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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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Ulja    

Yes, Pegasus...Or they just hang noodles (spaghetti) on the ears.

1084 days ago
93.

HumanNature    

Ulja

EXCELLENT POST!!!

MAJORITY OF PEOPLE RATHER BELIEVE IN LIES/GOSSIP/SPECULATION THAN THE ACTUAL "TRUTH/FACTS"!!!!

1083 days ago
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Robyn Hope    

you're rite on the money, Reno!

How can anyone say MJ was in good health - did they not see THIS IS IT?
He looked shockingly frail and underweight - compared to what he used to look.
I was shocked and saddened to see him like that.

I think the jury should decide on the state of MJ's health.

1083 days ago
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Robyn Hope    

OhWell - you're a riot!

I don't believe MJ was a child molester, but do believe his rabid fans will have a nervous breakdown or worse if Dr.Murray is found not guilty.

We'll see!

1083 days ago
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HumanNature    

Robyn Hope

CAUSE THE CORONER SAID SO!!!

AND HE KNOWS MORE THAN YOU DO!!!

HE'S A DOCTOR!!!

HAVING THE JURORS DECIDE WHETHER MJ WAS HEALTHY IS "ABSURD"!!!

THE JURORS WILL HEAR ALL THE "FACTS" IN THE CASE FROM BOTH SIDES!!!

1083 days ago
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HumanNature    

THE JUDGE STATED HE COULD NOT SEE MJ BEING IN POOR HEALTH!!!

EVEN CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER LAWYER, FLANAGAN STATED:

Defense lawyer Michael Flanagan said after a hearing last Wednesday that the video showed him that Jackson was "very talented, that he's pretty good; even on his bad days, he's good."

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-07-25/justice/california.conrad.murray.hearing_1_surgical-anesthetic-propofol-raw-video-london-comeback?_s=PM:CRIME

CORONER RULED THAT MJ WAS HEALTHY!!!!

TRIAL DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 = OPENING STATEMENTS

1083 days ago
98.

What I Think    

Why should dr. Murray even stand trial in the first place? I believe some people are just making a mountain out of a mole hill.

1083 days ago
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sofi    

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.

The best news i've read so far.

Judge Pastor saw what all of us did,a healthy,energetic,smiling Michael,who was perfecting his dance moves and singing before he would appear infront of his Brit fans after so many years,so whatever team murray may claim,the jail awaits him with doors open wide.

1083 days ago
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janicebyrne    

Whether or not Michael was in good or poor health is actually totally irrelevant. The FACT FACT FACT of the matter is the quack was incompetent, negligent and arrogant and gave his patient an overdose of anaesthetic, and left the room. The doctor killed the patient. That's all there is to it. Conny is guilty.

1083 days ago
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eduardo     

murry was a danm killer and will pay for his crime

1082 days ago
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reno    

Wacko was sicko! If he jumped off bridge you all would still try and blame somebody.

1082 days ago
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Barb. A.    

A New Look

1082 days ago
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