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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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myra morris    

Face it Murray you admitted it on tv that you have no remorse for what you did to Michael and all you were out for is the money So suck it up Pay the price for what you did.You took a father son uncle and a Angel and a Icon from everyone that all he every wanted to do was change this cruel world and save the children from it. And all the media did was cut him into pieces SO SUCK IT UP AND TAKE YOUR MEDICINE AND GET OVER IT

968 days ago
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lisa    

Dr murray couldnt get AEG to fork up the 100 million that he wanted so he felt that he didnt need to care for micheal properly and negleted him altogether murray left that profofal on that table on purpose for micheal to take cause he knew how micheal was dependent on it and he probably stood there in the shawdows watching micheal do it his greed for money showed the kind of doctor he really was by not giving a dam about his patiant and pretending not to know how to care for someone who is going having a heart attack.what goes around comes around .

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