Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson's Former Doctor Refused To Give Him Intravenous Anaesthetic

Michael Jackson's former physician DR. Allan Metzger has testified in court there was no amount of money that would have made him administer dangerous anaesthetics to the King of Pop.
As the fifth week of Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial gets underway in Los Angeles, the medic's defence team began calling their witnesses to the stand on Monday afternoon (24Oct11).
And Dr. Metzger, who treated Jackson on and off for 20 years, revealed the King of Pop had approached him two months before his death in June 2009, and asked for help to cure his insomnia.
Metzger told the court Jackson felt sure he could no longer be cured by any oral drug and her urged the physician to give him an anaesthetic to sleep. The doctor refused.
He said, "He asked me about intravenous sleep medicines. He used the word 'juice'. I don’t think he mentioned the word of a specific sleep medication."
Dr. Murray is accused of administering the fatal dose of surgery anaesthetic propofol, which cost Jackson his life.
His defence attorney Ed Chernoff and his team maintain the King of Pop accidentally overdosed on the drug when Dr. Murray had stepped out of his bedroom to make a phone call.
Prosecutors are trying to prove Murray was a negligent doctor who was paid well to give the pop superstar whatever he wanted, including toxic levels of propofol.
Cross-examining Metzger on Monday, Deputy District Attorney David Walgren asked the doctor if there was any amount of money that "would have convinced you to give him (Jackson) an IV of propofol in his house?" He responded, "Absolutely not."
The trial continues.


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dr should change his name to lucifer. the devil has his corner awaiting.
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how does anyone know he was wanting if anything that night to go to sleep!!!! everyone is taking conrad's word for it all !! when he planned to kill MJ and make it look like Michael was an addict!!! never heard of anyone that was addicted on propofol !! its only used in surgery in hospitas!! the tape of michael was taped by conrad to use it to make everyone think MJ was always so drugged up!! but his body was not showing drug use!!! conrad killed MJ in cold blood for money!!!
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why are my comment not being posted???????????????
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to: zen2580they are posted
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to: Helen_44 mj did not ask to die. his family and fans know what bs dr death is spuing forth, he changes his story to fit his own purpose, when in fact he was nothing more than a money grubbing low life. crying in court??? not for anything other than guilt with the knowledge he will pay the penality for his incompetent actions. he was crying for himself and no one e lse
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Well, well well. I knew when I heard him say this that it was going to upset the fantards. Wacko asked for it, Literally. Nothing surprising though seeing everyone except his all loving bots knew he was addicted to all sorts of stuff, so why not this? Seems the good doctor and his employer are both paying for their actions eh? Thing is MJ couldn't just OD himself, oh no, he has to get someone to that even that for him!
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Well, well well. I knew when I heard him say this that it was going to upset the fantards. Wacko asked for it, Literally. Nothing surprising though seeing everyone except his all loving bots knew he was addicted to all sorts of stuff, so why not this? Seems the good doctor and his employer are both paying for their actions eh? Thing is MJ couldn't just OD himself, oh no, he has to get someone to that even that for him!
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to the best of my knowledge, criminals are forbidden from profiting from the crimes committed. the funds should go to the children. ill check it out and get back to all. as for the fragrance, if that is what the children have to do for monies to support them, it is their right to so do.it is little consulation to received a check at the end of they rather than a kiss and hug from daddy!!!
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Well, well well. I knew when I heard him say this that it was going to upset the fantards. Wacko asked for it, Literally. Nothing surprising though seeing everyone except his all loving bots knew he was addicted to all sorts of stuff, so why not this? Seems the good doctor and his employer are both paying for their actions eh? Thing is MJ couldn't just OD himself, oh no, he has to get someone to that even that for him!
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Well, well well. I knew when I heard him say this that it was going to upset the fantards. Wacko asked for it, Literally. Nothing surprising though seeing everyone except his all loving bots knew he was addicted to all sorts of stuff, so why not this? Seems the good doctor and his employer are both paying for their actions eh? Thing is MJ couldn't just OD himself, oh no, he has to get someone to that even that for him!
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