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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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karlew    

Doesn't matter how stupid or desperate you think Murray's defense is. Fact is he has every right to use any evidence at his disposal to disprove the charges made against him. I personally think showing Jackson weak and mentally unstable won't help him much but it's his perogative. If I was a juror I'd be wondering why he would give Propofol to such an obviously unwell individual.

1219 days ago
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MJSoul    

Murray should answer wy did he go into hiding after MJ's death? wy did he order to destroy the security cameras at the mansion that recorded Michael's last moments?, it was said that many surveillance camara's were destroyed, and who sent him to MURDER MICHAEL JACKSON?

1219 days ago
18.

Andyace    

Is MJ still dead?

1219 days ago
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nan    

does katherine still have a suit against aeg.?..if he doesnt look well and murray was being paid by aeg,as the jacksons are claiming, footage of him looking frail and exhausted might help her case against them but i really dont see how that would help murray. mj was under his care and he put that stuff in him and left the room..then didnt tell the paramedics..
i wonder if we are hearing the whole story from tmz.just doesnt make sense to me as a defense..

1219 days ago
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Anson    

So he knew Michael was weak,a dying man, yet he gave him the Propofol injections. No matter what his lawyers are saying, he's already guilty and must serve time, persecuted,... lol

1219 days ago
21.

Glynn    

Michael Jackson was a junkie. Michael Jackson killed Michael Jackson.

1219 days ago
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mj fan forever    

THE ONLY ONE WHO IS A PHYSICAL AND MENTAL MESS IS MURDERER WHOM BEFORE COMMITS HOMICIDES AND THEN DENIES AND HAS NO RESPECT FOR HIS VICTIMS AND NOW HE IS HAVING THE SAME ATTITUDE HE HAD IN 2007!!!! OF A TOTAL INDIFFERENCE!!!! NOT TO MENTION ABOUT THE FACT HE IS SUCH A WHOREMONGER OBSESSED WITH THE SEX!!!! SO HE ALSO HAS MENTAL PROBLEMS AND IS A TOTAL DISASTER AS A HUMAN BEING WHO TRIES IN ANY CASE AND IN EVERY WAY TO ESCAPE TO ALL HIS RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE SAME GOES FOR THE FACT THAT HE DOESN'T WANT TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT!!! ALL HIS DIRTY LIES JUST ARE GOING TO SERVE TO MAKE HIM CONVICT AND THIS IS GOING TO BE A PUNISHMENT ALSO FOR THESE LIES IN THE ONLY PURPOSE TO AVOID THE PRISON!!! MURDERER MUST GO TO JAIL!!!!

1219 days ago
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Siggisis    

moni 42 minutes ago
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.

Agree with both of you.
I am not surprised though. What Murray´s team have come up with so far is absurd and contradicting.
They don´t have anything, that´s the reality of it.

1219 days ago
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kar    

Dr. Murray knew what he was doing was wrong and needs to take responsibility for it. All he was worried about was getting the paycheck from Michael. He should never be allowed tp practice ever again. It does not matter what state Michael was in when it's wrong, it's wrong!!

1219 days ago
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Eleonora49    

The Man with a Heart of a Crown, a good man, a Kind Man.A Man none like him ever will wake this Earthly soil again....A Giver.....A Lover....A sweet kind Soul who went out and helped.He never asked for anything, he tryed to please the World.He took his Love for us and gave us in return the beauty and the Magic of his Music........A Genius, a MAN, Michael Jackson

1219 days ago
26.

LC4Michael    

Let's think about this newest tactic the Defense is now trying to use to save Murray. Now Murray claims that Michael was already in poor health, doubt it but let's say he was. So, Murray being the brillant Doctor that he is makes the professional decision to NOT take him to the hospital, but instead give him a ****tail of medications to help him sleep and then top it off with Propofol. Well, that makes perfect sense now doesn't it? The Defense is really grasping at straws here and if anything; this latest claim will only make their client look more guilty! This prove right here that Murray provided sub-standard medical care to his patient.

So bring it on Team Murray! We all be waving to you has your Titantic of a case quickly sinks!

1219 days ago
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acorn    

I think the guy has plenty of blame, but he's right--you can't just show edited highlights of Michael performing well, unless you open up all the recorded evidence.
Of course, without people being there, it is all hard to 2nd guess. Even a pro-athlete would show signs of fatigue when in training, and an actor would flub their lines in outtakes. So, it may be hard to say the parts where he is tired or weak mean much. He still shouldn't have DIED.

1219 days ago
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Butterfly    

The O Music Awards aren't just about pimping out cool videos in HTML 5 or whatever and breathlessly watching Chiddy Bang rap until he potentially passes out (though those things are mega important too). It's about honoring some of the biggest, most knowledgeable, and most devoted music fans online. The ones who live in fan forums, sharing photos and facts, turning online friends into IRL ones, and worshiping at the altar of the artists recognized by the O Music Award Fan Forum nominees: Animal Collective, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Michael Jackson and Phish.

Beliebers, Brit Stans, Phish Heads, and Animaniacs (OK, so Animal Collective Fans probably don't call themselves that) all rallied around their favorite artist and fan forum, but only one artist and fan forum rallied the hardest. That artist is Michael Jackson, and the fan forum that won the O Music Award is the MJJacksonCommunity.com.

Congratulations to the biggest, most devoted music fan forum on the internet. Michael may be gone, but you're keeping his spirit -- and his music -- alive.

+ Watch the MJJacksonCommunity accept the O Music Award for Best Fan Forum below, watch the O Music Awards live on Thursday, April 28, at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, and stay tuned for live updates and behind-the-scenes access on Buzzworthy, on Twitter at

1219 days ago
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michie    

he is a F*** doctor!! he supposed to cure patient if he knew the patient is dying!!
look forward for murray's death!! that'll be a ROYAL FUNERAL!!

1219 days ago
30.

Sonia    

There's so much crap that has been said about MJ. Everyone always believes the media. They WANT you to read their stories, and will pay anyone to tell it regardless if it's true or not. People wake up, what sells out there?
What if you made the news and I heard stories on YOU! Are they true? What about YOUR inner circle, that's how IT starts and takes off from there? Have you had your friends, family, collegues, etc talk about you, or your loved ones and it was WRONG, DISTORTED, blown way out of proportion? THINK about it! It's much worse in the media........

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