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Dr. Conrad Murray

I Didn't Kill Michael Jackson ...

Stress Did

2/22/2012 3:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray
just filed legal docs in which he claims his manslaughter conviction should be overturned, on grounds that the judge should have allowed him to prove ... Michael Jackson was so stressed out over his financial woes ... he recklessly rolled the dice by self-administering a fatal dose of Propofol.

Murray is responding to the D.A.'s claims that he should stay in jail pending appeal because the grounds for challenging the conviction are bogus.

Murray makes a number of arguments, but the most interesting is the section titled, "Financial Condition of Michael Jackson."  Murray's lawyers put it this way:  "Mr. Jackson was in debt approximately $440 million and desperately needed to fulfill a contractual commitment at the O2 arena in London."

The lawyers go on:  "He was on the verge of losing his entire estate to foreclosure.  The pressure to fight through his insomnia, to rehearse and be the entertainer he was in his earlier years was overwhelming."

And then the lawyers bring it home:  "His motivation and resulting desperation were relevant to show a likelihood or reason to act in a manner inconsistent with good judgment."

The lawyers believe it was an error for the judge to exclude evidence of MJ's financial desperation.

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1.

Pudding Tang    

OKAY!

973 days ago
2.

LIsa    

He is such an ass!

973 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

Blah Blah Blah....MURDERER!

973 days ago
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Nex    

That's great, except for the fact that the notion that MJ self administered any Propofol was scientifically provent to be impossible by witness after witness during the trial, including from Murray's own star expert witness. All Murray's claims do is further support the prosecution's point that he has absolutely no remorse and feels he did nothing wrong, and therefore remains a danger to society.

973 days ago
5.

HumanNature    

HEY "QUACK"!!!


MJ FINGERPRINTS WAS "NOT" ON THE SYRINGE AND ANY OTHER EQUIPMENTS!!!


MJ DID NOT ORDER ALL OF THOSE DRUGS, YOU DID!!!


YOU ADMITTED TO POLICE THAT "YOU" ADMINISTER THE DOSES THAT KILLED MJ!!!


FINALLY, YOU STILL DON'T HAVE A CASE!!!!


GET USE TO BEING LOCKED UP UNTIL 2013!!!!


"QUACK"

973 days ago
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Carla S.    

Dr. Murray is sounding more and more like a psychopath every day. Like most criminals, he shows no remorse and takes no responsibility for his role in these tragic events. This "doctor" ordered hundreds of vials of a dangerous anesthetic that shouldn't be administered outside of a hospital setting, nonetheless for "insomnia", he was administering anesthesia without the proper equipment or knowledge, even as a cardiologist, he did CPR wrong, he concealed evidence, fled the scene, lied to investigators, left a patient alone and unmonitored on a dangerous anesthetic, etc etc etc. These are not the actions of an innocent man. He is in jail, where he belongs. Doctors like this shame the entire profession. Even if Jackson was an addict, this man shouldn't have been ordering dangerous prescriptions for him and leaving him alone with it. No doctor should be an enabler, nonetheless when they are paid a six figure sum to take care of the patient, not to go leave the room and talk on the phone to girlfriends.

973 days ago
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sara    

OMG TMZ HOW LONG U GUYS GONNA KEEP TALKING ABOUT THIS GEEZZZZZZZ .....JUST LET IT GO ALREADY...

973 days ago
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BEVERLY    

I cannot believe this man ever got his M.D.He cannot understand without him supplying the propofol,Michael would not be dead.I do not care what Michael did,if it was not ordered there would have been no problem.It scary how that does not compute for Conrad Murray

973 days ago
9.

jerry    

still in denial....not accepting any responsibility is what's behind his license revocation

973 days ago
10.

HumanNature    

WHAT HAPPEN TO THE WORD "NO"????

973 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

@Nex...@HumanNature...@Carla S...WELL SAID!

973 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

Beverly...AMEN!

973 days ago
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I Was About To Say    

Eye for an Eye, Murray should get as much propofol as he gave.

973 days ago
14.

aquanet    

And people think Jackson was the crazy out of touch one?

973 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Yeah, the stress of being overdosed by his own Doctor.

973 days ago
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