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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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MigraineMomma    

It proofs that Murray is a very bad doctor.
Doctors should see when their patients are not doing well.

1272 days ago
62.

trudy    

WELL IVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND HE WAS NOT THE REAL M.J. SO MURRAY GO AHEAD SHOW THE FILM TO LET PEOPLE SEE M.J WAS NOT IN THE BEST OF SHAPE AND AEG WATCH OUT YOUR NEXT AND THE DR THAT PAST HIS PHYICAL TO GO ON WITH THE 50 CONCERTS SHOULD BE IN COURT.IM SO SICK ABOUT THIS THAT PEOPLE TOOK ADVANAGE OF A SICK MAN(M,J) TO PUSH HIM TO DO THIS INSTEAD OF GETTING HIM HELP AND HEALTHY THAN GO FOR IT.MONEY MONEY THAT IS ALL ITS ABOUT NOT WHY DIDNT WE HELP HIM.YES MURRAY YOU IN YOUR HEART NO HE WOULDNT BE ABLE TO DO THE CONCERTS AS WELL AS SOME OF HIS DANCERS HAVE SAID HOW HE DID. WHERE WEAR YOU WHEN M.J. NEEDED YOU THE MOST HANGOVER OR JUST TRYING TO PICK UP MORE GIRLS IT SURE IN THE HELL WASNT ON BEING A DR THAT WAS HIRED TO BE AND BING WELL PAID I MIGHT ADD. R.I.P MICHAEL

1272 days ago
63.

Ulja    

One truth. If there was not this doctor with propofol, Michael would be still alive. If one uses anesthesia, then one doesn't break an application's rule, it is not important that someone is ready to lay out for deviation from the rules many greens. The doctor knew danger, but has neglected it. Whether it was unintentionally?
$ 100 doctor would not risk it. He knew what he risked for. Is it not intention?

1272 days ago
64.

aston    

Thanks, Phantom. That was a wonderful clip. Sad and wonderful.

1272 days ago
65.

natasha    

how does this help murray, if michael was a mess why did he administer propofol to him? this seems like a losing situation either way for murray's defense.

1272 days ago
66.

Pegasus    

Attention:

It was just on HLN news - Dr. Murray's Lawyer's have just requested that the trial date be postponed from May 9 until Aug. stating that they are unprepared and require more time to collect evidence and witnesses.

1272 days ago
67.

Cujeaux    

Wacko didn't do anything in those rehearsals. The movie was total mush in an attempt to show what a nice guy he was. Just another way for those sleazy concert promoters to make a buck off of him. It's already in the $5 bin at the video stores.

I think he planned his suicide after he realized he wasn't able to perform. If he attempted it and failed he knew he wouldn't be able to handle the criticm from his fans. All of it could have been avoided if he parted with the Beatles catalog that he screwed McCartney over for, but he was too proud to let go of that too.


There's no way in hell anyone can perform while being anesthetized on a regular basis. Anyone seeking to be in that state constantly is clearly suicidal. He probably gave himself the last dose. I think Murray was genuinely surprised because he knew he didn't administer enough to kill him. He also didn't know what was being given to Wacko by other doctors. Even so he violated his oath and should be punished for his part in it.

1272 days ago
68.

aston    

"Susan62509 about an hour ago

Headlines --Murray Wants MJ Rehearsals To Show Warning Signs-- of how negligent he was prior to killing Michael Jackson. Duh, Murray thinks MJ was so lethargic, weak or even dying so he shot him full of anxiety drugs. Duh, that didn’t work to overcome lethargy or weakness, so he injected MJ with propofol. Duh, that didn’t work to overcome lethargy or weakness, so he slit open the side of the IV bag, put a bottle of propofol in the bag up-side-down and let it flow into MJ’s body. Duh, it worked, now MJ will never be lethargic or weak again."

Tragic but funny put, showing Murray's brilliant train of thoughts...

Sudan, your link to pretrial is not working. Pages do not exist.

1272 days ago
69.

lovee_weezyf    

everybody needs to stop with all of the Michael drama...he's dead, ok? even if there was proof that Dr. Murray killed him, it doesn't bring him back. And it was obcviously partly Michael's fault at least a little because if he didn't want to take the drugs that were given to him, he could have easily rejected them or gotten a new doctor. Which is why I don't believe Dr. Murray intentionally killed Michael for all of you out there calling him a "killer." Yes, he probably was the cause of Michael's death but Michael wanted it so..

1272 days ago
71.

aston    

puhp, you're entitled to your opinion and you're not posting in an offensive manner, but please don't call MJ that name. It's insulting.

For a reply, MJ may well have been scared, but I don't think he would leave his kids. They have no mothers that they know and love, only his 80 year-old mother. He would not desert them. He'd rather cancel - he had canceled before. He had actually also used propofol before, in Germany on tour, although I don't know to what extent.

1272 days ago
72.

Em    

Gee, under the "exceptional care" (not) of Arnold Klein and Conrad Murray, how could it be possible that MJ was in failing health? Friggin' drug dealing weevils. And I don't want to hear the whine, "But Michael asked for the drugs ..." So what? Any respectable doctor would have bowed out and/or said no. Doesn't matter that MJ would have sought drugs from other sources, Conrad Murray is the one sealed his own fate. No matter HOW the overdose of propofol was administered, no matter WHO the patient was, Conrad Murray was negligent, corrupt, lied and caused the direct and/or indirect death of his patient. Period.

1272 days ago
73.

lovee_weezyf    

what name did someone call him?

1272 days ago
74.

DOM    

PLEASE HARVEY AND TMZ STAFF ! GO AND VISIT A HOAX FORUM WHENEVER YOU FEEL LIKE IT AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT NOTHING YOU PRINT MAKES SENSE ! LOL !

1272 days ago
75.

ELA    

http://www.clickondetroit.com/entertainment/27720724/detail.html

Apparently the idiots on Murray's team had no idea that the prosecution would produce a witness to refute their claims of MJ drinking propofol..

What a surprise!!!! Opposing lawyers try to refute each other's claims? How could Murray's guys ever expected that?!
That damn DA is sooo tricky!

Whoever is paying for this guy's defense wants to see this guy go down.. NO ONE IS THAT STUPID!!!!!!!

1272 days ago
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