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Dr. Conrad Murray

The Interview that Sunk Him

10/13/2011 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray
Dr. Conrad Murray
would NOT be on trial today for Michael Jackson's death ... had he politely declined to speak with cops 2 days after MJ passed ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Sources directly connected with the decision to prosecute Murray tell TMZ ... Murray's 2-hour interview with LAPD detectives at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey gave prosecutors the ammo to charge the doc.

Our sources all say, prosecutors almost declined to file the case, but the police interview made all the difference.

We're told ... police and prosecutors believe they never would have been able to prove Dr. Murray administered Propofol to Jackson almost every day for 2 months, were it not for Murray volunteering the info.  The case hinges on Murray's alleged reckless medical treatment, and prosecutors believe administering the drug in a home setting for that period of time proves recklessness.

And, our law enforcement sources say, cops could never have proven that Murray pumped a total of 5 gallons of Propofol through MJ's system were it not for the interview.

But there's something even more fundamental.  We're told it became apparent to detectives shortly after Murray's interview that the doctor wasn't telling the whole truth.  As one law enforcement source put it, "He told the truth 70% of the time during the interview, and lied 30% of the time.  And the lies created the suspicion that led to the investigation that led to charges being filed."

The real question -- why did Murray volunteer to speak with cops and spill his guts?  As one source put it, "Murray and his lawyer never thought he'd be charged with a crime.  He was worried about the bad P.R. and felt he could put a lid on it."  And another source added, "smart people who are arrogant think they can talk to cops and make a problem go away, but it doesn't work that way."
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igotfleasfromtmz    

The Troof will set you free Conrad.

1022 days ago
2.

yvonne from uk    

Murray doesn't know how to tell the truth, and after Dr Steinberg and Nadar Kamangers statements yesterday i think he ought to call it a day, he's done for, Dr Steinway even shut Flan****n up a few times, thank the lord. No matter how much of Michaels past drug use is brought into this the fact is that Murray deviated from he standard of care, it's been said hundreds of times in posts on here and nothing will change that, i just can't stand the same smug expression on Murrays face, hope the camera's are on him when the guilty verdict comes in.

1022 days ago
3.

SantaFeJack    

Smart enough to be a doctor, but not smart enough to either keep his mouth shut or to get a lawyer immediately to advise him. Hope he's smart enough to know he's going to prison and to prepare for that.

1022 days ago
4.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

His actions certainly made him look suspicious to me. He wasn't acting like an innocent person, because he knew what he had done was wrong.

1022 days ago
5.

Sylvie    

Shame on your Murray & others who are involved. I smell a conspiracy. Why would Murray make the recorded message in May? I feel it was to prove the dependency. Murray you are going to have to come clean with what you know. I see your eyes .. there is more to the story.

1022 days ago
6.

HumanNature    

GUILTY CONSCIOUS!!!


THIS ARROGANT "QUACK" THOUGHT HE COULD SMOOTH TALK THE POLICE LIKE HE WHORE TALK THE SKANKS!!!!


SOUND LIKE A "GOSSIPING" BEITCH ON THOSE TAPES!!!!


ONE THING FOR SURE!!!!


HE'S "DUMB AS A ROCK"!!!!!

1022 days ago
7.

HumanNature    

THIS "QUACK" MADE THOSE RECORDING OF MJ BECAUSE HE WAS GOING TO BLACKMAIL/EXTORT BIG $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ FROM MJ!!!!


PLAIN & SIMPLE


GREEDY 2FACE OPPORTUNIST!!!!

1022 days ago
8.

HumanNature    

You have the right to remain silent.


Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in a court of law.


You have the right to speak to an attorney.


If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.


Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?


APPARENTLY, CHERNOFF IS JUST AS DUMB AS HIS CLIENT!!!!!


ESPECIALLY, WHEN HE MISSPELLED "MICHAEL JACKSON" NAME AND PRESENTED IT TO THE JURY!!!!

1022 days ago
9.

Dianna    

Knits and watches it unfold. Think I'll go watch Ru Paul's Drag U in the mean time.

1022 days ago
10.

George    

Murray, just do not understand you ....!!!! What should they (michael) tell you? Give you a graphic and EKG? Let him indicate milliliters? Let him tell you side effects? Man ... YOU ARE DOCTOR and him, singer ... A singer who has stretched a hand to you because him understand that you CAN DO. When he realized that you could not do anything ... was already in horizontal plane in a cold place.

1022 days ago
11.

pawang    

Never kick a cow turd on a hot day.

1022 days ago
12.

Unbelievable    

Those tapes of Michael all messed up were Michael, sealing your fate Conrad.... go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $150,000. I pray that Cali has the brains not to shorten your stay on the manslaughter charges (you should have been charged with murder!)

1022 days ago
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bunny    

And another source added, "smart people who are arrogant think they can talk to cops and make a problem go away, but it doesn't work that way."

Where's this smart person he's referring to? It certainly isn't Conrad Murray. The man doesn't even know CPR and wasn't smart enough to even have the proper equipment. The place he buys his ties will miss him for a few years.

1022 days ago
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mj fan forever    

HOWEVER IN ANY CASE AFTER THE AUTOPSY REPORT THEY WOULD HAVE SEEN PROPOFOL AND BENZOS AND WOULD BE WONDERED THEMSELVES HOW COME MICHAEL JACKSON HAD SO MUCH PROPOFOL IN HIS SYSTEM OR WOULD HAVE THEY CLOSED THE CASE KNOWING MICHAEL HADN'T ANY HEART PROBLEMS???? THE CASE DOES NOT EXIST COZ THEY HAD TO DO THE AUTOPSY AND SURELY THE CORONER WOULD HAVE SEEN PROPOFOL AND ALL THE MEDS MURDERER HAD ADMINISTERED MICHAEL AND UNLESS THEY WANTED TO LET FREE A MURDERER THEY WOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED AND FILED THE CHARGES AGAINST THE MURDERER COZ HE WAS UNFORTUNATELY HIS DOC- HE IS NOT A DOC HE IS A COLD BLOODED MURDERER!!!!! MURDERER HADN'T ANY "FAVOR" TO THE COPS THEY WOULD HAVE QUESTIONED HIM BECAUSE OF PROPOFOL AND THE MEDS FOUND IN MICHAEL'S SYSTEM BECAUSE MURDERER WAS THE DOC WHO WAS TAKING CARE FOR MICHAEL TO THEM SO MURDERER WOULD HAVE LIED THE SAME HE LIED ALL THE TIME AND TOLD THE STORY THAT WAS MORE CONVENIENT FOR THE MURDERER TO ESCAPE THE SUSPECTS -ACCORDING TO MURDERER- BUT OBVIOUSLY HIS STORY WAS NOT CREDIBLE HOW MURDERER COULD EXPLAIN PROPOFOL AND ALL OTHER MEDS????? LET THE MURDERER ROT IN A DAMNED CELL CHARGE MURDERER WITH MURDER MICHAEL COULD BE SAVED IF IT WAS NOT FOR MURDERER!!!!!!ROT IN HELL MURDERER!!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!

1022 days ago
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mj fan forever    

INFACT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR MURDERER BUT HE WAS DISAPPEARED TO REAPPEAR ON JUNE 27 THE COPS RIGHT FROM THE START TRIED TO TALK WITH MURDERER BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO KNOW HOW COME MICHAEL JACKSON HAD AN HEART ATTACK SINCE HE HADN'T ANY HEART PROBLEM!!!!!!! ROT IN JAIL MURDERER BURN IN HELL!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!

1022 days ago
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