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Dr. Murray Trial

Defense Strikes Back

'Dr. Murray Did Not Kill MJ'

11/3/2011 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray's defense attorney, Ed Chernoff, came out firing at the prosecution in his closing statement ... telling the jury, "They want you to convict Dr. Murray for the actions of Michael Jackson ... they just don't want to tell you that."

Chernoff was direct, "Dr. Murray did NOT kill Michael Jackson" ... claiming it was Michael Jackson who killed Michael Jackson by self administering himself with prescription medication. 

Chernoff claims the prosecution failed to prove that Murray hooked MJ up to a Propofol drip before the singer died ... and without a drip, there is no way the prosecution can prove Murray ever put MJ's life in danger.

"They can't prove a crime ... and they REALLY need to prove a crime" ... Chernoff said.

Chernoff claims the most logical explanation is ... "Michael Jackson went into his personal bathroom and swallowed Lorazepam and Dr. Murray didn't know."

He added, "Somebody's got to say it ... If it were anybody else but Michael Jackson ... anybody else, would this doctor be here today?"

Chernoff might be feeling the the heat ... he just drank a glass of water and quipped, "Is it warm in here or is it just me?"

He concluded by asking the jury to take their decision seriously ... saying, "This is not a reality show, this is reality ... I hope that you do the right thing and find Dr. Murray not guilty."

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Pegasus    

1049 days ago
32.

bill    

jackson was a child molester the black man who wanted to be a white women if the doctor goes to jail so should half his family and everyone else who enabled this man only because of money he should go free never to practice medicine again

1048 days ago
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Alana    

this is all a set up...that's it that's all...something to keep feeding the media with. Dr Murry was hired a few months before mj died. its clear that MJ wanted an escape goat and he got one. i find it odd how Murry is hired and boom mj is dead not to long after. Murry should not go to jail. nor should they find him guilty until all evidence is proven other wise. its commonsense but i guess commonsense is not so common after all.

1040 days ago
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John L. McNeil    

Medical doctors make thousands of medical, "judgment calls" in their careers--they all require a great deal of medical background, courage and the ability to quickly evaluate the case at hand and their medical positions. Their oath includes the words, "above all, do no harm". There is the dilemma--would leaving a man in the living hell of Jackson's addiction have been, "doing no harm"? Hell No! Un-fortunately, the objections of the naysayers I know, personally, include a distaste for Jackson's chosen image, the tenor and theatrics of his music, plus what some considered debatable sexual orientation. So, use the law to implement your prejudices to justify pillorying him into his own "hell on earth".

1026 days ago
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