Michael Jackson - Prosecution Rests In Michael Jackson Case

The prosecution rested its case today (24.10.11) in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray.

The final witness called by prosecutors was anaesthesiologist Dr. Steven Shafer who told the jury Murray's account of what happened on the night of the pop legend's death from acute Propofol intoxication on June 25 2009 was not supported by scientific evidence.

Taking his fifth day on the stand, Dr. Shafer was questioned by a defence attorney about his earlier testimony regarding how much of the anaesthetic Propofol Murray could have given Jackson and how it was administered.

Under oath, Shafer concluded that, in his opinion, the only plausible explanation for the amount of Propofol in the 'Thriller's singer's system was that it had been administered via an intravenous drip which continued to enter Jackson's system even after his heart had stopped

The doctor also claimed Murray had given the singer 40 times more Propofol than he had admitted to police.

However, he admitted to defence attorney Ed Chernoff under questioning that he could only speculate to what had happened in the hours leading up to Jackson's death because Murray had kept no records.

Later, under questioning from the prosecution, Shafer again repeated his expert opinion that there was no way Jackson could have administered the dose of Propofol that killed him - the claim of Murray's defence team.

When asked by Deputy District Attorney David Walgren if "You were not able to find a scenario that could explain the blood levels and also self injection?"

Shafer said: "Correct."

After Shafer left the stand, the prosecution rested their case, meaning the defence team can present their case for Murray's innocence.

Since the trial began four weeks ago, the prosecution has called 33 witnesses, including numerous medical experts who have been highly critical of Murray's treatment of Jackson on the night of his death.

The first defence witness called to the stand to testify was a Beverly Hills police official, who revealed details of the telephone call made for an ambulance from the Los Angeles mansion Jackson was staying at on the day of his death.

Murray - who denies involuntary manslaughter - faces up to four years in prison if he is found guilty.


Contactmusic

Tags: Michael Jackson - The Hours

Advertisement

More Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's Legacy And Earning Potential Live On With New Video "A Place With No Name"

It’s about time for another round of Michael Jackson nostalgia, with A Place With No Name, the first single off his posthumous album, released yesterday....

Beyonce To Receive Vanguard Award At The VMAs. But Mostly, YES, She Will Perform!

Umm, Beyonce will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards... is anyone really , surprised? Bey is everywhere these days. In the wake of...

Could Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Fetch up To $85m?

We previously thought Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch would cost around $60m, but various reports are suggesting that the 1040-hectare (2,600-acre) estate could fetch anything up...

Michael Jackson's Neverland to be Sold: What Can You Buy For $60m?

What would you do if you won the lottery this weekend? Buy a yacht? A football club? Well, you could also buy Neverland. Michael Jackson’s...

Advertisement

Jackson Family To Star In New Reality Show - But Who Is Alejandra Jackson?

Members of Michael Jackson's extended family are set to star in a new reality series but most people have never heard of the focus of...

Michael Jackson - XSCAPE documentary 2.0 teaser Video

A new teaser has been released for the forthcoming documentary on Michael Jackson's posthumous album 'Xscape'.

Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good (DM CLASSIC RADIO MIX) Audio Video

The DM Classic Radio Mix for Michael Jackson's posthumous hit single 'Love Never Felt So Good' has been released as an audio. The track featured...

Beyoncé Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson On 5th Anniversary Of His Death

It has been five years since the tragic death of Michael Jackson and many stars want to share their thanks for his influence and legacy...

Advertisement

Comments

njmralo's picture

njmralo

"dr" death will be punished with or without a guilty verdict!!!!!! the incompeten as..............hole knew what he was doing. he deliberately left mj alone, lying in wait for "dr" , it is obvious the "dr" did the deed. who would in his wildness dreams mj would harm himself leaving his family,his children, and fans to suffer through nightmare?????ps mj was excited to be going on tour to raise funds for childrens benefit???this "dr" is amazingly full of sh................it! lie after lie after lie in "dr" death's story. everytime he opens his mouth, his account of the events that led to the untimely demise of mj.what dr doesnt have a watch while administering a patient in order to insure the patient does come to harm!!!lied to the pharmacy,police, ordered enough meds to kill a beloved mj who wanted to heal the world.dr is a piece of poo poo who dug his own grave
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1334932411

2 years 11 months ago
Report
View Comments

njmralo's picture

njmralo

did murray change his name yet to dr ben dover????
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1334932417

2 years 10 months ago
Report
View Comments

rosemary moly gomes's picture

rosemary moly gomes

Weak uppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the prosecution.......Weak up...............you can tore them up.....Please don't lose this points ,We want justice....
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1330640971

2 years 11 months ago
Report
View Comments

njmralo's picture

njmralo

dr ben over death, get ready to be someones biatch in prison!!!!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1334932410

2 years 11 months ago
Report
View Comments

Michael Jackson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Michael Jackson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All