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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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76.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Dr. Murray should give Casey Anthony a call to see how she's enjoying her freedom after her trial. God help him if he walks free like she did. This even after her own defense put her on the scene of her daughter's death. She got a slap on the wrist for that, who knows, he may get a slap on the wrist as for all the lies he told immediately after MJ's death. Again, just my humble opinion.

1046 days ago
77.

Janar    

Murray is just an all around unethical person period. Not only was he unethical in the treatment of his patient, which ultimately caused the death of that patient, his morale values are also unethical. He gallivants all around flaunting his new baby and baby's momma. And all the while being married with children, whether he is with his wife or not.

So what is he showing, that it's okay for a person to evade their responsibilities?

He's just really a disgusting disgrace period.

1046 days ago
78.

JLo on Steroids    

ACTUALLY MURRAY THE LAST STRAW ON THE CAMELS BACK WAS WHEN YOU ADMINISTERED PROPOFOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REMEMBER YOUR DEFENSE IS "HE ATE IT"/"HE ADMINISTERED IT TO HIMSELF" NOT HE WAS ALREADY UNHEALTHY. GET YER HORRIBLE STORY STRAIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1046 days ago
79.

janicebyrne    

The Conny team are really clutching desperately at straws. Michael MAY or MAY NOT have been a wreck but that does not detract from the FACT, I repeat, THE FACT, that Conny gave his patient Propofol and then, BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, he left the room. A, so called, doctor left his anaesthetised patient alone and unattended and the patient went into heart failure and died. The "doctor" was negligent and complacent and is 100% to blame for the death of his
patient. All this scratching around looking for something, anything, that will let him get off with murder oops sorry, manslaughter,just smacks of total desperation and dirty underhanded tricks by the Conny team. Yes MJ only wanted to do 10 concerts and yes, he was conned into doing 50 much against his wishes but again I repeat, that does not alter THE FACT that Conny was negligent and killed his patient. A jury will see right through this weak defence and will believe the Coroner's report. There is waaayyyy too much evidence against Conny in this matter. I hope he likes prison food.

1046 days ago
80.

Nasiba    

AS FAR AS I KNOW ANAESTHESIA IS GIVEN TO A PATIENT ACCORDING TO HIS WEIGHT, OR SMTH LIKE THAT. ONE REALLY HAS TO BE BLIND TO OVERDOSE ANAESTHESIA TO MICHAEL WITHOUT SEEING HOW THIN HE WAS. AND THEN, ONE STATES THAT MICHAEL WOKE UP, INJECTED AND OVERDOSED HIMSELF. FUNNY STATEMENT. WHAT DO YOU TAKE US FOR?
IT'S A CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE. OR, SMB WANTED MICHAEL DEAD TO GRAB HIS MONEY.

1046 days ago
81.

janicebyrne    

The quack better get himself a new legal team. This current lot seem to be as incompetent and inept as their client. Oh, don't you just love the sound of straws being clutched? Has the quack ever told anything remotely resembling the truth in this matter? He even has the nerve to contradict nearly everything in the Coroner's report.

1046 days ago
82.

Bad Motherhugger    

Question: If Michael Jackson was "on his last leg" how did the people behind that concert project get insurance for him? I know for a fact that the members of the Rolling Stones, Metallica or U2 have to pass thorough medical exams before every tour to get the green light from their concert promoters. They can't even go ahead and schedule rehearsals without that anymore.

1046 days ago
83.

Margarida Maria    

It was not Michael Jackson that give the interview speaking
regarding shows THIS IS IT, was a DOUBLE. FAKE !
Much LIE in this DEATH of MJ exists.
The certainty would be to go the judgment all the Jackson family, to give the end to all this humbug.
I am MJ fan, but this DEATH is a CIRCUS, did not convince me. I do not believe in this DEATH. I not beleive in death with propofol.
MJ if forgot that the Internet exists, if forgot that it has fans, fans who are intent to everything.
I love you Michael Jackson. God bless you where you will be.
God is in its company.

1046 days ago
84.

sofi    

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.


They must surely have a poor eye sight.

1046 days ago
85.

boricua4669    

What they're trying to prove with this video ?? Is the same Michael we always knew !!? This is totally irrelevant to the case ! He killed Michael and there's no evidence to prove he didn't ! He suppose to care for him while he was under the drug, so he's guilty !!

1046 days ago
86.

orod    

No matter who is a wreck, a Patient has to sign a consent for do not resuscitate if the patient does not care to die especially with a drug that paralyzes you. Murray should have known better. Murray is not God. He cannot decide for the patient. Patient's do not have the capacity to understand fully the ramifications of any medical treatment.
If the doctor did not want for his patient to die, he should have had a respirator and
around- the- clock qualified nursing personnel to watch Michael because machines sometimes fail to warn. You were more than negligent. Murray, you are crazy. I administer that medication with all the alarms and bells on in a hospital setting and the
patient has a back-up, patient must be on a respirator.
That medication is not even used in the home with hospice patients who have signed
the DNR. Your greedy ass did you in. Jail time is the only remedy for you.

1046 days ago
87.

nosy_parker    

well he was out with Mark Lester the night before what more can I say ..probably had one wink of sleep and oh boy is he susceptible to I love you's, watch him step right back 2.32 seconds and display "all" after several women cry we love you...oh dear dear, such a baby angel. Well as we all fancy him, dead or alive, hope he's madly in love here on earth or in heaven, love is wonderful.

1046 days ago
88.

nosy_parker    

he says lol ill see you in july, looks at dermot half laughs then shakes his head ie will i hell...

1046 days ago
89.

nosy_parker    

oooooooooooh ive just realised theres masses of subliminal messages in that footage!!

1046 days ago
90.

orod    

Propofol bottles must be kept under lock and key. When one bottle is completely infused
and a new one must be added, patient has to wait- under supervision, before another
bottle is made available. Must use one bottle at a time. Murray did not do follow protocol.
Those drugs are not exposed for free will.
As previously said, if Murray was white--the black community would have lynched him.

1046 days ago
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