved in this and therefore connect the dots.

His "fake" stupidity of incorrect CPR, not calling 911, etc., is only a way to throw everyone off of what really went down. Can't wait to see what other bottom dwellers surface in this scam.

Love you Michael

1278 days ago
2664.

MiMi    

1277 days ago
2665.

ninicanvas    

Bunnyhop,

Janalal and her previouse comments were quiet confusing.
She may mean good but questioning certain things about MJ from
her part as a fan might sound abit like mixed signales that you
may get oefended by it. In my opinion we do not have to talk here as journalists who throw questions to grab some dirth out of something and twist it around, which happened to MJ the most of his life. Now in death we have to change that circle for him and his legacy and his kids. We have to change it for our children and their future. It's about time for us to make that change to happen.

1277 days ago
2666.

ninicanvas    

Oh well,
The only person that don't get over IT is you.
IT with a BIG SH BEFORE IT = OH WELL

Eat it.

1277 days ago
2667.

AH    

Michael Jackson had an addiction, all drugs should have been monitored and under lock and key. Even if Michael did inject himself this So called 'doctor" is to blame. He was responsible, Michael died under his watch. How many times has this happened to famous people? It all has to do with money.

1277 days ago
2668.

francisturner    

that murdering bastard should get the death chair! any MICHAEL JACKSON HATERS go rot in hell beside this dr death! R.I.P MY SWEET ANGEL!

1277 days ago
2669.

styles    

God will be the one to give the final judgment! hmmmm

1277 days ago
2670.

jack     

Conrad is innocent and this will be proven, Michael had a very severe addiction to drugs, nobody made him take them. He was powerful enough to make up his own mind. It's sad but true. And when Murray is vindicated I will log back in and say "I told you so"

1277 days ago
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