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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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31.

thejlp    

i recently had a surgery and for the hell of it, i asked what they used to knock me out. propofol... i was given a small amount and they still had to entubate me because i stopped breathing. if i was given a small amount, and stopped breathing and felt groggy for two days, how much were they giving michael AT HOME ?
doctor should have known to stop and shouldnt have done it in the first place. As one of MJ's songs say, "Anything for money"

1352 days ago
32.

moni    

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!

Posted at 11:14 AM on Jan 4, 2011 by Red-in-Phoenix
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Of course the "cream" thing was nothing than a blatant lie. But the surveillance tapes? I'm not so sure. I can't figure out that Michael had an interest to tape what was going on at night in the house. Maybe there haven't been any security tapes at all. Just thinking.

1352 days ago
33.

Eri    

JUSTICE FOR MICHEAL!!!!!!!!!!

THAT DOCTOR TOOK THE MONEY OVER WHAT WAS RIGHT TO REALLLLLY HELP MICHAEL WITH HIS ADDICTION...SO NOW MJ IS GONE AND HE HAS TO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS ACTIONS... YOU CANT COVER UP THE TRUTH HASN'T HE SEEN CSI OR FIRST 48 ... WE WILL REMEBER MICHAEL FOR WHAT HE WAS A SPECTACULAR PERFORMER AND A WONDERFUL HUMANITARIAN.

1352 days ago
34.

Lynda     

@OH WELL---
GO CRAWL BACK UNDER THE ROCK FROM WHICH YOU CAME!
F*****G IDIOT!

1352 days ago
35.

Chic    

Justice For Michael, Love You Forever!

1352 days ago
36.

Best Mom    

JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL,NOW! THE TRUTH WILL WIN OUT!

1352 days ago
37.

Carmen    

I don't believe Ortega ... fans knew about the riot act and those fights behind the scene months ago.

They knew he was in a bad condition, but their interest was not Michael's health, it was to get enough material for the movie (since it was clear that there wasn't to be any shows).

1352 days ago
38.

Siggisis    

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

Posted at 11:31 AM on Jan 4, 2011 by moni

Can you believe it?!

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WHAT WAS MICHAEL TOTALLY OUT OF IT OVER ON THE 19th of June??? WHY WAS HE SCARED??

1352 days ago
39.

MAU    

Any new updates from the court room?! the last update was an hour ago!

1352 days ago
40.

MJ is the Greatest of all    

MJ a child molestor? How laughable! Anyone who thinks MJ molested kids is retarded and has never even been around MJ before! Stop spreading STUPID lies you ignorant fools!!!!

1352 days ago
41.

PAULA    

I LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

1352 days ago
42.

Friend?    

I believe Kenny Ortega, he has no reasons to lie.

1352 days ago
43.

justice    

Justice for Conrad Murray lol
Michael is alive!
We love you Michael

1352 days ago
44.

frenchjessica    

justice for MJ !!!! C. Murray have to pay for what he does !!!!!
Murray is a murderer !!!!! he have to go to prison !!!!!

1352 days ago
45.

MiJacDK    

WHY can't ppl get into their twisted minds that Michael was NOT hurting children. He was framed by two moneygreedy families, forced to pay the first one by his insurance company and found NOT GUILTY on ALL CHARGES back in 2005. Stop telling malicious lies about an INNOCENT man...it infuriates me beyond all meassure to keep hearing those lies repeated...they are LIES...get that into your thick skulls and stop believeing in tabloid garbage

1352 days ago
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