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Dr. Murray's Lawyer Goes Hog Wild

4/29/2011 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers want to use a piglet to prove that Propofol can be ingested.

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During today's court hearing, Judge Michael Pastor referenced attorney Michael Flanagan's suggestion to introduce evidence of a pig ingesting Propofol.  Flanagan said he intended to use a vet as an expert witness -- presumably to discuss the ingestion of Propofol.

One of the defense's theories is that Michael Jackson fatally ingested Propofol while Dr. Murray was out of the bedroom.

The defense is also floating a theory -- that Michael may have fatally injected himself while Murray stepped out.

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76.

Rainbow    

Kaprifol, you wrote:

...MJ had propofol in his stomach according to the autopsy.
How did it get there?? Is there any possible way other than drinking it?

...Third alternative: the propofol was forced into his mouth when he was unconscious - to kill him.
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Someone with a medical background can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe I read somewhere that if someone is given an excessive amount of Propofol, it can start leaking into other tissues, like the stomach and eyes. But I also considered your "third alternative" -- I think it's highly plausible.
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Yes, I agree with the third alternative. It was a conspiration!!!

1188 days ago
77.

Siggisis    

Michael Jackson had a doctor with him because he figured that way he would be safe (how wrong he was!). There is no way Michael did this to himself.

1188 days ago
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Barb.A.    

I was wondering how that pig would tell anyone that the propofol burns. And I still want to know how the defense plans on recreating the exact scenario and who will pay for necropsy.

I pray the judge will not allow this, for the sake of the pig. And NO I DO NOT eat meat. Let Murry taste a drop of it and see it burns, if it does then there is no way MJ drank it.

Murry's defense is turning this whole case into a side show with their "No Mj injected it" "No MJ drank it" "No Someone else (X) injected MJ" Come defense pick a plan and stick to it.

1188 days ago
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Barb.A.    

I am also not buying the Michael injected himself and when he passed out thats how the bottle rolled under his night stand. BECAUSE if this were true MJ would have the bottle in one hand and the other hand would be injecting, He passes out so the hand holding the bottle falls to the floor BUT the needle would still be in the IV tubing or in what ever part of the body he stuck it in. So why was the supposed fatal needle on the floor?? He would not have time to pull the needle out to drop it. Plus it was said that MJ's body was swimming in propofol, there is no way he can inject that much before he passes out.

I am very interested in hearing this explained.

1187 days ago
80.

Pegasus    

Sue from Tampa & Barb A. - I could not agree with the of you more! Let Murray try it on himself then tell us all how it feels! There is no way in heaven, hell, or otherwise - that MJ drank the propofol! Never, heard of such stupid stories as what they are coming up with. And I truly hope that they do not allow a pig to be used for this ridiculous show! Where is PETA and the ASPCA and the others?

On a different note: I have not heard anything more yet on the HLN news about whether or not Judge Pastor has agreed to allow the trial to be postponed from May until Aug. and/or Sept. So if anyone else has heard anything regarding it - please pass it on to the rest of us. I personally hope that it is not going to be postponed (again!). The Defense team has had more than enough time to collect evidence and witnesses - this is total B.S.!

1187 days ago
81.

Tensa    

This story is a joke - is this really the way this trial is going. Sounds like a load of porkies to me! If they inject the pig and the pig ingests it, best not sell it on the meat market, else we'll likely to have more propofol fatalities.

For goodness sakes - lock him up!

1187 days ago
82.

Barb.A.    

Pegasus, I am pretty sure I read that the judge will decide on Monday. And I contacted Peta so I hope they will stop this.

1187 days ago
83.

cawobeth    

What a fiasco.
More dramatics.
I don't think Michael would appreciate this.

1187 days ago
84.

Maximus    

Siggisis about an hour ago

Michael Jackson had a doctor with him because he figured that way he would be safe (how wrong he was!). There is no way Michael did this to himself.

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Surely MJ is responsible for asking CM to inject him with propofol, and at least to that extent, responsible for his own death? MJ did indeed "do this to himself".

1187 days ago
85.

Siggisis    

Maximus 12 minutes ago
Siggisis about an hour ago

Michael Jackson had a doctor with him because he figured that way he would be safe (how wrong he was!). There is no way Michael did this to himself.

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Surely MJ is responsible for asking CM to inject him with propofol, and at least to that extent, responsible for his own death? MJ did indeed "do this to himself".

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Yes, and he paid with his life.
Conrad Murray is equally guilty and should pay for his irresponsible, horrendous actions as well.

1187 days ago
86.

Maximus    

Siggisis less than a minute ago

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Glad to hear at least one fan is willing to concede that MJ bares much responsibility for his death. As for CM, it is for the jury to decide his guilt or not; we can however apportion responsibility and blame, of which CM must share equally with MJ.

1187 days ago
87.

susanne    

Defense is scrambling for straws. And cleaning the evidence before calling 911 doesn't seem an issue. Drinking propofol may or may not kill the pig, but that is no evidence it can kill a person. Where is PETA.

1187 days ago
88.

sofi    

Maximus,what a DISGUSTING wise crack!

1187 days ago
89.

Maximus    

sofi 39 minutes ago

Maximus,what a DISGUSTING wise crack!

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Which one?

1187 days ago
90.

Pegasus    

EXCLUSIVE: Man Caught Trying To Sell Michael Jackson's Chest X-Rays For $3KEXCLUSIVE: Man Caught Trying To Sell Michael Jackson's Chest X-Rays For $3K
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WENNA Las Vegas man is cashing in on Michael Jackson's death by trying to selling two X-rays the superstar had done before he died.

The man is secretly shopping the twisted piece of memorabilia for $3,000 and attempted to clinch a deal with RadarOnline.com.

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The X-Rays were taken when the King of Pop was suffering from pneumonia on March 26, 2007.

Jacko reportedly had them done using the alias Mike Smythe.

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The Thriller star infamously used non-de-plumes and obtained prescriptions drugs with the use of a slew of aliases, including his personal chef, his son Prince Michael, a personal assistant, the novelist Jack London and 1930s movie actress/dancer Josephine Baker.

The date of birth listed on the X-Rays match the singer's date of birth - August 29, 1958 - RadarOnline.com has confirmed.

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The X-Rays were taken at a major medical imaging center in Las Vegas, the source said.

He said the technician who took the images had kept a copy and decided to release them now that he no longer worked there.

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"I have two chest X-Rays in total, one forward and one lateral," the man told RadarOnline.com.

"They show 'cloudiness' in Michael's chest."

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Jackson was hospitalized in Las Vegas around the same time as the X-Rays were taken, long-time Jackson watcher Roger Friedman reported at the time.

He had fallen ill after a trip to Japan which he he apparently caught from his young children Paris and Prince.

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It's not the first time people have tried to line their pockets selling Jackson's private information and belongings.

In November, 2009, one of Jackson's most trusted bodyguards, Eric Muhammad, attempted to sell the surgical face mask the Thriller hit-maker wore the night before he died.

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He demanded $150,000 dollars for the black mask.

Jackson died on June 25, 2009, from "lethal levels" of a powerful anesthetic, Propofol.

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