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Dr. Murray's Police Interview

What the Jury Hasn't Heard ...

10/7/2011 4:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The jury only heard half of Dr. Conrad Murray's dramatic 2-hour interview with police today -- in which Murray admitted he pumped Michael Jackson full of sedatives before he died -- and now, here's the other half ... you have to read it to believe it.

Among the highlights ...

-- Murray details an emotional encounter with Katherine Jackson just moments after she hears the news -- she asks him if he knows how Michael died. Murray says he doesn't.
-- Murray claims Joe Jackson never showed up at the hospital the day MJ died.
-- And ... Murray explains why security cameras caught him exiting the hospital at 4:30PM.

The jury will hear the remainder of the recording when the trial resumes on Tuesday.

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61.

susanne    

People who visit US often get instructions from their embassy or consulate in the US and as far as I recall, one of these is something like "in case of emergency call 911". One I had to do it, with a thick foreign accent and not having an idea about the zip code. I was impressed how quickly help arrived. It is hard for me to accept for a fact that Dr. Murray could not call 911 because he did not know the zip code. He had two months to find it out and memorize it. He was doing something not very legal and dangerous and a need to call 911 would be quite a possibility. He should have been prepared.
The transcript is creepy. Not being able to get a natural sleep for years is not good. Looks Dr. Murray has done many good things for Michael Jackson, looking at his general condition, helping issues that were neglected and deserves some respect for this. My impression is that if MJ wanted something he would find a way to get it. It was impressive that he even allowed Dr. Murray to try and wean him off propofol. MJ must have trusted Murray. But Murray had to make sure he could call 911 immediately at any time, not having to go through bodyguards and chefs.

1046 days ago
62.

Dose Of Reality    

Once again, I'm not defending Murray or his actions but he was paid to be there and do a job. Either MJ was completely incompetent of he knew what was going on for at least 2 months.

I don't mean to be critical of some people here, actually I do, but there are many flaws in the opinions on Murray's resuscitation attempts.


CPR should be done on a hard surface such as the floor. Was Murray supposed to just throw MJ on the floor when he was by himself. Especially considering he had a IV going into the inside of his thigh.


It's difficult enough for 1 person to properly preform CPR, especially for an extended time, but he should have called 911 at the same time? Consider the fact that this was criticized in the time before Murray knew something was wrong. I think Murray was on the phone because he was bored and didn't want to fall asleep.


Let's pretend for a moment that MJ was normal, healthy, and not on major medication. Given his fame, and the fact that if you're famous, some wacko may try to harm you and your family because of it:


Why didn't he have some sort of panic button to summon security immediately?


Why no working phones with intercoms to get security, staff, etc. with buttons for 911 and police?


If someone of his means did have health concerns, why wasn't there a defibrillator in the house? They are pretty common in many public places these days. Even though it wouldn't have helped. After all oxygen was present.


If I had his money, I would have the people hiring the staff that was close to me take classes or be certified to perform CPR and the Heimlich maneuver and be trained on security and emergency response, with periodic refresher courses. To you that may seem extreme but consider who and how much money is involved. These things are often required of people working at many companies. If I was hiring a nanny for my kids, I'd ask most of that of them and many services require it.


There were many points of failure and negligence and someone should have stood up and said something about MJ's health long before it came to this.

1046 days ago
63.

annie    

who cares? It won't impact my life in any way! the doctor is a jerk and michael was a weirdo, what did you expect to eventually happen when the two got together?

1046 days ago
64.

HumanNature    

CON "QUACK" THE MURDERING DRUG PUSHER IS JUST PLAIN "DUMB AND GREEDY"!!!!


THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL AN "OLD FOOL" BLINDED BY $$$$$$$$!!!

1046 days ago
65.

Dose Of Reality    

HumanNature: 35 minutes ago
CON "QUACK" THE MURDERING DRUG PUSHER IS JUST PLAIN "DUMB AND GREEDY"!!!!
THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL AN "OLD FOOL" BLINDED BY $$$$$$$$!!!
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If he was greedy don't you think he'd want to keep getting a paycheck? He was dumb enough to take the money and give a drug addict what he asked for and sooner or later it was to bite them both in the a**.

1046 days ago
66.

mymjj5.    

Why didn't he have some sort of panic button to summon security immediately?
A: Why would Michael need a panic button if no one was allowed upstairs in the first place? He had security guards, a personal assistant, and what he believed to be a surveillance system to rival the ones used in the most upscale casinos in Vegas. Michael took all the precautions to ensure safety for himself and his kids. Michael simply trusted the wrong people. Your enemy is always the person closest to you.


Why no working phones with intercoms to get security, staff, etc. with buttons for 911 and police?
A: It's because he had an in home fulltime medical practitioner on staff to take care of him. Reportedly there where no phone or cameras beyond the first floor. No one has said what happened to michael's cell phone. Murray had a phone and chose to all everyone except 911. Michael trusted murray with his life......but of course blame the victim, blamed the deceased.


If someone of his means did have health concerns, why wasn't there a defibrillator in the house? They are pretty common in many public places these days. Even though it wouldn't have helped. After all oxygen was present.

A: Oxygen tanks were there because Michael had respiratory problems dated back to the 80s. As for not having a defibrillator/AED machine, Michael did not have heart disease or any known cardiovascular problems. Besides the intent was to kill Michael. The murderer had no plans to revive michael. The murderer may have asked for certain equipment, but he never intended to obtain or use it.

1046 days ago
67.

HumanNature    

WE WILL GET JUSTICE 4 MJ!!!!

1046 days ago
68.

Eleonora49    

Nothing makes any sence because even 911 on a cell phone can be Traced.Nothing adds up at all.

1046 days ago
69.

mymjj5.    

Please with the photo of the cop walking behind murray. conrad was never arrested. Murray was not coming to court in handcuffs or the back of a police car. murray had an officer of the law escorting him into the courthouse. the photos show murray with police protection........murray a liar and a killer with police protection....pleasezzz

1046 days ago
70.

HumanNature    

CON "QUACK" THE MURDERING DRUG PUSHER WILL NO DOUBT GET HAVE THAT MEDICAL LICENSE "YANK" 4EVER!!!!


NO BOOK DEAL OR VACATION TO HAWAII!!!!!


YEP! NO MORE "MEDICAL LICENSE" 4 SURE!!!!

1046 days ago
71.

mymjj5.    

It's difficult enough for 1 person to properly preform CPR, especially for an extended time, but he should have called 911 at the same time? Consider the fact that this was criticized in the time before Murray knew something was wrong. I think Murray was on the phone because he was bored and didn't want to fall asleep
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Before you ever try this again, remember Michael's fanbase is comprised of countless professional people. We have a plethora of skills, employment history coupled with a solid educational background.
Yet you don't need a college degree to know the basics of CPR. Anyone who has taken the course knows about the: CHECK! CALL! CARE! Procedure as recommended by Red Cross.

1st: CHECK the scene to make sure it is SAFE for yourself and any bystanders to be near or to administer help. If there are any hazards near the victim(s) stay clear of the scene. You could become another victim. Call for help and wait for emergency personnel. If the scene is safe, CHECK the scene for details that an emergency call operator will need to know. How many victims? Are they conscious? Is there bleeding? Are there hazards? Is traffic being disrupted? Questions like these are important to answer so that the right help can be sent.

2nd: CALL for help. Be sure to know what type of help you need when calling your local emergency number. Do you need an ambulance, a fire truck, search and rescue, or police?

3rd: CARE for the victim if you feel your skills are adequate for the situation. Always care for life-threatening emergencies first by checking for breathing and bleeding. There is a simple procedure to stop most bleeding. Learn it! Remember not to move a victim if you suspect any possible bone or spinal injuries.

1046 days ago
72.

MiMi    


Conrad's contradictions

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From In Session correspondent Beth Karas

A long list of contradictions have emerged between what Dr. Conrad Murray said in his police statement to the L.A.P.D. and other evidence presented at the trial. Here's a look at some of the more important inconsistencies.

What time did Murray find Jackson unresponsive?

In the timeline Murray gives police, he found Jackson not breathing around 11 am. Cell phone records and the testimony of his ex-girlfriend Sade Anding indicate the time was closer to noon.

What drugs did Murray administer to Jackson?

In the interview, Dr. Murray admits to giving Jackson diazepam, lorazepam, midazolam, propofol, and flumazenil. However, Dr. Murray told ER doctors Richelle Cooper and Thao Nguyen, that he gave Jackson lorazepam—no mention of propofol. He also said that diazepam and flomax were Jackson’s regular medications. Furthermore, Dr. Murray told the paramedics that he gave him lorazepam–no mention of propofol.


How long was Murray out of the room after giving Jackson propofol?

In the police interview, Murray explains how he gave 25 mg of propofol, watched Jackson, then left for 2 minutes to go to the bathroom. When he returned, he found Jackson not breathing. Murray’s cell phone records and testimony from people who spoke to him that morning indicate he was probably out of the room for at least 45 minutes while he made three calls between 11:18 am and noon, the last being to his ex-girlfriend, Sade Anding. It seems that while on the phone with Anding he discovered an unresponsive Jackson around noon, perhaps a few minutes before that.

Did Murray witness the cardiac arrest of Jackson?

Dr. Murray tells police that he was out of the bedroom for such a short period, that he witnessed Jackson going into cardiac arrest. However, the timeline from the cell phone records suggests otherwise as does the testimony of Paramedic Senneff who said that Jackson was cool to the touch and that it didn’t comport with what Dr. Murray had told him. Senneff testified that Murray told him, “It just happened right when I called you.”

Did Murray have a watch or not?

Many times in the interview Murray says he looked at his watch. Emergency room doctor Thao Nguyen said on the stand that Murray couldn’t give her the times he administered the lorazepam or when 911 was called because he didn’t have a concept of time and didn’t have a watch.

Whose idea was it to try the intra-aortic balloon pump?

During the police interview, Murray says it was the emergency room doctor’s idea to try to the balloon pump. However, Dr. Nguyen testified that her attendant, Dr. Cruz, spoke to Murray and that Murray asked them not to give up easily; to try to save Jackson’s life. She testified there was nothing left to do after their efforts to resuscitate in the ER, but the balloon pump. Therefore, to show good faith, they tried to balloon pump even though they believed it would be futile. Dr. Nguyen said, “We made an agreement with Dr. Murray that this would be the last procedure.”

Did Murray give Jackson an injection of propofol then a slow drip to keep him sedated?

Dr. Murray told the L.A.P.D. that he gave 25 mg of propofol which he pushed slowly over 3-5 minutes. He also told detectives that the drug is fast-acting and that he set up a slow drip to keep Jackson sedated. Murray is expected to argue at trial that he did not set up the drip that night. The testimony of security guard Alberto Alvarez and coroner investigator Elissa Fleak regarding a 100 ml bottle of propofol inside a slit saline bag suggests that there was, indeed, a drip set up the day Jackson died. The State could argue that the crude IV drip malfunctioned and the bottle spilled into Jackson.

Did Murray take all precautions available to him?

Dr. Murray Murray told police he took all precautions available to him: oxygen and a pulse oximeter. ER doctors Cooper and Nguyen testified about the resuscitative equipment needed whenever a patient is given propofol. In addition, to needing far more equipment than Murray had in Jackson’s bedroom, constant monitoring at the patient’s side is an absolute requirement. The evidence suggests Dr. Murray left Jackson’s side for more than 45 minutes. More evidence is expected in the State’s case about the standard of care when using propofol.

Did Murray pull the IV out of Jackson’s leg?

Dr. Murray says that in the process of moving Jackson to the floor, the IV dislodged from his leg. Paramedic Richard Senneff said that Murray pulled it out.

Did Murray do chest compressions all the way to the ambulance?

In the L.A.P.D interview Murray says he continued CPR, epinephrine, atropine, chest compressions all the way into the ambulance. However, Paramedic Senneff testified resuscitative efforts did, indeed, continue all the way into the ambulance but Murray was still in the bedroom. When Senneff went back to the bedroom to get his equipment, he found Murray with a “deer in the headlight look” with a trash bag in his hands.

Whose decision was it to do an autopsy?

Dr. Murray told detectives that he recommended an autopsy, but Dr. Cooper testified that Jackson was her patient; she had a 50-year-old man who died. She didn’t know the cause of death so it was a coroner’s case, which means she referred the case to the coroner not Dr. Murray.

Was Murray asked to sign the death certificate?

Murray says in the police interview that the question was posed: “Well, is there a doctor who’s going to sign the death certificate?” He told police that he responded: “I wouldn’t want to sign the death certificate when I don’t know the cause of his death.” However, Dr. Cooper testified that she did not have a conversation with Murray about the death certificate and that it was her decision to refer to coroner for autopsy.

Did Murray assemble the social worker team to deal with the children and other family members at UCLA Medical Center?

Dr. Murray tells the police that he asked for a social worker team be brought in, but Dr. Cooper said that it was not Murray’s idea; that the social worker team was assembled earlier as part of UCLA protocol.

Is it true that Jackson did not eat well?

Dr. Murray says in the interview that Jackson did not eat well or drink much, but personal chef, Kai Chase, testified, Jackson liked natural juices (carrot/orange and beet/apple) and organic foods. He ate granola and almond milk for breakfast. Chase also testified that healthy eating was important to Jackson and his children.

http://insession.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/10/conrads-contradictions/">http://insession.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/10/conrads-contradictions/

1046 days ago
74.

MiMi    


Sigh, not my nite for posting live links...... :(

1046 days ago
75.

mymjj5.    

It's difficult enough for 1 person to properly preform CPR, especially for an extended time, but he should have called 911 at the same time?
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It's really hard to perform CPR when you're tampering with evidence and cleaning up the crime scene!

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