Report: Defense to argue Michael Jackson killed himself
The story making the rounds today is that Dr. Conrad Murray, the man accused of administering Michael Jackson a lethal dose of Propofol, will use the defense that he gave the King of Pop a safe amount of the drug in order for him to sleep, but that when he left the room for a little bit, the singer woke up and self-medicated, causing his own death.
“Dr. Murray left the room for approximately two minutes to go to the bathroom,” TMZ reports his lawyers will argue, and while he was outside of Jackson’s bedroom, the singer woke up and self-injected nearly seven times his usual amount of Propofol, “causing a massive overdose that stopped his heart.”
When Dr. Murray returned, he noticed Jackson’s eyes were open and his pupils were dilated, and immediately began administering CPR, his side will contend.
The defense, according to the report, will claim that Jackson was a Propofol addict, who liked the rush of the drug being administered by IV, and therefore shot himself up with so much of it that it led to him accidentally killing himself.
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Joe Jackson ‘Horrified’ at Dr. Murray Defense
Michael Jackson’s father says he is “horrified” by the prospect Dr. Conrad Murray‘s legal team will argue that Michael Jackson accidentally killed himself by pumping a lethal dose of Propofol into his body.
TMZ broke the story that the defense believes Jackson woke up shortly before noon on the day he died, when Dr. Conrad Murray stepped out of the room, and injected enough Propofol in himself to almost immediately stop his heart.
Joe Jackson tells TMZ, “I don’t believe it. It’s not true. Why would he [Dr. Murray] hide all the bottles if such a story were true?”
Joe Jackson added, “The Coroner’s report shows the story is not true,” adding, “This really upsets me to hear this.”
Joe Jackson plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Murray. While Joe Jackson’s lawyer, Brian Oxman, says, “His [Dr. Murray’s] story is medically inconsistent with the autopsy findings, he says before knowing for sure, “I would need to see the photographs of the scene in order to assess his story.”