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People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray

Murray's Former Patients:

He's the Best Doc Ever

10/26/2011 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Murray's Former Patients Testify
Updated 10/26/11 at 9:00 AM
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The defense is trying to make the case ... Dr. Conrad Murray is a great doctor with a pristine reputation -- and to prove their point, they're calling several of Murray's former patients to the stand ... each with glowing reviews.

First up ... a heart attack patient named Gerry Causey -- who told the jury, Murray saved his life. Causey said Murray is "the best doctor" he's ever had.

Interestingly, Causey told jurors he didn't want to be sedated during the operation because he was too scared ... so Murray didn't put him under.

He also said Murray took great care in explaining everything he was doing.

Prosecutors made sure to point out -- Murray's treatment was done in a monitored environment with the help of a large staff.

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Updated 10/26/11 at 9:15 AM

1025_Andrew_Guest_MJtrialPatient #2 Andrew Guest said Dr. Conrad Murray performed 2 different procedures on his heart in 2002 -- telling jurors, "That man sitting there is the best doctor I’ve ever seen."

Guest said Murray often called him on weekends to check up on him.

During cross-examination, lead prosecutor David Walgren asked Guest, "I don't mean to be flip ... but  he never give you Propofol in your bedroom did he?"

Guest shot back, "I am alive today because of that man."
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Patient # 3 -- Lunette Sampson
Updated 10/26/11 at 9:35 AM

1025_Lunette_Sampson_MJtrialLunette Sampson -- who suffered 3 heart attacks in 2008 and 2009 -- told the jury Murray saved her life, fixing another doctor's botched operation.

During cross examination, Walgren suggested Murray was able to fix Sampson's heart because he had access to her medical records ... a privilege Murray never afforded the ER doctors, who scrambled to save Michael Jackson's life.


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Patient # 4 -- Dennis Hix
Updated 10/26/11 at 9:50 AM

1025_Dennis_hicks_MJtrialDennis Hix testified Dr. Murray placed about 13 stints in his heart ...  for free.

Hix said Dr. Murray also operated on his brother's heart free of charge ... telling jurors, "I’m 66.  I've gone to a lot of doctors, A LOT of doctors, and I’ve never had one who gave me the care he did."







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Patient # 5 -- Ruby Mosley
Updated 10/26/11 at 10:20 AM


1025_Ruby_Mosely_MJtrialRoby Mosley told jurors Dr. Murray couldn't have been greedy because he opened up a clinic in one of Houston's poorest neighborhoods in honor of his father.

Murray fought back tears as Mosley described how he selflessly treated patients who couldn't afford his care.

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Ulja    

Is he going to recognize in general, he is wrong, that he shouldn't use propofol, without having the necessary equipment and the assistant, without having application experience of propofol , without knowing resuscitation methods?

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Ashley    

It doesn't matter. They can parade around as many former patients as they want, but that has NOTHING to do with Murray being negligent in his care for Michael. It's already been proven that he made gross errors and bad judgment calls in the process of caring for Michael.

1003 days ago
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Bea    

The defense witnesses say Murray isn't greedy, and that he doesn't abandon patients. But... he DID abandon them, and why... because of $$$! He abandoned all of his patients to work for only Michael, and wanted 5 million dollars to do it, and then he abandoned him too!

1003 days ago
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Blue Angel    

Dr Murray was a good doctor to these people but the care he provided to Michael Jackson doesn't heal anyone. It kills.

1003 days ago
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DAVID B    

Are they done for the day already?

1003 days ago
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Neicey    

Yall all no Dr Murray is a fall guy...The Illunati had MJ order dead .............I'm just sayin wake up people!

1003 days ago
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yvonne from uk    

The prosecution asking witness Andrew Guest "does every patient deserve that level of care" after Murray said it was important to have a team to back him up as well as heart moniters was the cherry on the cake i thought. So what happened on June 25th!!!! what a croc. All these so called witnesses did nothing for Murrays case, one saying he would still testify for Murray even if he thought he caused Michaels death, WHAT!!! Ruby was a scary old biddy and had Murray crying those crocodile tears again, and said he was well informed, please, well informed my arse, he's a useless incompetant money grabbing moron who needs locking up.

1003 days ago
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karen    

Wheres the live feed for todays trial coverage?

1003 days ago
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DJ Blur    

Best doctor ever, that's why he tried to do CPR on a bed and then waited a long time to call parmoedics

1003 days ago
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mj fan forever    

ALL THESE SO-CALLED WITNESSES "CHARACTERS" JUST DISGUST ME LIKE MURDERER "CRYING" THEY KNOW MURDERER IS GUILTY MOST OF THEM -INCLUDED THAT OLD WITCH OF RUBY MOSLEY- WERE ON A VIDEO PROMOTING THE MURDERER - PR - RECORDERED TO CONVINCE PEOPLE SO HOW MUCH DID HE PAY YOU FOR TESTIFYING IN HIS FAVOR???? THEN STUPID MOSLEY HAD SUCH A SATISFIED FACE WHEN SHE SAID MURDERER WAS "VERY DETAILED" THINKING "HER TESTIMONY" WAS HELPING THE MURDERER- PROSECUTOR WANTED TO SHOW THAT MURDERER DELIBERATELY LIED TO PARAMEDICS AND UCLA DOCTORS THEN HE SAID HE DID NOT REMEMBER!!!! AND BTW ALL OF YOU ARE ALIVE TODAY BECAUSE YOU WERE IN A HOSPITAL OTHERWISE YOU ALL WERE DEAD FOR A LONG TIME - AND GUESS SO HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN KILLED BY THAT MURDERER WHO FYI NEEDS TO BE CONVICTED AND BURN IN HELL!!!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!!

1003 days ago
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DAISY    

Seriously TMZ... what's with all the typos? Editors on vacation again?? There are 2 Patient #4's?? And then they call the prosecutor Ed Walgren (it should be David Walgren) on the section about Lunette Sampson's testimony. Good Lord, what's it gonna take to get some good writers these days?!?! Sheesh!

Anywhoo... flimsy, weak testimony. Murray isn't on trial for the death of any of these people, he's on trial for the death of Michael Jackson... maybe he WAS a good Dr. to those people, but not when it came to MJ & the 'care' (or lackthereof) he received!!! I don't see where it proves any of the defense's points!! They're reaching!! One person's care dates back to 2002??? WTF does that have to do with Murray's "medical practicing" on June 25, 2009?!?! Oh yeah... NOTHING!!!!! No matter which way they cut it, he was wrong, he was grossly negligent, and he is 100% responsible for MJ's death!!

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Cheryl A.    

Call a bazillion former patients. It doesn't matter. he did not KILL them. He KILLED Michael Jackson. He did not have the right to use propofol, he did not the expertise to "wean him off" propofol, he did not have ANY emergency medical equipment, he does not know how to do CPR, he did not have an IV pump that measures out an exact dosage of medicines on site. What he did have is a greed for money, possibly for fame. Well, he has the fame now. What we don't have is Michael Jackson who for all intents and purposes would be ALIVE today if MISTER Murray did not KILL him.

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Lily56    

Can anybody answer what's happening with the live coverage?

1003 days ago
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