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Conrad Murray Trial

The Defense Rests

11/1/2011 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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The fat lady is about to sing in the Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter trial -- because the defense has rested its case and are now gearing up for closing arguments.

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Thursday morning -- but the defense won't be submitting any new evidence ... so if they haven't needled the jury with reasonable doubt yet in the death of Michael Jackson, they're facing an uphill battle.

It's also worth pointing out -- jurors notoriously hate coming back to court on Monday if they can help it ... which means there's a 99.9999% chance they'll come up with a verdict by Friday, presuming closing arguments don't drag on.

The prosecution rested its case over a week ago -- but while the case was impressive ... it wasn't 100% iron-clad.

So we gotta ask ...

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guest    

Hey Her Imperial and Royal Majesty: you dumb *****! he went on trial for molestation and was found NOT guilty, so your comment is as dumb as you!

1051 days ago
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She's baaaack    

If he is found not guilty I think he should help the Kardashians go to sleep.

1051 days ago
18.

aston    

Nothing is iron-clad since Murray and MJ were alone, we are talking about beyond reasonable doubt. It's crystal clear that he, knowingly and repeteadly, gave sub standard care to MJ on many counts. It would be disaster to the medical profession and probably to future victims of his and other doctors' patients, if he were to walk from this.

The prosecution witnesses were honest and objective and easy to work with for both side, whereas the defense´s two star witnesses were shifty, uncooperative and highly biased. In the end, the addict expert had to admit he could not ascertain MJ was indeed an addict, and the propofol expert admitted he'd never provide propofol in a home setting.


I certainly hope Murray gets his medical license revoked and four years in jail. In any case, it has been very satisfying to see him exposed and publicly shamed.

1051 days ago
20.

Neicey    

Power KILLED!!! MJ!!!Dr Murray fall guy(puppet)!!!!!!!!! I'M JUST SAYIN....

1051 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

The fact is Michael Jackson died of propofol overdose.
Face is, it was administered by Conrad Murray
Fact is, it was not legal to use propofol in a home setting
Fact is, IF Michael Jackson COULD have woke up and administered it to himself Murray should have been there watching.
Fact is, there was no resussitative equipment in the house
Face is, Murray waited til the body was practically cold before calling 911
Fact is, Murray had propofol delivered to a girlfriends home instead of an office or clinic in L.A.
Fact is, Murray is a cardiologist who cannot correctly perform CPR.
Fact is, MURRAY KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON.

1051 days ago
22.

kmartin    

Dr Murray should be a doctor no more! The 'expert' for the defense was a total schmuck! he danced around every question from the prosecutor. But Dr Shaffer (for the prosecution) was confident with his answers! Murray is one of many doctors who gave into a celebrity's request for drugs which should never happen...it's called being an ethical doctor! Time all celebrity doctors to claim their own responsible for the addiction of drugs in celebrities!

1051 days ago
23.

Mary    

If Murray has a chance our justice system has FAILED. Consequently, we should let all the criminals out of jail.

1051 days ago
24.

Mary    

If Murray has a chance our justice system has FAILED. Consquently, we should let all the criminals out of jail if Murray is allowed to walk.

1051 days ago
25.

Marie    

I hope the members of the jury do the right thing and send that sociopath Dr. Murray to jail.

1051 days ago
26.

RICKI    

FIRST OFF, LIKE GOD'S SON SAYS, "WHOEVER IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE". WE ARE NOT THE ONES TO JUDGE ANYONE, BECAUSE THERE IS NO SIN GREATER THAN THE OTHER, SO WE MUST LEAVE IT IN GOD'S HAND TO DO THE JUDGING, NOT US. THE MAIN THING IS, IS THAT IN THE BIBLE, EVERYTHING IS MADE TO HAPPEN, BEFORE THIS WORLD WAS MADE!SO REMEMBER WE ARE NOT JUDGES WE HAVE OUR OWN FAULTS, REGARDLESS WHAT HAPPENS.

1051 days ago
27.

Don Bigger    

.... The unwritten Law of Hollywood: If you're a celebrity and you kill someone, you'll walk -- If you're just an unknown schlub and you kill a celebrity, then Lord have mercy on your soul ....

1051 days ago
28.

vickie    

First off when your given the profo you can not eat or drink anything for 12 hrs before its administerd which means mj was not eating for 60 days that doctor says he gAve him that stuff what kind of doctor would willingly watch their patient starve and think this is ethical he knew he was not eating and still continued giving the drug ? The standard of care was gone after the Murry administered more the 1 a week his poor body never got and Chance to recover he was giving the stuff nightly when would he have enough time to eat between injections? I have yet to here anyone talk about that fact. Why ?

1051 days ago
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LOL    

Well Dr. White are you listening---- if I need surgery at Stanford, I will be keeping an eye on you if you have to help the Dr.s in surgery- I will yell GET OUT!!! I am not impressed with your skills! It was a mistake to help the defense because people were watching you- a showman not doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1050 days ago
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