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Conrad Murray Trial

Michael Jackson Video

Proves Singer Was a Wreck

9/20/2011 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray want to show jurors just how worn down Michael Jackson was in the weeks leading up to his death -- and their proof ... MJ's blowout announcement for the "This Is It" concerts.

MJ held the news conference on March 5, 2009 ... announcing he would perform his last 10 concerts ever in London that summer ... insisting, "When I say this is it, it really means this is it."

Murray's defense team filed legal docs, claiming the video shows Jackson was rapidly deteriorating, both mentally and physically, when he made the announcement.  They're asking the judge for permission to show jurors the video, to prove Michael was literally on his last leg ... several months before his death.

Murray's lawyers also think the video is relevant because Jackson was "adamant" about performing only 10 shows, and that subsequently adding 40 dates to the schedule may have been the straw that broke the camel's back.

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Akrivi    

Enough of this nonsense already. Murray is just grasping at straws. The whole medical community knows what he did was not only unethical but it cost a man his life. His fans and I'm sure his children and family DEMAND it. This video only proves that he had many people that loved him and he loved his fans. RIP Micheal - We love you!

1094 days ago
17.

CountryGal    

Uh oh the Wacko Jacko fans are out in full force on tmz tonight.

1094 days ago
18.

kim    

Where in the world does this video show that TMZ. You are just wanting a story for the hits, and of course we all give it to you. This video shows nothing negative at all. Where is those incredible legal docs TMZ? Always say legal docs but no link. Just love to stir the pot.


Love and miss you MJ

1094 days ago
19.

K    

How does this help Murray? It makes it worse for him, if he was so feeble months before he died, what was he doing fueling him with inappropriate medications?

1094 days ago
21.

L    

" to prove Michael was literally on his last leg ... several months before his death...."


lit·er·al (ltr-l)
adj.
1. Being in accordance with, conforming to, or upholding the exact or primary meaning of a word or words.
2. Word for word; verbatim: a literal translation.
3. Avoiding exaggeration, metaphor, or embellishment; factual; prosaic: a literal description; a literal mind.
4. Consisting of, using, or expressed by letters: literal notation.
5. Conforming or limited to the simplest, nonfigurative, or most obvious meaning of a word or words.

So if he were on his LITERAL "last leg".. then he had different set of legs before, or his other one had already fallen off? MJ is dumb. Your writer is dumb.

1094 days ago
22.

angelmjalive    

Hey you can't fault Connie; he's just playing his role--as is TMZ.

1094 days ago
23.

ElJay    

What Dr. Fraud....I mean...Dr. Murray was "doing" on MJ's last day can be seen on this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnlOE7ve5qs

1094 days ago
24.

mj fan forever    

THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL'S BACK IS THIS SHAMEFUL AND DISGUSTING ATTEMPT TO DEFAME MICHAEL JACKSON!!! HE WAS HAPPY TO COME BACK ON STAGE, HE HIMSELF ADDED THE OTHER DATES AND THAT PHRASE JUST MEANS THAT IT WAS THE LAST TOUR HE WOULD HAVE MADE!!! THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES WHICH ARE DETERIORATING MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY BECAUSE THEY KNOW MURDERER IS GOING TO GO STRAIGHT TO JAIL AS HE DOES DESERVE!!! MICHAEL WAS IN GOOD HEALTH, THE ONLY PROBLEM HE HAD WAS THE INSOMNIA AND MURDERER HAS ACCENTUATED IT FOR MONEY BUT MICHAEL COULDN'T KNOW THAT HIS DOCTOR OF WHOM HE TRUSTED WAS A MURDERER WITHOUT SCRUPLES AND ETHICS!!! MURDERER'S TEAM OF LOSERS IS DESPERATE BECAUSE THEY KNOW VERY WELL THEIR MURDERER CLIENT IS GOING TO BE CONVICTED AND ARE TRYING ANY DISGUSTING MOVE TO AVOID IT BUT IT IS NOT GOING TO HELP THEM!!!! REALLY THEY SHOULD ROT IN JAIL JUST AS THEIR MURDERER CLIENT IS GOING TO DO BEFORE ROTTING IN HELL!!!!

1094 days ago
25.

Luz    

So now what? Are they going to put Michael Jackson on trial on the speculation that he drank propofol? Because that nonsense is only that, speculations. There is no proof he killed himself swalowing it, it was not found in his stomach in the autopsy, and they can't proof he did it. The only thing that can be proven "beyond reasonable doubt" is that Murray enabled, gave intravenous propofol illigally, and was negligent in the care of his patient!

1094 days ago
26.

akf    

But he didn't die of exaustion, he died of "accute propofol intoxication" which murray supplied right?

1094 days ago
27.

lookItsMegRyan    

Actually he's uncharacteristically coherent. Conrad Murray better find some new lawyers.

1094 days ago
28.

gary     

Grasping @ straws aren't they! As what somebody also mentioned. If Dr C>Murray's team is saying that. Shouldn't Murray be in trouble for falsifying do***ents, I'm sure somewhere he had to put it on paper that Mj was in good health. Or Why doesn't this lead to fraud charges? I mean this defense just makes Murray look even hungrier for money.
C'mon.

1094 days ago
29.

MEL    

Mj signed for ten and behind his back they tacked on 40, these people were paid up front before MJ actually performed, knowing full well he was not capable of doing 50 shows! What better way to keep the money, only if MJ is out of the picture to these so-called advocates for MJ could keep their money! This was NO accident!!! They killed MJ for money and now his family, children and all his adoring fans are only left with a memory and can only imagine what other wonderful things this man had in store for this world! We will never know!! I cry a lot over MJ, I still can not believe he is no longer here
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1094 days ago
30.

FACT1    

THIS IS IT,
MICHAEL WAS 50 YEARS OLD!!!!!
I THINK HE LOOKED GREAT (BESIDES THE PLASTIC SURGERY)
LOOK AT HOW MANY SINGERS THAT DON'T DANCE THAT HAVE BAD HIPS, KNEE'S,BACKS & SO ONE.
THE GUY WAS 50 YEARS OLD, HE SAID, "THIS IS IT".
MURRAY BETTER FRY.

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