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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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31.

Susan    

So, they now drop their ingested argument, and Dr. Steinberg is making mincement out of the defense and making them look like fools. Very bad day for the defense.

921 days ago
32.

mj fan forever    

I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT LOSER WANTED HIM TO ADMIT THAT MURDERER'S ACTIONS WERE RIGHT AND WANTED HIM TO ADMIT MURDERER REALLY WENT OUT FROM THE ROOM FOR ONLY 2 MINUTES WHEN IT IS NOT TRUE AT ALL THE DOCTOR - A TRUE DOCTOR- PUT THIS ARROGANT LOSER IN HIS PLACE!!!! MURDERER DELAYED THE911 CALL MICHAEL COULD BE SAVED MURDERER MUST ROT IN A DAMNED JAIL BURN IN HELL MURDERER!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!!

921 days ago
33.

Kelly    

I know the defense will put on someone to try and contradict this devastating articulate testimony but the defense is not able to over come their own limitations.
Cut a deal Conrad, while you still can.

921 days ago
34.

sammi    

Has anyone ever been put under by this stuff propofol? It's not as if you wake up right away. This Doc was guilty from the moment he left to use the boys room and my bet he was gone longer than he suggested. The Brain can only survive without oxygen for 5 Mins. MJ was dead way before the Doc noticed. He knew that he was negligent and in his panic after realizing what had happened caught everyone or those close to help clean up and didn't realize till after a min. or two what they were doing is covering up. Of course it doesn't negate the fact that M.J. was a addict and that every one in his family had the onus to help, as opposed to using M.J. as a object. And to this day use his name in concert with being used like a object. They don't see it. RIP M.J.

921 days ago
35.

Gaylord    

Conrad is such a putz. He should orally ingest the **** that's currently up his dupa. Do he and his mentally diminished attorneys actually think anyone with a quarter of a brain cell believes any of the drivel they're dumping on the court?

921 days ago
36.

Barbara    

The crazy thing is that anyone of us would have called 911 in the first place !

921 days ago
37.

CC    

Call 911 in the first place? Only if it wasn't MJ.....

921 days ago
38.

janet    

Michael Jackson was pharm Junkie for over 25 years. Michael Jackson was using propofol since the '80,s. Murray had nothing to do with that. Simply look at Michael Jackson over the years. (speaks for itself)


Michael Jackson is looking like a freak, had very bad plastic surgery, more bad plastic surgery Michael is now pasty white Jackson was

921 days ago
39.

Victoria    

Sony Pictures has been accused of using stand-ins for Michael Jackson on the upcoming concert movie This Is It.
According to the News of the World, Michael’s father Joe and sister La Toya believe that the film company is “fooling” fans with the use of impersonators.
Joe, who has seen 12 minutes of the film, said: “This movie features body doubles, no doubt about it. I think people will tear this movie apart.”
La Toya’s business partner Jeffre Phillips added: “I see all these great movements in the trailers but I don’t believe most of those shots were Michael.
“He wasn’t well enough. I’ve seen clips where I even thought, ‘That’s not Michael’s voice’.” It’s very upsetting for La Toya.”
Navi Parasram, a 36-year-old Michael lookalike from Essex, claimed: “They asked me to do long shots, visuals, placements.”
Sony declined to comment to the newspaper.

921 days ago
40.

Conrad Is Guilty    

Murray is going down. His "defense" sucks and I dont understand why he wasnt charged with murder. The fact that he waited so long to get 911 on the phone speaks volumes, and all the lies he built up for his case are unfolding one by one! Burn in hell Conrad.

921 days ago
41.

Missy    

Harvey it's already been said,it would have been next to impossible to take propofol by mouth! It burns just from a needle,and you need the other med with it,to help with the burning and MJ would have vomited from it. There is NO way. Harvey it's past time for you to lose your hate towards the Jackson family! You are ALWAYS being disrespectful,and rude. You NEVER even check FACTS you just run off and post BS to get hits!!

921 days ago
42.

janet    

Michael Jackson was a pharm junkie for over 25 years. Simply look at Michael Jackson. Murray had nothing to do with that


Michael Jackson, got his drugs, under different names. Conrad Murray was the last Dr., if it wasn't Murray getting Michael Jacksons drugs, it would be someone else.


Just so happened Michael Jackson finially bellied up. Murray is getting the hit. Hell, you have to blame. Murrays it.

921 days ago
43.

UPYOURS    

And I can say that an alien from outer space came down and administered the propofol, doesn't mean its true

921 days ago
44.

Dee    

Dr. Murray should have hired Dr. Steinberg he's doing a better job than the idiot defending him.

921 days ago
45.

janet    

Cut the crap. Jackson was dead. No need to call 911. Michael Jackson used different Dr.s, different names. Michael Jackson was a pharm junkie for over 25 years. Michael Jackson was fully aware of all his drugs and how they worked.


Michael Jackson knows propofol, hell he's been doing this since th 80's. Murray did not kill Jackson. Michael Jackson killed Michael Jackson.

921 days ago
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