Michael Jackson "Begged" For Drugs, Doctor Claims

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An LAPD detective testified in the preliminary hearing for Dr. Conrad Murray that the physician told him Michael Jackson "begged" him for Propofol.

LAPD Homicide Detective Orlando Martinez interviewed Dr. Murray two days after MJ died. The night before Jackson died, he had trouble sleeping.

Murray said he was trying to ween Jackson off of Propofol, a powerful, hospital-grade anesthesia he was giving MJ almost every night for months.


Murray told Martinez he was giving Jackson a variety of other drugs after 1 a.m., to no avail. Jackson said if he didn't get to sleep he would cancel rehearsal.

Feeling "pressure" from the singer to give him something to help him sleep, Murray claims he gave Jackson a reduced dose of Propofol, with Michael's help.

Murray says Michael was out of control and that he liked to "push in the Propofol himself and that other doctors let him do it." Fast forward to the next day.

While inconsistent with the death timeline outlined by others, Murray claims he went to the bathroom for two minutes, came back and saw MJ unresponsive.

The defense insinuated yesterday that Jackson liked to push the limits of these drugs and that he did himself in with a fatal dose during this brief time frame.

Charged with involuntary manslaughter, Murray is attempting to paint a picture in which he is somehow not negligent, even as he admits Propofol treatment.

The bit about trying to ween Jackson off of it and claiming the star was applying pressure are all part of the sale. The question is whether a jury will buy it.

What do you think? Dr. Conrad Murray seems ...


Being knocked out with anesthesia is not the same thing as sleeping, which involves different stages of consciousness and brain wave patterns over the course of several hours of sleep. To try to get rest using drugs for days, weeks or months is not compatible with health. If Jackson had trouble sleeping, that could have and should have been addressed in other ways than drugging him. No responsible doctor would do that. Whether Murray killed Jackson or not, he is certainly guilty of malpractice in my opinion.


Michael Jackson was and always will be the best performer of all times. The world didn't always treat him fair and he had a rough life. His music is still one of the most played tunes on tv, radio and broadcasting websites. Now the critics wish they treated him better.


even if he did beg for the propofol doesn't mean that he had to give it to him.


We will never really know what happened. We were not there and it is possible he could be telling the truth its not like MJ was the most stable person


If Michael didn't get what he wanted from this doctor, he would have looked for another doctor that would come through for him. This is Hollywood. Look at Anna Nicole Smith. As long as these celebs "pay", their doctor's/dealers will provide.


He is lying. He had only been hired to work for Michael 6 weeks prior to Michael's death. So how had he been giving him the drug for months? That is the biggest lie told to date. He is lying. He thinks we forgot. That story has been told and re-told over and over again. Stop lying Dr. Murray, you can't keep a story straight! Was it 6 weeks or 6 months? Which is it? You have told so many stories, even you don't know the truth anymore.


What a strange way of weening a patient off a drug, purchasing 15 litres of it !


A REAL physician giving his patient propofol EVERY night for MONTHS ???

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