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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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2716.

kate    

Yes we kno MJ was an addict, but we also kno he was not a stupid individual! If it was something he wanted to do himself he wouldn't've hired Murray. He knew it was something that required assistance. Next thing they'll make it a case of assisted suidcide. What they are having the audacity to say is that he ingested in into his stomach, as if he drank it! Again he may've been a junkie but he wasn't damn stupid!!! Secondly, if you were a doctor treating a junkie and unsure of what he may've taken on his own, why the hell would you continue to give him more, instead of getting him to a doctor where he could detox and rehab, do a toxscreen? How the hell is a doctor going to help a junkie get high?! Oh Murray is the one who is damn stupid then! U dont kno your patient well enuf 2 kno he's abusing drugs on his own, and kno not to continue doing the same without knowing what he has taken??!! Oh just let him continue to incriminate himself. If MJ was stupid enuf to want to overdose, then he was even more stupid to help him do it! The more lies he tells the more he will dig his grave. There was somebody else in that room; GOD! Murray will have to pay for his indiscretion

1294 days ago
2717.

bluebell    

Cherwood, you sure like to make a lot of assumptions about people from a few sentences in a post. Your one-sided views are so clearly masked by the fact that you’re completely celebrity obsessed. I will admit that I do not claim to know every detail about this case, as you claim to, so please enlighten me - what ailments or recovery was he going through at the time of his death that required the use of I.V. drugs?

Once again, I do feel that Murray should be held accountable for his actions. He was negligent and unprofessional, but I also don’t think he is solely to blame. Murray was hired to supply and administer these drugs and I personally do not condone the use of narcotics outside of a hospital or not administered by a trained professional - so stop trying to twist my words around!

And just to make myself even clearer…I do not think badly of MJ just because I believe he was an addict. He had a disease and there is nothing funny about that. I think he was an extremely talented individual that leaves behind a legacy, but he was also flawed like every other human being.

MJ isn’t the only person this post is about and I’ll say it again - I am not defending Murray’s role in his untimely death - but if people want to take the time to add their two cents, then they should be able to do so without your constant repetitive remarks!

You can take your gazillion LOL’s and stick them where the sun don’t shine!

1294 days ago
2718.

Cherwood    

bluebell,
I don't normally waste my precious time on people who lack even COMMON SENSE, but I'm responding this LAST time so that you KNOW what it's like to get a FACTUAL ANSWER:
First of all, if you took TWO SECONDS to RESEARCH this case before yapping away, you'd know that Michael had LUPUS, and he was constantly battling DEHYDRATION while rehearsing and on TOURS--this is a well-do***ented FACT. IV's are used to rehydrate with saline, which was also found in Michael's romm....
Funny how you know SO much about his ALLEGED drug addiction but NOTHING about this....BIG SURPRISE....
Thing is, I didn't get it twisted, your previous post was primarily an indictment on what you consider to be Michael's part in his death--HILARIOUS ASSumption on your part when you STILL have provided me with NO ANSWERS as to what PROOF you have that Michael was an addict....
My point to you is this: Besides the fact that I believe Michael had no addiction post mid-90's, this case is NOT about whether or not he abused drugs, it's about a unethical, greedy doctor who KILLED Michael, and then tried to cover it up....
Bottom line, MURRAY is on trial here, not MICHAEL. And this trial is NOT your opportunity to revert to type and trash Michael's name....
Well, you DO have the right to do that--LOONEY as it may be, just as I have the right to CORRECT you with the FACTS....
Funny that you want to insist that I'm obsessed, but if you did your RESEARCH, you'd know that it doesn't take all of that to get your facts straight. Many people on these boards aren't even necessarily Michael's Supporters, they're simply people who are intrigued with this case....and many of them know as much as I do, maybe even more....
READING IS FUNDAMENTAL....
Thing is, this is a forum, so if you post your crap on here, you can bet someone will respond, ESPECIALLY when you don't know what you're talking about....
Let me say this to you and all of the other haters, trash-talkers, or bandwaggoners: This case is something I'm obsessed with....obsessed with seeing JUSTICE done for MICHAEL, so if you come on here spouting TRASH against him, just be prepared to be CALLED OUT.....
Playtime is over....and so are YOU!!!
Cher
MJJ Justice League 2009--WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--IL.O.V.E.U4EVER and MISS-U-SO-MUCH!!

1293 days ago
2719.

bluebell    

Cherwood - it apears all you do is waste your precious time on "haters" like me. If you think that IV was only used for saline you are naive. You were NOT there and did NOT know him personally and you DON'T know for sure if he asked for the drugs, so stop pretending you have all the facts, just because you claim to have read everything.

You say you're a Christian and try to see the good in people, but I guess this doesn't apply unless you're a legendary pop icon.

I'm sure you will have a nice rant in retalliation, but I'm done - Peace out!

1293 days ago
2720.

HumanNature    

Let me say this to you and all of the other haters, trash-talkers, or bandwaggoners: This case is something I'm obsessed with....obsessed with seeing JUSTICE done for MICHAEL, so if you come on here spouting TRASH against him, just be prepared to be CALLED OUT.....
Playtime is over....and so are YOU!!!
Cher
MJJ Justice League 2009--WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--IL.O.V.E.U4EVER and MISS-U-SO-MUCH!!

Posted at 11:17 PM on Jan 15, 2011 by Cherwood

HERE! HERE!!!

I SECOND THAT!!!!

JUSTICE 4 MJ

1293 days ago
2721.

r.schildt    

It is a joke that Michael could have overdosed by sipping propofol-laced orange juice or pehaps taken sips directly
from the propofol bottles left there on his table. This idea is so far off that I´ll not even start explaining why.

1293 days ago
2722.

Lee lee    

Hi everyone : )

I just wanted to pop on and let you know that my family and I are ok . I have come back home today.......I was one of the lucky ones and the flood levels didn't rise into my home, I just lost power for 4 days.

I thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers. Brisbane has spent a weekend of massive clean ups.....people helping complete strangers. Its a shame it takes complete devastation for some people to get to know there neighbors .

Anyhoo.....once again, thank you all so much for your thoughts.

If any of you talk moni, Siggi, butterfly etc on any of the other boards, can you please let them know.

Hope to catch up with you all soon.:)

1293 days ago
2723.

Dose Of Reality    

Lee lee,

Although you and I disagree on matters concerning MJ, I'd like to say that I am happy the you, the family and you home are OK.

1293 days ago
2724.

Pegasus    

Way To Go Cherwood!! God how I love the way in which you stated yourself to ALL of the MJ haters! God Bless You! And I could not agree with you more on it - I truly think that it is time that ALL of the MJ haters leave these boards. They have already stated their opinions, thoughts and feelings regarding Michael and Dr. Murderer. No one is interested in hearing from them any longer or hearing their vile remarks either! To All Of Michael's Fans - Keep Strong - Judgement Day is Close At Hand - And Together - Lets Keep the Faith that Dr. Murderer Will Recieve His Just Do Judgement & Punishment!

Lee Lee - I am so very thankful, that you and your family are alright. It is wonderful, that everyone there is helping one another and comming together as they are! Just a beautiful thing to hear about! Stay safe, and may God's Angel's continue to help you and all of those people there! Love & Hugs

1292 days ago
2725.

Lee lee    

Lee lee,

Although you and I disagree on matters concerning MJ, I'd like to say that I am happy the you, the family and you home are OK.

Posted at 2:25 PM on Jan 16, 2011 by BnB
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Thank you

1292 days ago
2726.

LC4Michael    

Welcome back Lee lee! So glad to hear that you and your family are doing well!

You haven't missed much at all here. Same old, same old. Haters still hating and the supporters still taking them on.

But what you and your family went through should be an eye-opener for all of us. Life is too short to get caught up in hate about anything - not just MJ! No matter what our differences are we still need to have L.O.V.E. for one another.

1292 days ago
2727.

Butterfly    

LeeLee it`s so good to hear from you,

hope everything gets better in your city/country!

1292 days ago
2728.

Lee lee    

@LC4Michael and Butterfly.

Thank you, It's good to be home. Yes I agree, LC4Michael, life is way to short!!
Shame it takes a disaster for it to wake you up sometimes and realize you can't take things for granted.

I nice to be able to escape onto these boards and keep my mind away from it to be honest. I just have to work my way the trolls and cloners.


Just another day on the boards then ?? LOL

1292 days ago
2729.

LC4Michael    

Just another day on the boards then ?? LOL


Posted at 12:59 PM on Jan 17, 2011 by Lee lee

The cloning has gotten worse. It may have sent Siggi and MiMi away for good. Have not seen them on any boards for awhile:(

Hope not though, you gals are my only source of sanity and unity in all things MJ! HumanNature is still going strong. Knocking down the haters as much as she can!

1292 days ago
2730.

Tellit    

2872... I truly think that it is time that ALL of the MJ haters leave these boards. They have already stated their opinions, thoughts and feelings regarding Michael and Dr. Murderer. No one is interested in hearing from them any longer or hearing their vile remarks either!
Posted at 11:38 PM on Jan 16, 2011 by Pegasus
________

Well....uh hum...
the flip side of the coin also applies then.

The MJ "haters" are sick of the rabid MJ lovebugs and have heard their weird redundant lovesick rantings and yearnings long enough and it's time for THEM to leave TMZ.....

see how ridiculous that sounds.....pegashush....

TMZ is not.....
I repeat NOT....
a Michael Jackson fanclub website honey.

It's a notoriously popular celebrity news and gossip website....
which welcomes ALL opinions.

Love it....Live with it or leave it.
:)

1292 days ago
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