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Michael Jackson's Death Photo

Frightening Intentions?

9/27/2011 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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It seems the prosecution wanted to give the Michael Jackson death photo a murky, gritty treatment before it was presented in court this morning -- because it was clearly touched up to look as daunting as possible.

It appears the photo is NOT the original pic -- because now it includes a tattered border, a morgue-esque green hue ... and the word "Homicide" printed over MJ's body in a grainy, police-style font.

The prosecution used the photo as the background for a slide-show presentation in court.

Compare the pic to a cleaned up version of the photo (below) -- is the murky photo more likely to shake the jury?

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We gotta ask ...

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76.

Tinkerbell    

Who took this picture?

1059 days ago
77.

mrs.chanel    

WOW! ONLY TMZ WOULD SHOW THIS FOR RATING'S! TMZ HAS NEVER BEEN ON MJ'S SIDE ANYWAY, ALWAY TRYING TO MAKE HIM OUT TO BE A FOOL, MAKING FUN OF HIM! AND WHEN HE PASSED THEY WERE LIKE, OMG WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A MJ FAN...THEIR LOSERS! R.I.P. MJ YOU WILL BE MISSED BY YOU'R TRUE FAN'S...LOL

1059 days ago
78.

check yourself    

Either version the resolution of the pic is BS which I don't believe for a second would be the case of an AUTHENTIC pic taken for whatever reasons the hospital and/or coroner would take this pic. Wtf is up with THAT, ok? Ridged all over the place (BUT the top of his head and the tops of the railings... right.), and blurry as hell B/W or Color damn near same lousy as all hell resolution.

Furthermore... his wrist. Seriously?? It looks in the pic to be about the cir***ference of maybe 4 inches and it's a SUDDEN difference from the blue band down then directly above it - WTF? And, his hair - DEF filled in same as the tops of the railings - are the exact same CLEARER then the rest of the pic pitch black which I'm sorry, screams photoshopped.

What the f*ck is going on with this???

And the recording. Right. Where are the voice authenticators to attest and TESTIFY that that's actually MJ's voice and that if it is, it's possibly in it's true state and not digitally altered to sound totally out of it - who the hell is that coherent about WHAT they're saying if they are so totally wasted they can't even hardly speak besides maybe SOME stroke patients?? Last: WHY WOULD MURRAY RECORD THIS ALL THE WAY THE HELL BACK IN MAY AND KEEP IT? Who does that???? For WHAT possible reason??

Where's the PROOF that the recording is even FROM Consh*ts phone or whatever recording device he used let alone the DATE it was recorded? Just slap WTF ever pic and recording and just SAY it's blah blah blah, in a court of law without PROOF behind it? Since when!

Oh wait... that's right... SINCE CA/BAEZ. Same BAEZ that's been talking Team CONSh*ts "team" through this BS of a trial. Thing is: The PIC is from the Prosecution. The RECORDING from Consh*t.

As I've always SAID from DAY ONE of "investigations" back when Micheal had died ---- and here we are DAY ONE of "trial" Day ONE = more ammunition added to the conviction that will NEVER be made to come to heel to JUSTICE that AEG is the sole "caretaker" of this fake azz bs trial and the employer of all that are 'leads' performers.

1059 days ago
79.

suzluvsMJ    

I really cant understand why this was taken at all....even in death they are still exploiting and invading his privacy-shocking R.I.P MJ xx

1059 days ago
80.

BrAnBa    

For the sake of his children and family - why did you have to distribute this photo?? Who sold the photo and for how much? Disgusting.

And for fans screaming fake for each evidence of Michael´s death, if you had read Jermaine´s statements, this is exactly how he described MJ when taking goodbye. Obviously the hospital staff would have dressed MJ in something! Do you think they would have presented him for the family naked?? Please fight for justice instead of claiming that the court has falsified evidence. Doctor Murray killed him! He is ultimately responsible for Michael´s death.

1059 days ago
81.

dd    

Never wanted to see Michael this way..

1059 days ago
82.

MJ-Fan    

It looks so stage. This might sound bad but I laughed at that sad attempt to provoke emotion. Like seriously? O my Michael he looks at peace. Sleep. RIP

1059 days ago
83.

mooshki    

Jesus, you couldn't put this picture behind a cut? Not all of us like scrolling down to see photos of dead people!

1059 days ago
84.

My Little Girls    

IMO... What's really sad is to think, the family knew very well how sick and frail Michael was in the years before his death and now their trying to say... this just happened. Right.
The family should be embarrassed to show their faces in public after seeing this photo and hearing this recording showing how sick Michael was and no one was doing anything except hound him for not doing the tour with his brothers. They all had a part in Michael's death.. they beat him down to nothing and expected more .... IMO

1059 days ago
85.

TDCAU    

Please remove those pics, Michael deserves respect. Thank you

1059 days ago
86.

Joanne    

No respect always ready to humiliate
When you let go in peace the poor guy
I think you have so demolished please leave Michael in peace
I hope justice for Michael
Miss you so much Michael

1059 days ago
87.

Brownie    

Does anyone really think this is a genuine photo... where are his legs - this person's legs are much too short to be Michael Jackson's - but then again - illusions are meant to mislead & fool - -

1059 days ago
88.

Patti Walton    

I don't know what to believe anymore sometimes, but you must admit that there is so much fake crap being fed to the public that it's hard to decipher what's true or not. I was at first distressed by this photo, as I am a BeLIEver that Mike might still be alive. Then I made myself look at this photo again -- I don't even see Michael's legs in the supposed "original" photo, and it just doesn't seem to be real to me. Where is the rest of his body? (i.e. the faked "ambulance" photo with Mike looking like he was in the "Dangerous" era -- young, and TANNED, with curly hair. His hair (or wig) was not curly in this "death" photo. Oxman confirmed the ambulance photo was fake, so what else that we are seeing and hearing from the cops, the coroner, the courts, everything is BS? This whole thing smells like a rat to me -- and that taped crap with Michael supposedly sounding like he had just had a stroke -- I don't believe that was Michael either. Why would that Conrat guy tape him like that on the first day he started "treating" Michael? I still have a million questions still unanswered, and even though there is a supposed "death" photo (which I believe was staged somehow) and that crappy tape thing, I will continue to believe that Michael may not be dead. I believe there is going to be more shocking stuff coming out that will try to crucify Michael yet again, and put him on trial instead of Conrat. Why do you think Mike wanted to disappear and get away from this ruthless, gutless, evil, cut-throat place and find some peace somewhere else. Love You Always, Mike.

1059 days ago
89.

Ewelina    

There is something wrong with the picture. When you pay close attention to the perspective. The person taking picture must have been positioned closer to MJ's head, thus MJ's torso / head apears bigger than the rest of his body....but still....where are MJ's huge feet ? Even seen from that perspective and lying flat, sidways (which is typical with deceased) should be still well visible...which is not the case....The folded blanket and sheets should make the lower parts od the body appear thicker, more prominent....and errr they aren't..... Where are MJ's thighs and feet ? The body seems to be only waist long...and finish abruptly after the waist-line..... what the heck ?

1059 days ago
90.

Hollywood Troll    

If he's trying to plank he's doing it all wrong.

1059 days ago
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