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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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2748 COMMENTS

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2671.

talina    

MURRAY IS A CRIMINAL,IRRESPONSIBLE, UNETHICAL, A MOBSTER, HIS GREED AND INEFFICIENCY KILLED THE BEST AMERICAN ARTIST OF ALL TIME, YOU DO NOT REALIZE WHAT IS MICHEAL JACKSON AS A PERSON WAS EXCELLENT, ONLY CRITICIZED HIM AND MADE FUN OF HIM. FOUR YEARS IS NOTHING MURRAY DESERVES YEARS OF JAIL AND HE SHOULD GO ALL THE EVIL PEOPLE WHO WERE INJURED MICHEAL, ALTHOUGH THE LONGER IT WILL NEVER RETURN. I LOVE YOU MICHEAL.

1294 days ago
2672.

Just    

In my humble opinion Dr.Murray should just own up to his mistakes. He has told conflicting stories and there is no reason to lawyer up and lie if you have not done anything to hide. Murray told the detectives he checked his watch when medicating Michael but it I remember correctly he did not have a watch on in the pictures from the house that day. Also if the doctor was telling the truth about checking his watch and it said 11 when he found Michael then the watch obviously had a glitch so the timing that he claims to have used as a guide to medicate Michael is flawed. He just plainly should change his plea and spare the family having to sit through a trial.

1294 days ago
2673.

talina    

THE OPINION THAT WROTE THE NUMBER 24 SAYS THAT MICHAEL WAS A DRUG ADDICT AND ALL OTHER PEOPLE STILL RETUSE TO MICHEAL LOOK AT YOU CRITICISM FOR A WHILE IN A MIRROR AND SEE WITH EYES OF TRUTH BEHIND YOUR BONES AND MEAT MISERABLES, SURE PURE **** WILL SEE WORTHLESS.

1294 days ago
2674.

aston    

Michael was not "weakened by years of drug abuse". The trial broke his spirit to a great degree, but the physical "weakening" did not start until Murray began using the propofol, and the reason was that propofol doesn't induce normal sleep. Hence, Michael was still sleep deprived for weeks on end. This is a serious condition in itself, made him lose weight and not feel up to par. You all know what one or two nights without sleep feels - then imagine six weeks! Of course he couldn't sing a full song. Murray should have directed him to a clinic for insomnia treatment, but that of course wouldn't have given him any money.

Michael's only health problems before Murray entered the scene was lung problems (not drug related) and arthritis (also not drug related). Heart and other inner organs were fine. So stop the "he was an addict and would have died anyway" spin. It's inaccurate. Murray is guilty.

1294 days ago
2675.

jon    

It's a shame that they ( JACKSONS) has to find somebody to blame for MJ's drug habit. He was a Junkie on his own and a pervert on his own. I'm glad that GOD took him off of EARTH because he dosen't belong here. GOOD RIDDINGS

1294 days ago
2676.

MJFan    

Reguardless of whether MJ took propofal or not, Murray gave him a small dose (he claims) and did not monitor him and did not tell the parimedics he had given propofal to Michael.
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1294 days ago
2677.

Monique    

Good riddings???? Before you attack someone, please do a spell check!

1294 days ago
2678.

Trish    

The sloppy doctor should have gotten rid of the evidence on a daily basis, instead of letting it stock pile.

1294 days ago
2679.

you know it    

Perhaps he was doing CPR with one hand because he had something else in his other hand he was hiding? just a thought!

1294 days ago
2680.

Eleonora49    

A lot of you, non MJ FANS post, mean and horrible things about MJ here.In my own opinion the Man did Drugs because he never found TRUE LOVE. Someone to love him for him self.He was used and Abused by so many people who crossed his way.NO one and Nothing was there to help him when he needed help the most.Don't any of you believe in God or the BIBLE ?!!Forgive and be Compationet to the ones in NEED. SO what he was Rich? did he Deserve lesser love??NO! we all should reach out and try to save him if we just knew.I really give a RATS ASS! HOW some of you feel that he was a Drug addict, I still Love him with all my heart.And wish things went better for HIM.I feel Sorrow for what this MAN had to endure!!!We all go out and be respectfull to each other.THE WOLD WOULD BE REALLY A BETTER PLACE !!!! I don't care if you hate me because I am writing this, but I believe in god and always did.

1294 days ago
2681.

Trish    

Wacko "believed" in Jesus Juice.

1294 days ago
2682.

MJfan4life    

There goes the fart heads once again, Jon OhWell, and of course Trish had to be there. You MJ haters are so damn dumb, you refuse to seek the truth and remain spouting your sh&*(ht. Jon how dare you take God's name in vain. Of course MJ doesnt belong here, he was an angel you ARE and WILL never be an angel so your kind remains here and remain constant pests, ever spewing transparent hogwash as usual. I firmly believe it takes one to know one, you idiots keep calling MJ a pervert and a drug addict because you are all perverts and pedophiles and crack heads. God saw how MJ was taken advantage of time and again, and how weary he had become and he gave him rest end of story. You vile vermins will never be able to hurt him with your smelly trash, so you continue as you do time and again because its all on you, what goes around comes around you had better be careful what you wish for. Dr Murray Karma is a b&*ch, it always come back at ya, OHWELL and your kind rem, Trish or whatever you call yourself and the other vermin of your ilk remember that. MJ will be avenged by God whether you like it or not, just you wait. But then again you beakbrains are so silly and seems incapable of thinking at all and are so bent of being your usual destructive selves that you may not have the skills to decipher that MJ's vengeance is around the corner you fools. I truly pity you and your MJ hate club. Then again it seems as though education and intelligence was not meant for everyone and it seems you and your club members went to great lengths to ensure you had no intelligence or education or both

1294 days ago
2683.

LC4Michael    

Michael's only health problems before Murray entered the scene was lung problems (not drug related) and arthritis (also not drug related). Heart and other inner organs were fine. So stop the "he was an addict and would have died anyway" spin. It's inaccurate. Murray is guilty.


Posted at 2:51 PM on Jan 12, 2011 by aston

Awesome post aston! Couldn't agree with you more.

1294 days ago
2684.

Nessie    

Michael Jackson was all for L.O.V.E

I am Not!

I didn't really know much about the man when he died. I was not a fan of any kind. Not even a little bit.

But I have done the research. The man had so many parallels with Christ, it's amazing. I believe when enough time has passed, he will be declared a saint.

That said,
A) Twelve (12) years of investigation by the FBI proved there was absolutely no sign of impropriety by Michael with children. (Look that word up in a dictionary if you don't know what it means...)

B) There is medical forensic proof that MJ had Not been on drugs at all when he died. Only what Murray injected. Apparently he had a problem with prescriptions in the early '90s, but recovered from that.

C) Michael and Lisa Marie were 100% in love with one another. People who knew them privately at that time could see that. (Read the latest testimony to that fact by the music producer, David Forster, who worked with MJ on Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad: www.torontosun.com)

D) Michael was an extraordinary humanitarian, donating time, money and goods all over the world. Ask Nelson Mandela...

So anyone who insists on writing trash about Michael Jackson IS trash.
And as I said at the beginning of this missive, I am not about L.O.V.E as Michael was. If I ever meet any of you gut buckets in person, it would be my pleasure to feed you a knuckle sandwich!

1294 days ago
2685.

Janar    

NBC LA is reporting that Conrad Murray has been ordered to stand trial!!!!

Posted at 3:47 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by MiMi

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Thank you MiMi for the info. This is good news.

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