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Dr. Murray: Key Witnesses Are Undermining Me!

3/16/2011 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lawyers for some key witnesses in Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial over the death of Michael Jackson went to court today, trying to avoid giving up what could be critical evidence in the case.

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Lawyers for Dr. Arnold Klein -- Jackson's longtime doc -- and AEG honcho Randy Phillips asked the judge to quash subpoenas issued by Dr. Murray, requiring them to produce information about MJ that the defense claims is relevant to his death.

Murray wants to find out exactly what drugs and treatment Klein gave MJ in the months before his death.  TMZ reported Klein injected Michael with Demerol 51 times in the 3 months that preceded his death.

As for Phillips, we've learned Murray's team wants to know what interactions AEG had with Michael -- in particular, AEG's expectations about Michael's rehearsal schedule and its involvement in selecting Dr. Murray as Michael's doc.

Lawyers for 5 other witnesses, including Tohme Tohme, Michael's former advisor, also tried to quash their subpoenas.

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MoonDust    

Hey Harvey, what is your take about the racist rants of a UCLA student that is drawing so much attention on youtube for hating asians?

1283 days ago
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dd    

It's over Murray he didn't die from demerol you killed him. He even walked in the house that night ALIVE, YOU KILLED HIM!!!

1283 days ago
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Tellit    

Of course they're fighting subpoenas....
they have plenty to hide.
Once they swore in and on that stand.....
the defense will have their asses.

You don't fight the issuance of a subpoena if you don't have anything to hide.

1283 days ago
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Leela    

So many people worship this self-proclaimed "King of Pop" but fail to acknowledge that he brought about his own death by abusing drugs. Regardless of these drugs being administered by doctors, the man was still paying someone to anesthetize him so he could sleep. Millions of people have trouble sleeping without resorting to such drastic measures but if you are ultra-rich and famous the rules just don't apply, except of course for the rules of death. I do agree that doctors need to be held accountable for their actions in caring for celebrities but these people are adults who make their own choices about how to treat their bodies.

1283 days ago
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Annie     

The heat is on....

1283 days ago
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Barrett    

Arnold what are you afraid of.

1283 days ago
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Barb    

If the official cause of Michael's death was Propofol (Diprivan), why would other medications prescribed or administered by other doctors be relevant? And if Propofol was not supposed to be administered outside a hospital, why wouldn't Murray, at the very least, be guilty of negligence, particularly when he was the doctor in charge and on-site?

1283 days ago
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kathy    

...wow....the noose is tightening...far too many clowns in this circus....JUSTICE is just around the corner....

1283 days ago
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mj fan forever    

BECAUSE MURDERER WANTS TO GIVE HIS FAULT TO ANOTHER AND GET AWAY WITH IT!!! BUT HE MUST BE PUNISHED FOR WHAT HE DID, HE ADMINISTERED A POTENT ANESTHETIC WITHOUT THE SAFETY MEASURES AND THIS ALREADY IS ENOUGH FOR A CONVICTION AS HE DOES DESERVE!!!

1283 days ago
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Siggisis    

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If the official cause of Michael's death was Propofol (Diprivan), why would other medications prescribed or administered by other doctors be relevant? And if Propofol was not supposed to be administered outside a hospital, why wouldn't Murray, at the very least, be guilty of negligence, particularly when he was the doctor in charge and on-site?

Posted at 11:54 AM on Mar 16, 2011 by Barb

It isn´t relevant what anybody else gave Michael. The autopsy report shows that what was in his system was what Murray administered - admittedly too, except for the AMOUNT of Propofol. But hello, why were there so many 100 ml (and 200ml, as far as I remember) Propofol bottles in Michael´s room? And why did Murray take the time to HIDE them prior to getting help for Michael? And why did Murray WITHHOLD crucial information from the paramedics and the doctors at UCLA?
Murray, you did it to Michael. YOU killed Michael, you know it, we know it. Stop the nauseating theatricals.

1283 days ago
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Anna    

This is interesting. Why are these people refusing to talk, what are the afraid of, the truth coming out perhaps? Who knows, but they should cooperate if they care at all about Justice.

1283 days ago
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Daphne     

Murray, you did it to Michael. YOU killed Michael, you know it, we know it. Stop the nauseating theatricals.

Posted at 12:05 PM on Mar 16, 2011 by Siggisis

Good post, Siggisis, the guy is running out of excuse.

1283 days ago
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Rhubino    

Dude on the left looks like Andy Richter's evil twin.

1283 days ago
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Tellit    

Those autopsy reports are a bunch of pure bunk.

If you have enough M.O.N.E.Y./contacts....anything is possible/within your reach.....
including...and definitely not limited to.....autopsy reports.

1283 days ago
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