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People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray

Autopsy Doc

I Don't Believe MJ Killed Himself

10/11/2011 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

MJ's Coroner -- Dr. Christopher Rogers Testifies
Updated 10/11/11 at 11:22 AM

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Michael Jackson
's autopsy doctor, Christopher Rogers, told the jury Dr. Murray is to blame for the singer's death.

Rogers testified there was no way Jackson could have self-administered the deadly dose of Propofol during the two minutes Murray told police he left MJ's bedside.

"In order for Mr. Jackson to administer the Propofol to himself, you have to believe that he... woke up, although he was at least to some extent under the influence of other sedatives," Rogers said.

Rogers testified no white substance resembling Propofol was found in MJ's throat, stomach, or esophagus ... suggesting the singer could NOT have taken the drug orally without Murray knowing about it.

Rogers -- the Los Angeles county medical examiner -- believed the lack of measuring devices in the singer's bedroom -- means Murray could have easily given the singer too much Propofol.

According to the Rogers, the King of Pop -- who was 5-feet-9 and weighed 136 lbs. -- was well within the normal weight range. The arteries around MJ's heart were free of any fat or cholesterol, showing the singer's heart was healthier than most people his age.

The autopsy showed the 50-year-old singer suffered from an enlarged prostate, Vitiligo, and a chronic inflammation and swelling of the lungs. He also had a polyp in his colon, as well as an area of "irregular pigmentation" on his scalp -- most likely the result of his hair catching fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in 1984.

Fun fact: a radiology exam showed MJ had an extra rib.

Rogers told the court he believed a combination of sedatives -- including Propofol -- eventually caused MJ's heart to stop.

During cross examination, Rogers seemed to soften his stance, saying, it is possible MJ self-administered the fatal dose ... though unlikely.

10 COMMENTS

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1.

Lauren    

of course he had a healthier heart than most people his age...50 year old men are not usually able to dance like he did

919 days ago
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maxichix    

I'm so happy the pathologist stated that Michael had VITILIGO. For years the media kept saying he doesn't. I was watching the Dr Drew show a few weeks ago and someone was tellinghim that Michael had vitiligo and he was smirking and saying someone who nhas it has white patches. nOW i HOPE HE'S LISTENING TO THE PATHOLOGIST NOW.

919 days ago
3.

Flying Blind    

this guy needs a little speed.

919 days ago
4.

lala    

An Xtra Rib? MJ was GOD!

919 days ago
5.

iFart    

What's "Vitigo" TMZ? Your writers are such bozos.

Love and miss you forever MJ.

919 days ago
6.

Susan    

What I always found strange is that MJ supposedly had all these bone breaks over the years, and yet, nowhere in the autopsy report was evidence of any bone break. There are always signs of old broken bone breaks, and autopsy's always point them out. So....did MJ make these up?

918 days ago
7.

sofi    

What's murray's excuse NOW after the coroner's testimony?

It's weird just how the media twists an autopsy report around in order to make more people visit their site because i remember reading about mild brain swelling,that Michael's hair was short and curly attached to a wig blah,blah.That's not what i am reading here Unfortunately medical terms aren't easy for people who aren't doctors to interpret so the "journalists" who play it smart and are knowalls gave their own interpretation of Michael's autopsy report.
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I wonder what murray's excuse will be now that the coroner testified that THERE WAS NO WAY THAT MICHAEL DRANK THE PROPOFOL AND THAT IT'S UNLIKELY HE INJECTED HIMSELF WITH THE ANESTHETIC. Maybe he will say that since the coroner didn't use the word impossible he could get away with it.

918 days ago
8.

Nasiba    

IT'S SO BAD TO SEE MICHAEL ON THAT GURNEY.POOR MICHAEL, WHO DARED TO DO THAT TO YOU? WHO KILLED YOU? WHAT DID THEY WANT FROM YOU?
I WONDER, CAN THEY SLEEP, EAT, LAUGH AND WALK EASILY?
WHERE WAS GOD? HOW DID HE LET THAT HAPPEN?

WHAT MICHAEL JACKSON HAD PAYED AND GONE THROUGH FOR HIS FAME IS INCREADIBLY AWFUL.

918 days ago
9.

Swtpea    

As a health care professional I have dealt with pateints just coming out of surgery on propofol. They were always on monitors which would alert us to any cardiac problems arising. Seems MJ was never properly monitored and Dr Murray is a Cardiologist? seems he did not even know how to perform proper CPR. Things that make you say hmmm...

918 days ago
10.

mack    

This saddens me this whole Michael Jackson Case, you would think that he would be given some peace in Death but he seems to be fodder for the media day by day. I really want to go relax now at some Batangas Beach Resorts and just get my mind off this whole ordeal

917 days ago

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