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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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76.

janet    

C'mon, Jackson was a full blown pharm junkie way before Dr. Murray. 19 known names Jackson used to get his drugs. Jackson was a pharm junkie pro.


Simply look at what Michael Jackson did to himself over the years. He turned himself into a side show freak. Hell, the man didn't have a nose left. Way before Dr. Murray.


Michael Jackson didn't leave a penny to his family. His mom got the house and 28k per month. His kids are taken care of. All this is through his 'ESTATE' THE JACKSONS CAN'T TOUCH. Michael Jackson made sure of that.


This is why the Jacksons are sueing anyone and everyone they can.

Jackson didn't

927 days ago
77.

tiger is a fraud    

Shge's the illiterate loser talking trash on TMZ. The site she's supposed to be boycotting. She's an old lady living in a trailer with her 35 yr old daughter. A cyber stalker of the worst kind. She has thousands of nics to troll with. mjfanforlife, mjlover4life,mjjjustice, get a clue, nuffsaid, goodvibrations, budsgirl..the list goes on and on. She's a true hater who is a danger to society for sure.

927 days ago
78.

Joanne    

POOR CONRAD MURRAY

927 days ago
79.

CloBird    

The person with the medical degree is the person responsible for over-medicating the patient. Murray, as a doctor, had the responsibility to say no. He failed in that duty. He caused a death by many of his own actions.

927 days ago
80.

Barbarascy    

I do feel that to a certain degree Michael Jackson did help kill himself. Drug addicts do play a role in their own destruction. The problem with Dr. Murray is that he is not some street corner pharmacist; he is a licensed doctor who took an oath to heal. Instead he took stacks of cash and did not think about anything else. Now he wants everybody to think that Jackson was solely responsible. Jackson DID his part in his own death.....but so did Murray. A licensed doctor had no business in Jackson's home giving him a controlled substance that should only be used in a hospital setting. There is no excuse for what he did.

927 days ago
81.

LadyD    

Prayers and love for Michael's children and the Jackson family. Much love to all.

927 days ago
82.

Luz    

This man makes me sick. He's never said a word, and only shows his stubborn bull dog face, like he is trying to get out of the hole because he has other plans. He can't even be a man and accept the consequences of his actions. Even for his own image. Well, guess what, he doesn't have $50,000,000. either. And if he did, I don't think he would pay anyone, because he doesn't think he's guilty. And for the morons out there, who believe what they read somewhere without any evidence and think Murray is a hero; how about getting rid of an unscrupulous, unethical pest hiding behind a medical license? Does that sound like a hero to you?
The fans of Michael Jackson are organizing an emotional distress lawsuit against Murray, so if he gets off the hook with the restitution liability, he will have to pay in civil court. He is not going to win either way.

927 days ago
83.

Kari    

I would like to see Murray accept responsibility, but he won't--he's too arrogant. But I also think Michael played a large role in his own death--he was an addict that allowed this to go on.

927 days ago
84.

Barb. A.    

[asking for evidence the defense never received during the trial ... evidence that could show Michael self-administered the fatal dose of Propofol.]...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%.


What evidence? The defense was given all the evidence that the prosecution had. This is nothing but a tactic in hopes to have the trial and/or sentence over turned and retried or an attempt to save his lic's in TX. Dirty little tricks from the lawyers & CM.


BTW TMZ, these so called papers you have, where are they because they are not on the The Los Angeles Superior Court web site like all the other other papers are. So !! where's your proof??

927 days ago
85.

shadowmia    

1) Murray's attorneys never requested this "evidence" until after he'd been found guilty of killing Jackson. At that time, Judge Pastor correctly denied the request because they could have made it at any time prior to & during the long trial and had chosen not to (because they knew this "evidence" was useless except to delay sentencing and try to smokescreen Murray's guilt).

2) Murray is insisting he's destitute & has no money for attorneys--yet here’s his trial team, including attorney Michael Flanagan, still representing him, and I doubt very much that they're doing it free of charge

927 days ago
86.

Luz    

And I hope he hasn't being withholding all the video missing from the security camera! S***!

927 days ago
87.

tonny brasco    

YE right.. I will sue Dr rubish assoon as he get out ...

927 days ago
88.

just over it     

omfg conrad u were convictf murder good luck dumb ass

927 days ago
89.

nada    

Estas encantado de la vida jugando a esta mierda. A que es un juego nuevo?? nunca habías jugado a esto verdad? soy un mirlo blaco para esto verdad que si?.
Como no sirve de nada insultarte, porque esto no es serio, todo es pura actuación, cuanto más te insulto mejor verdad??? por que parece que me lo creo verdad??? me enfado contigo como si fueras una persona real verdad??? y el juego es más interesante verdad???? por que me lo creo verdad???

espero que algún día te aburras y te vayas. porque no puedo hacer nada, ni sirve de nada hablarte como si fueras una persona.

927 days ago
90.

THE BEAVER    

PARTLY TO BLAME? WTF!! YOU ARE (OR WERE) A DOCTOR, DUMBASS !! YOU COULD HAVE SAID NO WAY, IF MICHAEL SAID I WANT SOMETHING STRONGER, THAN WHAT YOU WERE GIVING HIM TO SLEEP. YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE GIVEN THAT TYPE OF A DRUG OUTSIDE THE HOSIPTAL SETTING TO MICHAEL. NOT ONLY DID YOU MISUSE THAT DRUG THAN WHAT IT WAS ACTUALLY MENT FOR, YOU DID THAT FOR MONEY. YOU.. 1. SHOULD NOT PUT ANYONE'S LIFE IN DANGER FOR THE SAKE OF MONEY, AND 2.. USE THAT TYPE OF A DRUG OTHER THAN PUTTING SOMEONE TO SLEEP TO GET AN OPERATION IN THE HOSPITAL, YOU STUPID FOOL!!

I HOPE THEY PUT YA IN A CELL WITH OJ, AND YOU BOTH STAY IN THERE FOR LIFE, AND BOTH SIT THERE AND THINK OF WHAT A GOD AWFUL THING YOU HAVE DONE TO THOSE POOR SOULS.

927 days ago
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