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People vs. Conrad Murray

Closing Arguments --

Prosecution Squares Off

11/3/2011 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Prosecutor David Walgren -- Closing Arguments
Updated 11/03/11 at 9:00 AM
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Prosecutor David Walgren just began his closing arguments to the jury, insisting Dr. Conrad Murray caused the death of Michael Jackson.

* For Prince, Paris and Blanket this trial will not end today because they lost their father.
* Conrad Murray violated the sacred trust between doctor and patient "each and every day."
* On June 24, 2009 MJ performed at the Staples Center and gave a great performance ... 12 hours later he was laying dead in his bed in his home.
* MJ was a creative genius striving for perfection. He was making long term plans for both himself and his children. He was excited about the tour because he knew it would give him a chance to settle down ... and his children could finally have a normal life.

* MJ wanted to open a children's hospital ... he wanted to give this to the world. He had plans and hopes and dreams.
* He was excited his kids would get to see their dad perform in London. But none of this came to be because on June 25, 2009 MJ was pronounced dead at age 50.
* Joe, Katherine, La Toya and Randy Jackson are in court -- arriving one after the other to listen to closing arguments.

 

* The law recognizes the special relationship between doctor and patient. Doctors have a duty to their patients and the failure to act on that duty caused the death of Michael Jackson.
* Conrad Murray is criminally negligent if he could have foreseen what happened.
* By his own admission, Conrad Murray knew MJ liked to push his own Propofol. He should have never left him alone in a room full of drugs.
* Dr. Murray made misleading statements when he failed to tell doctors he administered Propofol. It proves he knew it was wrong. That is consciousness of guilt.
* Walgren told jurors that Murray ordered more than four gallons of Propofol and had it shipped to his girlfriend's apartment in LA.
* Murray couldn't bother to keep records ... but had no problem recording a drugged up MJ and then for some reason keeping it.
* At a meeting in June Murray assures everyone MJ is doing just fine.
* But on June 19, 2009, director Kenny Ortega is so concerned about MJ's health fires an urgent email  to AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips saying MJ is in a bad state.
* During an emergency meeting on June 20, 2009  -- 5 days before MJ's death -- Murray insists MJ is doing fine ... lashing out at Ortega for sending MJ home from rehearsal. Murray sternly told Ortega to mind his own business. Unfortunately, that's what happened.
* On June 21 , 2009, Jackson was complaining he was half hot and half cold. His bodyguard called a nurse who told them MJ needed to go to the hospital.
* On June 23 Michael performed at the Staples Center. By all accounts it was a great performance. There was light at the end of the tunnel.
* MJ's last rehearsal on June 24 was, again, a success. Everyone was excited that the tour was going to finally happen. MJ was particularly excited about the "illusion" that was to be performed the next day."
* After MJ's death an arrangement was made to meet with Conrad Murray at Marina del Rey. Conrad Murray was there with his lawyers. At this point, investigators knew very little. The cause of the death had not yet been determined. Detectives were working in the dark. They sat down to listen to Conrad Murray to listen to what he had to say.
* He told detectives he was giving MJ Propofol. When detectives ask how frequently did this happen? Murray tells them every day.
* Murray admitted he gave MJ 50 mg Propofol injections followed by a drip almost every night for two months.
* During his interview, Murray told cops he was worried about giving MJ Propofol at 10:00 am because MJ had to be up at noon -- 2 hours later. It suggests Murray intended to give MJ a drip, because a 25 mg injection would only put someone to sleep for 5 minutes.
* Murray never called 911 because, as he claimed, speaking to an operator would be negligent ... so what does he do instead? He calls Michael Amir Williams and leaves him a message. Setting aside all the other bizarre behavior, all he needed to say was, "Call 911..." but he didn't.
* Murray delayed calling 911 because he was looking out for himself ... he needed  to hide the evidence.
* Murray spend countless minutes on the phone with several people. He was able to spend all that time on the phone because MJ was asleep ... thanks to a Propofol drip.
* Sade Anding heard voices in the background at the exact time Murray drops the phone. Was Conrad Murray in another room? Was MJ calling for help? Did he gasp? Did he choke? We don't know ... we'll never know.
* When help does arrive, in the form of bodyguard Alberto Alvarez, Murry grabs vials of medicine and and instructs him to put them in a bag. Only then does Murray asks him to call 911.
* It took 20 minutes to call 911... Paramedics responded in 6 minutes. They were a mile and a half away.
* As paramedics transport MJ to the ambulance, Murray is picking stuff off the floor and putting it in a trash bag. Why?
* In the hospital doctors ask Murray what drugs administered ... again Murray never mentioned Propofol.
* After MJ was pronounced dead, Murray is concerned about retrieving a "cream" which he claimed MJ didn't want people to know about. Murray was not concerned about a cream... he was worried about himself.
* Murray met with detectives 2 days after MJ died because he assumed police had found his bags. He knew the toxicology report was was about to be completed. He came forward for the self preservation of Conrad Murray. He came forward to get ahead of the story. Unfortunately his story doesn't match up with the evidence.
* Every single doctor has told you they would never have done what Murray did.
* Propofol should be used in a highly monitored setting. No one had ever heard of anyone using Propofol in a bedroom... EVER ... until Murray. it's an egregious violation of medical care. It's gross criminal negligence.
* Murray's preoccupation with emails, texts and calls constitute an abandonment.
* Murray chose not to keep any medical records because he didn't want his bizarre treatment to be documented.
* He deceived doctors at UCLA Medical Center, an extreme deviation of standard of care.
* Dr. Steven Shafer said the most likely scenario is that Murray gave Jackson a drip. It's based on the evidence... a cut saline bag with Conrad Murray's finger prints on it found at the scene.
* Murray admitted he did that every night, a 50 mg injection followed by a drip.
* MJ wasn't complaining he couldn't fall asleep ..  he WAS asleep... because Conrad Murray put him on a drip.
* Murray's former patients say he was a good doctor ... but they were all treated in a hospital for things Murray was trained to do.
* Even the defense's own witness, Dr. Allan Metzger admitted there no amount of money would get him to agree to give Propofol in a bedroom.
* MJ was not reckless. He had a life ahead of him. He had 3 children he loved dearly. He had the means to get Propofol himself but he didn't do that. He wanted a doctor monitoring him at all time.
* Murray should have kept the drugs under lock and key.
* What defense expert  Dr. Paul White presented was junk science... It was garbage. It was sad for science and for truth seeking. Perhaps he did it for the money.
* He never studied anything. He had defense attorney Michael Flanagan call a researcher in Indiana to conduct a study for him.
* MJ trusted Conrad Murray. He trusted him with his life. He paid with his life. Conrad Murray lied, deceived, obscured. More importantly, he acted with negligence, he looked out for himself. That's not what a doctor does. Conrad Murray's action caused MJ's death. But the people do not need to prove that because even if defense's facts are true ... Murray should still be held responsible.
* Walgren asked the jury to find Murray guilty of manslaughter because he abandoned his patient. "Justice demands a guilty verdict," he concluded.
58 COMMENTS

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16.

anony    

Michael Jackson is half responsible for his own death.
If Murray wouldn't have helped him, he would have found another doctor.

1048 days ago
17.

aspire    

Thank you Mr. David Walgren, from all Michael Jackson fans around the world.

1048 days ago
18.

Heidi    

OUTSTANDING closing arguments by David Walgren!!! Excellent attorney & using the defense's star witness testimony to make his points...Brilliant!!!! Hoping for justice for Michael in this case.......

1048 days ago
19.

Marie    

Dr. Murray did not give a damn about Michael Jackson's health and that is why he administered that dangerous drug propofol to him. All he wanted was Michael's money. Unfortunately he also killed Michael. He should definitely be found guilty of manslaughter.

1048 days ago
20.

Jim    

We love you Conrad: Free Conrad Murry NOW.

1048 days ago
21.

diahanneh61    

If you wanted rat poison and asked your doctor to give it to you because it aleviated your pain, do you honestly think a doctor will give you something that can hurt you just by you asking for it, 99% of doctors would probably and should tell you no. Who are you to be your own doctor, doctor's are in a field to administer the upmost care to their patients, no amount of money should be acquired for the safety of another human being.

1048 days ago
22.

TatumMarie    

In case anyone has forgotten, Murray is being charged with criminal negligence. Despite the fact that the prosecution has proven that it would be unlikely that Michael administered the drug to himself, Murray created the entire situation.

The prosecution or defense couldn’t even bring up the fingerprints evidence (Murray’s prints on everything) because it’s inadmissible since the idiotic LAPD didn’t secure the crime scene. Plus, let's not forget about the fact that Murray had also continuously lied and withheld information, which wouldn't have happened if he did nothing wrong.

1048 days ago
23.

Mary    

HEY PROSECUTION,
WHAT HAPPEN TO MJ'S SURVEILLANCE TAPE? ANYONE?????

1048 days ago
24.

sveda    

OhWell:
Even if you choose to believe in this scenario, the Doc is still quite guilty of gross negligence. Any other verdict than "guilty" would be outrageous.
As for why I love a drug addicted child molester, I don't. I I love MJ! Drug addicted - yes (not his fault). Child molester - no. And I believe I know better than you. Justice was already done on this matter and I'm not planning to continue to argue with you. I said all I had to say about you in my previous comment!

1048 days ago
25.

LadyD    

Prayers for Michael's children, the Jackson family and their extended family members. Stay strong with your love. Much love to all.

1048 days ago
26.

juden    

MJ WAS A DRUG ADDICT! He did it to himself people, get over it. I don't know why you idiots thumb down people's responses.

If Murray didn't give him drugs, he was OBVIOUSLY going to buy drugs off someone else because that's what drug addicts do. Sure, Murray obviously didn't follow his duty as a doctor and obviously he shouldn't be practicing medicine. But someone else obviously would have thought... hmmm MJ is going to pay me a s*** ton of money... and they would have done just the same. MJ caused his own death as far as I'm concerned. He was a nutcase. Jus*****ch that do***entary "Living with MJ." He was obviously high as hell. He wanted to get high, he wanted the anesthetic, he dug his own grave. Thumb me down all you want, you know it's true.

1048 days ago
27.

Dose Of Reality    

Now, let's have all the stuperfans (metaphorically) gather and hold hands to recite the new Stuperfans Creed as it has now been expanded for the latest media spectacle court case.


We Believe:
- Every word that MJ ever said/sang/wrote were complete truth and any interpretation of those words shall only have the most innocent meaning. Also, those words were directed as a personal message to each individual fan and should be considered gospel. As a matter of fact, he may be the second coming of god himself.
- Nothing negative about him is true. As fans we must only accept the things we like and dismiss everything else as lies unless they suit our needs at the time.
- Nothing was ever his fault, at best it was misinterpreted by the media who all cooperated in a secret agreement to conspire against him and ruin his life.
- He didn't have a childhood and spent his first 18 years in misery. In fact, he was the only black kid that ever got a smack or two in the 60's & 70's.
- MJ had one or two surgeries at most and they were related to his scalp burns.
- Michael Jackson always appeared as he did in 2009 and he looked normal.
- There were only two accusations of sexual misconduct with minors. It is a complete coincidence that they were both pubesent boys from troubled families.
- Because one set of charges were dropped in an illegal payoff, which in no way implies guilt, and he was acquitted in another trial, all facts, evidence and statements brought forward must be considered 100% false. Also, the FBI found it necessary to investigate MJ for no reason and it continued for 10 years even though they found nothing and their investigation was fully disclosed to the public.
- With the exception of his crippling vitiligo, MJ was completely healthy.
- Michael Jackson was very ill.
- MJ had completely normal marriages.
- MJ did not take "his children" away from their mothers.
- MJ's only drug use was a few Demerol a long long time ago that he took for his scalp burns and his substance abuse, though minor and justified, was 100% cured.
- Dr. Murray wanted to kill MJ and it was all part of an elaborate plan to give him dangerous drugs every night for months without Michael ever questioning what was being done to him.
- MJ thought everything was completely normal in his treatment even though there was massive amounts of drugs present, and IV in his inner thigh, a condom catheter on and someone was watching him sleep for months.
- MJ was a completely competent person capable of making decisions about his own health care.

1048 days ago
28.

Roma123    

Walgren gave a strong closing argument for the prosecution. The defence was week.

1048 days ago
29.

sveda    

BnB:

What makes you think you know MJ better than what a fan would know? If you call Michael abnormal, I'm happy to acknowledge that. I wish there were more abnormally loving people in this world. It would certainly be a better place to live in and we wouldn't have to stand such awfully "normal" comments like yours.

1048 days ago
30.

Roma123    

BnB and OhWell

Think you'll have egg on your faces soon.

1048 days ago
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