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Dr. Murray Trial -- D.A. Wants MJ Rehearsal Footage

4/19/2011 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Video of Michael Jackson's last two rehearsals for the "This Is It" tour could be played in open court during Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial ... if the District Attorney gets his wish.

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The L.A. County District Attorney filed a motion today asking the judge to allow the rehearsal footage from June 23 and June 24 to be entered as evidence in Murray's trial.

According to the motion, the D.A. believes the footage will support expected testimony from "This Is It" director Kenny Ortega that Michael was "happy and excited for the future."

The D.A. says that testimony opposes the defense's theory that hours after the last rehearsal Michael "did a desperate act and took desperate measures that caused his own death."

The D.A. also filed a motion to allow limited photos from MJ's autopsy -- claiming the pics are not  "gory or gruesome" ... and won't prejudice the jury.

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

1094 days ago
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CloBird    

Taped footage will show that Michael was not ill,that he was in charge and in control.
Limited use of autopsy photos tells me that the coroner will use them to counter defense's claims that Michael was in bad shape.among other claims.The coroner will probably point out injection sites to explain how the IV was situated;the coroner has already stated that the IV set up made it impossible for Michael to self-medicate.

1094 days ago
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Lucky_130    

Dr Murray is a creepy guy. I wouldnt even take an asprin from him for headache.

1094 days ago
5.

Bob    

RIP Michael, but seriously TMZ cool it with the MJ stories your gonna just make some of the people who hate mj just hate and attack on someone who is dead, that gets really annoying. damn trolls. ps when will this murray guy just go to jail. may something right?

1094 days ago
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Bob    

hell yea i agree on what weed said, if i could go back on june 20th ill be like nah mike throw away all thos pills these doctors are making you take, here man take a hit of thiz **** right here. some sour D, seriously he would of liked it better

1094 days ago
7.

Jack    

I would rather eat my own foot than have Dr M examine it.

1094 days ago
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ValleyGirl    

Wonder which edited rehersal tape the D.A. will finally get? MJ didn't look so good in TII and there were doubles being used. They tried work him to death. I don't think they EVER had any intentions of doing this tour. moo.

1094 days ago
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Bob    

well well i feel like there were so many doctors and so many people around him giving him the pills and everyone who is knows about addiction to painkillers etc, and im serious. knows how hard it is to quit especially when you have people like murray and etc, u feel like hes a doctor u should trust him, it lame because all these doctors were giving him all these drugs for their own financial gain.yes michael was the one using them but he was addicted because he had so many diseases and pain. and these doctors didint even act like doctors. still man, im telling you WEED could of saved him. who have you ever heard of dying of a weed overdose, hmmm

1094 days ago
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kathy    

...and this will be LIVE tv, and they are going to show Michael's autopsy pictures?
I guess WE have the option of not watching it, but I am trying to figure out how Michael's family will keep from grabbing Murray around his neck, while they watch....because even the
the thought of even someone harming Michael's DEAD body, makes me mad.

1094 days ago
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Rhubino    

His autopsy pics aren't gruesome? That's surprising. Most of the pics of MJ taken in the last few years when he was alive are gruesome.

1094 days ago
13.

Marie    

OhWell 22 minutes ago
Conrad Murray Is Going Free
Going Free
Going Free
Conrad Murray Is Going Free
The Rabids Will Be A Crying.

Ohwell,you will end up in a mental ward after Conrad Murray goes to jail for killing Michael Jackson.

1094 days ago
14.

mj fan forever    

THE D.A. IS TOTALLY RIGHT!!!! MICHAEL JACKSON WAS IN GOOD HEALTH AND WAS NOT DESPERATE AT ALL!!!! THE ONLY PROBLEM HE HAD WAS THE INSOMNIA AND MURDERER TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT AND ALSO FOR THIS OVER THAT FOR ALL THE REST HE MUST BE PUNISHED AND ROT IN JAIL!!!! HE DOES DESERVE AN EXEMPLARY PENALTY!!!!!

1094 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

just watch the movie,wacko looked fine to me

1094 days ago
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