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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.
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31.

mj fan forever    

GOD BLESS DAVID WALGREN HE MADE A VERY TRUTHFUL CLOSING ARGUMENT ALL TRUE WHAT HE SAID!!!! I DID LOVE HOW HE POINTED OUT THAT MICHAEL JACKSON WAS NOT RECKLESS HE WANTED A DOCTOR NEAR HIM TO BE SURE HIS LIFE WAS SAFE I DID LOVE THIS ALONG WITH ALL WHAT HE SAID!!!!!! SO TRUE!!!!! MICHAEL JACKSON WANTED TO LIVE AND HAD PLANS DREAMS HOPES ALL THAT HE SAID IS JUST THE TRUTH!!!! JUSTICE DEMANDS A GUILTY VERDICT JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!!!!

897 days ago
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33.

LadyD    

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

897 days ago
34.

sveda    

OhWell:

You can keep on posting that thrash a million times, if you want to. It's still big, fat, disgusting lies. It's things MJ never did, it's things SOMEONE said he did. Someone like you...

897 days ago
35.

LeahW    

Murray administered a dangerous drug in a residential setting without the proper monitoring equipment. He ordered 4.5 gallons of Propofol and had it delivered to his girlfriend's apartment. If he really wanted to "help" Michael Jackson, he should have assisted in placing him in a rehab hospital. He helped him to his grave. Guilty. End of story.

897 days ago
36.

sveda    

OhWell:

He wasn't God, but wanted to be like one. He managed to achieve that kind of status in many of his fans.You have a problem with that?

He made some mistakes in his life - like for ex. hiring that joke of a doctor to take care of him and surrounding himself with leeches who wanted his money.

And I'm fully "awake" (although I should be in bed now), but you should grow up and get a life. Spending your time thrashing the deceased and hurting their beloved ones can hardly account for a valuable life.

Or is it just the kick you get from writing dirty stuff about people you know nothing about? I bet that makes you an addict too, doesn't it? We all have our addictions in life, but yours is not one I would be very proud of. So all your preachings about normality versus MJ fall kind of flat.

897 days ago
37.

JLS    

Fabulous closing argument by Prosecutor Walgren.

WELL done. And...good luck. Justice for Michael. RIP sweetie.

897 days ago
38.

mymjj5.    

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.

Answer: Kenny is so concerned about MJ's health that he fires an urgent email to RandyP that MJ is in a bad state??? California is a "bad state"........LOL! Kenny and Randy are fulla BS.

* 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.

Answer: Has anyone seen any footage of Murray on the set of TII acting like ahbigshet.....'cuse me..... ah'bigshot???

* 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.

Answer: MJ had a full time doctor on call, yet security feels the desperation to call a neanderthal nurse 3K miles away in Florida? Murray said so himself that Michael called him and murray came over at 1:30 am???? Yet for some reason Michael couldn't make a call for Murray to come assist him on father's day? Maybe not.......murray may have been to busy with all those babies and baby mamas of his........movin on off this one............nawh...murray was under the impression that he was getting pai the big bucks by AEG. If michael would have called him, murray would have been there.......the security calling the nurse it BS......no evidence has been presented to support the claim.

* 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.

Answer: Yes!!!

* 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."

Answer: True!

* 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.

Answer: Murray was not hiding out. He met with the culprits over a 2 day period in that hotel room. Sounds like a real freemason's boyz hiatus..........just nasty! They were happy and celebrating that Michael was finally dead......something the LAPD and Michael's other enemies have wanted for nearly 20 years.....the disgusting rituals .......yuck.

* He told detectives he was giving MJ Propofol. When detectives ask how frequently did this happen? Murray tells them every day.

Answer: No proof has been provided. Just murray's lying words......btw: if murray was giving michael an anesthesia every night, knowing full well michael was eating and consuming fluids everyday means murray was trying to kill michael. the evidence shows murray gave michael propofol one time on an empty stomach...........we all know the chef found michael's dinner untouched when she arrived for work on that fateful morning.

* Murray admitted he gave MJ 50 mg Propofol injections followed by a drip almost every night for two months.

Answer: No proof! Just his word. Murray has supporting do***entation for what he wants the public to believe. Nothing solid , just vigorless attempts to sway and deceive unsuspecting minds

* 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.

Answer: Interesting the media machine wants to point this out over 2 years later. Still there's no proof. It makes no sense to give michael enough propofol for only 5 minutes of rest when he supposedly hasn't been able to remain asleep for over 10 hours.
I'm glad the media machine has officially stated Murray gave Michael only 25 mg of propofol which equals about 5 minutes of sleep. If Murray was gone for only 2 minutes, that means michael still had 3 minutes of sleep left. Thus Michael could not have awakened while murray was out of the room to give himself a fatal dose of anything. As a result the 25 mg Murray gave Michael is the lethal does that caused my king to stop breathing and die. Can't change it now. Murray killed Michael Jackson in cold blood. Murray knew michael was not breathing. Murray took every measure not to save michael's life and let him die.

* 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.

Answer: Murray wanted Michael Jackson dead. That's why Murray never alerts anyone to the real crisis.......Murray says "he had a bad reaction"......instead of saying "HELP!he's not breathing call 911 HELP!!!!

* Murray delayed calling 911 because he was looking out for himself ... he needed to hide the evidence.

Answer: True! Hiding evidence of someone who committed suicide??????


* 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.

Answer: Another interesting point brought out over 2 years later. Initially after murray noticed michael was not breathing, he started making several calls to his chicks. Now the lying table is turning that my king michael was asleep the entire time Murray was talking to chicks????
(Don't be fooled by those calls. If anything, Murray was trying to act care free as if everything was fine, Michael is resting no cause for alarm.......right?)(not until the call to Anding)
Okay, whatever it takes to set a liar and murderer free. Yet why lie, clean up the room, call ms. anding after being up over 10 hours with michael? Normally Michael would go to rehearsal at 6pm. Why 2pm rehearsal on 6/25/09? Michael had a chauffer and security team, yet on this day Michael was going to ride with TravisP???? Also if Michael had to be up at noon, why did ms. chase make Michael's breakfast as normal? Remember she was waiting for murray to come downstairs and get it but he does not. At 10am murray should have been gone for the day with the oxygen tanks.....but he doesn't leave until after the paramedics carry Michael to the hospital.
After rehearsal, from 1:30am to 10:00 am Micheal has not had any real sleep????? Just cancel rehearsal............or just go at his regular time of 6pm??? Yet for some reason, Murray never complained of not getting any sleep himself. Over 10 hours? Not including his travel time to the Holmby Hills. Murray was not in that house all night alone with Michael. Over 10 hours and Murray doesn't take a bathroom break? If Michael was still awake, surely it was okay for Murray to leave the room, make calls and send messages.....instead of sitting there for over 10 hours????? please...


* 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.

Answer: Ms. Anding did not hear voices. She heard what sounded like a cough. My bet it was murray memicking in effort to manipulate michael's time of death. The daytime staffers were there and were on the clock working around Michael's schedule. They would know if anyone else was in the home. Of course murray was in another room, he stated that he went to the bathroom. Michael was not calling for help because he was already dead. He may have gasped for air, because Murray never left the home that morning to get more oxygen. Did michael choke? Most likely not because he did not eat the late dinner the night before. The anesthesia on an empty stomach limits vomiting and choking. The best laid plans always have a witness. Remember, Murray did not act alone and there's absolutely NO HONOR among thieves.........

897 days ago
39.

sveda    

OhWell:

1. "Elephant Mans Bones...Yep He Bought Them" - normal, some people collect stamps, others bones.

2. "Sleeping With Little Boys.......Yep MJ Admitted To That" - Sleeping does not mean having sex, hence nothing wrong. MJ had a fascination with children (NON SEXUAL ONE)

3. "Didn't Pay His Bills.....That's Well Logged {Can't Say "Do***ented" With TMZ's Stupid Censors}" - provide proof, otherwise it's just a speculation.

4. "Wanted To Give Bubbles Vocal Cords?......Well Logged,He Did Want To." - same as above, just because someone said it, doesn't mean it's true.

5. "Look & Dress Like An Old White Woman?.....Seeing Is Believing" - don't quite get this one. Do you believe that he looked like a woman? If so, this is a personal, subjective opinion. I always saw him as a man ( a very good looking one) and I'm a heterosexual woman.

6. "Give Boys "Jesus Juice"......He Admitted He Did" - I want proof on this one as well.

7. "Plates With Little Boys Pictures In His Bedroom?...We All Saw That." How cute! :) Some people prefer puppies and kittens on their plates, others kids. One more time he was fascinated with kids.

8. "Mulate His Nose?.... Again Seeing Is Believing" - His nose is his own business. Not the first, nor the last one who does plastic surgery. He has the right to his own body. He looked good to me in all his transformations and I believe to many other of his fans.

9."Need Drugs To Sleep....Well Isn't This What It's About" - This one's quite dumb, drug addiction is a medical condition. It's not his fault. Moreover, he was made addicted by doctors.

10. "I Don't See Many Lies.But I See Lots Of Facts" - And I see lots of false interpretations and speculations.

".....JACKO WAS A WACKO!......" You can be called lots of names to, but I prefer not to do it...

897 days ago
40.

sveda    

OhWell:

Yes, he cared a lot about his BIOLOGICAL children! They meant the world to him.

Hope you'll get some peace of mind. So much hatred can not be good for your health.

897 days ago
41.

yvonne from uk    

David Walgrens closing statement was brilliant, unlike the rubbish Chernoff spewed out. Looking at all the facts the jury have to bring a guilty verdict, if they don't they are giving the green light to all the slimy, creepy, bottom feeding doctors everywhere, and i don't for a minute believe that Murray is the only one. Every day we put our lives and trust in medical experts and as Dr Shafer said his patients are already very dubious about being put under using Propofol. Not only did Murray kill Michael Jackson but his misuse of Propofol has given people the wrong idea about a drug used to help save lives. I sincerely hope the jury make the right decision.

896 days ago
42.

Larry Manning    

Please STOP!

No more Conrad Murray Reporting. Jacksons need to take personal reponsibility for ignoring their drug addicted son/brother.

Really, who cares about the Kardasians anymore? If you stopped reporting they would go away, I hope.

896 days ago
43.

Dose Of Reality    

sveda: 17 hours ago
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.
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What makes you think the you know him just because you are a fan? This should be abundantly clear now. If someone told you this was happening a week before his death, would you have believed it?


Yes, and about "his kids". This was a terrible thing to happen in their lives. First, to be taken away from their mothers, now this.


Don't misinterpret my comments, I never said Murray wasn't guilty. I believe he was ultimately responsible for his death that day. He was the biggest culprit in a long list of people that failed him.

896 days ago
44.

sveda    

Bnb:

Fans care. Fans care because they know their idol's heart. Michael was in no way immaculate in his daily life, but he was a good man, with the best of intentions, who suffered a lot in his life. There might be some teenage fans who are naive. You can't blame them for their age. But I refuse to consider myself part of the group you are portraying. I'm a 36 year old sensible individual, who is able to acknowledge that Michael was a human being with everything this means, yet not an ordinary one. He was not like you and me and I think we both understand why. He was someone who inspired others to be better human beings themselves. I can not speak for all his fans, but I didn't only admire his music and artistry, but also his soul. He was often misunderstood, but most great people are. They are just too big for their time and they don't fit the frame. And pls. don't write "his children" in inverted commas. They are as his as they can be - the more they grow, the more they look like him. You can see Michael in each and every one of them, if you know where to search. I just don't understand why everything related to Michael is always twisted into one big conspiracy?

895 days ago
45.

sofi    

* Walgren asked the jury to find Murray guilty of manslaughter because he abandoned his patient. "Justice demands a guilty verdict," he concluded.

I AGREE WITH MR.WALGREN AND PRAY THAT the jury finds murray guilty of 1st degree murder.

894 days ago
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