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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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16.

zainab    

Jusitce for MJ

1351 days ago
17.

mj fan forever    

According to MURDERER Murray only he should make such decisions???!!! His only job was take care about Michael and he did NOT done!!!!

1351 days ago
18.

TXluvsMJ2    

Kenny Ortega had his head so far up MJ's ass that I can't see him reading him the riot act. Also, he was not Michael's friend, he was a person that Michael did business with. That's all.

1351 days ago
19.

Vicky    

STOP your ABUSIVE comments!!! Michael was abused by his father...that's enough abuse for one person....Michael was a KIND, GENEROUS person who LOVED ALL PEOPLE.......LEAVE him alone!! Dr. Murray I hope they fry your ass!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL!!

1351 days ago
20.

corina    

JUSTICE for Mr. Jackson!
It's such a pity that his old mum has to come every day to court to hear all the crap that CM has to say. Hand on Ms. Jackson!!

1351 days ago
21.

heartbeat    

Are you stupid?! This man is a murderer,doesn't matter if you like Michael Jackson or not!You wanna be murdered and some people say JUSTICE FOR THE MURDERER?!
JUSTICE4MJ

1351 days ago
22.

Red-in-Phoenix    

Remember that supposed cream Murray had to go back to the mansion to get? I bet that "cream" was actually the missing surveillance tape. I JUST BET YOU IT IS!

It's really plain and simple: Murray knew MJ was dead and that he had f--ked up so he did a show for the security guard and performed half-assed CPR while the security guard cleaned up the room.

MURRAY, YOU NEVER SHOULD HAVE GIVEN MJ PROPOFOL WITHOUT MEETING THE STANDARD OF CARE. I'M SORRY BUT INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IS NOT ENOUGH!

1351 days ago
23.

marson    

Michael was sick. His autopsy report shows he had pneumonia and should have been in the hospital receiving IV antibotics, instead of rehersing. Murray should have seen that and taken proper steps to get him real medical help. His lungs were compromised and that mixed with all the drugs Murray gave him is why he stopped breathing!

1351 days ago
24.

??    

Here is a simple short way to end this joke of a trail/story. A drug addict died (MJ to bad), his drug dealer (Dr Murray in this case) supplied if not administered the drugs that killed him. So what is the penalty for a drug dealer who supplies drugs to a junkie who dies? Take out the big name, take out the fame, it boils down to that simple fact. I know there are employees of TMZ who worship this dead pervert, but that aside it is as simple as stated above. The only question to be answered do we jail the drug dealer. Sorry MJ fans he was a junkie, just like many other of our beloved entertainers.

1351 days ago
25.

Linda    

Michael was sick. His autopsy report shows he had pneumonia and should have been in the hospital receiving IV antibotics, instead of rehersing. Murray should have seen that and taken proper steps to get him real medical help. His lungs were compromised and that mixed with all the drugs Murray gave him is why he stopped breathing!

You better go back and read this over again!!!The autopsy report that is. He had inflammation of the lungs not pneumonia and arthritis that was it!

1351 days ago
26.

susie    

What a circus of LIARS!

1351 days ago
27.

heartbeat    

?? of course he is responsible for his death,too!But this doesn't change anything of the fact that dr murray behaved wrong!He's a doctor,his job is to SAVE LIFES!And he didn't...that's what counts most at the moment!!!

1351 days ago
28.

moni    

Murray felt that he was the only authorized person to send Michael home from rehearsals?
Good grief, what an arrogance!

1351 days ago
29.

DonnaLynn125    

#29 Marson I have read autopsy report several times WHERE does it say Michael had pneumonia? At the time of his death????? or from a previous time maybe???

1351 days ago
30.

Zaidi    

I offer the Y word: Yuck!

1351 days ago
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