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Dr. Conrad Murray

Lawyers Seek to Bar Testimony

On Swallowing Propofol

9/6/2011 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers want to ban a prosecution medical expert from testifying that ingesting Propofol would not trigger a fatal reaction.

TMZ broke the story months ago ... the defense will argue ... a frustrated Michael Jackson accidentally killed himself by either ingesting or injecting himself with a fatal dose of Propofol when Dr. Murray left the room.

Prosecutors intend to call Dr. Steven Shafer, who embraces two studies which allegedly conclude a patient can't die from orally ingesting the drug.

In one of the studies, 6 Chilean students volunteered to drink Propofol -- and they survived just fine.

Another study produced the same results, but the patients were pigs -- real pigs.

Dr. Murray's team claims the studies are hearsay, because Dr. Schafer wasn't part of the tests.

Judge Michael Pastor has not ruled on the objection.

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1.

k    

"6 Chilean students volunteered to drink Propofol" uh, yeah right!

956 days ago
2.

Pearl Jr    

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956 days ago
3.

loopylou    

Why isn't Murray dead yet? He's lived too long. Far too long.

956 days ago
4.

loopylou    

Pearl Jr why don't you take your hoax nonsense elsewhere. You blight us all with that rubbish.

956 days ago
5.

Trevis Miho    

DON'T leave this guy alone
There will never be another gloved one, and this MF killed him.

956 days ago
6.

CMmom    

They might as well go ahead and put this man in prison, he doesn't have a chance with all the info and people they won't let in the trial. Their are some other Doctors that need to be on trial with him.

956 days ago
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loopylou    

In fact pearl, you have done nothing but spew rubbish throughout the last 8 years or more. You are not even a fan to make those hoax claims. Who the hell do you think you are?

956 days ago
8.

Cujeaux    

MJ and his handlers wanted a corrupt doctor and they found one. He's only partly responsible for Wacko's demise. There's no reason Arnie Klein's ass shouldn't he hauled in to testify. He's equally culpable. Pinning this all on Murray might give MJs fans something to hang their hat on, but it isn't going to change the fact that Wacko was a junkie long before Murray entered the picture and he would have remained one without him as well. MJ's paranoia about people wanting him dead was a self fulfilled prophecy.

956 days ago
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Mina    

What a buch of crap. This is apparantly do***ented MEDICAL RESEARCH/FACT. How can that be hearsey? So according to Murray, no medical evidence could evver be used then in trials unless you were directly involved? Im longing to find out the experts Murray will call on the witness-stand. Will he call their research hearey too?

956 days ago
10.

Rogue Warrior    

Rogue Warrior already ruled on this case and the verdict is in, MJ was a child molesting drug addict with an identity crisis and was responsible for his OWN death! It's called, holding ones self accountable!

956 days ago
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Caroline    

Does a medical expert actually have to participate in a study to testify about the results of that study in court? Aren't expert witnesses exempt from the hearsay rule? Next this doctor will have to drink propofol himself before he can testify to any findings.

956 days ago
12.

mj fan forever    

BECAUSE THE MURDERER'S "TEAM" OF LOSERS, THE LAWYERS OF THE DEVIL, THE LAWYERS OF THE LOST CAUSES KNOW VERY VERY WELL THEIR MURDERER CLIENT IS GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES AND HE IS GOING TO GO STRAIGHT TO JAIL (WHERE THEY SHOULD GO TOO!!!)!!! THEY FOUNDED THEIR SO-CALLED DEFENSE ON THE FACT THAT MICHAEL HAD DRUNK THE PROPOFOL BUT WAIT.... THEY BEFORE SAID HE SELF-INJECTED THE PROPOFOL.... ???!!! EVEN THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY OR TO DO TO SAVE THEIR MURDERER CLIENT AND WEREN'T THEY WHO WANTED TO MAKE DRINK THE PROPOFOL TO A PIG TO SHOW THAT IT CAN BE INGESTED???!! NOW THAT THEY DISCOVERED THAT THIS HYPOTHESIS STRENGHTENS THE PROSECUTION ALL OF A SUDDEN NO LONGER HOLDS GOOD???!!! MURDERER IS GOING TO ROT IN JAIL BEFORE THAT IN HELL AND NO DIRTY TRICK OF HIS TEAM OF CRIMINALS LIKE HIM CAN EVER CHANGE THIS!!!

956 days ago
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Barb. A.    

It's been discussed before that drinking propofol will not kill you because when you drink it, the drug is processed through the liver and kidneys where it will be expelled from the body.

956 days ago
15.

HumanNature    

Judge: Jackson trial 'on course' despite appeal


LOS ANGELES (AP) – A judge says the trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death is "on course" despite an appeal filed last week by the physician's attorneys.


Murray has been accused of killing Michael Jackson with an overdose of a powerful sedative.


Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor says jury selection in the case will begin as planned on Thursday unless the appeals court issues a stay in the case.


Attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray on Friday appealed a ruling by Pastor that jurors in the upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial will not be sequestered.


Pastor says he's confident justices on the 2nd District Court of Appeal will provide some guidance soon.

Murray pleaded not guilty and faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

Authorities say he gave Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol and other sedatives in June 2009.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/story/2011-09-06/Judge-Jackson-trial-on-course-despite-appeal/50277924/1

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