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Murray Wants MJ Rehearsals To Show Warning Signs

4/29/2011 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers have subpoenaed Sony for the raw footage from the "This Is It" rehearsals to show the jury ... Michael Jackson was a physical and mental mess before he died ... TMZ has learned.

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We've learned Murray's lawyers want the tapes to show Jackson was slow, lethargic and weak in the days prior to his death.  Although some of the video shows an alert MJ, other portions, we're told, clearly show something is wrong with the singer.

Murray's lawyers want to show jurors in the manslaughter case ... Michael was ill or even dying before the fateful morning ... so it wasn't really the June 25 Propofol injections that killed MJ.


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nan    

clutching at straws

1088 days ago
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jus-sayin    

I dont doubt that!

1088 days ago
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Googie    

They can spin it as much as they want, but it ain't going to work. Bottom line, dr death should not have given Propofol injections to Jackson.

1088 days ago
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Best Mom    

Murray and his defense are really, really desperate. The most logical person to have insight into Michael's condition was Kenny Ortega. Kenny has already said that Michael appeared to be in good form. Other people involved with the show said Michael appeared to be healthy and in good form. Michael set the bar so high for himself that he never would have stepped one foot on that rehearsal stage if he was not capable of providing the "WOW" factor! Can't wait to hear the next piece of BS that comes out of the defense's mouth!

1088 days ago
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nan    

not for anything but if they are going to show him in distress in rehearsal before he died and he had a full time physician, you might think his doctor would have stepped in and had his patient hospitalized .instead of giving him anesthesia...i dont follow their logic.

1088 days ago
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Master Po    

Not guilty.

1088 days ago
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lily    

Well I guess if he was was so sickly, a REAL doctor should have known not to give such strong medication, huh? Dumbass.

1088 days ago
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CJ    

Now thats what I'm talking about! Show us the real, raw footage! Not the highly edited crap that is "This is It".

1088 days ago
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Pegasus    

Murray's team is so desparate with making this claim. They are constantly changing where to place the guilt. Murray is guilty! He claims that he only gave MJ so much of whatever drugs at certain times - but - Murray doesn't keep any records! So what proof is there - that he did as Murray stated? NONE! He could have very easily have given MJ other drugs or more levels of those drugs than what he stated in addition to the propofol (we all know that he administered a lot more than what he claimed!). Also, it was it His responsibility to stay there by MJ's side and monitor him, and to administer whatever is required to revive him - (not get on the phone to your baby mama, or go to the bathroom, and he doesn't even know CPR?, etc.). Murray is grasping at straws! And I truly think that everything with regards to Murray's private life, finances, etc. should be admissable in court - because it most definitely is relevent and pertains to Murray's character, his motives, his reasons - cause & effect, etc. JMO

1088 days ago
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moni    

nan 7 minutes ago

not for anything but if they are going to show him in distress in rehearsal before he died and he had a full time physician, you might think his doctor would have stepped in and had his patient hospitalized .instead of giving him anesthesia...i dont follow their logic.
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That's exactly the point! Wasn't Murray upset that Kenny Ortega had sent Michael home from the rehearsals? So there are two possibilities: Either Michael was in such a good shape that Murray was right to be angry with Kenny – then the lawyers' complaint is a pure contradiction and doesn't make any sense. Or Michael was really in distress – in this case Murray has completely failed as his personal physician and is even more guilty.

1088 days ago
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mj fan forever    

MURDERER JUST WANTS TO GET AWAY WITH IT BUT THROWING MUD ON MICHAEL JACKSON IS NOT GOING TO SERVE HIM BECAUSE THE CORONER STATED MICHAEL WAS IN GOOD HEALTH!!!! IF MICHAEL HAD SOME PROBLEMS (LIKE HAPPENED ON JUNE 19) IT HAS BEEN SOLELY CAUSED BY MURDERER'S SO-CALLED CARES AND NOTHING ELSE, HE HAS NO ETHICS AND NO RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE, SO HE MUST ROT IN JAIL BEFORE AND IN HELL AFTER AND THIS IS THE ONLY THING HE REALLY DESERVES!!!!

1088 days ago
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Sondra    

There is no excuse for using a dangerous drug like Murray did ouside of a hospital environment.

1088 days ago
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electriczipper    

wacko jacko was near death on the last days and was crying that he wanterd to go home so obviously he could get his fix and drink jesus juice...I have seen the real tapes,,,,not the doctored tapes with a stand in double for him

1088 days ago
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moni    

Michael didn't collapse and/or die from exhaustion or starving. He died from a "medical treatment" in which evidently his doctor was involved. No excuses for Murray.

1088 days ago
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BrAnBa    

There have been so many witnesses saying Michael really wasn´t well during the rehearsals. Showing the raw footage is great - let´s once and for all get the facts straight. Since he was sent home from rehearsals by Ortega, something was obviously wrong.

BUT - no matter what the footage shows, Murray is guilty. He killed MJ instead of saving him, probably under heavy preassure from AEG or other persons to get Michael on stage, at any costs. Murray was there to force Michael to perform. Not to care for his health.

1088 days ago
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