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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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After such a discovery it is hard to proceed but I will try to.

Day 6 brought us a stream of Murray’s girlfriends – all of them young and attractive. Most of them got acquainted with him in bars and night clubs which made me wonder when this so-called doctor was working and attending to his family and children. All the girls had some kind of communication with Murray on the night of Michael’s death either by email or phone.

The girls were marvelously reported by the ABC news, so this is where I will take most of the information.

Bridgette Morgan
Bridgette Morgan

The first was Bridgette Morgan who looked very sullen and said she had called Murray on June 25 but “he didn’t answer his telephone.” She was non-cooperative and they let her go very quickly. During the preliminary hearings it was found out that she placed a call to Murray at 11.26 but he didn’t answer.

Michelle Bella

Michelle Bella's testimony shows that Murray bragged about being Michael's doctor to almost anyone


Although Conrad Murray’s ex-girlfriend Michelle Bella is reportedly a stripper, pre-trial rulings dictated that information couldn’t be shared with the jury. In court it was said that Bella met Murray at a “social-type club” in Las Vegas where they exchanged phone numbers. On the day of Jackson’s death Murray sent her a text, and she testified that he left her a voicemail message on June 16, nine days before Jackson’s death, telling her he was Jackson’s doctor.

Sade Alding

Her testimony was very interesting as she was the one who really talked to Murray when he suddenly stopped responding. Their conversation was a very intellectual one – she was telling him of her day and some 5-6 minutes into the conversation she realized he was not there. She then stayed on the phone for another 3-4 minutes listening to the background noises. She says she heard a cough and mumbling of voices. She supposed that Murray had put the telephone into his pocket.

The ABC say about Alding’s testimony:

Today Houston ****tail waitress Sade Anding, who met Murray in February of 2009, took the stand. Prosecutors asked her about the odd phone call she had with Murray on the day of Jackson’s death, during the moment when prosecutors believe Murray discovered Jackson had stopped breathing. Anding told GMA during the call Murray “sounded like something was wrong.”"He was like, ‘Well.’ And it seemed like he wanted to say something. And I wish I would have just shut up and let him finish. Because he just said, ‘Well.’ And then he took forever,” she said. “He didn’t sound like himself to me at all.”

Then, she says, Murray became distracted.

At today’s hearing she testified, “I said, ‘Well let me tell you about my day and I started telling him about my day…that’s when I realized he was no longer on the phone … I was just talking and the next thing you know I said, ‘Hello? Hello?’ and I didn’t hear anything. That’s when I pressed the phone on my ear and I heard mumbling of voices … I heard coughing and nobody answered.”

Anding also told the court today that after she told Murray she had been questioned by police he allegedly told her not to speak to them again without his lawyer.

He said, “I’m going to give you my lawyer’s number and make sure before you speak to LAPD you have my lawyer present,” she recalled.

During her interview with GMA, Anding said Murray had lied to her, saying he was divorced with two children when he really had seven kids.

The information that Sade Alding heard a cough and mumbling of voices is extremely disturbing. First and foremost it suggests that Murray was not alone when Michael died. Alding said that she didn’t recognize any voices at all.

Another theory is that it was TV and she could could hear its muffled noise through the pocket into which he had put his cell phone (as she supposed). On the other hand if it was TV she would have heard it much clearer while Murray was still talking to her, so if the same noise continued it wouldn’t have particularly surprised her. And how often do people cough on TV?

Michael was listening to music that night and some musical device must have been on, but whether it was a TV set or something else only the Prosecution can tell us. Or the Defense. Chernoff asked Sade Alding interesting questions – for example, if the voice she heard could be anyone’s voice? She agreed. “So it could be Dr. Murray’s voice?” She agreed again. And when he asked her how long she had been listening before she hang up, she said “Three or four minutes”.

Now a question: When did Murray call Sade Alding?

According to the preliminary hearings the call was placed at 11:51. But in his June 27, 2009 interview with Detectives Martinez and Scott Murray said he realized Michael had stopped breathing an hour before that, or at 11.00 . Though one of these is an obvious lie I ask you to refrain from jumping at conclusions yet.

Sade Alding says that during the conversation Murray “didn’t sound himself at all” – though he supposedly noticed that something was wrong with Michael several minutes after placing a call. Why did he sound like that from the very beginning? And why did he specify to the police the time of Michael’s clinical death as 11 o’clock and not 12 o’clock as he would present the case later?

Probably because he knew that that time of death was 11 o’clock, and not 12? And it was much later that realized that going on with his original story was not in his interests?

Nicole Alvarez

Actress and former ****tail waitress Nicole Alvarez, the mother of one of Murray’s children, also testifed today, telling the court she spends her time going to rehearsals, “refining my instrument,” which she defined as her “being.”

She found out Murray was Jackson’s doctor in 2008, and eventually met Jackson, saying she was “star struck” during the brief visit to Jackson’s home.

“I can remember because Michael was very interested in the baby…he wanted to schedule visits so that he could see my son,” she said today.

During Jackson’s death she lived with Murray, and received his packages in the mail, but claimed she didn’t know the contents.

He said “that he was going to be receiving something, that if there was knock on the door, it was going to be a delivery that I could retrieve it for him,” Alvarez said.

In January, during the preliminary hearing, Alvarez made the same claim. Prosecutors believe those packages were shipments of propofol.

Phone records show Murray called Alvarez from the ambulance that transported Jackson to the hospital. Prosecutors asked her about their two-minute conversation.

“I remember him telling me that he was on the way to the hospital in the ambulance with Mr. Jackson and for me not to be alarmed … because he knew I would learn this through the news,” she said today.

“This is a different witness entirely than the other women…This is a witness who was receiving the propofol shipments at her house,” said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney David Walgren during the preliminary hearing in January. “This is an uncooperative witness who has refused to cooperate with the police, has refused to open the door for the police, has reached out to Dr. Murray’s attorney. Whenever we tried to reach her… And it’s not simply a phone call…“

Murray met Alvarez at a Las Vegas club a few years ago. He still stays in her Santa Monica apartment when he is in Los Angeles.

Her biggest acting role was in a 2008 movie called “Days of Wrath,” produced by Foxy Films, where she played the role of “Hot Chick.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/conrad-murrays-girlfriends-testify-sade-anding-nicole-alvarez/story?id=14658172#2

The packages Nicole Alvarez received had the following dates - April 8, April 29, May 1, May 13, may 15, June 11, June 16, June 25.

The Defense lawyers did not ask her any questions at all.

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The packages Nicole Alvarez received had the following dates - April 8, April 29, May 1, May 13, may 15, June 11, June 16, June 25.

The Defense lawyers did not ask her any questions at all.

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The next witness was Tim Lopez, the owner of Applied Pharmacy which supplied Murray with most of the medications. He closed his business in 2010. The Pharmacy worked more with physicians than with patients because its specialty was in creating medications tailored to patients’ particular needs, using formulations which are not otherwise available.

Murray first contacted him in 2008. He was looking for a specific dermatological Benoquin cream used by vitiligo patients. Lopez called some of his suppliers of raw materials but none of them had what was needed and he never followed Murray’s request.

In March 2009 Murray called him again and this time Tim Lopez was able to help him with a trial lot of Benoquin (a lot of 40 tubes 30gr each). The company’s check was for $1200. When asked whether he required any medical registration papers from Murray Tim Lopez said yes, he asked for his registration with The Drug Enforcement Agency. Benoquin is not a controlled drug but it is “their habit to ask for that number”, so Murray’s number was verified and found active.

Murray placed his first order for Propofol on April 6, 2009. Propofol is not a controlled substance and there were no reg flags, Lopez said. Murray was authorized to make those orders.

They agreed that the first delivery would be made by a carrier to Conrad Murray’s office but when the package arrived Murray took a couple of vials from the package and asked to mail the rest to an address in Santa Monica. The first order was mostly for small vials of Propofol – it included 10 pcs of 100ml vials and 25 pcs of 20ml vials, 40 tubes of Benoquin cream and 9 bags of 1000ml saline solutions.

The next order came on April 28, 2009 and included 65 vials of Propofol, out of which 40 pcs came as big 100ml vials.

The testimony contained many numbers and frankly I didn’t put down most of them, but I got the overall number of the vials ordered – Murray was delivered 255 vials of Propofol, 20 vials of Lorazepam and 60 vials of Madozoline.

Here is an excellent article analysing these mammoth quantities:

STUNNING Propofol Evidence In Jackson Physician Manslaughter Trial

September 27, 2011

In the prosecution’s opening statement on the first day of Dr. Conrad Murray’s Involuntary Manslaughter trial, the jury was led through a basic pharmacology course of the hypnotic sedative anesthesia agent propofol. He promises that the jury will be hearing a lot about the “science of propofol”, as well as Dr. Murray’s lies told to a supplying pharmacy that he had a California clinic in need of the drug, when no such clinic existed and the shipments were being sent to his girlfriends house.

Most shocking is the amount of medication Murray ordered from April – May of 2009.

In divided monthly shipments over just these three months, Dr. Murray ordered and had delivered, a total of 155,000 mg of propofol, 40 vials of midazolam (Versed), and 20 vials of lorazepam (Ativan). To put this in perspective, this equates to a total of nearly 5 gallons of propofol, or 1,937 mg per day of propofol. This is enough medication to run a medium sized operating room for the same period of time.

A quick lesson on propofol: It is the most commonly used induction agent for general anesthesia in the country. If you go into a hospital or outpatient surgery center and have a general anesthetic chances are you will be put to sleep with an injection of propofol. Depending on body weight and other factors, an average dose for this purpose is 150-200mg for an adult. Such doses are expected to render the patient without consciousness, reaction to pain, and significant respiratory depression or even commonly a cessation of breathing.

Only highly trained anesthesia professionals like Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists or Anesthesiologists administer propofol for general anesthesia. Whenever and wherever propofol is given to a patient. emergency airway equipment and a crash cart must be present, and a cardiac monitor, blood pressure monitor and pulse oximetry monitor to measure the amount of oxygen in the blood.

Of these, only a tiny, cheap, battery powered, worn around the neck of a physician pulse oximeter was present, which had no alarm to warn of dangerous readings.

Propofol can also be used in far smaller doses for sedation (a typical dose would be 20 mg IV) , and as a continuous IV infusion for sedation or general anesthesia. A typical patient receiving such an infusion would be one who is in a medically induced coma in an ICU. Conrad Murray was administering such continuous IV infusions on a daily basis, based on his own admission to investigators. After all, Murray was administering nearly 2,000 mg per day….enough for 10 general anesthetics per day.

But it is worse than that. Midazolam and lorazepam, both given IV, have a tremendous potentiating effect when given with propofol, meaning it takes less propofol to attain the desired effect. When you add the incredible amount of these drugs that were being used, it boggles the mind that Jackson was not dead long before he was.

According to the opening statement, prosecutors say Murray claims minor amounts of medications administered that early morning beginning at 130 am. Murray is claiming he administered only 10 mg of valium by tablet, 4mg of lorazepam IV and 4mg of midazolam IV over the next 8 1/2 hours culminating in a 25 mg IV dose of propofol. He says he then left the room for 2 minutes to ‘empty urine’ and when he returned Jackson was not breathing.

On autopsy, instead of the small amount of propofol one would have expected to be found in Jackson’s system on toxicology examination, they instead found a very large amount expected from a high dose which would have produced general anesthesia for a number of adults and cessation of breathing. Further, this level was in the BLOOD, indicating that Jackson died immediately after being bolused with what would have been a ~100 ml vial (1000 mg).When someone dies, their metabolism of any drugs in their system ceases, so whatever is found in the blood at autopsy is what was in the blood at time of death.

Propofol is metabolized out of the blood very quickly, in less than 10 minutes. Jackson was shot full of a mega dose of propofol and immediately stopped breathing and died. Murray kept no medical records and when paramedics arrived as asked him point blank if he had administered any medications to Jackson, he said “lorazepam”. When medics contacted their medical command and related their findings of an obviously dead and non salvageable Michael Jackson, their EMS medical director pronounced Jackson dead at his home.

However Murray insisted Jackson’s care continue and that he be transported to the emergency room, and agreed to take responsibility for his medical care, a request which the EMS physician granted. on arrival to the ER, Murray again lied to the medical staff saying Jackson only received a small dose of lorazepam. no mention of midazolam or propofol was made.

Other highlights so far:

Murray was being paid $150,000 per month.

On May 10, 2009, Murray recorded Jackson in a very obvious impaired state slurring his words and talking gibberish. This stunning recording was played in part today. It did seem to indicate, in his own words, that Jackson planned to use the proceeds from his tour to build The Michael Jackson Children’s Hospital, which he planned to be the ‘best’ in the world.

Jackson was connected to a urinary catheter when security staff arrived to his bedside. Murray directed the staff to quickly collect the medical equipment and medications in the room prior to EMS arrival.

Prosecutors presented a powerful case that Murray acted as a drug dealer and not a physician, granting his patient’s requests no matter how medically absurd, inappropriate, contraindicated or dangerous they were…all for the big bucks.

The defense is making their opening statement now and as expected are painting Murray as a competent physician trying to get Jackson off drugs and claiming Jackson self administered the medication that killed him. They are claiming it killed him instantly and that no one could have saved him.

Only one problem with that statement: you do not die from propofol and benzodiazepine over administration, absent contributing underlying medical issues, even at relatively high doses, unless no specially trained medical provider is present who takes action to support your breathing.

Clearly they will be relying on the lack of medical knowledge of the jury to try and win this case.

Source: http://lawmedconsultant.com/2458/stunning-propofol-evidence-in-jackson-physician-manslaughter-trial

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Day 7. September 5, 2011

The first witness was Sally Hirschberg from a pharmaceutical company. I haven’t had a chance to listen to her, so here is an account from OTRC:

Sally Hirschberg from Sea Coast Medical, a pharmaceutical company, testifies at Conrad Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial. She said Murray first opened an account with her firm in December 2006 and that on Apr 13, 2009, a medical volunteer who worked at the doctor’s Las Vegas office, Consuelo Ng, spoke to her on the phone.

A ‘red flag’ was raised: Ng, Hirschberg said, requested that an order be shipped to a residential address in California. Hirschberg said she declined the request, adding that all previous orders had been shipped to Murray’s Las Vegas office. She said she continued to have orders shipped there.

Prosecutors say Murray shipped propofol and other medical supplies to his girlfriend’s apartment in Santa Monica, California in the months before Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009.

Invoices presented to the jury show that between April and June 2009, Murray’s office ordered supplies such as infusion and IV administration kits, syringes, an Ambu bag, catheters – including condom catheters, and Lidocaine an anesthetic and antiarrhythmic drug often used to numb an injection area.

Murray’s attorney pointed out that the doctor had ordered IV administration sets as far back as October 2007. ’Was it unusual for company to order Lidocaine?’ Hirschberg was asked, to which she responded: ‘Not unusual, just not a lot.’

Receipts from a Las Vegas pharmacy, presented to the jury on Oct. 4, 2009, showed Murray had ordered Lidocaine cream, as well as some 255 vials of propofol, containers of the injectable anti-anxiety drugs Lorazepam and Midazolam”

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A very important testimony came from Steven Marx, a forensic computer special agent, who managed to retrieve data from Conrad Murray’s iphone.

This information looked like a sensation but only until Michael’s tape was played that day when everything suddenly grew terribly shallow and unimportant. It once again reminded us whom we had lost and brought home to us how petty, artificial and cynical the world we are living in is.

Yes cynical, because Murray was not only administering Michael some agent to induce sleep but he was also recording him in the process of it, which is a grave violation of all medical laws and human ethics. He was recording Michael when he was falling asleep and least expected it, and this immediately makes us wonder why he was doing it at all.

The iphone enabled Steven Marx to determine the date of the recording – it was May 10, 2009 which sets it as the time when Murray was already administering Michael something to make him sleep.

The other records Steven Marx managed to extract from Murray’s iphone is a whole package of correspondence made back and forth between Murray, the insurance brokers and Shawn Treil of AEG with copies sent to Kathy Jorrie (lawyer employed by AEG), Timm Wooley, Randy Phillips and Paul Gongaware of AEG.

I’ve tried to place them in the chronological order to get ready for a later study.

The first was a letter from Justin Burns, sent on June 22, 2009 concerning Mark Jones (the name given to MJ for confidentiality purposes), which says that the additional evaluation of the insured person’s health will have to be made by two more doctors.

A follow-up to this letter dated June 24, 2009 (again from Justin Burns) says that the 5-year medical record had not been provided and that the assured – who were AEG and Michael Jackson’s company – did not confirm or deny press speculation regarding the artist’s health:

“As you know there have been several occasions we have asked the assured to confirm or deny press speculation, always with no response”.

The email also says that it is impossible to arrange a medical examination at the artist’s home for lack of the necessary medical equipment.

On June 24, 2009 Paul Gongware of AEG writes an email to the insurer Bob Taylor (with copies sent to the whole AEG gang) that they “need to do it at MJ’s house”.


However Bob Taylor replies that they (the Lloyds) will not accept it.

He says that everything is ready for a medical examination to take place in Harley Street , London in a special suite where all the equipment has been installed:

The answer to this email is addressed to Shawn of AEG and says that the London consultation is critical. The second medical examination is to take place on July 6, 2009.

The copy is naturally sent to all those involved on the part of AEG.

Let me make the following note here.

Formally it was AEG who insisted on Michael Jackson obtaining the insurance, but if it was not confirmed in London they could trigger off their stand-by variant of terminating the deal, demanding the advances back and in case of a default in payment obtaining MJ’s precious collateral.

Conversely, Michael Jackson did not insist on the insurance but was interested in having it in order to go on with the deal. But this again only in case he thought that all their contract conditions were carved in stone and couldn’t be revised.

However we have reasons to believe that the final contract was never signed, so its conditions could be changed or considered null – which is a way MJ could have also regarded the situation (see the numerous posts about the AEG contract being null). And this is why Michael was not very much worried whether it was obtained or not. It was AEG who wanted it, not him.

In short all this is a rather complex logical riddle, which will need to be looked into at another time.

Prosecutor David Walgren read out the email sent to Conrad Murray from Bob Taylor, London on June 25, 2009. The time stamped on it is 5.54 am Los Angeles time, which is the morning of the day Michael died.

The email says that the insurers require full information MJ’s various medical conditions including the period of the 2005 trial or otherwise the insurance could be called into question:


Left side of the letter
“I have advised the insurers that your records go back from the present time to 2006 when you first met with MJ in Nevada. You confirmed that as far as you are aware you are the only doctor consulted during that 3 year period.”

Right side of the letter
Well, we know for sure that Murray wasn’t the only doctor whom Michael Jackson consulted during that period – Dr. Klein, for example. Another doctor was Dr. Patrick Treacy who performed some cosmetic procedures on Michael while he was in Ireland. Why Murray wanted to limit Michael’s medical ties to himself only will still need to be studied, but let us just register at this point that he is a telling a lie here.

On June 25 at 11.17 am Los Angeles time Conrad Murray sent to Bob Taylor an answer to his letter.

Conrad Murray's answer to Bob Taylor was sent at 11.08 LA time on June 25
Among other things it said that Michael denied releasing his medical records to the brokers for assisting them to procure an insurance policy as it was already secured in the US (which again shows that Michael was not terribly interested in confirming the insurance and was not terribly worried if it wasn’t).

This situation will have to be analyzed later – at the moment let us just make a very important note that at the time when Murray was supposedly monitoring his patient he was actually sending out emails which, by the way, required typing first !

end of Conrad Murray's letter to Bob Taylor
Steven Marx was also able to retrieve a voice mail which came early in the morning of June 20, 2009 or the day the so-called “riot act” was read out to Michael following the day when Kenny Ortega let him leave the rehearsal ( June 19).

The voice mail was from Frank Dileo.

I didn’t get the whole of it, but what I did showed that when it came to treating Michael his manager was no better than the AEG people.

The initial impression was that he was concerned about his friend’s health, however later that impression turned into an understanding that he simply wanted to know “what he was doing” (which most probably means “what drugs he was taking”). The voice mail said:

“Dr. Murray, this is Frank Dileo, Michael’s manager. Please call me at ……… I’m sure you are aware of the episode last night. He is sick. …… I think you need to take a blood test on him. We’ve got to see what he is doing. Thank you”.
Steven Marx also managed to retrieve the time of that voice mail – it was 7.48 am PT (Pacific Time) of June 20, 2009.

The time shows that after the “June 19th episode” (see Kenny Ortega’s testimony on week 1 of this trial) the same night or early morning Frank Dileo was contacted by the other side - AEG or Kenny Ortega.

He was told about the meeting which was to take place at Michael’s house later that day. So prior to that he called Murray and asked him to make Michael’s blood test so that the result could be reported to him, Randy Phillips and Ortega.

Frank Dileo didn’t realize that Michael’s horrid condition wasn’t the result of “what he was doing” - it was the direct consequence of the treatment provided to Michael by Murray himself.

And now he is approaching this man for checking up on Michael though he is the one who is directly responsible for Michael’s quickly deteriorating health. Oh God….

At the meeting of June 20th a “riot act” was read to Michael where a demand was made that he should not miss a single rehearsal or otherwise AEG would “pull the plug”. Thus instead of rendering him real help they chose to build more pressure on him which mounted his stress to unspeakable heights. This is why he couldn’t sleep at all….

Steve Marx’s testimony together with all messages, voice mails and Michael being recorded by Murray is found in this part of the trial:

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Day 8. September 6.10.11

Here are my notes on the testimony of Ellisa Fleak, investigator who arrived at MJ’s house at 7 pm on June 25 to perform a scene investigation.

an empty 20ml propofol bottle was recovered from the floor
She found a 20ml empty bottle of propofol lying on the floor. This is the first sign that at least 20ml of propofol were administered to Jackson that night.

Before adding up all empty vials of propofol found and registered by Ms. Fleak during her two visits to the house on June 25 and June 29, we should agree that it is highly unlikely that Murray (or Michael) would keep empty vials lying about the bedroom for days or weeks without throwing them away.

So if an empty vial was there it most probably means that it was used the same day.

Another thing lying on the floor was a 5ml empty vial of flumazenil (the drug used to reverse the effect of Lorazepam/Ativan).

A glass table with a 20mg empty propofol vial under it. Three bottles with pills were on the night stand, while the other pills were in a box on the glass table
On the night stand there was a syringe without a needle and on the floor there was a catheter which Ms. Fleak initially took for a needle to this syringe. So what looked at first like two parts of one and the same thing turned out to be some odd pieces which did not match.

Since the defense is claiming that Michael self-administered something it is important to see what was beside him on the night stand and what was stored in a box below on the glass table.

On the nightstand there were prescription drugs in pills – Diazepam, Lorazepam and Flomax. In the basket on the glass stand below there were some other prescription pills.

Here is the list of those pills (excluding Flomax which is for a prostate condition) showing who prescribed what and when, and how many pills were originally there and how many left by the time of Michael’s death.

The list is accompanied by information from WIKI about the purpose of these medications:

Temazepam is an intermediate-acting 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine. It is mostly prescribed for the short-term treatment of sleeplessness in patients who have difficulty maintaining sleep (MURRAY, Dec. 22, 2008). Number issued 30. Number remaining 3. Capsule 30 mg. Directions to use – once at bedtime as needed.
Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine drug having anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, and anxiolytic properties (METZGER, April 18, 2009). Number issued 30. Number remaining 6. Tablet 1 mg. Directions to use – 1 at bedtime
Trazodone is an antidepressant of the serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor (SARI) class. It is a phenylpiperazine compound. Trazodone also has anxiolytic, and hypnotic effects (METZGER, April 18, 2009). Number issued 60. Number remaining 38. Tablet 50 mg. Directions to use – 2 at bedtime as needed
Lorazepam is a high-potency short-to-intermediate-acting 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine drug that has all five intrinsic benzodiazepine effects: anxiolytic, amnesic, sedative/hypnotic, anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant (MURRAY, April 28, 2009). Number issued 30. Number remaining 9. Tablet 2mg. Directions to use – one at bedtime. Physician MURRAY. Found on the night stand
Tizanidine (Zanaflex) is a drug that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is a centrally acting α2 adrenergic agonist. It is used to treat the spasms, cramping, and tightness of muscles caused by medical problems such as multiple sclerosis, spastic diplegia, back pain, or certain other injuries to the spine or central nervous system (KLEIN, May 7, 2009). Number issued 10. Number remaining 8. Tablet 4mg. Directions to us – half tablet at bedtime.
Diazepam, first marketed as Valium is a benzodiazepine drug. It is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures including status epilepticus, muscle spasms, restless legs syndrome, alcohol withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal and Ménière’s disease (MURRAY, June 20, 2009, or the day when AEG’s “riot act” was read out to Michael). Number issued 60. Number remaining 57. Tablet 10mg. Directions to use – 1/2 to 1 every 6 hours. Physician MURRAY. Found on the night stand
Here is a further comment on the pills provided by a reader:

“A pharmacy of drugs” such BS! This is how the media likes to spin everything.

Propofol and Lidocaine are used together. Lidocaine is not medication it is used in conjunction with Propofol because Propofol burns when it’s being injected. So right there you can cross Lidocaine off the list. They’re trying to make it sound like it was something separate when it wasn’t.

Then there’s Lorazepam. The Lorazepam was prescribed on April 28, 2009 and contained 30 pills. On June 25, 2009-two months later- there will still 9 pills remaining. So Michael took 21 pills of this in a two month time span.

Then there’s Diazepam. It was issued on June 20, 2009 (the same day Michael was told he was going to lose everything if he backed out of the concerts) One thing Diazepam treats is anxiety. What person wouldn’t have anxiety after being treated the way Michael was at the meeting. I think for someone to tell you they are going to take your children away would cause anyone to have anxiety. Anyway…there were 60 pills of Diazepam prescribed on June 20, 2009 and on June 25, 2009 there were 57 remaining. That means he only took three within the span of 5-6 days.

Then there’s Temazepam. This was prescribed in December of 2008 and on June 25, 2009 there were still 3 pills left. This was something he had stopped taking a while ago and Temazepam did not show up in the toxicology report.

Then there’s Trazodone. This was issued to him in April of 2009. It was a prescription for 60 pills and on June 25 there were still 38 pills left. This was also something he stopped taking quite some time ago. Trazodone did not show up in the toxicology report.

Then there’s Flomax. Flomax has nothing to do with any of this. I don’t even know why they mentioned it.

Then there’s Clonazepam. This was issued in April with 30 pills and on June 25 there were still 8 remaining. Once again, something he was no longer taking. This was not found in his toxicology report either.

Then there’s Tizanidine. A prescription for ten pills was issued on June 7, 2009 and on June 25, 2009 there were 8 left. So in the span of more than two weeks, he took two of these pills. Tizanidine was also not found in the toxicology report.

Last but not least there’s Hydrocodone and Benoquin. I have no idea why these are even listed. They are not medication. They are creams and lotions that Michael used for his skin.

So, out of all of that BS what they found in Michael was: Propofol, Lorazepam, Diazepam, and Tizanidine. And guess who gave him ALL of that in the early morning of June 25, 2009…Dr. Murray.

Murray's bags were found in the closet
I understand the reader’s idea when she says that lidocaine should be crossed off the list, but suggest we keep it for another purpose - the number of empty lidocaine vials will indirectly show to us how much propofol was administered to Michael.

The empty lidocaine vials were found in the bags used by Murray for hiding away the medication scattered on the floor.

Alvarez remembers that before calling 911 Murray dropped those vials into the bag he was holding open for Murray. Paramedic Sennoff also saw Murray collecting things from the floor when he returned into the room to pick up his equipment.

Ms. Fleak found the bags in the closet during her second visit to the house on June 29 – after Murray was forced to admit to detectives where he had left them. Ms. Fleak made full inventory of the bags and here are the items which attract our attention. First comes the BLACK BAG:

The device for measuring blood pressure was very well packed
1) the blood pressure measuring kit was in a small bag, put into in a cardboard box, stored in a bigger bag. All this shows that the pressure measuring device wasn’t close at Murray’s hand and he wasn’t using it for monitoring Michael, otherwise it would have been opened or at least less packed

2) the black bag contained 3 lidocaine 10ml vials, two of which were empty and one was half-full . Exhibit 132.

The first three lidocaine vials were found in the black bag. Two empty, one half full. Exhibit 132
Considering the fact that lidocaine is mixed with propofol in the proportion of 1:10, those two and half empty bottles of lidocaine can give us the idea of how much propofol was given to Michael.

If the ***ulative quantity of LIDOCAINE used from those three vials was 25ml, this alone brings us to the estimated quantity of 250ml of propofol, and not 25ml claimed by Murray.

THE BLUE BAG contained lots of things including the pulse oxymeter (which Murray put on Michael’s finger only when he was moved to the floor, and not earlier), a 10ml Lorazepam bottle, 2 vials of midazolam, some debris like an empty cap for a needle or empty packaging for an IV set, etc.

But what is most important is that it contained a huge number of vials, part of which were empty (or used). These included:

- another empty 20ml propofol vial. Exhibit 136. We remember that the first empty vial was found on the floor near the bed and now comes the second one from a bag in the closet. Thus the consumed quantity of propofol grows to 40ml.

- 2 pcs of unopened 100ml propofol vials were also found in the bag (they came from the so-called ‘baby essentials’ bag inside the blue bag) . Exhibit 142.

Out of seven 20ml propofol vials three were consumed by more than a half - exhibit 143. The caps on all vials are still there which means that the drug was accessed by a syringe
- 7 more vials containing 20ml of propofol were found by Ms. Fleak. Exhibit 143.

4 pcs of them were unopened and 3 pcs of them were partially consumed (1st was 20% full, 2nd was half-full, 3d was 15-20% full). Altogether the consumed propofol from these three vials we will come to another 40ml.

So the total figure of used propofol is now growing to 80ml.

Another portion of lidocaine vials. One unopened, two partially consumed. Exhibit 144
- 3 more vials of LIDOCAINE (I remind you that it goes together with propofol) were also found in the blue bag. Two of them were partially consumed. Exhibit 144

It seems that the volume of three lidocaine vials from the blue bag is the same 10ml as the vials from the black bag. If “partially consumed” means that the two vials were at least half-full (though in the picture all of them look empty), this can give us a minimum of 10ml of lidocaine used – which with the help of 1:10 ratio brings us to another estimated 100ml of the propofol administered to Michael.

Then came:

- 3 midazolam vials (two intact, one open). Exhibit 145

- 4 vials of flumazenil (three unopened, one uncapped) – exhibit 146. Flumazenil is used to reverse the effect of Lorazepam

- 2 vials of lorazepam (one unopened, one half-full) – exhibit 147

- 1 vial of a mixture of caffeine 100 ml, ephedrine 25 ml and aspirin 80 ml – exhibit 148

- and one of the major findings in the bag was a saline bag with a cut in it and a 100 ml empty Propofol vial inside it.

The 100 ml Propofol taken by Ms. Fleak from the saline bag was EMPTY and this is the crucial point
Same as Alvarez Ms. Fleak said that she saw the propofol inside the saline bag, but took one from the other to check what it was and photograph it.

Later in her testimony she will admit that she didn’t make a photo of them when the vial was inside the bag. She first took the vial out, registered it and then placed it on top of the saline bag to take a picture. Her records though say that the vial was inside the bag.

The absence of the initial photo was naturally questioned by Chernoff as he wanted to show that Ms. Fleak had made mistakes in her investigation, but whatever the defense says, it does not change the essential thing – the fact that the 100ml vial of propofol was empty.

If we bring all five open 20 ml vials of propofol together - 1) one empty found on the floor 2) another empty found in the bag 3) one 20% full, 4) another one half-full and 5) the last one 15-20% full – this should take us to at least 80ml of propofol administered to Michael that night.

And if we add to it the empty 100 ml bottle from the saline bag, the end result will be at least 180 ml which is a decided difference from the 25ml Murray is telling us about.

However if we try and approach it from another end, that of lidocaine which goes together with propofol at the ratio of 1:10, the overall quantity of propofol used will become much bigger.

Calculations over Exhibit 132 took us to the estimated quantity of 250ml of propofol used and Exhibit 144 added to it at least 100ml more - thus bringing the overall estimated quantity of propofol used to around 350ml.

Murray gave MJ at least one third of it
Chernoff tried to discredit Ms. Fleak by pointing at small and not too significant discrepancies which did not change the general picture but created the impression that she had done sloppy work. The media naturally had their heyday over it – “Defense grills investigator”, “Defense accuses investigator of shoddy work”, etc. On the background of all the other media trash this article looks more or less okay:

1039 days ago
95.

Pegasus    

Jackson investigator criticized
Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters
LOS ANGELES – An attorney for Michael Jackson’s in-house doctor challenged a crime scene investigator Thursday and suggested she conducted a shoddy examination of the bedroom where the “Thriller” singer stopped breathing in 2009.

Jurors in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray also heard from a toxicologist, who said he found the anesthetic propofol in Jackson’s blood, liver, urine and stomach. The sedative lorazepam and other medications were also found in his body.

Authorities have ruled that Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication, combined with the sedative lorazepam.

But the day’s most confrontational exchange came during the testimony of coroner’s investigator Elissa Fleak. Murray’s attorney, Ed Chernoff, mounted the defense team’s most forceful challenge since the trial began in Los Angeles Sept. 27.

Murray has admitted to giving Jackson propofol through an intravenous injection as a sleep aid on June 25, 2009. His attorneys say Jackson gave himself an extra, fatal dose of the drug once Murray was out of the room.

Fleak combed through Jackson’s bedroom with police after the singer’s death.

“Would you agree with me that you made a substantial number of mistakes in your investigation?” Chernoff asked her.

Fleak denied that suggestion, but acknowledged her original hand-written notes were destroyed when they were transferred into an official report. “I do that in all my cases,” she added.

Chernoff questioned Fleak on her assertion that a bottle of propofol was found inside an IV bag.

Investigators found the propofol bottle and IV bag stashed inside a shopping bag in a closet area four days after Jackson’s death, Fleak said.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys agree Murray’s fingerprint was on the propofol bottle.

They also stated that Jackson’s fingerprints could not be found on vials of propofol and other drugs retrieved from the bedroom and nearby.

Fleak admitted her original notes did not mention finding the propofol bottle inside the IV bag, and that the first time she placed that in her notes was earlier this year.

But she denied suggestions by Chernoff she had changed her findings to make them fit in with another witness. “I’ve never talked to prosecutors about another witness,” she said.

http://m.torontosun.com/2011/10/07/jackson-investigator-criticized?noimage

Ms. Fleak admitted that she did not mention in her 2009 report the fact that the 100ml propofol bottle was inside the saline bag. Chernoff suggested that she added it after hearing Alaverez’s testimony at the preliminary hearings on March 25, 2011, but during cross-examination by Walgren it was found that this addition was made before the hearings (on January 7, 2011).

Another of Chernoff’s claims was that though Ms. Fleak was at Michael Jackson’s house twice she didn’t mention in her initial report seeing the IV stand. She said she had observed the IV stand and even took a picture on June 25, but made a description of it two days later and included it into her report of June 29 after the second visit (the first one was rather brief – she arrived at 7pm and left at 9pm).

Chernoff also said she didn’t notice three empty bottles of pills on a ledge in a bathroom near the master bedroom (not the one where MJ was found), but later in the day we will learn from Detective Scott that it was him who put them there on June 26, so Fleak could not initially see them.

Questioning her again and again over that empty propofol vial inside the saline bag Chernoff insisted she should have photographed it the way it was without taking one from the other. She agreed that she should, but also noted that she could have also put it back into the bag and taken a photo after it, but she didn’t.

There were two or three more instances of minor inaccuracies and Elissa Fleak admitted she hadn’t done a perfect investigation, but said that she was doing her best and her answers were accurate.

However there was another serious question raised with regard to the saline bag with an empty vial of propofol inside.

Chernoff pointed out that the saline bag was clean and free from any milky substance. This is an argument we will have to agree to though it does contradict Alvarez’s words who said he saw some milky substance inside.

there was no milky substance in the bag
This contradiction is absolutely no tragedy because during the few seconds Alvarez was looking at the bag and in a shocked state he was at that moment, it was impossible to see every minor detail of it– and his assumption that a little bit of substance was there is absolutely logical as the propofol vial lying upside down inside the bag was indeed suggestive of it. The mistake was all the more easy to make since the cap of the bag is white too.

A much more interesting question is why the bag was indeed clean. And the fact that there was no propofol there was confirmed in the testimony of Dan Anderson, toxicologist with the Los Angeles County Coroners office.

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Here is a short review of Dan Anderson‘s testimony based on my notes again.

One of the pieces of his crucial evidence at the trial was a diagram of the IV stand and various tubing attached to it. Unfortunately when Dan Anderson was commenting on it the signal from the court was very poor and much of the information was lost for the viewers. However I managed to make a screenshot of the diagram.

The legend on the diagram reads:


A. IV bag
B. Syringe
C. Y-connector
D. Short Tube
E. Clear Tip
F. Long Tube
G. White Clamp
H. White Thumb Clamp
I. IV bag plug
Initially the news that the saline bag on the IV stand was clean and didn’t contain propofol looked like being in the defense’s favor but the more I think of it the more it looks like it is not.

Picture of the IV stand taken by Ms. Fleak on June 25. It shows the second syringe with traces of propofol and lidocaine in it. The defense implied that someone tampered with it and showed another picture where the tubing is hanging straight. Elissa Fleak explained that initially it was hanging but was released for the purposes of photographing. This is the original photo of it.
The diagram shows that part of the tubing system on the IV stand – from the saline bag (with an empty propofol vial inside it) to a clamp somewhere in the middle of the tubing – was cut off and all propofol went via a shorter side route, from the syringe direct into MJ’s body.

This means that the whole ***ulative quantity of the propofol used (which is at least 180 ml judging by the vials calculated above) was pushed manually. The syringe via which it was pushed was hanging on the stand.

But if all propofol was administered manually by a syringe how come an empty 100ml vial got into a bag on the top of the IV stand?

This question is not idle because it means that someone first pushed all that propofol by a syringe (one 20ml vial dropped on the floor, another 20ml from the bag, three more partially empty 20ml vials and finally a big 100ml vial) and then stood up and put the empty vial into the bag through a slit on it.

Michael is ruled out for obvious reasons and the only other man who could have done it is Murray. Why did he stand up and put it there I wonder?

But let us first see whether Michael could have used a smaller vial of Propofol. An empty 20ml propofol vial was lying on the floor beside the bed. (Isn’t it interesting that Murray collected everything including scraps of paper and some torn packages except this vial as if leaving it on purpose?)


What Fleak initially took for a needle turned out to be a catheter
The 20ml vial was accessible to Michael but in order to extract propofol from it one needs syringe with a needle as the cap on the vial was still on and otherwise it is not accessible.
A syringe with traces of propofol and lidocaine in it was conveniently left on the nightstand – only it didn’t have any needle. And what Fleak thought to be a needle on the floor turned out to be a catheter. The needle mysteriously disappeared – and it won’t suprise me if it went into Conrad Murray’s pocket.


a syringe without a needle was found on the night stand
Let me make an important point that the syringe did not have Michael’s fingerprints on it. In fact no Michael’s fingerprints were found on any vials, bottles or saline bags in that bedroom (Prosecutor Walgren read out a special fingerprint analysis report, people’s exhibit 160...).

We never believed that Michael could administer any propofol to himself anyway – simply because with the first drops of propofol his muscles would relax and he would be falling asleep, but the absence of fingerprints is the last blow to the ”self-administration” theory presented to us by the defense. Michael wasn’t wearing latex gloves as Conrad Murray did and there was no way he could avoid leaving the fingerprints!

If we go once again over the possible scenario of the events, we’ll see that first Murray pushed all that propofol via a syringe, then took the needle away and put the only big 100ml bottle of propofol on the top of the IV stand to produce the impression of it being administered via dripping. The vial was even placed there upside down for better effect and he just didn’t have time enough to attach an IV tubing to it to imitate the dripping.

The main point in all this riddle is that the vial could not go into the bag on its own. Someone put it there on purpose – to produce the impression they wanted to produce.

Draw your own conclusions from the above.

I think that Murray is a big liar and maybe much more than that. His demeanor during the trial and the quiet way he related his story to the detectives shows that he is quite emotionless and is capable of the worst. He may tell us whatever he likes but the facts are testifying against him and telling us a somewhat terrible story.

I would be only happy if someone refuted my understanding of this situation. Please do.

Here is medical evidence # 1 and #2 submitted by Ms. Fleak and analyzed by the coroner. It is the analysis of separate parts of the IV tubing system from the point of view of where propofol and lidocaine (and flumazenil) were found and were they were not. Two syringes were also examined – the one on the night stand and the other one hanging on the IV stand.

Propofol and lydocaine were found in both syringes as well as the short tubing. But they were not found in the saline bag and the long tubing on top of the IV stand. This means that the empty 100ml propofol bottle didn’t belong there and was put there by someone on purpose.

The only fingerprints on the 100ml empty propofol vial were those of Conrad Murray.

* * * * *

I will not comment on the 8-page report generated by Dan Anderson’s office as there are people who will do it better than I will. All I will provide here is general information which is easy for non-professionals and should be known by everyone.

Coroner's report showed Lidocaine 0,84 miligrams per ml, Lorazepam 0, 0169 miligrams per ml and Propofol 2,6 miligrams per ml
Firstly, the report said that there was no Demerol either in blood or urine specimens (when you look for Demerol you look for its metabolites Meperidine and Normeperidine which were not detected, or ND).

Mr. Andersen explained that blood samples show what is happening in the body at present, while urine samples represent the history of medications — what has already gone through the body and what is being expelled from it.

The report showed that Cocaine was Not detected

Marijuana together with its metabolytes — Not detected

Amphetamine (Extasy) — Not detected

Mathamphetamine, codeine, vicodine, morphine — Not detected

Alprazolan (Xanax) — Not detected

Diazepam (Valium) — present in the amount of <0,10 micrograms per ml

Midazolam — present in the amount of 4,6 micrograms per ml

The major medications found were Lidocaine, Propofol and Lorazepam. Their quantities varied depending on the specimens tested (for example, the urine from a jar on the scene or urine collected during the autopsy). However the biggest numbers were always for Propofol no matter which specimen you took.

Andersen explained that the abbreviation UL stands for miligrams and NG stands for micrograms, therefore UL is a thousand times as big a particle as NG. See the WIKI definition for them:

One milligram is 1000 micrograms. 0.001 milligrams is equal to 1 microgram. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram
Therefore when we look at the table providing findings for the above three medications you see that though Lorazepam is marked with a bigger number (169 micrograms/ml) it actually stands for only 0,0169 miligrams/ml and is absolutely incomparable to 2,6 miligrams/ml of propofol in the same table.

The amount of propofol found in various specimens was as follows:

Heart blood -3,2 mg/ml

Hospital blood – 4,1 mg/ml

Liver – 6mg/ml

Femoral blood – 2,6mg/ml

Vetrious (the liquid in the eye) – <0,4 mg/ml

In the gastric contents – 0,13 mg/ml

Urine collected during autopsy – 0,15 mg/ml

Urine on the scene – <0,10 mg/ml

Summary toxicology report. Exhibit 169. Click to enlarge
Commenting on the amount of propofol in the gastric contents Dan Andersen said that the 0,13mg/ml found there was so small that it might be compared to 1 sugar crystal in a 1000g sugar pack.

When John Flanagan of the Defense asked Andersen fantasy questions which were not easy to understand even by this top professional, we accidentally found out that during the autopsy there were three jars of urine collected from the body which altogether amount to some 530ml. Andersen said that finding this amount in the bladder of a deceased is wholly untypical.

The amount itself is not surprising considering that Murray was constantly dripping saline into Michael’s body (and this is why the saline bag with profopof inside it was empty with only drops of clear saline left on its sides). What is surprising though is that a big amount of urine can be held by the bladder only if a person is asleep, and this refutes Murray’s story that Michael was wide awake the whole night.

Nikki Alligator (gatorgirl) has earlier made an excellent post on the above called “But I have got to pee” where she explains that the above proves that Michael was asleep when he was administered propofol:

“In a normal person (as in, someone without diabetes insipidus) , someone usually makes urine in proportion the amount of fluids they take in, so, a person who drinks just a little bit of liquid should not pee as much as someone who has taken in a lot of liquids. Murray claims Michael was dehydrated–so Murray may have actually given Michael a lot of IV saline fluids, either for dehydration or some other reason.

So, assuming Murray gave Michael a lot of fluids, for whatever reasons, it caused Michael to produce a lot of urine. Here is where the problem occurs–Michael had 550 mL of urine in his bladder. A normal bladder comfortably holds 300-350 mL of urine. A “full” bladder holds about 500-700 mL of urine. Michael’s bladder had about 550 mL of urine in it so his bladder was at capacity. The desire to urinate begins to be felt when the bladder is at about 25% of its working value–so, if the working volume was 400 mL for Michael then at about 100 mL Michael should have felt the need to pee. Whatever the percentage, at 550 mL Michael should have felt the need to urinate and urinate ASAP. But, Murray claims Michael was awake, “demanding” propofol. Really? Michael was awake yet did not think to empty his at-capacity bladder? In fact, Michael should have felt the urge to go well before he passed away but yet died with a full bladder but Murray insists Michael was awake all this time. I seriously doubt an awake Michael consciously held this much urine and did nothing about it, hell, he did not even have to get up to pee since he had a condom catheter on–I think almost certainly Michael was sedated thus did not feel the need to urinate and that is why his bladder was full. He would have peed had he been awake during all that time when Murray claims he was awake demanding this and that and what not.

With Michael creating that amount of urine and holding it all that time one has to ask if Michael EVER awoke at any point on June 25th before he died? It does not seem likely from my point of view.

…a condom catheter does not actually enter the body–it is external and merely collects urine as it is released from the body. It does not help one to urinate or anything like that–it simply collects it and keeps it from soiling the patient…I would think had he been awake he’d have relieved himself well before allowing his bladder to get that full as I don’t think he would have been comfortable with that much urine in his bladder.

… the comments above seem to be yet another indication that Michael was in fact sedated when he was killed.

For full story please go to: http://gatorgirl277.blogspot.com/2011/03/but-i-have-got-to-pee.html

In a taped talk between Murray and detectives played the next day (September 7) Murray claimed that his patient had problems urinating and this fact could probably make some corrections to the above version, however firstly, we have only Murray’s word for it which is absolutely worthless as we see now and second, even some prostate problems do not rule out the need and desire to urinate when the bladder has some 530ml or 550 ml inside it.

John Flanagan tried very hard to impress on the jury a version that Michael’s death was caused by too much Lorazepam which could have been taken orally by the man himself. However Andersen said that the amount of Lorazepam in the stomach contents was minimal and that its presence there is not always due to oral administration.

When Dan Andersen’s testimony was resumed the next day, on September 7, he said again that he could confidently testify from his experience that drugs may be found in the stomachs of decedents even if not taken orally (they come there from the blood).

And it was David Walgren who delivered to the Defense’s theory a fatal blow. He presented an analysis which said that the amount of Lorazepam found in the stomach amounted to 634 micrograms/ml -which if related to tablets - was 1/43d or one forty third of one 2 mg pill!

This quickly resolved the issue of “a big amount of Lorazepam possibly taken orally”. John Flanagan had nothing more to say and did not go on with the cross-examination.

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96.

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Day 9. September 7

Detective Smith learned of Michael’s death at 3.30 pm and arrived at the medical center at 4.25pm. For some reason Prosecutor David Walgren asked him numerous questions about the time Murray left the building and in what direction he went (he even showed a video of Murray exiting the building). The time Murray exited the hospital was 5.02. He had to walk as he had left his car at Carolwood 100.

Detective Scott didn’t gather any details about Murray that day. He briefly spoke to the security guys Faheem Muhammad and Alberto Alvarez and got their contact information. At approx. 7.15 he arrived at Michael Jackson’s house.

At the time it was still a death investigation and not a homicide investigation – the coroner’s report was not ready, so they didn’t know the cause of death.

All the evidence was collected by the Coroner’s investigator Ms. Fleak. Detective Smith said that his role in the process was just an additional pair of eyes. He had his own photographer and was assisting Ms. Fleak. He and Ms. Fleak left the residence at 9.30 pm simultaneously. The house was released to private security at the request of the Jackson family.

The next day he attended the autopsy, but the cause of death was still unclear as they had to wait for the toxicology report. On June 26 Scott returned to Carolwood 100 as he received a word from the Coroner’s office that some additional evidence had been provided by the family. It turned out to be rotten marijuana.

When Walgren asked him if that evidence was anything meaningful the detective said, “Not whatsoever”.

Besides that rotten thing Smith also 3 discarded empty bottles of medication two of all of which were prescribed by Murray (Lorazepam in 2mg pills on April 2 and Diazepam on April 14), and one by Arnold Klein on May 3. He said that he placed them on the ledge for taking a photo and this is why Ms. Fleak could not see them there the previous night (the fact that she overlooked them there was one of the reasons why Chernoff was finding fault with her).

On June 27 he and Detective Martinez met Murray who was accompanied by his lawyer Ed. Chernoff. The interview was recorded. Here is a link to the transcript: http://tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/tmz_do***ents/1007_conrad_murray_transcript.pdf

I hope there will be a time to analyze it in detail. At the moment let me just state here our very first impressions of it. Lynette has written about it:

“He went into that interview with one intention and that was to make anyone other than himself look guilty of everything from administering propofol to not letting people pee in the house and making them go to the gas station on the corner that is non existent. Yes I did a Mapquest search and there is no gas station on the corner, so how far did those poor security guards have to go to go to the bathroom? And then to add that bit about him thinking that was inhumane and how he talked MJ into letting them pee in the house? What a hero to the common man he is.
Oh and if you want to “wean” someone off a drug the key to being sucessful is to stop ordering more and more of it like4.9 gallons of it. Good grief that is enough to anesthetize 100 people for major abdominal surgery.

Did anyone else notice that Chernoff looked a little red in the face when this thing was played. He should be embarrassed to listen to this”.

Chernoff is listening to Murray's tape
I agree, Chernoff looked very embarrased while listening to all those lies – most probably because Murray turned out a worse liar than any of us could ever expect.

Murray’s lies are endless. There are so many of them that it is impossible to list them all – from minor things like him ” insisting on calling a social worker to take care of Michael’s children” (it is part of the hospital protocol as the doctors said) to serious claims that he was “monitoring Michael’s pulse with pulse oxymeter all the time” (Alvarez saw him clipping that device to Michael’s finger only when they placed him on the floor).

From all the variety of lies I will cite only two in order to show how incredibly bold his lies are and how willing he is to shift all the blame onto Michael’s shoulders.

All of us remember that Murray asked Michael Williams Amir to take him back to the house motivating it by the need to take away some creams “Michael didn’t want the world to know about”. Fortunately Williams didn’t go for it or otherwise Murray would have taken away and destroyed all incriminating evidence (leaving the bags with unimportant bottles and clean syringes there).

And now please have a look at how Murray explains why he left the bags in that closet cupboard. He doesn’t know that they have not found them yet. See the smooth story he is making of it and how he tries to shift all the blame to Michael again and again:
DETECTIVE SMITH: WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THOSE SYRINGES WHEN YOU WERE DONE WITH THEM?
DR. MURRAY: WELL, I USUALLY HAVE MY BAGS RIGHT THERE. EVERYTHING I USE, I WOULD PUT IT QUICKLY INTO THE BAGS AND, YOU KNOW, JUST PUT IT INTO THE CUPBOARD, BECAUSE HE WANTED ME TO NOT HAVE ANYTHING HANGING AROUND.
DETECTIVE SMITH: WHERE’S YOUR BAG WHERE THOSE SYRINGES WOULD BE AT NOW?
MR. CHERNOFF: OH, REALLY?
DR.MURRAY: I DON’T HAVE THEM.
MR. CHERNOFF: I THOUGHT YOU LEFT IT THERE.
DR. MURRAY: YEAH, I DID.
DETECTIVE SMITH: WHERE? WHERE DID YOU LEAVE IT?
DR. MURRAY: IN THAT SAME BEDROOM, IN THE CLOSET, WHERE IT ALWAYS STAYS.
DETECTIVE SMITH: OKAY. WHICH CLOSET? IT’S A MESS.
DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: IT’S 45 CUPBOARDS.
DR. MURRAY: YEAH, IF YOU WALK INTO THE DRESSING ROOM AND YOU TURN RIGHT, THE HIGH LEVEL TOP, THE BAGS ARE RIGHT THERE WITH THE ITEMS IN IT AND THE MEDICATION.
DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: IS THAT THE CLOSET THAT HAS THE GLASS CABINETS WITH HIS JACKETS?
DR. MURRAY: YES. BUT THIS WILL BE TOO SHORT STUBS HIGHER UP THERE. HE SHOWED ME THAT CABINET. HE WANTED ME TO KEEP THE THINGS THERE WITH MY BAGS AND SO.
DETECTIVE SMITH: AND THAT’S WHERE YOU LEFT YOUR BAGS THAT NIGHT?
DR. MURRAY: YEAH.
DETECTIVE SMITH: BLACK ATTACHE BAGS?
DR. MURRAY: THREE BAGS. THERE WERE THREE. ONE IS A LITTLE COTSCO BLUE BAG. ONE IS A BLACK SMALL BAG. THE OTHER ONE IS A LITTLE BLUE BAG THAT HAS A ZIPPER AT THE TOP OF IT
MR. PENA: AND YOU LEFT IT THERE BECAUSE YOU WENT DIRECTLY WITH THE E.M.T.’S TO THE HOSPITAL AND NEVER WENT BACK TO THE HOUSE; RIGHT?
DR. MURRAY: OH, BUT – YEAH, BUT THEY WOULD HAVE STAYED THERE ANYWAY UNTIL I CAME BACK THE NEXT NIGHT AND HELP HIM, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IT HAS THE I.V. CATHETERS AND EVERYTHING IS IN THERE.
DETECTIVE SMITH: AND THAT WAS NORMAL COURSE OF BUSINESS FOR YOU. IT’S NOTHING –
DR. MURRAY: YEAH.

the closet near the bedroom had 45 cupboards and was easy to hide things
So it was normal course of business for Murray to collect all the left-overs and leave them in the closet until “next time”? And he even implies that he did everything following Michael’s instructions? Though all Michael did was showing him a place where he could store his belongings?

What a pack of lies this story is – meant to give a plausible explanation why he cleared all those empty vials from the scene of crime!

First, we know that he was hiding the empty vials of propofol and lidocaine used in order to return to the house later and take them away.

Second, the bags he collected in Alvarez’s presence contained not just clean IV catheters or sterile medication but also scrap papers, torn packaging, empty vials of lidocaine and propofol, used syringes, etc. – anything that might speak to what medication and how much of it was administered that night.

Besides the clearly criminal intentions of these actions let me note that no normal doctor will ever keep sterile medication with waste material picked up from the floor - even if he was not involved in any criminal activity prior to that!

But what makes Murray’s smooth story about “keeping everything together” even more false than it is, is the fact that it is simply impossible to leave used-up propofol vessels either in a bag, or in the room, or wherever. These things cannot be kept until “next time” because propofol deteriorates very quickly and after some 12 hours the open vials disseminate bacteria all over the place!

Please see the official instructions for disposing of propofol – - microbial contamination associated with it is so serious a matter that it may result in a sepsis and death of a patient:

Propofol Injectable Emulsion 1% FOR IV ADMINISTRATION

Strict aseptic technique must always be maintained during handling. Propofol injectable emulsion is a single-use parenteral product which contains sodium metabisulfite (0.25 mg/mL) to retard the rate of growth of microorganisms in the event of accidental extrinsic contamination. However, Propofol Injectable Emulsion can still support the growth of microorganisms as it is not an antimicrobially preserved product under usp standards. Accordingly, strict aseptic technique must still be adhered to. Do not use if contamination is suspected. Discard unused portions as directed within the required time limits (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION – Handling Procedures). There have been reports in which failure to use aseptic technique when handling Propofol injectable emulsion was associated with microbial contamination of the product and with fever, infection/sepsis, other life-threatening illness, and/or death. http://www.drugs.com/pro/propofol.html
Murray may hope to claim that those vials were collected for several days prior to June 25, but even if he claims a ridiculous thing like that, it will still be totally criminal to administer any medication in so terribly anti-sanitation conditions. Even if he clutches at this last straw none of us will ever believe it.

If the police had known at the time that it would turn out to be a homicide case they could have made a relative bacteria analysis of those vials to see at what time they were opened. However even the way it is his negligence is so gross, actions so strange and lies so ourageous that all this is quite enough to charge him with a second and possibly first degree murder….

Another instance of terrible Murray’s lies is the story he tells about the crucial 11.00 o’clock time in the morning of June 25, 2009.
First here is the way he describes that moment. I wanted to redact it a bit but then decided to leave everything intact for you to see how keen Murray is on drowning Michael in mud:

DETECTIVE SMITH: OKAY. SO YOU GAVE HIM THIS PROPOFOL.

DR. MURRAY: YES.

DETECTIVE SMITH: DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT WHAT TIME IT WAS NOW? THE LAST TIME I GOT WAS ABOUT 10:00 O’CLOCK, WHEN THERE WAS STILL NO EFFECT AND HE’S COMPLAINING THAT HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO CANCEL.

DR. MURRAY: IT WAS — I KNEW I LOOKED AT THE TIME. I LOOKED AT THE SUN. AND IT WAS — IT WAS – I SAW 10:30. SO I WOULD SAY ROUGHLY 10:40.

DETECTIVE SMITH: HOW MUCH DID YOU ADMINISTER INITIALLY?

DR. MURRAY: 2 5 MILLIGRAMS.

DETECTIVE SMITH: OKAY. AND AGAIN, THIS WAS APPROXIMATELY 10:40 NOW, GIVE OR TAKE?

DR. MURRAY: WELL, BY 10:40, WE — WE HAVE DISCUSSED THAT NOTHING IS HAPPENING. SO BY THE TIME I WITHDRAW IT FROM THE BOTTLE, GET IT DILUTED — I HAD TO DILUTE IT, AND USUALLY I DILUTE IT WITH LIDOCAINE, L-I-D-O-C-A-I-N-E, BECAUSE IT COULD BE VERY — IT BURNS THE VESSELS. IN THE SENSE OF THE SIDE EFFECT, IT CAUSES IT TO BURN

DETECTIVE SMITH: AND I’M SORRY. YOU GAVE HIM HOW MUCH NOW?

DR. MURRAY: 2 5 MILLIGRAMS.

DETECTIVE SMITH: OKAY. AND ALWAYS THE SAME WAY.

DR. MURRAY: YES.

DETECTIVE SMITH: REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU WERE GIVING HIM, WAS INTO THE —

DR. MURRAY: YES, I PUSHED IT.

DETECTIVE SMITH: OKAY.

DR. MURRAY: UH-HUH.

DETECTIVE SMITH: OKAY. I AM SORRY I INTERRUPTED YOU. BUT WE WERE GETTING TOWARDS THE TIME AT 10:40, YOU REALIZED THAT NOTHING WAS HAPPENING, AND SO BY THE TIME YOU GOT YOUR THINGS TOGETHER AND YOU PUSHED IT, IT WAS —

DR. MURRAY: IT WOULDN’T TAKE A LONG TIME FOR ME TO JUST WITHDRAW FROM A VIAL AND DILUTE IT WITH THE LIDOCAINE, WHICH IS A LOCAL ANESTHETIC AGENT THAT, YOU KNOW, ALSO IS A SODIUM BLOCKER TO MAKE HIM NOT FEEL THE BURNING SENSATION OF THE SLOW INJECTION. SO I HAD A TOTAL OF MEDICATION MIXED WITH THE LIDOCAINE, AND I ADMINISTERED IT.

DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: OKAY. DOES THAT TAKE YOU ABOUT AN EXTRA 5 MINUTES OR 10 MINUTES?

DR. MURRAY: SLOWLY INFUSED. SLOWLY INFUSED OVER, I WOULD SAY, 3 TO 5 MINUTES.

DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: 3 TO 5?

DR. MURRAY: YEAH, BECAUSE THE EFFECT IS GONE VERY QUICKLY.

DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: SO WE’RE LOOKING LIKE AT 10:50ISH.

DR. MURRAY: YES. YEAH, THE EFFECT IS GONE VERY QUICKLY. SO THE EFFECT WAS ONLY LAST — ONLY LASTS ABOUT 15 MINUTES.

DETECTIVE SMITH: OKAY. SO NOW WE’RE AT ROUGHLY 10:50, 11:00 O’CLOCK.

DR. MURRAY: UH-HUH.

DETECTIVE SMITH: WHAT TAKES PLACE NEXT?

DR. MURRAY: WELL, YOU KNOW, HE’S NOW ASLEEP, YOU KNOW.

DETECTIVE SMITH: HE DOES GO TO SLEEP.

DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: OKAY. WE’RE GOING TO GET BACK ON TRACK. WE’RE AT ABOUT 10:50 HOURS.

MURRAY: UH-HUH.

DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: WHERE YOU GIVE HIM THE PROPOFOL. WE’VE GONE INTO THE HISTORY OF HOW HE ALREADY KNEW ABOUT IT. HE’S THE ONE WHO REQUESTED YOU —

DR. MURRAY: YES.

DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: –FOR IT, GIVING YOU SOME PRESSURE.

MR. CHERNOFF: WE GOT THE MILLIGRAMS, 25.

DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: 25 MILLIGRAMS, HALF OF WHAT YOU NORMALLY GIVE. NOW, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

DR. MURRAY: I AM — I’M MONITORING HIM AT THE HOUSE. AND HE FELL ASLEEP.

DETECTIVE SMITH: 11:00 O’CLOCK NOW? LATER?

DR. MURRAY: HE FELL ASLEEP FAIRLY QUICKLY, I WOULD SAY. BUT HE WAS NOT SNORING. NORMALLY, IF HE’S IN DEEP SLEEP, HE WOULD BE SNORING. I WAS A LITTLE BIT HESITANT THAT HE WOULD PROBABLY JUMP OUT OF SLEEP, BECAUSE THAT IS – HE DOES. HE JUST (SNAPS) GETS UP LIKE THAT, AND HIS EYES GOES, AND HE’S WIDE AWAKE. AND WHENEVER HE’S UP, HE REACHES FOR HIS I.V. SITE.

… I MONITORED HIM. I SAT THERE AND WATCH HIM FOR LONG ENOUGH PERIOD THAT I FELT COMFORTABLE. THEN I NEEDED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. SO I GOT UP, WENT TO THE BATHROOM TO RELEASE MYSELF OF URINE AND ALSO CONSIDER GETTING RID OF SOME OF HIS URINATION THAT HE HAD PUT IN THE JUGS OVERNIGHT.

THEN I CAME BACK TO HIS BEDSIDE AND WAS STUNNED IN THE SENSE THAT HE WASN’T BREATHING.

DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: ALL RIGHT. SO YOU HAD THE IMPRESSION HE WASN’T BREATHING, AND YOU SAID HIS PULSE WAS HIGH?

DR. MURRAY: WHEN I CAME BACK, YEAH.

DETECTIVE MARTINEZ: GO ON.

DR. MURRAY: BEDSIDE AND MY CLINICAL OBSERVATION. SO IMMEDIATELY I FELT FOR A PULSE, AND I WAS ABLE TO GET A THREADY PULSE IN THE FEMORAL REGION.

HIS BODY WAS WARM. THERE WAS NO CHANGE IN COLOR. SO I — I ASSUMED THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENED VERY QUICKLY, JUST ABOUT THE TIME I WAS GONE, WITHIN THAT TIME AND COMING BACK. SO I STARTED IMMEDIATELY TO PERFORM C.P.R. AND MOUTH-TO-MOUTH RESUSCITATION.

Let us go over it again.

He says that he “looks at the sun” and checks up the time – it is 10.30. Then he dilutes the propofol with lidocaine and about 10 minutes later starts administering it slowly. It takes him 3 to 5 minutes to make the injection. This brings us to 10.43-10.45. He says that the effect of the injection will last only for 15 minutes – which takes us to 11.00, after which he supposedly finds that Michael is not breathing. So beginning with 11.00 o’clock he is frantically working on his heart, ventilation, etc.

Let me remind you that this was Murray’s story told to the detectives on June 27, 2009 or two days after the event. Later on he changed it and we will have to look specifically into the reasons why he did and what the meaning of it is.

In the meantime though let us just compare his story with what was really happening at the described crucial period of time.

At 10.34 his employee Stacey Ruggles called him and they talked for 8 and a half minutes. This takes us to 10.43.

At 11:07 (or when he was supposedly working on reviving Michael) Murray called Stacy Ruggls back and they talked for another minute.

And at 11:17 he sent a long email to Bob Taylor who is a broker of London insurers. And he doesn’t sound in the least agitated though in that tape he himself says that his patient has been dying for 17 minutes already!

What really happened will hopefully become clear later, but isn’t it the above information enough for us to see that ALL MURRAY’S STORIES ARE JUST A HUGE PACK OF LIES?

And after that some people dare say Murray is not responsible for what he did to Michael?

Here is the email mentioned above in case you forgot it – it was sent by Conrad Murray at 11.17 Los Angeles time on June 25, or at the moment when he says he was doing CPR on Michael Jackson:


Out of all time he stayed with Michael that night Murray chose 11.17 for communicating with the London insurers. And not a sign of worry or agitation!
* * * * *

After learning so much from just two telephone calls I decided to dig a little deeper and find out the chart of all calls made to and from Murray on June 25, 2009.

Hopefully it will tell us more about what really happened on that tragic day.

1039 days ago
97.

Pegasus    

The description of all calls to and from Murray’s cell phones that morning is found in the testimony of Detective Myers at the preliminary hearings.

Most probably his testimony will come during this very week but I am too impatient to wait for it and will base my conclusions on what Dan Myers said previously.

Murray’s calls will enable us to draw a timeline of the events, determine the real background for what was happening in that room on June 25, 2009 and compare it with Murray’s story told to Detective Martinez and Smith on June 27, 2009.

5: 54 am An email comes from London from Bob Taylor who writes that the insurers require full information MJ’s various medical conditions including the period of the 2005 trial or otherwise the insurance could be called into question. The email is long and demanding. It demands a 5-year medical record of the artist and lots of other information concerning press reports on Michael’s back injury, lupus, reasons why he appears in wheelchair, whether he has skin cancer, etc.

…. 7:01 am Murray calls Andrew Butler. Butler says that Murray is his doctor and friend. He doesn’t remember if he received a call from Murray that morning but acknowledges Murray’s number (evidently in the printout of calls).

8:49 am a call is placed to Murray by Antoinette Gill, his patient and friend. She says she spoke to Murray. The reason why she called is because she “received a letter in the mail indicating that he was not going to be in the office. Someone else would be seeing her, and that she called the doctor to ask, to inquire”.

9:23 am a call comes in from a girlfriend of Channel, Murray’s daughter.

10:14 am a call comes from Acres Home And Cardiac Care, the clinic where Murray practiced in Texas.

10:22 – 10:24 am a call comes from Dr. Prashad. It is a consultation about one of Murray’s patients. The prosecutor tells it all in one sentence: “So Dr. Prashad conveyed to you that in her short telephone call of approximately less than two minutes, 111 seconds, Dr. Murray was able to recollect the patient that she was referring to, provide her with necessary information concerning that patient’s current prescription and medication needs, as well as a previous procedure some two months earlier that Dr. Murray had conducted on that patient?” “Correct”.

10:34 am a call comes from Murray’s personal assistant Stacey Ruggles . They “discussed a do***ent that was to be drafted to the London medical boards indicating his pending arrival and what facilities may be available to him, if needed”. She says that Dr. Murray doesn’t sound distracted or tired, as Detective Myers testifies:

Q. Dr. Murray was directing her, requesting of her to draft a letter concerning his activities at the upcoming tour in London?

A. That’s correct

Q. Did you ask Ms. Howe-Ruggles whether or not Conrad Murray seemed distracted or preoccupied at any time during the phone conversation that she had with him on June 25, 2009?

A Yes, I did.

Q. What was her response?

A. She did not indicate that he appeared to be distracted or tired.

11:07 – 11:08 am Murray places a call to Stacey Ruggles and speaks to her for one minute.

11:17 am Murray sends out an email to Bob Taylor of the insurance company in London.

11:18 – 11:49 am comes a call from Murray’s Las Vegas practice. It lasts for 32 minutes.

Quote:

Q Moving to 11:18 a.m., a call from (702) 862-0973 placed to (702) 866-6802. That call duration reflects 32 minutes. Detective, did you contact the (702) number that ends 6802 during your investigation to make determination as to who that number belongs to?

A Yes, and I was actually at the location as well.

Q What is that location associated with that telephone number?

A It was Dr. Murray’s practice in Houston — in Las Vegas. It is known as global cardiovascular & associates.

11:26 am a call comes from Bridgette Morgan over another cell phone. Murray does not answer it. He is talking to his Las Vegas practice.

11:49 am a voicemail is sent by Murray to his patient Robert Russell which lasts 3 minutes. In his testimony Russell explained that on June 25 he called Murray’s office and expressed his frustration at continuous cancellation of his appointments with the doctor. Both his June 15 and June 22 appointments had been cancelled and he wanted to know where he stood. Only a few weeks prior to that he had been near death and now he had no information whatsoever and was not referred to any other cardiologist.

When calling Murray’s office he said that he expected a return call or he would proceed to legal action. He said he felt abandoned and needed answers. In reply to his complaints a voice mail from Murray came at 11:49 am. In his message Murray was saying that the patient’s “heart was repaired”. Russell was pleased that Dr. Murray responded so quickly but was disappointed that there was still no information about another doctor to whom he could be referred.

11:51 – 12:01 am Murray calls Sade Alding. She says that 5-6 minutes into the calls she realizes that Murray is not responding. She hears a cough and mumbling of voices. She listens to that noise for some 3-4 minutes and then hangs up. She tries to call him again but he does not respond.

Quote:

Q Moving now to a call at 11:51 a.m., a call from Conrad Murray’s number ending 0973 to telephone number (562) 881-2570. Did you contact that (562) number during your investigation for purposes of determining who that number belonged to in June of 2009?

A Yes.

Q Who did you speak with?

A Ms. Sade Anding.

12:12pm Murray types a message from the same telephone to Michael Amir Williams, assistant to Michael Jackson. He is writing: Please call me right away. Williams calls him back at 12:13. “Where are you?” asks Murray. Williams says, “I am in downtown”. Murray: “Get here right away. He had a bad reaction!”

Q Moving now to 12:12 p.m., we have a call from Conrad Murray’s 0973 number to (562) 881-2570. You verified that Michael Amir Williams, that was his telephone number in 2009, correct?

A Yes, ma’am.

1:08 pm Murray calls his girlfriend Nicole Alvarez by whom he has a son and with whom he is living in Los Angeles. In her testimony she said he told her that he was on the way to the hospital in the ambulance with Mr. Jackson and that she should not be alarmed … “because he knew she would learn this through the news.” The paramedics who overheard the conversation recalled Murray saying: “It’s about Michael, and it doesn’t look good.”

* * * * *

If you ask for my interpretation of the above I will say that ever since Conrad Murray received a long and demanding email from the insurers in London at about 6 o’clock in the morning he was was extremely busy with various business matters. In addition to the insurance his patient threatened to sue him and a doctor called him for a consultation about another of his patients.

Conrad Murray simply had no time for Michael Jackson.
Beginning with the 10:14 call he is on the phone practically non-stop talking, typing emails, sending voicemails.

First Dr. Prashad calls him at 10:22 to consult him about one of his patients.

Then his employee Ruggles talks to him about the insurance at 10:34 am. He asks her to draft a letter to Bob Taylor of the insurance company, then calls her back, receives the draft email, checks it up and sends it out to London at 11:17. After settling that problem he attends to Robert Russell.

His assistant Ruggles has evidently told him about the imminent legal complaint from Robert Russell unless he answers his calls. So Murray first talks to his Las Vegas staff for 32 minutes to find out what he wants and what he can answer him in respect of his health condition. When that conversation is over at 11:49, he immediately starts dictating a voicemail to Russell. The voicemail is registered as going out at 11:49.

He simply cannot stop talking and at 11:51 he calls his girlfriend Sade Alding. And 5-6 minutes after the conversation started he finally notices that his patient is not breathing.

By the condition of Michael’s body temperature and other signs he realizes that Michael has been dead for about an hour already. After the initial panic and some frantic movements like cutting the saline bag and putting the empty 100ml of propofol inside it to imitate the dripping he runs back and forth to the chef, calls Michael Amir Williams and starts the CPR.

Only he is late in taking action by more than an hour.

In fact Michael could have died earlier than that (and Murray wouldn’t have noticed it either), but since he is still a doctor he managed to calculate the approximate time of his death by the condition of his skin, body temperature, etc.

This is why during his interview with Detectives Martinez and Scott on June 27 he blurts out the approximate real time of Michael’s death – either because he is afraid the police will be able to determine it by themselves (and he doesn’t want to be caught in this lie) or because in his panic he isn’t able to think of anything better.

In any case the description of his real actions on that day shows that the story he related to the detectives in his June 27 interview IS A COMPLETE LIE.

Among many other things the real timeline shows that Michael was most probably asleep while Murray was attending to his business.

The sadness that Michael Jackson’s life was in the hands of this man is indescribable.

* * * * *

Suzy sent us the following message which closes week 2 of the trial:

After the recording of Michael’s voice was heard in court on Wednesday, Michael’s drummer, Jonathan Moffett message directed to all those who ever doubted Michael.

“NOW will you understand? Those of you who doubted…Those of you who accused…Those of you who were so insensitive? Those who didn’t and couldn’t understand? You ridiculed, judged, persecuted and hounded….Drove him into the ground! Now, do you see? After hearing the recordings yesterday – The recordings from the heart of his soul? Even when and while he was in the control of and under the influence of his handlers, who aided, abetted and supplied his impairment of state of being he was focused on caring – caring for others. Dedicating his future, his life, his heart, his mind and his soul to the needs of those, who are left to suffer. Even in the face of what he was dealing with was evident on the betrayal taped recording. From a genuine loving man…these sentiments flowed. “My babies!” “My children!” “I must help them.” “They need help.” “I want to help them.” “I love them all!” Angelic indeed! A loving man who walked and labored among us. Bore compassion for and with others in mind – Can you finally see the beautiful man? Wonderful human being? Truly, honestly wonderful! The ‘angel among us doing God’s Work. God’s will. Behind the scenes, un-publicized. Hopes and dreams recorded in private…though by betrayal.

Those who doubted…You NOW have compassion for the one who showed, had and bore compassion for and towards SO many others in dire need. All those who now will never come to know, the benefits of his hearts desire to help them. Help that because of what has been done, will and shall never come. Help, now never to arrive for all those he spoke and hurt for. Children all over the world who needed him. All those with no hope – His help and caring was forthcoming. Now, never to be realized. Thus, they’ll continue to suffer, trapped within their spirits, hearts, souls and minds of depression. For their ‘ANGEL OF CARE’ has been taken away by negligence.”

Jonathan Moffett”

Source: http://www.mjworld.net/news/2011/10/10/angel-of-care/

1039 days ago
98.

Cherwood    

Trial of the Century-Pt.16: The TESTI-LIE Edition.....
Okay so the Defense did exactly what we knew they would do: bored us to tears with a string of Murray's low income GROUPIES....er, ah....patients.....
Thing is, all of these people are ALIVE to be able to say how great a doctor he was, but any REAL Doctor knows that this is all moot when you point out the fact that he's on trial for KILLING one of his patients, not because something went wrong with a procedure or Surgery following regular guidelines, but because he gave his patient a drug that he should've NEVER GIVEN TO HIM OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL SETTING....
-Without the proper MONITORING EQUIPMENT....
-Without the proper SUPERVISION....
So the Defense can round up all of the cute little ol' Ruby's and have every patient Murray ever met kiss his monstrous forehead (EWW!!) but that still won't change the fact that he killed Michael!
Actually, the Defense's LOW-BUDGET "Praise and Worship" service for Murray today raises an even bigger RED FLAG as to the FACT that a Doctor who was supposedly such a great caregiver in the eyes of these patients, would suddenly ABANDON them in order to chase a MILLION-DOLLAR paycheck to give another patient the WRONG meds for the WRONG condition, in the WRONG setting.....
Think about it....Murray really fooled these patients into thinking he actually cared about them....yeah he cared alright, so much so that when he had the chance to work with a Celeb and get paid, he left them hanging--claiming he was taking a SABBATICAL. Wonder why he didn't tell them the real reason he was leaving was because he finally had the chance to get his hands on 2 things he valued most: FAME and FORTUNE....
And although the Prosecution did a great job cross-examining Murray's fans and establishing the fact that NONE of them had a sleeping disorder, and ALL were treated in an appropriate Medical setting, there were a few other points they could've made, imo:
-Ask if they knew of the other Patients of Murray's that he screwed up on. Walgren did ask a generic question about this, but I think he could've taken it further if he worded it properly....
-Ask if they realized just how closely Murray followed in his Father's footsteps, who had problems with the Medical Board and his finances. Miss Ruby opened the door to this question in her testimony to the Defense. Let's see how much crying Murray would've done if he got hit with that one...
-Ask how the ones who claimed he treated them for free (Hix?) how they KNEW for sure he didn't get paid. More likely he filed claims and got paid by a city or state agency. All of Murray's clinics were low-income so it's no surprise that he would have a plan in place for the inevitable patient who couldn't pay....C'MON NOW!!!
And this is the main reason I question how he came to be working for Michael. Of course we've all heard the STORY of how someone on Michael's security staff reccommended Murray to treat his children's colds in Vegas, but the question is: WHY MURRAY?
IMO, the key is in the person who recommended Murray: that SECURITY person....but which one? Thing is, all of Michael's security at one point were brought in through the NOI's security company, and Murray had ties to a key leader of the NOI--QUANELL X, who was also his partner in one of his clinics. TOHME was running the show back when the last Security group were brought in which is why I think Murray was chosen specifically because of his ties to these folks who knew all of the SKELETONS in his closet, and the fact that he was debt-ridden with a house that was in foreclosure....a house that was owned by Sun Colony a subsidiary of COLONY CAPITAL, run by TOM BARRACK:
--the man Tohme sent Michael to in order to bail him out when Neverland went into foreclosure..
--the man who paid the note on Neverland on the promise that Michael would work with AEGlive and do a Tour which started this whole nightmare...
--the SAME man who attempted to BUY Michael's half of the SONY-ATV CATALOG a WEEK after he was killed.....
Anybody still think Murray just HAPPENED to work for Michael? As I've stated many times before, intense questioning of the Holmby Security Staff and Michael Amir would be extremely eye opening.....
Hopefully once they get Murray put away, we can expose the rest of the players in this tragedy so they can join him.....
.............SIZZLING..................

1039 days ago
99.

Cherwood    

Trial of the Century-Pt.16: The TESTI-LIE Edition.....
Okay so the Defense did exactly what we knew they would do: bored us to tears with a string of Murray's low income GROUPIES....er, ah....patients.....
Thing is, all of these people are ALIVE to be able to say how great a doctor he was, but any REAL Doctor knows that this is all moot when you point out the fact that he's on trial for KILLING one of his patients, not because something went wrong with a procedure or Surgery following regular guidelines, but because he gave his patient a drug that he should've NEVER GIVEN TO HIM OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL SETTING....
-Without the proper MONITORING EQUIPMENT....
-Without the proper SUPERVISION....
So the Defense can round up all of the cute little ol' Ruby's and have every patient Murray ever met kiss his monstrous forehead (EWW!!) but that still won't change the fact that he killed Michael!
Actually, the Defense's LOW-BUDGET "Praise and Worship" service for Murray today raises an even bigger RED FLAG as to the FACT that a Doctor who was supposedly such a great caregiver in the eyes of these patients, would suddenly ABANDON them in order to chase a MILLION-DOLLAR paycheck to give another patient the WRONG meds for the WRONG condition, in the WRONG setting.....
Think about it....Murray really fooled these patients into thinking he actually cared about them....yeah he cared alright, so much so that when he had the chance to work with a Celeb and get paid, he left them hanging--claiming he was taking a SABBATICAL. Wonder why he didn't tell them the real reason he was leaving was because he finally had the chance to get his hands on 2 things he valued most: FAME and FORTUNE....
And although the Prosecution did a great job cross-examining Murray's fans and establishing the fact that NONE of them had a sleeping disorder, and ALL were treated in an appropriate Medical setting, there were a few other points they could've made, imo:
-Ask if they knew of the other Patients of Murray's that he screwed up on. Walgren did ask a generic question about this, but I think he could've taken it further if he worded it properly....
-Ask if they realized just how closely Murray followed in his Father's footsteps, who had problems with the Medical Board and his finances. Miss Ruby opened the door to this question in her testimony to the Defense. Let's see how much crying Murray would've done if he got hit with that one...
-Ask how the ones who claimed he treated them for free (Hix?) how they KNEW for sure he didn't get paid. More likely he filed claims and got paid by a city or state agency. All of Murray's clinics were low-income so it's no surprise that he would have a plan in place for the inevitable patient who couldn't pay....C'MON NOW!!!
And this is the main reason I question how he came to be working for Michael. Of course we've all heard the STORY of how someone on Michael's security staff reccommended Murray to treat his children's colds in Vegas, but the question is: WHY MURRAY?
IMO, the key is in the person who recommended Murray: that SECURITY person....but which one? Thing is, all of Michael's security at one point were brought in through the NOI's security company, and Murray had ties to a key leader of the NOI--QUANELL X, who was also his partner in one of his clinics. TOHME was running the show back when the last Security group were brought in which is why I think Murray was chosen specifically because of his ties to these folks who knew all of the SKELETONS in his closet, and the fact that he was debt-ridden with a house that was in foreclosure....a house that was owned by Sun Colony a subsidiary of COLONY CAPITAL, run by TOM BARRACK:
--the man Tohme sent Michael to in order to bail him out when Neverland went into foreclosure..
--the man who paid the note on Neverland on the promise that Michael would work with AEGlive and do a Tour which started this whole nightmare...
--the SAME man who attempted to BUY Michael's half of the SONY-ATV CATALOG a WEEK after he was killed.....
Anybody still think Murray just HAPPENED to work for Michael? As I've stated many times before, intense questioning of the Holmby Security Staff and Michael Amir would be extremely eye opening.....
Hopefully once they get Murray put away, we can expose the rest of the players in this tragedy so they can join him.....
.............SIZZLING..................

1039 days ago
100.

Cherwood    

Trial of the Century-Pt.17: The "Tears for Fears" Edition...
As we enter the halfway point of the Defense's turn in this trial, I have a few bones to pick:
-Defense has people reverting back to the original BS in this case: trying to put Michael on trial instead of Murray. Of course, anyone following the case realizes it's not working thanks to Walgren's relentless attention to detail. He has definitely gone a long way to repairing L.A's track record with handling high Profile cases...
Then again, it helps to have a Judge like Pastor who truly pays attention to what's being said...you can't get ANYTHING by him--LOVE IT!!
-So far, most of the Defense's experts corroborate the Prosecution's case that Murray knew Propofol was dangerous, and that they would never give it to anyone outside of a hospital setting.....
-Nurse Cherilyn gave her OSCAR-WORTHY performance (NOT!) by acting nervous in court--she even complained of being dizzy and had the Judge put the whole thing on whole for a time while she collected herself. Could it be maybe....GUILT she was feeling for being a part of the PROPOFOL LIE??
Also, there she was changing her story yet AGAIN. She originally said Michael Amir called her with Michael in the background complaining of hot on one side and cold on the other, now she's changed it to a member of the Security Staff. It never ceases to amaze me how many roles that Security staff has taken on in the past few years....
And she even cried at the appropriate moment....ever wonder if she and Murray took the same BOGUS Acting workshop?
Loved how Cherilyn finished her "SCENE" by exchanging mean looks with Murray which made me even more suspicious..they're both such amateurs....and I still want to know who the "special person" is that she claims brought her to Michael....
-Funny how Phillips claimed Tohme "introduced himself as Michael's Mgr", but he already knows Tohme since he's his ex-brother-in-law
-The infamous Surveillance tapes FINALLY surfaced, but they are extremely unclear and only confirm that Michael's car arrived to Holmby at 12:45 am. The Defense produced this tape solely to point out how the LAPD made mistakes....as if we needed to be reminded of that. Of course, it would've been great to be able to review more footage, but in order for it to be really effective, it would've had to show surveillance from early June 24, through 1 pm--about the time that the ambulance left to bring Michael to UCLA. Thing is, even if there were others who came or left the house, it never came out in previous testimony and has nothing to do with what Murray is on trial for....although it may lend credence to a conspiracy theory....
Point is, the minute Murray gave the LAPD that deposition, it became the guide for what happened that night, along with his phone records and the pharmacy receipts, along with Holmby staff, EMT, and UCLA staff testimony. Therefore, the surveillance tapes carry no weight in this trial....
-Defense tried to chase down the path of AEG's involvement in Michael's state of mind, but if they were smart, they would've found AEG's links to Tohme and Murray which shows their culpability in Michael's death. They did get Phillips to reveal he had been in many meetings with Tohme, and he stated that he never discussed money with Michael....meaning Tohme took the reins on that one, NOT Michael. If anything, the Defense did a lot to prove that Michael had little to NO control over the way Phillips and Tohme put the 02 Concerts together. Curses, foiled AGAIN!!
Prosecutors did a great job staying on top of Chernoff with objections whenever he tried to veer off into Hearsay or personal opinions about Michael's lifestyle/finances....Judge Pastor was on the money there, too....
-Not sure why the Defense went so far to point out Peter Lopez's involvement with AEG's 1st attempt to sign Michael in 2007, and their 2nd successful attempt in Fall 2008. I guess it was part of their feeble attempt to establish AEG's drive to get Michael onstage, but who doesn't already know that? Doesn't mean they drove Michael to try to kill himself. Matter of fact, it simply confirmed that Lopez's death was definitely linked to Michael's. Clearly, he knew something they didn't want him to tell.....
-So glad they wouldn't let Chernoff weasel in the AEG contract to prove his lame theory that Michael was stressed about the concerts...if he was, BIG DEAL! Anyone with sense would be anxious--these were going to be the concerts to end all concerts--if you saw TII, you know that. Moreover, TII also shows that Michael had overcome his concerns by the final rehearsal. And when his enemies saw his confidence, backed by the fact that he had hired Branca to ensure his financial success, they decided to pull the plug...
-I need for more evidence to come out to show that it was AEG who hired Murray and not Michael. At this point, all we have is Murray and Phillips' testimony that says Michael hired him--both worthless. The only thing we KNOW is that Michael knew Murray before he was signed on as his Doctor for TII, a Member of Security recommended him to treat PPB's colds, but that doesn't mean Michael would want him as his Tour Physician years later. Guess we may have to wait for Katherine's wrongful death case to get the Truth on that one....
-Regarding the "Character" witnesses the Defense subjected us to today, I have 2 words:
IRRELEVANT and YAWN!!
None of these people were being treated at home, and none of them were treated for Insomnia nor dehydration. They wasted a lot of time trying to convince the jury what a great, unselfish Doctor he is, yet they also told us that:
-he LIED to them--by telling them he was going on a Sabbatical to London
-he ABANDONED them--by leaving them the minute he was offered a million dollar paycheck
So much for CHARACTER.....
-All the Defense has done so far is blow smoke and help prove the Prosecution's point. They've also helped Katherine and Joe's Wrongful Death suit against AEG to an extent, but as I know the powerhouse attorneys AEG has, not sure they'll be successful there...
BTW: Lloyd's is still trying to bail out of paying the Estate what they owe, they also don't want to pay AEG. They're trying to say Michael had health issues and they weren't told he was taking meds, but the Coroner's Report showed no signs of drug abuse, nor any drug but the Benzos and Propofol Murray gave him....try, try again....
..............SIZZLING.................

1039 days ago
101.

janicebyrne    

Blah blah blah...the defence can call as many old patients as they like. It makes no difference to the case of neglect, abandonment and manslaughter that took place on 25th June 2009. They say Conny wasn't greedy, so why then did he gladly, quickly and suddenly abandon ALL of them for the lure of mega $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. He wanted $5 million ! WHAT?? If that's not greedy then what is. Conny abandoned ALL his patients for money and then abandoned Michael
Jackson. He's in court today because of his greed and total lack of medical knowledge re CPR and anaesthesia. His crocodile tears don't fool me but may sway one of the more gullible jurors though. What an "act" he can turn on can't he? So far, all the defence witnesses seem more to be helping the prosecution case. I say, make Conny take the stand : David Walgren will rip him to shreds.

1039 days ago
102.

Margirlj    

Conrad. If you feel the need to testify, don't be afraid. Have faith. May God bless you.

1039 days ago
103.

Margirlj    

Conrad. If you feel the need to testify, don't be afraid. Have faith. May God bless you.

1039 days ago
104.

janicebyrne    

Of course they all think he's the bees knees, he didn't kill any of them did he? MJ also thought Conny was great but that was before he DID kill him. These "witnesses" from a million years ago count for nothing. Conny may at one time have been motivated by care but when he met MJ he was motivated by one thing and one thing only. MONEY MONEY MONEY, and he refused to let his lack of knowledge get in the way of that big payout.

1039 days ago
105.

mac the knife    

MURRAY NOT GREEDY? that's a laugh & a half.

ha.. from his own police interview-- he spoke how he metMJ.. or should we s ay.. he was trying to get close to MJ for sometime.. as he met one of MJ's security in Vegas & was pally with him.. so when one of the kids.. got sick.. this security guard called Murray, No wonder Murray, a cardiologist ended up treating a 'kid'. On the day Michael passed.. there w as this fallacy.. Murray was called by one of MJ's security randomly from a Phone directory which I thought rather odd.. considering the way MJ was with his privacy.

so why Murray trying to get 'in' with Michael Jackson? Even then it took awhile before he really dealt with Michael.. Murray was treating the kids.

Murray not greedy no wonder he was trying to negotiate $5 million a year with AEG which he was flatly rejected.. the prosecution b etter not forget this little detail.

Pegasus.. of c ourse, no one else but Murray was pumping Michael with drugs during that recording.. as he asked.. are you comfortable? notice Murray wasn't talking too much hardly audible as he was taping MJ.. why was he taping MJ anyway? the Jacksonscan sue him for t hat.. as it was done without MJ's consent.

Like Mesereau stated.. Murray was up to no good, he had every intention to blackmail Michael or sell him to the tabloids!

1039 days ago
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