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Dr. Murray's Defense: MJ Was In Failing Health

2/8/2011 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson was in such a weakened state before he died ... it's unfair to blame his death on Propofol ...and we've learned this is precisely what lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray will argue to a jury.

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Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ ... Dr. Murray's team will argue that at the time of his death, Jackson's body was failing him ... partly because he  was "driven over the edge" by AEG to rehearse for his upcoming tour.

We're told Murray's lawyers will call witnesses to testify that Jackson was not showing up for rehearsals -- and when he did show, he was exhibiting "clear signs" of failing health.

The upshot of the defense ... even if jurors believe Dr. Murray administered the fatal dose of Propofol, Jackson was already in failing health.

But as TMZ has already reported ... Dr. Murray's lawyers will argue Jackson himself administered the fatal dose of Propofol to himself when Murray was out of the room.

The trial begins in April.

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61.

Puckett    

LOL @ Jacko fans. This isn't a murder trial. He's only been charged with involuntary manslaughter and the good doctor is going to beat the charge! Just wait and see... :)

1296 days ago
62.

Master Po    

http://www.snopes.com/politics/sexuality/chandler.asp

can you believe there are morons that still believe this story? Which by the way was made up by the rabid morons again. But remember dont lie about the monster its wrong, but its ok to lie for someone else. typical child touching behavior and enablers just more proof they will lie just like their child touching leader wacko.

1296 days ago
63.

Siggisis    

I might add here the link to quackster's PR firm

See
Controlling Media Publicity For a Client In Crisis
http://www.mediamastersonline.net/index.php?pgid=3&subid=3


That is exactly what they are doing for quackster, controlling media for client in crisis (quackster)

I think they have to do better than that!
From prosecutors opening statement:

The autopsy concluded that Michael Jackson had died of acute propofol poisoning along with benzodiazepine. The court will learn from these medical experts that there are a number of actions Dr Murray did that deviated from the expected standard of care.

The fact that propofol was given in a home setting instead of a surgical room without the assisting medical equipment.

The fact that no attending staff or assistants were made available for Dr Murray.

The fact that propofol was given in conjunction with several benzodiazepine's.

The fact that he was trying to do CPR with ONE hand on a BED.

The fact that there was a failiure to maintain appropriate medical records and the failiure to advise paramedics or treating medical doctors to the medications/treatment given.


Posted at 3:31 AM on Feb 8, 2011 by FlowerPower

And a failure to dial 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!

About the PR firm (as one here said, they are probably reading here), I would like to hear your spin on how the supposedly broke and indebted Murray can afford your services, the defense team, vacation, fancy clothing, big cars, air fares, his large home, an apartment and other living expenses for Nicole Alvarez, child support for his numerous children, body-guards?
That is a mystery to me and I am very puzzled that he can afford all of this. I don´t care about his ugly tie and who gave it to him as an X-mas present, I don´t care about little girls and balloons.

1296 days ago
64.

Master Po    

Hey rabids you do realize its been announced the MAX he can get is 4 years right? Which with prison over population he will do the most 6 moths under house arrest.

So the whole rotting and throwing away the key thing is quite comical. I CANT WAIT TILL You morons all find this out. BOY are you guys going to feel stupid haha

1296 days ago
65.

Puckett    

"Goes to show to what bizarre and absurd lengths Murray and his team are willing to go. It makes absolutely NO SENSE that Michael should have taken Propofol orally. Come on!!!"

Oh Please! If there's one thing Micheal Jackson has NEVER been accused of... it's being a rational human being with common sense.

The recipe they made MJ from was in short supply of that vital ingredient.

1296 days ago
66.

mj fan forever    

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FAKE!!!!! FIRST OF ALL, MICHAEL WAS IN GOOD HEALTH, AS THE AUTOPSY REPORT DEMONSTRATED!!!! THEN, MICHAEL WAS NOT FORCED TO REHEARSE BY NO ONE, BUT WAS JUST MURDERER WHO SAID MICHAEL WAS IN GOOD HEALTH WHEN KENNY ORTEGA SENT HIM HOME AND THE MURDERER EVEN DARED TO BLAME HIM FOR THAT EXACTLY ON JUNE 20!!!! SO, MURDERER AND HIS LOSERS LAWYERS, WHO TRIED TO FORCE MICHAEL TO REHEARSE????!!!!! THE MURDERER!!!!!! HE JUST DID NOT WANT SOMEONE DISCOVERED HE WAS TREATING MICHAEL WITH PROPOFOL AND BECAUSE OF THAT HE WAS ACCUSING THE COLLATERAL EFFECTS OF COURSE!!!!

NEXT, COLD BLOODED MURDERER COVERED UP THE EVIDENCES ON JUNE 25, DID NOT THINK ABOUT HIS PATIENT WHO WAS IN DISTRESS DUE TO HIS FAR SO-CALLED CARES!!! MICHAEL SUFFERED OF A SERIOUS PROBLEM OF INSOMNIA AND TRUSTED HIM, WHO WAS HIS DOCTOR AND WHO HAD TOLD HIM THAT PROPOFOL WAS SAFE EVEN IN THOSE CONDITIONS, WITHOUT INCREASED SAFETY MEASURES, ONLY WITH THE HELP OF THE OXIGEN TANKS!!!!!

IN NO WAY MICHAEL COULD DRINK PROPOFOL AND THEN HE HAD NO REASON FOR DOING A THING LIKE THIS BECAUSE HE HAD HIRED A DOCTOR FOR ADMINISTERING HIM THE PROPOFOL BY INTRAVENOUS, BECAUSE IF HE SIMPLY COULD DRINK PROPOFOL WOULD NOT HAVE HAD NEED HIM!!!!!

MURDERER IS GUILTY OF MURDER AND HE MUST SPEND HIS MISERABLE LIFE IN PRISON WITH A MORE SEVERE PENALTY!!!!! AND THIS ONLY WOULD BE THE MINIMUM OF THE PENALTY THAT HE DESERVES TO ATONE FOR COMPARED TO WHAT HE DID!!!!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON NEEDS TO BE DONE!!!!!! MURDERER DIRTY LIAR!!!!!!!!!!

1296 days ago
67.

je    

They should read the BLOODY AUTOPSY REPORT, and shut the ef up!

1296 days ago
68.

Master Po    

"MURDERER IS GUILTY OF MURDER AND HE MUST SPEND HIS MISERABLE LIFE IN PRISON WITH A MORE SEVERE PENALTY!!!"

But even if your dream comes true he gets 6 moths under house arrest. Not so dramatic is it haha

1296 days ago
69.

me    

My sister was on life support for three months and on propofol almost the entire time. There is no way.....none at all...that he would wake up in a few minutes and have the clarity to self adminster anything. It took hours for my sister to lighthen wen they removed the sedation...and she was always disoriented and woozy when it would wear off..it was total confusion. I don't believe that he was using this drug daily to sleep...there is no way he would be up and functioning the next day.

Regardless if the impossible happened and he self administered...Dr. Murray is responsible for the drug for being in the room..and for making it available. It should never ever be given without the option of a ventilator to support breathing. The man was totally negligent in his duties as a Dr...."to first do no harm".

1296 days ago
70.

Tangerine    

The FACTS (from the autopsy) PROVE that MJ was in GREAT shape, esp. for his age! And Michael took MUCH better CARE of his health than most of you overfed, overdrugged, overindulged, overworked, overfatigued, underemployed American couch potatoes here. And even when MJ took MEDICINE, he made sure he was medically supervised.

Murray is the criminal culprit. Michael is the innocent victim. Get it right.

And Michael was SO STRONG that he survived UNJUST outrageous abuses and trials from haters, and he ALWAYS weathered any storm that came his way with dignity and professionalism.

Yea, his unusual childhood took its toll on him, but that was not his fault, and he survived and succeeded to the greatest heights. The man was a MIRACLE and demonstrated ENORMOUS COURAGE most of you have never been called on to show.

Yes, Michael was a great father who loved and cared for his children, so no, he did not chose to commit suicide, esp. knowing he could make MILLIONS doing what he LOVED to do anyway -- entertain.

If they found Propofol in his digestive tract, MURRAY POURED SOME DOWN HIS THROAT after the fact. Murray is a MURDERER!!!!! He DELIBERATELY tried to cover the murder too, therefore, he is as guilty as sin -- of MANSLAUGHTER!

1296 days ago
71.

Zee    

MJ is no longer here and still you have stupid people making mean comments about him. Let him rest!

1296 days ago
72.

Puckett    

@ James

lol, exactly. even if the prosecution wins ad uphill battle to convict him, it's only involuntary manslaughter and with CA overcrowding he will do very little time in jail.

All of these rabid fans screaming "justice for MJ" are going to be sorely disappointed. haha

1296 days ago
73.

lynn morales    

Easily said then done, I dont believe anything that came out DR. Conrad Murray's mouth. He would say anything to get out of it. Michael is not here to tell what really happened that day. This doctor is a constant liar he has lied to the police, physicians and to the Emts. Once a liar always a liar. Just because rumors has it that Michael Jackson was a user dosen't mean this dr should walk, I do believe this doctor had a higher purpose for Michael's demise. I honestly think that money was the name of his plan. Justice is finally here and Dr. Murray deserves a Death Penalty for his actions.

1296 days ago
74.

janicebyrne    

Even IF MJ had failing health, even IF AEG were pushing,even IF he didn't always show up for rehearsals, even IF loads of things....nothing alters the FACT that Conny gave his patient Propofol and then, BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, left the room and made phone calls. Conny was VERY negligent, incompetent and reckless in the treatment of his patient. He administered an anaesthetic outwith a hospital setting, he didn't know even BASIC CPR, he didn't call the paramedics. So much evidence against this quack. He's lucky if he only gets the 4 years. He should get life.

1296 days ago
75.

I.Love.MJ    

I LOVE YOU MICHAEL
I LOVE YOU MICHAEL
I LOVE YOU MICHAEL
I LOVE YOU MICHAEL

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