The preliminary hearing in the manslaughter case against Dr. Conrad Murray continues, with the defense arguing that Michael Jackson likely administered his lethal overdose of Propofol himself. The theory goes that Jackson, frustrated with his inability to sleep and annoyed Murray would only give him a small dose, waited until the doctor left the room and either injected himself with Propofol, or put some in the juicebox next to his bed (traces of the drug were found in his stomach). Murray’s attorney even made a point of asking a doc if the box had been tested for Propofol (it hadn’t). Could MJ have been drinking anesthetic with a fruit juice chaser?
Witnesses for the DA, however, argued it doesn’t matter if Jackson poured Propofol on an ice cream sundae—it’s Murray’s fault the singer had access to the dangerous drug in the first place. A strong, addictive substance also known as “milk of amnesia,” Propofol usually only used in monitored contexts, like hospitals. According to Dr. Christopher Rogers, Murray’s criminally negligent if he left a known addict alone at home with massive quantities of the drug—and Murray ordered 255 vials of the stuff that month. Looks like this “juicebox” theory might even be lamer than Murray’s “soda pop” defense.
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