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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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31.

tincity89@yahoo.com    

On the show 2/22/12, you had a clip about Ricky The Dragon Steamboat and his origin was in question. He is from Madera Beach, Florida, went to school in St. Petersburg, Florida. My husband and his brother went to school with him

885 days ago
32.

Rob    

Stress Killed Jackson ? okay people have been under a lot of stress lately due to losing there jobs or homes but do you hear about any of them dieing from Stress I don't think so Conrad Murray you know your the one who was force feeding Jackson with the drugs your the one who order all of the Propofol and your the one who taped a drugged up Jackson and you have the guts to say '' I did not kill Jackson Stress killed him '' Murray is not playing with a full deck if he believes stress killed Jackson he is highly mistaken. I gave props to the Judge for giving Murray a stern talking to for his carelessness and how he blamed Micheal himself for giving himself the drugs when in fact Jackson finger prints were not on ANYTHING and I gave the judge props when he said if it was up to him he would keep Murray in prison longer then 4 years.

885 days ago
33.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Dr. Conrad Murray = HERO



The man rid the world of one of the sickest most dangerous pedophiles in recent history. People should be lining up to give this hero medals in thanks. The children of the world are safer without that noseless pedophile around.
Thank you SOOOO much Conrad Murray!!

885 days ago
34.

Marie    

Why didn't Conrad Murray take the stand at his trial last year and defend himself? Now he wants to talk and blame it all on Jackson's financial problems. He should just shut the hell up. Nobody wants to hear what he has to say. MURDERER!

885 days ago
35.

Abe    

Give up the fight, Conrad.

You are a MURDERER. You should be behind bars for the rest of your life, in a cell with a big guy named Bubba, who will make you his personal inflatable lover.

x

885 days ago
36.

myopinion    

wow...he is trying every thing to get out of jail...he is where he belongs.

RIP MJ

885 days ago
37.

HumanNature    

CONRAD "THE QUACK" MURRAY = A CONVICTED FELON


LIVING IN A 5X8 LONELY JAIL CELL ON A SUICIDE WATCH!!!!


AFTER FRIDAY, HE MIGHT JUST DO IT!!!!


I WON'T BE SURPRISE!!!

885 days ago
38.

Chris    

Stupid is as Stupid does.

885 days ago
39.

scoopie    

The allegation that MJ self administered propofol was brought up and not proven in court. So, false premise for this appeal.

885 days ago
40.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Oh not this idiot murderer bozo again.... How many more pitiful lies can he concoct before he finally admits that he KILLED MICHAEL.

885 days ago
41.

Celebrities Suck    

Murray Stress didn't kill MJ did you forget that MJ suffered respiratory arrest right after you administrated propofol, along with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines: lorazepam and midazolam? This man is trying to get away with murder!

885 days ago
42.

MiMi    


Michael Jackson TRANSCENDENCE and legacy

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNSqJkQn2A4

885 days ago
43.

I Was About To Say    

Murray:
You thought you could win,
And get away with your sin,
The lies you told,
Let the truth unfold,
Now you sit in prison,
Cuz the Judge won't listen,
To any of your BULLSH*T.

885 days ago
44.

dd    

Oh Come On DOC you can do better than that....Really getting desperate, your INSTRUMENT must be playing on someone elses fiddle!

885 days ago
45.

WW    

This man is a total SICKO!- he has absolutely no REMORSE for anything. The fact that he doesn't take responsibilty for at least making a FATAL mistake in his medical handling of MJ is beyond any reasonable person with a conscience. If I were the judge - just based on CM's reasoning for why MJ died - I would seriously put him away for a long time - he needs some serious help and is definitely a danger to society - because it's so obvious - he would do it again - since he thinks he didn't do anything wrong in the first place.... What's up with his lawyers to even allow him to present this to a judge.... another nail I hope against him...

885 days ago
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