During opening statements Tuesday, Dr.Conrad Murray’s defense team dropped the shocking allegation that Michael Jackson self-administered the lethal dose of Propofol and caused his own death.
“The scientific evidence will show when Dr. Murray left the room Michael Jackson self administered a dose of Propofol that was the Lorazepam created a perfect storm in his body that killed him instantly,” his defense attorneyEd Chernoff said in his opening statement.
“On June 25 for 10 hours Michael Jackson was frustrated because he could not sleep, frustrated that his doctor refused to give him a drug that he wanted. He did an act without his doctor’s knowledge, without his doctor’s permission, against his doctor’s orders. He did an act that caused his own death.”
Dr. Murray is on trial for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009. His defense attorney said that Jackson administered the lethal combination of drugs while Dr. Murray was out of the room.
“When Dr. Murray came into the room and touched Michael Jackson there was no CPR, no doctor, no paramedic, no machine that was going to revive Michael Jackson. He died so rapidly, so instantly he didn’t even have the time to close his eyes.”
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