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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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76.

natasha    

RIP michael i hope u et justice.

1337 days ago
77.

Red-in-Phoenix    

I think that "cream" Murray had to retrieve was really the surveillance tape in MJ's room that has never been found.

1337 days ago
78.

janalal4    

Murray wasn't going back to retrieve any 'cream' he was going back to make sure he'd cleared away all the evidence. This guy obviously thinks everyone is a complete idiot to buy that story. It's why he disappeared from the hospital before the police grabbed him there to question him. He knew then there'd be no opportunity to get back there. As to the family showing up there & being allowed to trample across the house & haul bags out of there? What the hell were they thinking? Tell me they were not just there to grab up valuables. If so, that's pretty sickening.

1337 days ago
79.

Lisa    

looks like murray is going to trial

1337 days ago
80.

MJ is the Greatest of all    

"Justice for Conrad Murray"? I HOPE that is a JOKE! Truth IS MURRAY is a cold blooded killer!! I GUESS you support Charles Manson also since you SUPPORT Murderer Murray!

1337 days ago
81.

lieven    

this docter dead most longlife in the prison JUSTICE for michael hi is the greatest murray is the murder.greetings lieven from belgium.

1337 days ago
82.

MJ is the Greatest of all    

THE CREAM is proof that MJ DID INDEED have a horrible skin disease (vitilogo). Now EAT that haters!

1337 days ago
83.

janalal4    

My thinking too. If MJ is ALIVE, when will he show up? When Conrad Murray is convicted of second degree murder? MJ is gonna pop out at the courthouse and say "Here I am! Murray is innocent!" Really?

Posted at 12:57 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by Vana

LOL! Seriously. Now I luvs Michael but I swear if he pulled some crap like that he could kiss my ass. I'd be done with Michael:) Can't imagine why any fan would tolerate such a thing truthfully. I've grieved & cried tears over this guy. Something I thought I'd never do for anyone except friends or family. I'm an understanding person but I'm sorry, that crap just wouldn't fly with me:)

1337 days ago
84.

moni    

MJ had a fear that someone would murder him in his sleep. That's why he had surveillance done in his home at night. But those tapes have disappeared and will never be found.

Posted at 12:36 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by Vana
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Moni, I have never been able to find out of there were other tapes and if the one during his death was the ONLY missing tape, which would be highly suspicious. Does anyone have any facts about these tapes?

Posted at 12:28 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by TSIG
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Thanks for posing that question, TSIG. Vana, I've always asked myself whether the "missing tapes" story is just a rumour or based on facts. My suspicion still is that Michael didn’t want to be surveilled at all, at least not in his (or Murray’s) bedroom.

1337 days ago
85.

MJ is the Greatest of all    

The'cream'
Was MJ's
Bottle Of
Little Boys
Spunk.

Posted at 1:04 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by OhWell
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THIS is so CRUEL and hateful!

You KNOW NOTHING! NOTHING! NOTHING! NOTHING! NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1337 days ago
86.

Linda    

I thought I had read that lividity had all ready started setting in by the time he got to the hospital,pooling of blood into the back. The would be a clue that he had been dead for a while!

1337 days ago
87.

Mikey    

What was he doing with cream, masturbating? Why would he not want people to know about his cream?

1337 days ago
88.

ScaryScary    

Taking Michael Jackson and Conrad Murry out of the equation, is it not a little scary that a doctor of medicine brought an operating room drug into a private home for personal use? Using this as the standard of care, is there not room for improvement in the area of controlled substances?

The medical model that this demonstrates, regardless of Michael Jackson, is freaking scary. This drug should not be available outside of a hospital/surgical setting.

And even though Conrad Murray *did* have access to this drug, there still poses an ethical question about whether or not it should have been used in such a setting. Taking it one step further - even if he didn't administer the lethal dose - why was it in the house? Why was it not reported? Why did he do nothing to get rid of it, or help the patient into the appropriate setting (like a surgical suite)?

So many questions remain unanswered that need not even have Michael Jackson in the equation. This man is a medical professional who royally screwed up. It doesn't really matter who his patient was. Propofol has no business being used in a private home. Period.

1337 days ago
89.

Mikey    

My guess it was Dr Murray in the Parlor with the cream.

1337 days ago
90.

bunnyhop    

Let me first say, I am a fan of MJ. BUT - Kenny Ortega has only been on the stand for one day and already the fans are calling him a liar because they KNOW what went on behind the scenes. Oh well, after a year and a half, this is nothing new.

1337 days ago
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