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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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61.

HumanNature    

Conrad Murray Trial Won't Yield a Casey Anthony Verdict


I hate to call it this early, but Conrad Murray is going down. It's not because it's nearly impossible to seat an unbiased jury that doesn't have intense adoration for Michael Jackson. It's not because of a potential mob mentality that someone has to pay for the pop star's death. The reason guilt is written all over this eventual verdict is because a doctor allegedly administered a powerful anesthetic, meant to be utilized in a monitored, staffed hospital operating room, in a man's bedroom.

Regular folks have anxiety as they are about to be wheeled into a hospital operating room for surgery whether they are going to wake up from the anesthesia. We have all heard the nightmare news stories of people who have had fatal, adverse reactions on the table. The thought that a licensed physician was purportedly administering anesthesia as a sleep aid speaks to a level of recklessness for human life that smacks of lawlessness. Dr. Murray's life is in shambles as he awaits judgment by his peers because he lacked the character to just say "no" to Michael Jackson.

The defense will be focusing on the argument that Michael Jackson was a serious drug addict and he self-administered the lethal dose of propofol. They will attempt to establish a history of behaviors by Jackson that show the singer would do anything possible to feed his insatiable addiction. But at the end of this case, I don't think any of that will matter. Unless the defense had a witness to testify that they watched Michael Jackson administer his own fatal dose, I don't think the jury will buy it. Such a witness doesn't seem to exist or the prosecution would have addressed that fact immediately in its opening statement. And there are no fingerprints of Jackson's to be found on the bottles of propofol. What will be proved is that Conrad Murray mail ordered vials and vials of an anesthetic that had no place in the home treatment of his patient. The existence and use of propofol in Jackson's home under Murray's watch is this trial's smoking gun.

Don't get me wrong. I feel sorry for the doctor. It's a separate emotion from the sympathy I feel for Michael Jackson who lost his life, and his children, who lost their father. I feel sorry for Murray because, despite his flawed behavior as a trusted physician, his life as he knew it is essentially over. If he goes to jail, he will live the rest of his life as a tortured soul after that experience. If he is acquitted, which would mean he didn't break the law, but merely practiced medicine poorly, he will likely be subject to continued death threats from Michael Jackson's fans for a long time to come and be shunned as a physician. And with either outcome, he'll very likely lose his license to practice medicine.

Some may say that's a just price to pay for a man in his shoes. But it's unlikely he could ever have predicted the wrong turn his life would take just by accepting a high-paid job with the King of Pop. In the end, Murray is a human being who made a grave mistake that ended with his patient dying on his watch. That doesn't make him a bad person, just a bad doctor. No one can rightly believe that Conrad Murray wished the harm that occurred to Michael Jackson on his last day on earth. But, we can reasonably wish that Dr. Murray had had a stronger character and confidence to let Michael Jackson know that it was he, the physician, who was going to call the shots.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stacy-schneider/conrad-murray-trial_b_996557.html


I GUARANTEE THE "QUACK" WILL KNOW HOW TO SAY THE WORD "NO" FROM NOW ON!!!


JUSTICE 4 MJ

899 days ago
62.

RosseJackson17    

Murray sucks!!!! I´ll hate him in the rest of my life!!! Justice for the eternal king of pop Michael Jackson!!! AAauh! ♥♥♥

899 days ago
63.

HumanNature    

THE JURY SHOULD TAKE THE SAME 2 MINUTES THAT THE "QUACK" CLAIM HE LEFT MJ TO RENDER A "GUILTY" VERDICT!!

899 days ago
64.

HumanNature    

OhWell


TAKE THAT GROSSLY FILTHY POST TO ANOTHER BOARD FOR LONELY, SEXUALLY DEPRESSED, DRIED UP, OLD FART BOARD!!!


NASTY ASS HEATHEN!!!

899 days ago
65.

luvdomus    

What should Murray's punishment be? Two year jail sentence (parole after one year), permanent loss of medical license and deportation. Any assets bought with money paid by M. Jackson should be forfeited.

899 days ago
66.

diana santana    

cadeia nele,quem mandou matar nosso idolo? ta ferrado

899 days ago
67.

tlcmk    

Of course he has a chance. It's California!

899 days ago
68.

MsRita    

So how is his baby moma going to pay he has no Medical license anymore. We don't know what Texas and Vegas will do oh well he was wrong for lying. How do we know if that tape was what Micheal said about him.I hope the Jury will disregard what Micheal said Micheal can't speak for himself because Dr. Money Hungrey killed Micheal Jackson.

899 days ago
69.

eddie     

(JUSTICE HAS NOT BEEN SERVED, IN THIS SO-CALLED INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL!!)

According to the ( California Penal Code Section 190.2 )


The penalty for a defendant (Conrat Murray) , who is founded quilty of "MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE" is death or imprisonment in the State Prison for life without the possibility of parole, if one or more of the following special cir***tances has been found under (Section 190.4 of the California Penal Code) to be true.


(1) "INTENTIONALLY and Carrying out the Murder of (Michael Jackson for FINANCIAL GAIN"! ($150,000 per month x 12 = to $1,800,000 million per year salary from AEG ...),this proves that "Conrat Murray" really should've been charged by the DA's Office with (Murder in the First Degree)!! He should've not been undercharged with "Involuntary Manslaughter"!! (IMO)


http://law.onecle.com/california/penal/190.2.html

NOW!! Is the time for "EVERYONE" who believe in "JUSTICE for MICHAEL JACKSON and the World" I'm asking that you,Please! contact: California Governor "Jerry Brown" and the District Attorney "Steve Cooley" requesting an answer from them on, Why the DA's office Undercharged "Conrad Murray" (2 YEARS AGO BEFORE HIS MURDER TRIAL STARTED) with "Involuntary Manslaughter" and not "Murder in the First Degree", for the Murder of "The Great Michael Joseph Jackson"? (THE CHARGE DON'T FIT THE CRIME of PREMEDITATED MURDER!!)


I'm not buying into this (ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSE ARGUMENT) BS that the "PROSECUTION" claiming how Conrat Murray murdered Michael Jackson!!!

Mailing Addresses:


Governor Jerry Brown
State Capital,Suite 1173
Sacramento,CA 95814

Phone:(916) 445-2841
Fax:(916) 558-3160..................
http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php


LA District Attorney Steve Cooley
210 West Temple Street,Suite 18000
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3210

Phone: (213) 974-1484
Fax:(213) 974-1484
TTY (800) 457-7778
8:30am-5:00pm M-F

http://da.co.la.ca.us/feedback.htm#feedback.htm#feedback

899 days ago
70.

Brigha from UK    

One thing puzzles me-
Why would Murray claim that MJ had his own supply of Propofol?

Of course, that isn't believable, but why would he claim that?
Surely that would mean that even MORE of the drug was given to Michael over the previous two months?

899 days ago
71.

LadyD    

Prayers for Michael's children, the Jackson family and their extended family member. Stay strong and unified with your bond of love. Much LOVE to all.

899 days ago
72.

Conrad Murray     

Mj did it to himself. MJ was a drug addict. Face the facts. CM was only there in good faith as a good doctor. He did not know about this drug addict.

898 days ago
73.

HumanNature    

Do anyone from the "DUMB AS A ROCK" club know the difference between insomnia and drug addiction????


Of course not, that's why the "DUMB AS A ROCK" club refuses to use their brain.


Insomnia does not make a person addicted to drugs. Even the "QUACK" witness for the DUMB DEFENSE acknowledge that MJ WAS NOT a drug addict.


Even the coroner found no drug addiction in MJ.

898 days ago
74.

Fuck Celebrities    

Hang the lying murderer.

898 days ago
75.

Carolyn    

CM should loose his license for life, he should also go to jail for life. I pray that the jury sees it this way.

898 days ago
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