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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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moni    

It's possible. If he was so sure/convinced someone was trying to kill him why wouldn't he use hidden cameras throughout the house?

Posted at 1:31 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by marcia
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The mystery around the surveillance tapes should actually be discussed in the trial. Let's hope it will!

1386 days ago
107.

janalal4    

Then remember Fric & Frac from his office & their sketchy behavior over that storage shed? The police questioning Nicole Alvarez about Propofol being stored in her refrigerator at her apartment? Murray left that hospital & made the rounds cleaning up evidence.

1386 days ago
108.

Matt    

Is the secuirty guard and the Dr.'s baby mamma related or just have the same last name?

1386 days ago
109.

just an observation    

The greatest show on earth continues...with Michael leading the way...

1386 days ago
110.

Mary    

Bottom line... WE WANT JUSTICE!!!

1386 days ago
111.

Mikey    

They need to waterboard Murray so they can find out who provided MJ with the illegal secret mystery cream.

1386 days ago
112.

janalal4    

I remember reading a story somewhere where a housekeeper of his had a whole roomful of his stuff that she had stole at her house. And that she was fired and sued for $25,000 by MJ. Don't know if it's true or not though.

Posted at 1:36 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by marcia

Yeah, remember Sneddon called a bunch of witnesses from Neverland whom Mesereau exposed as having been fired for theft & discredited them on the stand? Parasites. One lady got busted for hauling a laundry basket out of Neverland & when questioned about it, said she was taking the stuff home to iron. There was a Fedora in there & the person questioning her said, "well, you can't iron a hat". She was discharged for theft but MJ never prosecuted these people, just let them go. Then they agree to testify against him. Nice.

1386 days ago
113.

mike    

Because I'm dead, I'm dead
(really, really dead)
You know I'm dead, I'm dead
You know it
(really really dead)
I'm dead, I'm dead
Shamon
(really really dead)
And the whole world has to just get used to it right now
I'm a tell you once again
I'm dead

HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!

1386 days ago
114.

Mary    

WHERE ARE THE SURVEILLANCE TAPES??????????

1386 days ago
115.

marcia    

The mystery around the surveillance tapes should actually be discussed in the trial. Let's hope it will!

Posted at 1:37 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by moni
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My fingers are crossed that they will. Wasn't it LaToya that questioned where the tapes and the milions of dollars in cash that MJ always kept on hand disappeared to?

1386 days ago
116.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

they are going to finally show the autopsey video over in europe this friday night..that means we should be able to see it on the internet on saturday..
is wacko jacko going to testify at this hearing ..oh guess he doesnt have much to say..

1386 days ago
117.

janalal4    

Is the secuirty guard and the Dr.'s baby mamma related or just have the same last name?

Posted at 1:39 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by Matt

No relation.

1386 days ago
118.

aston    

Nicole: Good point about the beads. He must have been on top of them for some time, because the marks were still present at the autopsy.

If the doctors at the hospital managed to get his heart going, there couldn't have been lividity in Michael's body. Either the paramedics or the hospital is wrong.

My heart goes out to his grieving family, but why do they have to be so helpless? He feared for his life, but no (or not enough) provisions were taken either to protect him or make clear whom he feared exactly or what to do in case the worst happened. There were no papers on what Michael wanted after his passing regarding Sony and so on, just memories of what he said floating around. The will is in doubt, but nobody around MJ has been able to produce another will. Why didn't anyone demand such papers and lock them up safely in more than one place?

Michael was sort of helpless himself - he hid money behind the WC and under the carpets. Of course everyone in the house knew about that. He was brilliant and focused about his tours and albums, but there seems to not have been a genuine grownup around the place to take care of things.

1386 days ago
119.

Mikey    

I hate to bring this up and forgive me if I'm wrong, but was Murray having sexual relations with MJ and was cream some how involved? Did anyone check Murray's penis for cream at the time of the incident?

1386 days ago
120.

Azra    

Pleeeease let justice win, and not lies people tell to save their asses!
The truth needs to be revealed, Michael deserves it!

1386 days ago
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