Michael Jackson - Conrad Murray's Legal Team Backtrack On Claims

Dr. Conrad Murray's legal team have dropped the claim that Michael Jackson accidentally killed himself by orally self-administering Propofol.

The medic has denied all charges relating to the involuntary manslaughter of the 'Thriller' hitmaker - for which he is currently on trial - but despite initially claiming that Michael swallowed the fatal dose of the drug which killed him, Dr. Murray's legal team have now accepted this is not possible.

Lawyer Michael Flanagan explained to the judge and Deputy District Attorney David Walgren today (12.10.11) after commissioning a study which showed the effect of swallowing the drug would be "trivial", it was decided that "We are not going to assert at any time during this trial that Michael Jackson orally administered Propofol."

Meanwhile, prosecution witness and Malibu cardiologist Dr. Steinberg condemned Dr. Murray for leaving Michael Jackson alone in order to go to the bathroom.

He said: "When you monitor a patient, you never leave their side, especially after giving Propofol.

"It's like leaving a baby that's sleeping on your kitchen countertop. You look at it and it's probably going to be ok, and you're just going to put some diapers away or go to the bathroom.

"But you would never do it because there's a very, very small chance that the baby could fall over or wake up, get startled and grab a knife or something."


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Michael wasn't a 'baby', but apparently reduced to such by Murray hence the fact Michael could never reach for bottles/drip....hope the sod gets done for murder - nothing less caus he (Murray) could have accepted the 4yr jail deal but insisted on a trial, thus wasting time/money - was Murray ever really Qualified as a Doctor? After all,anyone can set-up a drip but, so-called professional persons would leave a patient un-attended.
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The thing that shocked me most was that Dr. Steinberg said that when Murray found Michael not breathing with a heart pulse rate of 122 beats per minute, he should have rung 911, given him a dose of the antidote, Flumazanol, and oxygen, immediately, and WOKEN HIM UP! MJ was still alive and could have been saved! The last thing CM should have done was CPR.
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murray's greed killed Michael, If murray had refused to give Michael propofol he would have lost his job!!! so the temptation for $150 000 per month was far too much. Murray knows an exactly what he did wrong and he is the one to blame for Michael's death. I just hope he will go to jail for life ! , the 4 years is not an enough for killing someone.
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