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Dr. Conrad Murray

Back to Court to Prove

MJ Partly Caused His Own Death

1/10/2012 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conrad Murray
Dr. Conrad Murray
is asking the judge in his criminal case to deny Michael Jackson's family full restitution, on grounds MJ caused his own death.

Murray filed legal docs yesterday -- obtained by TMZ -- asking for evidence the defense never received during the trial ... evidence that could show Michael self-administered the fatal dose of Propofol.

Murray's lawyer, Michael Flanagan, argues that in deciding how much restitution the family gets, it's appropriate to consider the victim's responsibility for his own demise.

So Murray will concede he's partly to blame -- he can't argue otherwise because of the conviction -- but he still wants to prove that MJ ultimately caused his own death.

The prosecution is asking for around $100 million in restitution, but the judge hasn't decided on a figure.  But once the figure is set, if Flanagan gets his way and the judge were to decide MJ was 50% responsible for his death, the judge would reduce the restitution award by 50%.

So the fat lady hasn't sung ... yet.

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kim    

TMZ traffic must be slow. So of course another Murray/MJ story pops up. Really tmz. Papers filed and you have them?? Than where are they??? We already know he has the restitution hearing coming up. Any person tha*****ched the news after the trial knows that. And for him showing any blame???? Pfft. I don't think this man knows how to show any guilt or remorse. He is a arrogant jerk. He even waived his right to show up for the restitution hearing. Guess he didn't want another badgering from Judge Pastor even though he deserves it. And yes, he doesn't have the money, but its the principle of the thing. Which means if Pastor grants the full restituion this ******* will never make another cent from his crime.

1020 days ago
17.

Lin    

Typical.Blame the victim...I thought the evidence clearly showed Mr. Jackson did not inject himself?
I personally do not like the Jackson clan.But this so called "doctor" administered a very dangerous drug,in a non-hospital setting, to Michael and left him alone!!
I hope the award stands, and ALL of the money goes to Michael's children.Not the Father,brothers or sisters...

1020 days ago
18.

kim    

This may be what papers TMZ is talking about. Of course they like to keep people hanging. Don't know if the order was ever granted though:
http://ww2.lasuperiorcourt.org/hp/wm01x355orhf2145lpz3vg55/1479339545.pdf

1020 days ago
19.

kim    

http://ww2.lasuperiorcourt.org/hp/wm01x355orhf2145lpz3vg55/1479339545.pdf

1020 days ago
20.

sugar    

sorry but mj was at fault just as much as anyone. he thought he could do ANYTHING he wanted and it caught up with him. he believed he could BUY whatever he wanted.he did.

1020 days ago
21.

Sonya in Tx    

Conrad simply doesn't get it. He was the one who supplied and administered Propofol. Nobody else could. I don't doubt MJ was an addict who was a drug seeker, but Conrad was basically paid to be his drug supplier. Guilty as charged....and he needs to stay in jail.

1020 days ago
22.

kim    

Maybe if they would put him with general population and not by himself, other prisoners would make him come to his senses. If that could ever happen.

1020 days ago
23.

mj fan forever    

MURDERER!!!!!!! WTF "evidences" the NON-defense team of LOSERS "never received"????!!! They had ALL what they requested, the judge was very correct!!!!! The trial demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that murderer is FULLY responsible, he is found GUILTY by ALL 12 jurors and is a DECLARED MURDERER!!!!!! Then, hadn't said his loser-lawyer Flanagan that his murderer client couldn't afford a private lawyer anymore????!! He pulls out the private lawyers only when he more needs them!!!!! OF COURSE the disgusting murderer is just trying not to pay and asked for a public defender to use even the taxpayers money to defend a MURDERER!!!!!!! I just do not think judge Pastor is fooled by them and I hope to heart that this further dirty trick-disgusting slander just makes increase restitution, the judge has already had very harsh words for murderer and has already condemned him for blaming the victim, he is not a moron loser like murderer and his team of losers which only know dirty tricks!!!!!! This disgusting murderer should have had the death penalty on murder charge!!!! I do know prosecutors did a brilliant job to make sure that murderer was convicted and finally rotted in jail, but he just deserves to rot in hell!!!!!!!

1020 days ago
24.

Rainbow Heydrich    

Aw, Flanny, just give up. Conrat was obviously to blame, and no matter what happens, he won't be able to pay the money anyway. You said so yourself. Tsk tsk.

1020 days ago
26.

Dave    

I always thought a complete lack of remorse leads to a stiffer sentence, not a reduction.

1020 days ago
27.

Susan62509    

Murray isn't concerned about the restitution. He's only thinking of his medical license. He must think if he can prove that MJ caused his own death, then the medical boards won't revoke his license. Problem is, to prove MJ caused his own death is what an appeal is about NOT a restitution hearing. Flanagan is so incompetent it's laughable. Murray asked for a public funded attorney for his appeal, not for the restitution hearing which is scheduled for Jan. 23rd.

1020 days ago
28.

milesmagee    

Michael Jackson was a PEDOPHILE!! Has everyone forgotten this? He is to blame. He was a grown man (even though he liked to think he was a little kid) Some people need to take responsibility for themselves (grown people)

1020 days ago
29.

mjforever    

This b!tch he gets the book thrown at him and STILL doesnt get it he must have mental issues...

1020 days ago
30.

neebi    

how can he be so doctor? took the life of best man ever known.

1020 days ago
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