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Dr. Conrad Murray

Defense Calls MJ Doctor

It Could Backfire Bigtime

10/19/2011 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers will call one of Michael Jackson's doctors to the stand, and our sources say it could blow up in their faces.

Dr. David Adams -- a Las Vegas anesthesiologist -- treated MJ on 4 occasions, administering Propofol during dental procedures. 

Dr. Murray told cops during his LAPD interview that Dr. Adams was one of the docs who gave MJ Propofol just to sleep ... once putting the singer under for 5 or 6 hours while Murray says he was present.
 
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Murray also told cops MJ had asked Adams to be his doctor during the "This is It" tour, and Adams wanted between $1.2 and $1.3 million.

We're told the defense will call Dr. Adams to the stand -- possibly as early as today -- to establish that MJ was a hard-core Propofol user and that other doctors, including Adams, were fueling his addiction.

But here's what we know.  Sources connected to Dr. Adams tell TMZ ... Adams will make it clear -- he NEVER put Michael under just to help him sleep, although Adams will say he did administer Propofol for legitimate dental procedures.

But even more important ... Adams wants to tell the jury he strongly believes Michael became a victim to Murray's financial greed.  Adams will say Murray actually negotiated with him and cut him out of the tour so Murray would be the sole beneficiary of Michael's medical budget.

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1.

LadyD    

Prayers for Michael's children and the Jackson family.

1047 days ago
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TheHOLETruth    

Damn, that's no news, I figured that out--way back when. Murray was The Man, The Connection---at a price.... A BIG MONTHLY "FEE"

1047 days ago
3.

iFart    

I don't think the prosecution lawyers need any help making Murray look like the greedy, disgusting, inept "doctor" he is...but anything to cinch the guilty verdict is fine by me!


Love and miss you forever MJ.

1047 days ago
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BrAnBa    

Someone should have pulled the plug to those concerts long time before Michael died. He was clearly very ill! There again, he was known to be extremely ambitious and stubborn and I think he would rather risk his health than cancel the performances. It is not easy to help someone who doesn´t want help other than medication to "stop the pain" for a little while....

RIP Michael, we miss you so much!

1047 days ago
5.

aston    

Well, one thing Adams will surely tell the jurors is that he administered propofol in a safe manner, and in watching him do it, Murray would know what that safe manner was.


The alleged negotiations between Adams and Murray sound weird. Why would Adams agree to that? And why would Michael want a 3 mill doctor who was NOT an anesthesiologist rather than a 1.3 mill who was?


Whatever happens, this can't save Murray. The prosecution has already established he acted recklessly and with gross negligence. The defense's old strategy presuming that showing MJ was an addict to propofol would somehow make Murray seem like a victim, has already been overturned. It doesn't matter what MJ said or was. The medical treatment was Murray's responsibility, and he blew it in every way possible.

1047 days ago
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wow    

Conrad Murray is greedy and lacking in moral character. He can't concede he did anything wrong when he did everything wrong.
Dr. Adams knows how to administer propofol safely and certainly didn't request 5 million like Murray did. MJ had a chance with anyone but Murray.

1047 days ago
7.

Paul    

"...I'll die a man without a country and only God knew I was innocent now" - Michael during his trial in 2005.

1047 days ago
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Paul    

"...But I will never stop helping and loving people
the way Jesus said to." - Michael Jackson

1047 days ago
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Paul    

Media have done their work June 25, 2009. They worked long and hard. They had a lot of work. Michael got a huge daily dose of hate.
Michael gave all his heart. He lived for others, he loved people, animals, our planet. He lived for the children.
Michael Jackson:
".....What have we done to the world?
Look what we've done.
What about all the peace,
That you pledge your only son?
What about flowering fields?
Is there a time?
What about all the dreams,
That you said was yours and mine?

Did you ever stop to notice,
All the children dead from war?
Did you ever stop to notice,
This crying Earth its weeping shores?
............
I used to dream
I used to glance beyond the stars
Now I don't know where we are
Although I know we've drifted far...." Earth song

1047 days ago
10.

MJJJJJJ    

Thank you TMZ for your news with Michael Jackson, don't forget him please.. I love you all.

1047 days ago
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Paul    

Media are responsible for the death of an innocent man. Now the collective amnesia of the media. How he was treated?. Media has long since broken all the rules. There is no morality, truth, it's all profit. Michael paid the highest price for it. Media killed Michael.

1047 days ago
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aston    

Paul - Earth song is so sad, wise and beautiful. And what did the media write about? Michael's nose! It's so disgraceful.


I want to go back in time to the night of June 24, 2009, grab Michael when he stops by his gates and tell him to throw Murray to the curb and all the things that will happen if he doesn't. And I'll tell him I've seen the footage from th cameras, and that he needn't worry because he's still got it, and tell him to get a friend to sleep in the room with him, so he won't need to turn on the TV and won't need lorazepam (which causes confusion) and propofol.

1047 days ago
13.

mjforever    

"to establish that MJ was a hard-core Propofol user" WTF keep is classy Harvey ...anyway I have the same face Michael has in the picture above when I think of "Dr". Death .

1047 days ago
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aston    

And can we remember one thing, please. Michael was not a "hard core propofol addict". He didn't ask for the drug to get high, he just had a severe case of insomnia and was desperate for sleep, and no doctor seems to have been able to (or tried to) help him in any way that worked. Please DO NOT compare this to use of heroin, cocaine and things like that.

1047 days ago
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mj fan forever    

I BELIEVE DR ADAMS COMPLETELY!!!!! MURDERER IS FULL OF GREED FULL OF ARROGANCE AND FOR THE RECORD MURDERER WANTED $5 MILLION FIVE MILLION!!!! HOW CAN MURDERER EXPLAIN THIS???? MICHAEL WAS JUST HIS OCCASION TO PAY HIS VICES AND THOSE OF HIS WHORES - NICOLE ALVAREZ STUPID AND GROSS BITCH PRIMARILY!!!! HIS TEAM OF LOSERS HAS ALREADY TRIED TO POINT THE FINGER AGAINST DR ADAMS AND FAILED!!!! THEY ARE GRASPING AT STRAWS CLIMBING ON MIRRORS SINCE THEY KNOW THEIR MURDERER CLIENT DOES NOT HAVE ANY DAMN DEFENSE AS MURDERER IS GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES!!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!

1047 days ago
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