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Big Blow to Defense In MJ Manslaughter Trial

7/25/2011 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The judge in the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial just undercut a big part of the defense, by ruling 16 hours of rehearsal footage for the "This Is It" tour doesn't show MJ to be in poor health.

Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial

Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers wanted the outtakes to prove Jackson was very ill in the days before his death.  The argument goes -- he was already dying, so Dr. Murray can't be held responsible for his death.

But Judge Michael Pastor ruled ... the outtakes were valuable to Sony Pictures -- which objected to turning over the footage -- and the video did not show MJ in poor health.

If the hours of video show a healthy Michael, it undercuts a major line of defense for Murray.

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61.

HumanNature    

I GUESS ANY LIFE TAKEN REGARDLESS MUST BE "COMICAL"!!!

ESPECIALLY, WHEN THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN RAN FROM THE HOSPITAL, HID DRUGS FROM POLICE, LIED AND CONCEALED INFORMATION TO THE PARAMEDICS, DOCTORS AND POLICE NUMEROUS TIMES, TOOK AN HIPPOCRATIC OATH, AND DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PERFORM CPR WHEN HE IS A LICENSE CARDIOLOGIST!!!

CORONER RULED MJ DEATH AS A HOMICIDE!!!

YES, JUSTICE 4 MJ

1124 days ago
62.

Sandra     

Enough all ready!! Dr. Murray was a dumb ass to give IV anaesthesia but MJ was a drug addict who paid big bucks to get what he wanted from doctors. End of story!!

1124 days ago
63.

Sophia    

Thank the fricking Lord, Michael, just Rest in Peace and don't worry about any of this nonsense, it's all ridiculous!

1124 days ago
64.

juniper    

Murray is the Doctor that wrote the prescriptions for MJ he not only wrote them he administered them. He was working the afternoon for MJ and he ended up killing him. They should not only revoke his license but revamp prescription medications with pic ids or eye scan technology, this could of been avoided

1124 days ago
65.

Pegasus    

Hey HN:

You forgot a few things:

1. Cleaning up the room before paramedic's arrived.

2. Was on the cell phone talking to various people when he
should have been attending his patient and moitoring him.

3. Failed to monitor MJ.

4. Did not know how to perform CPR - then when he attempted it
he did it on the bed.

5. Ran down the stairs and was calling for Prince

6. Had the body guard hide the drugs in a bag

7. Had the drugs stored at his baby mama's apartment

8. Called to have numereous boxes removed immediately
containing records.

9. Did not keep records or what drugs and their amounts or the
the times that they were given to MJ. Seriously doubt if
he could recall what all he gave to MJ much less the
amounts and the time given.

10. Has changed his story how many times?

CON-RAT HAS NO DEFENSE AND IS GOING DOWN DOWN DOWN!!!

1124 days ago
66.

Pegasus    

Oh yeah, and delayed in calling 911!

1124 days ago
67.

HumanNature    

Pegasus

EXACTLY!!!

CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER IS GOING DOWN DOWN DOWN!!!!

1124 days ago
68.

Zoe    

If you watch "This Is It", despite rumors that MJ was drugged the whole time, he is very clearly someone in command of everything he is doing, with intense focus and concentration. You can't do this doped up on painkillers. He also passed several health examinations by the promoters of the upcoming concerts, so it's safe to say, the Propofol is what did him in as well as a doctor who was supposed to be watching him and stepped out to use the phone, which we already knew the cause of death from autopsy results. It's been over 2 years, I can't believe this nonsense is still going on. Convict the doctor already, and let's all move on.

1124 days ago
69.

tony brasco    

I applaud that judge!

1124 days ago
70.

nita    

I never heard conrad murray say anything about propofol, nor did i see a police report, and neither did any of you. I did hear him say he is an inniocent man. Nobody noes what happened!

1124 days ago
71.

mad nan    

Murray contributed to the demise of Michael Jackson. he is supposed "do no harm" as a physician. he failed that.
You can see in the movie This is It that Michael is not well. He moves slow, lacks energy, and is abnormally thin (obviously not getting enough nutrition).
There is no one person to blame except Michael. He did not seek help. He surrounded himself with leeches (the people kind) and they only saw dollar signs.
These "stars" for lack of a better word, do not live in reality at all. Look at Lohan and Winehouse. Totally disconnected to reality. Addiction to drugs and alcohol and attention. As long as people keep paying to see the garbage that "entertainers" put out, they will continue to suck up the bucks, party their life away and ingratiate themselves into our lives through news outlets/media. What a sad state of affairs for all. Our politicians are just as bad. ALL of them, all parties and from years and years, not just now. We will soon pay the price for all this nonsense. Our economy is in the sh__, More Americans in poverty and education in the toilet. Guess if partying and money make it feel better, more and more are going that way.

1124 days ago
72.

Myrandak    

Why is that a problem. Anyone watching the ThIS IS IT VIDEO could see Mike was in good form.Infact Mike look years younger than 50years. Mikie was slamming. Love You Most Mikie.R.I.P

1124 days ago
73.

mymjj5.    

But Judge Michael Pastor ruled ... the outtakes were valuable to Sony Pictures -- which objected to turning over the footage -- and the video did not show MJ in poor health.
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Remove TMZ's rule of distortion and the sentence would read as follows:

Judge Michael Pastor ruled the video did not show MJ in poor health.

1124 days ago
74.

Aaron    

Can't they just give him 15-25 years and throw him jail and get it over with,because it's taking too long.Since theirs more motherf*cking footage,they might as well release it to the public to see.

1124 days ago
75.

gayforliztaylor    

who'd do concert rehearsals, knowing a day without cpr would destroy himself and devastate his deceived children?

look who lived with mj. he was lame brained in the 1980s already.
he FELT COMFORTABLE with denials of dangerous friendships and abusive family actions.
drugs were no big deal, compared to ALL OTHER WRONG THINGS, HE BELIEVED.
his face was irreparably operated on by the year 1992.

joe, katherine, mj, jermaine
and la toya either visited their thieving friends in prison,
or participated in illegal behavior.
they loved playing the victims when their lies were exposed.
lol at la toya's greed and pitiful lies exposed by mj's lawyers.

1124 days ago
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