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Dr. Murray Trial

'Abandonment' Is the Key

9/27/2011 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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After some shocking opening statements in Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial -- Harvey thinks the whole case could hinge on one word ... "abandonment."

Plus, why Murray's defense team could be shooting themselves in the foot by declaring Michael Jackson was a severe drug addict. And, the audio recording of MJ -- out of it and rambling -- is already having a huge impact.

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(1:20) The lowdown on the prosecution's compelling opening statements -- like how Dr. Conrad Murray had over 4 GALLONS of Propofol shipped to him during a two month span.
(4:10) Harvey strongly believes the key word in the case WON'T be Propofol ... it'll be "abandonment."
(12:10) Conrad's attorney argued that MJ caused his own death ... and how "science" will prove them right.
(22:20) The SHOCKING audio recording taken by Dr. Murray ... in which MJ is seriously messed up on drugs.
(27:40) Is it possible to establish MJ accidentally killed himself if Conrad doesn't take the stand?
(42:05) Harvey thinks the defense team is screwing themselves by showing MJ was a serious drug addict.
(43:30) Could MJ have really injected himself in the TWO minutes Murray claims to have been absent from the room?
(45:40) The prosecution make a strong move today by showing a picture of Michael's dead body.
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1.

AlyB    

If anyone is to blame for MJs death, it is the individuals responsible for the pepsi commercial accident.

1125 days ago
2.

anon.    

Will the MJ trial get higher ratings than the OJ trial did?

1125 days ago
3.

Jasmin    

The state opening statement seemed strong while the defense attorney seems nervous and is fumbling his words. I am dying to hear Harvey's take on the opening statements!!

1125 days ago
4.

Sonya in Tx    

HARVEY,

CONRAD MURRAY DIDN'T FOLLOW COMMON MEDICAL PRACTICE. HE WAS THE DOCTOR ON DUTY ADMINISTERING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE SO....HE'S GUILTY IMO OF MANSLAUGHTER.

I THINK THE ONLY WAY HE WILL GET AWAY WITH KILLING MJ IS THE SYMPATHY VOTE OF FEMALE JURORS. CONRAD'S CROCODILE TEARS MAY SWAY SOME JURORS TO GIVE HIM A PASS BECAUSE WE ALL CAN SEE THAT MJ WAS A MESS FOR YEARS.

1125 days ago
5.

Lady Luck    

In my opinion, the prosecution did an excellent job setting the foundation for their case against Conrad Murray.

On the other hand, I have no idea what the heck Ed Chernoff was trying to say. He was all over the place. He stumbled, then he fumbled, multiple times. I really had no idea what the man was trying to convey.

Round One goes to the prosecution for providing a very good, easy to follow, neatly produced opening statement.

1125 days ago
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Stiletto    

Why would you come on live now when the opening statements are about to begin again?

Why did you not go live when they started their lunch break?

1125 days ago
7.

CJ    

Why would Murray leave the room if Michael was asleep, not like he would hear the conversation? I bet he took the call and Michael got impatient and injected himself.

1125 days ago
8.

Christy    

I was shocked by the audio Dr. Murray recorded of Michael Jackson and it honestly changed my opinion in this case.

1125 days ago
9.

Bazahger    

Tudo faz parte do plano, é uma grande aventura, a terra vai tremer ...Michael está vivo...e na hora certa ele aparece.
não sou louca não ok. Brasil te espera Michael de mãos dadas estaremos juntos...força!!!

1125 days ago
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Stiletto    

so...you are NOT going to continue broadcasting the opening statements...in favor of doing TMZ live?

1125 days ago
11.

fioo hoos    

MA~JAR CONFLICT OF interest for sony to report as news anything related to those stars they owned and still own and control his estate and do most all payouts and the books get corkked by fox sony CBS viacommie.TMZ stick to what you know killing MJ are you did that and still are reviewing all the company owned players and your estates.Like murdoch killin little kids for smits and giggles power gone crazy fake churchie lurcys at pod cast. battle. commie`ss stick22 the BS news for the BS joe Q`s who don`t care I don`t like the mob feedin toof the souls of the artistes as they stick in the kill shot via doo doo voodoo doo doo doo HOP HOP HOP stomp stomp stomp

1125 days ago
12.

Sonya in Tx    

HARVEY,

IS MJ'S FINGER PRINTS ON THE SYRINGE OR DRIP BAG?

1125 days ago
13.

braveloner    

this is simple....
1. doctors oath to make decisions to care and provide for the health of a person.
2. not to make a bad decision no matter what amount of money is involved.
3. a patient cannot decide whats right when it comes to medication and the amount and the way its administered as a doctor should know.
4. dr murray admits that Michael Jackson had some sort of sleep deprivation which causes a person to be unable to make correct reasonable decisions and delusional and more.
5. knowing this as a physician he should of recommended Michael jackson to the proper care of someone who specializes in this area; such as a therapist.
6. if Michael was to disagree then he would not get his way anyway and he could of been put under doctors care due to his situation.

7. dr. murray did not act in the best of a doctors oath and care for michael and he was neglegent know matter what.

8.i am ashamed and this doctor should be asked would he of made such decisions for his own child if the case.??????

dr murray is wrong and should be punnished by justice.

and as far as prince go's he is a child he is scared and who would blame him now that he can see how some people do what they do for money and in this case the result of him losing his dad, sooooo get a grip and have compassion instead of trying to figure that out!

1125 days ago
14.

Missy    

Harvey why are you so stupid? You can NOT self inject propofol.

1125 days ago
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fioo hoos    

VOODO worked for mudoch JU Ju fruits for the kilz who B next Timmy zz the president you are killing in the press?[power gone crazy fake battle...s and pod cast...s moobsters sony killed MJ and still are but the president your are also trying to kill in the press you`ll never get as your fat pahs grease yourt tassy`ss

1125 days ago
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