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Conrad Murray Trial

Defense Drops Claim

That MJ Orally Ingested Fatal Propofol

10/12/2011 10:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer announced in court this AM that Murray is abandoning the argument  that Michael Jackson accidentally killed himself by orally self-administering Propofol.

Michael Flanagan said in court today that an independent study by the defense showed swallowing Propofol would not produce fatal results.

Associated Press initially reported that Murray's lawyers were dropping the claim that MJ self-administered the fatal dose, but that is not accurate.

Lead lawyer, Ed Chernoff, said in opening statements that they would show MJ self-administered the drug.  Chernoff can still argue that MJ injected the fatal dose after awakening and becoming frustrated.

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Ashley    

LOL! Of course they're dropping it! It was a stupid claim to begin with. And IMO, the fact that they're going with the claim that MJ pushed the drug himself is even more insane, because in the two minutes Murray claims he was out of the room, Michael would have had to wake up, be coherent and coordinated enough to grab the drug and inject it at the awkward angle in his leg and then die in the minutes Murray was out of the room. But there were no fingerprints of Michael's on the vial. Hmm...sounds to me like Murray's defense has no case. He's guilty.

1105 days ago
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ADKIc3mAnX    

@ Rogue Warrior ******* Y O U !

1105 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

This guy will not serve any jail time. He won't be allowed to practice medicine in California, five years formal probation and maybe some community service.

He'll also write a book and go on Oprah and The View.

He'll be OK.

1105 days ago
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Siggisis    

Ha!

1105 days ago
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JustSayin    

Murray has no defense...

1105 days ago
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Justice_4_Kelly    

Conrad Murray is a modern day Yolanda Saldívar.

1105 days ago
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Bodacious    

FIRST

1105 days ago
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JustSayin    

The punishment does NOT fit the crime. DRs in America, not all, but a LOT of DRs have a 'God like' attitude when it comes to medicine.

1105 days ago
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YouDontSay    

Oh boy. Being the legal field, his attorney knows he is screwed.

1105 days ago
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ravharpug    

This trial is so boring! I thought it was going to be better than this. Maybe if Michael had to sit through this trial he would have been able to sleep! Zzzzzzzzzz

1105 days ago
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gayle    

Throw the book at this moron -- he is soooooo guilty!!!

1105 days ago
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ro ro    

MJ is just as guilty as Conrad Murray for his death. Dig him up and put them together in the same jail cell for 4 years.

Enough of this case already.

1105 days ago
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Muppet    

What's their defense then? or do they not have one now? This doesn't make sense any more!

1105 days ago
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athenavm    

Case over. He should plead guilty now.

1105 days ago
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