Dr. Conrad Murray to Ditch Part of Defense Theory?

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Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer announced that the physician is dropping the argument that Michael Jackson accidentally killed himself by ingesting Propofol orally.

What they're not doing is dropping the argument that he self-administered the anesthetic in general. In fact, the defense still will claim that MJ killed himself.

Murray's attorneys say they have concluded Jackson could not have chugged Propofol, however, and will now argue only that he injected it intravenously.

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According to TMZ, attorney Michael Flanagan said in court today that a new study by the defense showed swallowing Propofol would not produce fatal results.

The Associated Press initially reported that Murray's lawyers ditched the idea that MJ self-administered the fatal dose in any way, but that is not accurate.

Lead lawyer Ed Chernoff can and very likely will argue that MJ injected a fatal dose after awakening and becoming frustrated with Murray out of the room.

Of course, that's still a claim they may struggle to sell a jury on, and medical experts say that even if it happened, Murray would be responsible regardless.

Not looking good for the doc so far, but his defense has yet to present its case. They're going to need to pull a legal rabbit out of their hat on this one.

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Jackson was a drug addict and was responsible for his own death! If Dr. Murray refused he would have been sacked and another Dr would have replaced him! Jackson couldn't function without the drug and was even more desperate for it because of the concert tour. However, Dr. Murray panicked when he saw Jackson dead. He didn't call 911 immediately as he knew he would be in this trouble. But apparently Michael was dead anyway. The Doc is not responsible for manslaughter. Remove his license and charge him for negligence or something.


Whoever sold the Propofol to Dr Conrad Murray should have made sure that the doctor knows and understands that the use of Propofol requires the use of proper monitoring devices and support personnel. It appears that whatever warnings were given to Dr Murray they were not enough.


he killed michael,end of story!!!

Ms billie

As for as I'm concerned this trial is over Conrad Murray has not only proven he's a killer he's also proved he's a liar as well. I totally agree the charges should not be involuntary manslaughter it's a true case of murder. He killed a man and should get the strongest sentence possible if that means the death penalty so be it. At least then he couldn't kill again, losing his Medical License doesn't mean he won't practice it simply means he can't practice legally. These charges are telling criminals they can kill a person and walk away with only a 4 year sentence and possible only serving 1 year in jail. If there's no room for the killer in California Prisons then transfer him to a state that does have room.


Yep, trial is a joke, he killed him and end of story. He should be locked up for life!


this trial is a joke. it was obvious from day 1 that Dr. Conrad Murray was guilty of killing michael jackson. so what he is a dr; he still is all about ghetto. what guy would go thru med school just to give it up by traveling around with a pop singer? joke. again, ghetto. im just surprised he is only being charged with involuntary manslaughter. this guy is a danger to society and should get much more than 4 years. at least he will lose his med license so no one else has to suffer his incompetence. like they say, you can take the boi outta da ghetto but u cant take the ghetto outta da boi. GUILTY! just keepin it real.



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