Michael Jackson - Jackson 'Threatened To Cancel London Shows Without Drug Help'

MICHAEL JACKSON threatened to cancel his London comeback concerts unless he was given drugs to help him sleep on the day of his death, a court has heard.
Detective Orlando Martinez took the stand at a Los Angeles court on Monday (10Jan11) to testify at a preliminary hearing to decide whether Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray should stand trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Murray is accused of administering a fatal dose of anaesthetic Propofol which killed the singer on 25 June, 2009.
Martinez, who interviewed Murray two days after the star's death, claimed the medic told him he had been giving Jackson the anaesthetic six nights a week for two months leading up to his death, but was trying to wean him off the drug, according to the Associated Press. The cop claims Murray told police that on the day of Jackson's death, he gave him sedatives lorazepam and midazolam intravenously and supplied a valium pill, but the star complained he still couldn't sleep.
Martinez quoted Murray as saying, "Mr. Jackson began to complain that he couldn't sleep and that he would have to cancel his rehearsal and cancel his shows if he couldn't get any sleep since he couldn't perform."
Martinez claims Murray then gave Jackson a dose of Propofol, telling the court, "It was an injection to get him to sleep and a slow drip to keep him sleeping."
After Jackson fell asleep Murray left the room to go to the bathroom but returned shortly afterwards and "was stunned to see Mr. Jackson not breathing", according to Martinez.
The singer had suffered a cardiac arrest and was later pronounced dead by medics. Murray has pleaded not guilty to the charge of involuntary manslaughter.


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For anyone interested in getting the REAL truth on the evidence and witness testimonies, the Michael Jackson fan base has informants inside the courtroom, reporting the TRUTH and details on everything said and presented in the Conrad Murray Manslaughter hearings. Hear the TRUTH broadcasted, daily, beginning approx. 12:15 pm EST and extending through until the last report of the day, EVERY DAY. We are there for the duration:www.ustream.tv/channel/conrad-murray-back-in-court. Also get all archived reports from each day since this hearing started. Lets use the cold FACTS to determine our opinions.
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MICHAEL JACKSON would still be alive if the DR.had not neglected him...................
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MICHAEL JACKSON would be alive if it wasn't for DR. Murray.............................
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MICHAEL JACKSON will be loved by his fans forever
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i don't believe it at all
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AEG threatened to pull the plug on the concerts and to sue Jackson if he failed to show up for rehearsals. So MJ needed to get his rest and begged Murray for the Propofol.
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Whoever administered the lethal dose, it does NOT excuse a so-called medical professional from leaving his patient unmonitored in such circumstances. That alone is CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE. However, knowing Murray will be going to trial does not make me, as an MJ fan, any happier. Michael is gone, and the defence will attempt to lay the blame on him and rake up all sorts of muck into the bargain. I suspect some plea bargaining will be done, and if so, good. Let's get it over and done with so we can focus on remembering and celebrating MJ's wonderful legacy as an entertainer, humanitarian and devoted father of his children.
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Kerryah, I totally agree. Nothing, including Murray's conviction of 2nd degree murder (which this is) will bring Michael back and stop our mourning his loss. And it seems out-right ludicris that Murray, after all evidenced that came out in these hearings, even thinks he can plead "not-guilty". There is a real concern, however, in how the tabloids, and even sometimes the main-stream media, continues to portray this to the masses of the world. And it's unlikely a Murray plea-bargain is going to help that. We need to commission ourselves, those who love MJ, to continue to inform ourselves with the FACTS, to defend Michael's amazing legacy in it's Truth, with the Facts. To shut down the lies and extortions involved in the media assisinations to his character that have gone on for decades, and we need to help the world see how brainwashed they have been about this awesome human being. Make no excuses for Michael .... he did what he was sent here to do, and it was not his time to go ... as proven in these hearings. But keep the FACTS flowing, whenever and wherever possible, amidst the smearing campagnes that have once again commenced. His amazing legacy of LOVE is WORTH protecting and defending. Not many people you can say that about. In many ways, we were stiffled before, but we WILL NOT be again. Michael's Army is strong. Much of that loving strength we learned from him. Michael's beautiful children deserve a Father's Legacy that they can be proud of. They deserve the Legacy that their father TRULY left for them. And they do NOT deserve to have to contend with all the horrendous lies emerging in yet another character assisination. The world is finally beginning to see some of the TRUTH, but it's hard to stop a screaming media locomotive that has been steaming at neck-breaking speeds for decades now. The battle is not over and it's unlikely to be over even if Murray deals. It's a step-by-step process. And despite the internal craziness and anger that we fans feel for the things that get said, I advocate that we must keep ourselves informed of the TRUTH, and stand firm in that TRUTH. And shut the media down when they refuse to do the same. ONLY THEN, will the world be able to enjoy the precious gift of this immortal legacy that Michael left for us and our children to experience and enjoy. His fans, as a whole, are not crazy and hostile. Most of us are intelligent professionals. We are calm, loving activists with families, who only want REAL Justice for Michael. And we do not want our own children to miss out on the incredible joy that the gift of Michael's life brought to us as children, and kept giving to us through-out our lives.It's past time for us to stand up and say "NO MORE BULLS**T". And keep disproving the claims of the media because we care about the TRUTH, until the battle is won.We love you Michael. That's For All Time
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How could he be stunned when he poisoned Michael giving him all those medications within hours of each other. He was reckless and negligent with a human-beings life. They better remember to talk about that in the trial it wasn't just the Propyfol, but all the other meds he gave him that caused the toxic c**ktail in Michael's bloodstream!
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