Michael Jackson/Dr. Conrad Murray Trial

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    Oct 07, 2011 5:55 AM GMT
    Has anyone been following it as of lately? I haven't watched it that much because i already know what the verdict will be but that does not mean he will be able to escape God on Judgement Day. If you have followed the trial and an opinion on whether Murray is guilty or not share it here.
  • Latenight30

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    Oct 07, 2011 1:34 PM GMT
    I think he is Guilty. MJ was a brilliant mind, but for music and creativity. I don't think he could dress himself or feed himself with out help.
    He should have always been treated like that and to claim that MJ overdosed, is because he wasn't being supervised. Not sure if it's murder but definitely criminal negligence to not supervise him. I am happy that Cirque and their MJ show, will keep people remembering his life and his work, not the issues surrounding his death.
  • ohioguy12

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    Oct 07, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    He's definently going to jail for something, and I kind of feel bad for him. Whatever michael wanted, he'd get regardless if it was from Murray or not. It would be really tough to say no to a guy paying you 100,000 dollars a month, when he could of gotten those drugs from any doctor.
  • musclmed

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    Oct 07, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    I cant think of any physician who would agree Propofol is an acceptable drug for anything but sedation in the context of a Hospital or Surgery center. Even if MJ had it from other sources he was duty bound to get it away from him.

    Propofol is very quick acting and not only can Knock you out it also vasodilates and can drop your blood pressure and you can stroke out. That is why it needs to be on a continuous Imed pump. Its not meant for long term use. Its vehicle is a soy lipid that accumulates and causes alot of issues.

    The second question is if he was medically negligent or had a hand in Murder.

    MJ was a troubled man, just like Anna Nicole Smith, if it wasn't this Doctor, he would have procured his drugs from someone else. So at the very least the Doctor must loose his license and likely guilty of at least some crime negligent homicide or manslaughter.

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    Oct 07, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    It's a weak defense to say MJ OD'd himself, when that drug should never have been prescribed for him, nor be allowed to under his control. It's intended for anesthesiology uses in a controlled clinical setting, not left with a patient in his bedroom at home without proper equipment. And its use is not approved as a sleep aid.

    There is also testimony pointing to medical incompetence, attempts at a cover-up, and lying to both the EMT first-responders and later the ER staff. Clearly this doctor should be convicted, but US juries are notoriously fickle, so who knows. It appears the defense if hoping to portray MJ as just another self-abusive entertainer who accidentally killed himself with drugs, the doctor merely an innocent bystander, rather than the unethical & incompetent enabler he really was.
  • KissTheSky

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    Oct 07, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    What makes this even stranger is the doctor had a cardiology practice (along with two other physicians) that was making over $3 million a year. So even though Michael was paying him a lot, the doctor didn't need it that bad.
    And now his career is ruined, or so it seems.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 07, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    I have mixed emotions about this. The last thing this doctor would have wanted would be for Michael Jackson to have died under his care. That said, caring for Michael Jackson was an enormously unique and difficult task due to his addictions, his difficulty sleeping, and combined with the fact that he needed rest to be able to be up for the task of pulling off what was to be the biggest concert event - EVER! I just think things went awry probably because Michael had taken drugs, in addition to what Dr. Murray had given him, without Dr. Murray knowing about it. This is classic drug addict behavior. The combination of everything in Michael's system just proved too much and it killed him. I do believe the doctor is guilty of negligence, because Michael at the very least should have been properly monitored while under the anesthesia drug, but I don't think he should go to prison or be convicted of manslaughter.