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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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16.

mjforever    

Well the coroner destroyed his moronic tail so of course his lawyers (who pays for them?) dropped the BULL**** that they knew NO ONE with a brain was going to buy YES yesterday was a tough day on everyone who loved Michael Jackson (family and fans ) but I guess it was necessary ...

1025 days ago
17.

MJ FOREVER    

LOVE THIS WITNESS.. HE NAILED DR MURRAY

1025 days ago
19.

Bubba    

Now Murray's own lawyer is now saying he was gone more than two minutes. What an idiot this Flanagan is.

1025 days ago
20.

weird al yankovich    

Dude is toast

Good for his dum greedy ass. Charging MJ 5mill a month ? Cmon dude not only are you greedy but you're a flaky ass fool .

Peace

WEIRD

1025 days ago
21.

Tiffany    

Conrad is a hero he offer a freak who couldn't keep his hands off little kids and was since he had enough money he could buy his way outta trouble. I wouldn't be surprised if Murray was paid by someone to off him.

1025 days ago
22.

Alexis    

This Doctor is the lowest of human beings. He killed his patient who paid him and made him rich and then he blame the patient sayin he killed himself. Yeah right, MJ woke up, injected himslef, wiped out his finderprints, but made sure to leave Doctor's fingerprints on.. and then died! In mars perhaps..

1025 days ago
23.

dd    

Damn Stupid Lying Fools.....your client is a ho and a liar Admit It!

1025 days ago
24.

Kelly    

witness Dr Steinberg is incredible, making the defense look like bumbling amateurs.

1025 days ago
25.

boatsnhos    

dr steinberg is OWNING these defense attorny's...suck it Conrad it scewed

1025 days ago
27.

bea    

He should of plead Dr. assisted suicide...or euthanasia. whichever. don't really care.

1025 days ago
28.

Bubba    

This stupid lawyer is digging himself in deeper and deeper with every question.

1025 days ago
29.

3Storms    

Murray's defense wanted to admit the pedo claims against MJ while accusing Jackson of OD'ing himself...............all while claiming to be MJ's friend. The man is garbage

1025 days ago
30.

Susan    

Flanagan is making an absolute fool of himself. He should have stopped long ago. The longer he keeps Dr. Steinberg on the stand, the bigger the hole is getting the defense into. He should have cut his losses, and gotten Steinberg off the stand asap. Is the defense losing all intelligence today? Think Steinberg is going to end up being the star witness in this case.

1025 days ago
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