Witness Against Dr. Conrad Murray: 17 Ways For Michael Jackson to Die ...

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The case against him was looking strong anyway, but prosecution's main expert against Dr. Conrad Murray shredded the physician on the stand yesterday.

Dr. Steven Schafer called Murray's treatment of Michael Jackson "egregious," "difficult to comprehend," and "inexcusable," among other descriptive terms.

In fact, Schafer testified to 17 different "unconscionable" ways Dr. Conrad Murray's treatment could have contributed to the death of the music legend.

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Schafer, an anesthesiologist who wrote the packaging insert for Propofol - the main drug blamed in the singer's death - was damning in his testimony.

He said Murray behaved more like an employee who was following orders than a doctor whose priority was his patient's health, and has no excuses.

Schafer said things Murray did on and before June 25, 2009, are things that every doctor knows not to do – and many led to Michael Jackson's death.

Among his claims faulting Jackson's doctor:

  • Treating insomnia with Propofol in general.
  • Not keeping any kind of medical records at all.
  • Leaving the room with no one watching Jackson.
  • Murray should not have administered the toxic anesthetic and other dangerous drugs in the star's bedroom without proper monitoring equipment.
  • Murray incompetently administered CPR by pushing down with one hand on Jackson's chest, with Michael still on a bed instead of a hard surface.
  • Schafer was particularly indignant that Murray telephoned Jackson's personal assistant and left a voicemail message long before 911 was called.

"That is so egregious that I actually find it difficult to comprehend – you have a patient who has been arrested and you call and leave a voice message for someone ... That is so completely and utterly inexcusable," Schafer testified.

"Dr. Murray was quite clueless as to what to do."

Many of the seven men and five women of the jury took copious notes during Schafer's testimony, the last of the prosecution's case against Murray.

The defense is expected to present its witnesses, including its own anesthesia expert, starting on Friday and will likely conclude its case next week.

The prosecution will then have a chance to call any final rebuttal witnesses. Michael's son Prince Michael Jackson is rumored to be among them.

He is charged with involuntary manslaughter and faces four years in prison.


@AwgYDawgYdaddy mj didnt victimize any child and @Gwhite mj help out alot ppl and kids using his own money wat did yall do 2 help out ppl in this world SHIT! So both of yall can go 2 HELL!


Let mj r.i.p he is in a better place now im pretty sure he dosent want 2 hear or be remineded of da bad memories he had while he was still on this earth trust me i wouldnt want 2 hear or be remineded of the memories i had
if i was dead and yall ppl wouldnt ethier so leave mj alone dis whole mj thing is so old and p.s dr conrad is guilty


Dr Conrad is guilty


I am no fan of Michael Jackson, but I agree with Dr Shafer. What Murray did was indefensible. At the same time, if Murray had behaved in an ethical way then Jackson would certainly not have hired him and he would not now be facing trial. Both men are to "blame" for what happened. The one that remains alive has to pay. He should stand up in court and say "It's a fair cop, guv and I hold my hands up. You got me banged to rights. I done it and there's no two ways about it"


@to awgydawgydaddy: michael didn't molest anyone this is about dr.murray on trial not michael and for@g.white: you call michael worthless he gave so much money to 39 different charties what the hell have you done???????????????????????????????????????????????? i just hope that they find dr.murray guilty!!




This fool's medical license should be lifted FOREVER, in addition to a long prison sentence. He is not only incompetent, but with no trace of ethics or consideration for his patients' health. He should never be allowed anywhere near patients again, even as a nurse or assistant. Jackson was a depraved, worthless human being himself, and certainly contributed to his own death in many ways, but even he deserved better care than this.


AMEN!!! Hang'im.


Jacksons death just might be justice for all the children he victimized.......what goes around comes around...give Murray an award

Ms billie

Just my opinion I think he should get the death penalty to bad California doesn't do that anymore. Send his stupid ass to Texas they still do, an eye for an eye!

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