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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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smiileyXD    

listen mutha chuckin @oh well comment 78 its called stupid asses like u who h8 mj and r money wanting whores! r the reason this whole pedophile thing started i hope some1 accuses u 4 being "a pedophile" then injects prophol nd millions of other things in u u b**** say something back im waiting b****

1357 days ago
122.

smiileyXD    

omg me nd mjfam are crying nd furious! were gunna win! smile mj would have wanted us to :( nd conrad u bi*** ur gunna die

1357 days ago
123.

Siggisis    

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.

Posted at 1:49 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by aston

Well, many (most) artists are like that. Love their work, hate and sukk at the more financial aspects of it.

1357 days ago
124.

J    

C'mon TMZ kids. You used "Alvarez" alone to describe two different people in the same story.

And please tell us if Murray's girlfriend and MJ's guard are related.

1357 days ago
125.

smiileyXD    

listen wtf r mj haters doin on this pg GET OFFFFFF!!!!

1357 days ago
126.

marcia    

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.

Posted at 1:49 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by aston

Well, many (most) artists are like that. Love their work, hate and sukk at the more financial aspects of it.

Posted at 1:58 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by Siggisis
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Yeah I don't agree with this statement. MJ didn't need to toil with such things because he hired accountants to do it for him.

1357 days ago
127.

dd    

Court TV stated that Michael was dead about an hour before paramedics were called. The evil one spent that time cleaning things out of the house.

1357 days ago
128.

Siggisis    

C'mon TMZ kids. You used "Alvarez" alone to describe two different people in the same story.

And please tell us if Murray's girlfriend and MJ's guard are related.

Posted at 1:59 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by J

Another poster asked about that - and got the answer: No, they are NOT related, which is correct.

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129.

moni    

but there seems to not have been a genuine grownup around the place to take care of things.

Posted at 1:49 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by aston
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... or who was allowed by Michael to take care of things.
I think this was maybe the biggest mistake he made in his life: To terminate people all too quick who had his best in mind – what included telling him some uncomfortable truth at times. As a consequence Michael was just surrounded by a shady bunch of slimy "yes-sayers" (as we call them in my country). And they had definitely NOT his best interest in their mind, just THEIRs. Again as a consequence Michael mistrusted everybody. No wonder that he felt so desperately lonely in the end, lonely and threatened from all sides.

1357 days ago
130.

dd    

There was a pulse oximeter in the house and the so called doc didn't bother to use it. That has been standard procedure since 1990, that man commited murder, Michael should be alive.

1357 days ago
131.

marcia    

The evil one spent that time cleaning things out of the house.

Posted at 2:07 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by dd
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Perhaps the money was one of those things. Maybe it's the reason how he was able to go on tropical vacations and afford expensive lawyers? Has he paid his child support??

1357 days ago
132.

ria    

you know I met MJ in 1992 for one hour... he would never do anything to a child...He loved Children because he never had a childhood! POINT!

1357 days ago
133.

MiMi    

Siggi


I had to leave for awhile.

Did the other two bodyguards testify? If so what did they say?

1357 days ago
134.

Cathy    

Court TV stated that Michael was dead about an hour before paramedics were called. The evil one spent that time cleaning things out of the house.

Posted at 2:07 PM on Jan 4, 2011 by dd
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I don't doubt this at all. I think Michael was either dead or seconds from death the moment Murray entered the room and saw him with his eyes open and his arms outstretched. Murray knew this from the start, and then spent intervening time cleaning up whatever he could. He (Murray) probably didn't have time to do much, but he chucked/hid/rearranged what he could. The second he realized that Michael was dead, he knew how much trouble he'd be in and tried to offset it/stall it as much as he could. That's what I think.

1357 days ago
135.

jack     

deoes anyone care - boring - move on

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