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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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K    

Hope you all realise that when he does get out we are all going to hear him saying this on every chat show the World over. While he earns tons of money and luxury travel and hotels.

884 days ago
17.

K    

Even if he is correct about the stress, he still gave and provided him with the Propofol. Doesn't change anything.

I hope my Dr doesn't give me Propofol when I am stressed and can't sleep. Cos I can't pay my credit card bill one day...........

884 days ago
18.

HumanNature    

YOUR BUDDY IS NOT A DOCTOR BUT A DENSE "QUACK"!!!


MAYBE, YOU CAN ATTEND HIS APPEAL HEARING THIS FRIDAY AND BEG THE COURT TO LET HIM OUT!!!


HE'S NOT GETTING OUT OF THAT 5X8 LONELY JAIL CELL ANYTIME SOON!!!

884 days ago
19.

maxine    

THIS MAN HAS NOO!!!!!! REMORSE!! HE'S A DOCTOR, HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.

884 days ago
20.

Kevin    

Hi. My friend's, uncle's, daughter's, cousin's, aunt's, dog's, trainer's, sister's, next door neighbor, has been unemployed for 2 weeks. Last week she got a check for $75!!! All just for sitting in front of her computer for 2 hours a day. Sure she had her top off but so what? Don't judge. Now she can go to McDonalds and eat like a Queen! Check out our website and other stupid postings for more info!!!!

884 days ago
21.

nan    

Murray is just a sociopath and his lawyer is a lush..
They deserve each other

884 days ago
22.

HumanNature    

TMZ


CONRAD MURRAY IS "NOT" A DOCTOR BUT A MURDERING "QUACK"!!!

884 days ago
23.

katie10    

Geez, this guy just DOESN'T get it. Still blaming the victim, no remorse. Let's see those 'docs' TMZ. Conrad has lost his mind!

884 days ago
24.

mj fan forever    

Michael Jackson was not disperate, murderer's team of losers want to make it believe!!!! He was happy to live and positive about the future, he suffered from insomnia and unfortunately trusted murderer as his doctor, but couldn't know he is a greedy MURDERER who was willing to do anything for money!!!!! Was murderer who orderered 255 bottles of propofol!!!! By the way, Michael Jackson's fingerprints were not of any bottles or medical equipments, while those of murderer YES!!!!!! So all of their ridiculous and insulting theories do not stand!!!!! Even them admitted that their theory about dying from ingesting propofol was a bull****, after claiming it for months!!!! The judge was extremely correct, murderer non-defense was all about the bushing and the judge had harsh words to murderer for his blaming the victim!!!! Murderer's team of losers hadn't, haven't and never will have NO arguments to defend a murderer, they only disperately tried to discredit and insult Michael Jackson!!!! They are so desperate because they know their murderer client is totally guilty and deserves to rot in jail before rotting in hell!!!!

884 days ago
25.

Barb. A.    

OMG.... CM, what part of "It is impossible to shoot yourself up with that much Propofol at one time" didn't you pay attention in class/court?


The reason you weren't allowed to have some of your evidence in court is because it did not pertain to the case. This case was not about MJ. It was about what you did & failed to do as a doctor.


Do yourself a favor and take this time to study some kind of new trade so you will be able to get a job when you get out.

884 days ago
26.

HumanNature    

I HOPE JUDGE PASTOR THROW SOME BIG ROCKS AT THAT DENSE "QUACK" HEAD!!!

884 days ago
27.

MiMi    


Oh my goodness. Does Conrat's attorney's really think this is going to fly?

If I am not mistaken, the judge can't take into consideration anything that was not allowed at trial. There was no relevence to Michael's financial status then and there is none now.

Keep dreamin......

884 days ago
28.

HumanNature    

Barb. A.:


THE "QUACK" IS TOO DAMN "STUPID" TO DO ANYTHING ELSE!!!

884 days ago
29.

Joao    

Murry, just shut up, now you sounding stupid. YOU gave him the chit... knew enough to [try to] hide the evidence before the parameds arrived, which YOU delayed, the list goes on... just STFU.

884 days ago
30.

Lori    

I have to say that both MJ and the Dr are wrong. Dr should not have given him the drug, but we all know MJ had drug issues, and financial problems big time. If I was on the jury, I would be open to listen. Don't get me wrong the Dr. was 100% wrong for giving a drug to someone when not authorized, but how many people do you know that share drugs with friends and the outcome is the same. They are both responsible for the outcome.

884 days ago
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