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Conrad Murray Found Guilty In Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial


Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson‘s personal physician at the time of his untimely death in June 2009, was found guilty on manslaughter charges in a California courtroom just moments ago.

The trial of Conrad Murray began back on September 27 with a bombshell; on the first day of the trial, prosecutors unveiled a shocking audio tape of a totally-out-of-it Michael Jackson slurring his words, a recording that was captured just six weeks before Jackson’s untimely passing. This previously unheard recording went a long way towards establishing Murray in the eyes of the jury (not to mention the public-at-large) as an incompetent doctor at best, a murderer at worst.

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Michael Jackson Trial Delayed, Will Start In September Instead Of Next Week

Did someone not want to interrupt their summer vacation plans? With just over a week until the trial over the death of Michael Jackson was set to begin, Judge Michael Pastor has delayed hearing the case until September, saying Dr. Conrad Murray‘s attorneys needed more time to get ready to cross examine prosecution witnesses. Murray is accused of providing Jackson with lethal quantities of the anesthetic Propofol, which were found in the superstar’s body after his 2009 death.

Reportedly, one of the prosecution witnesses was going to argue that Jackson couldn’t possibly have ingested the drug orally (the defense theorized Jackson might have lined a juicebox with the drug). Considering Murray’s team was already planning to give a pig Propofol to suggest otherwise, one can only imagine what they’ll come up with now that they’ve got the summer to brainstorm.

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Conrad Murray’s Lawyer Wants To Give A Pig Propofol In Michael Jackson Trial

As if this trial wasn’t already going to be a circus. According to TMZ, an attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray—accused of the accidental manslaughter of Michael Jackson—has requested to have a veterinarian as an expert witness. Sadly, he won’t be on the stand to challenge testimony from Bubbles: the vet would be asked to give a pig Propofol, in hopes of proving that the drug can be ingested. In case you’ve forgotten, the defense will argue that Jackson could have OD’d on the hospital grade anesthetic by slipping some in his juicebox.

The defense has also recently requested access to footage from the This Is It rehearsals, as they hope to show Jackson was exhausted and possibly suicidal at the time of his death. None of this contradicts the long-held belief of the DA that Murray’s guilty simply for leaving Propofol around the house, but drugging a farm animal is definitely one way to put a shadow of doubt in the jury’s mind…or fry their brains trying.

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Michael Jackson Trial Defense To Argue He Was Suicidal?

The prosecution in the Michael Jackson murder trial has consistently argued that Conrad Murray is guilty of criminal negligence and manslaughter for providing the singer with lethal quantities of the addictive anesthetic Propofol, and lying about it afterward. Apparently unable to argue against this, Murray’s lawyers have focused on the possibility Jackson delivered the overdose himself, whether by lining a juicebox with the drug or jabbing himself with a syringe. Though we knew they’d argue Jackson was exhausted from the This Is It rehearsals and addicted to Coca-Cola, one Murray’s lawyers suggested yesterday that the singer “took desperate measures that caused his death”—hinting Jackson may have been suicidal.

The comments came as part of a pre-trial request to see MJ’s financial records, which the judge quickly denied. “I’m not going to turn an involuntary manslaughter trial into some kind of an escapade in analysis of the finances in Michael Jackson’s entire life,” he said. “Right now this is major deep sea fishing.” It sure sounds like that to us—whether Michael Jackson was suicidal or just addicted to Propofol, no competent, ethical doctor would bring large quantities of the hospital-grade drug to his house, let alone leave MJ alone with it. With the trial expected to begin May 9th, Murray’s lawyers will have to settle on a specific defense soon.

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Will New Fingerprints Prove Conrad Murray Didn’t Kill Michael Jackson?

It’s Conrad Murray’s “juicebox” defense, 2.0! TMZ says the defense in Murray’s manslaughter case are all excited about getting the fingerprints on a broken syringe found in Michael Jackson’s bedroom. While Murray was confused about who he called when MJ died and when, he’s dang sure he didn’t break a syringe that day. Could Michael have injected him with a massive dose of Propofol while Murray was out of the room?

Honestly, we’re surprised anyone cares—the prosecution has already argued that Murray’s guilty whether he injected the singer with the lethal dose or Michael up and slurped an IV bag of Propofol like a ketchup packet. If your doctor knows you’re a drug addict and leaves vials of the hospital grade anesthetic you’re addicted to in your house, that’s criminal negligence, and possibly manslaughter if you pay for their lax actions with your life. Wasn’t Murray going to argue Michael was overtired from This Is It rehearsals anyway? Sounds like someone’s grabbing for any shred of a defense they can find.

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MJ Manslaughter Trial Will Be Televised, Murray’s Defense Revealed

And you thought this was already a public spectacle. Judge Michael Pastor announced yesterday that the involuntary manslaughter trial against Dr. Conrad Murray for the death of Michael Jackson, set to begin in late March, will be televised. It seems between the public affection for megastar Jackson and the issue being contested—whether Dr. Feelgoods are responsible for when their celebrity clients over dose—make this case a matter of interest for everyone. Is it too early to yell “trial of the century!”?

We’ve heard a lot about the case against Dr. Conrad Murray—that he was a money-hungry drug pusher more than a concerned doctor—but TMZ has shined some light on how Murray will respond to charges that he provided Michael with hospital-strength anesthetics and waited a half hour to call paramedics after finding the body. Possibly dropping Murray’s “soda defense”, since prosecutors will argue it doesn’t matter whether Jackson administered the Propofol himself or not, it looks like Murray’s team will argue Jackson was in failing health due to the intense rehearsals for This Is It. It’s as smart a move as the doctor could make—admit he was wrong to supply the drugs but get off on being responsible for his death—but it seems like unlike the court of public opinion will buy it. Do you?

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Conrad Murray’s Ex Says He Only Cared About Money, Not MJ

Looks like Conrad Murray should have found a different girlfriend to call. The doctor told police he was on the phone for five minutes before discovering Michael Jackson‘s body on June 25th 2009, but then-girlfriend Sade Anding believes that he already knew something was wrong with Michael when he called her, telling Good Morning America he called her “out of the blue” and only said “well” before letting the phone hang as she heard “the mumbling of voices.” Prosecutors believe this call was part of an attempt to establish a timeline for Michael Jackson’s death that made him look less criminally negligent.

Anding, one of several girlfriends he had at the time, tells TMZ she believes Conrad Murray cared more about paying child support for his many children–and impressing ladies like Anding—than taking care of Michael. “He was more thinking of how the money can help him and how it can change him and give him the life that he wants…instead of really worrying about the main person and why you’re having the job…which is Michael.” It certainly would give him a motive to  spend more time supplying Michael with Propofol and other drugs, rather than trying to wean the star off the chemicals that killed him.

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Conrad Murray Pleads Not Guilty In Michael Jackson Manslaughter Case

Looks like someone’s not aiming for a plea deal—Dr. Conrad Murray pleaded “not guilty” this morning to charges of involuntary manslaughter. “I’m an innocent man, Your Honor,” he said, according to TMZ. “I definitely plead not guilty.” Murray is accused of criminal negligence in connection to the Propofol overdose that killed Michael Jackson, and could spend up to four years in prison if found guilty.

Though Murray’s lawyer claims Jackson could have administered the final dose himself while Murray was out of the room, the DA is arguing that, since the doctor knew the strength of Propofol and the extent of MJ’s addiction to painkillers, leaving the singer alone with the hospital-strength drug makes him liable either way. His bizarre behavior upon finding Jackson—Murray’s accused of waiting 25 minutes to call 911—certainly suggests he knew he could get in trouble. Murray’s trial is scheduled to begin March 28th.

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DA: Conrad Murray Waited 25 Minutes To Call 911 For Michael Jackson

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Los Angeles DAs are establishing a timeline for the death of Michael Jackson in a preliminary hearing for Conrad Murray‘s manslaughter trial, with brutal testimony from witnesses claiming the doctor basically did everything but try to revive the King Of Pop, allegedly waiting 25 minutes to call 911. Here are some of the damning details:

  • Though Murray’s girlfriend said she received a call from Murray at 12:30pm, phone records revealed he actually called her at 11:51am. She admitted he disappeared the call a few minutes in (due to the discovery of Jackson’s state), but 911 wasn’t called until 12:21pm—a 25 minute gap.
  • Murray texted Jackson’s assistant “Where are you? Get here right away, hurry,” minutes before calling 911.
  • An EMT said Murray claimed he could still feel a slight pulse upon their arrival.
  • Murray told two EMTs he had never given drugs to the singer, and failed to mention the Jackson’s use of Propofol, merely claiming Jackson had been “dehydrated.”

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Conrad Murray’s Latest Defense: Suicide And Coca-Cola

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Conrad Murray, where are you looking? Toward heaven, to see if Michael Jackson made it? Or to the invisible man floating in space above your head, feeding you information about how best to look crazy during your defense trial? Both are acceptable answers, but for real dude, you’re looking crazier by the minute from the reports we’ve read.

TMZ reported today that the doctor would be arguing that it wasn’t his fault that Jackson OD’d on Propofol, but rather the musician’s doing. In a boldly speculative timeline, Murray’s defense will argue that during the two minutes that Murray left Jackson’s bedside to use the bathroom, they believe Jackson awoke and took it upon himself to inject the fatal dose of the sleep drug, and once Murray returned he attempted to revive the pop star. They will try to convince a jury that ultimately Jackson died by his own hand. That’s fishy defense number one.

The second defense we’re having some trouble with is their claim that Jackson was addicted to Coca-Cola and that the caffeine from the soft drink would cause his sleeplessness, which then cause him to require drugs to help him sleep. The lawyers will claim that Jackson knew this cycle was causing himself harm but demanded his Coke anyway.

So help us, if this “Soda Defense” works, we will no longer have faith in the justice system.

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