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October 29, 2011 | By Victoria Kim and Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
A leading anesthesiologist told jurors Friday in the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician that the singer probably caused his own death by injecting himself with a dose of the drug while his doctor wasn't looking. In his testimony, defense expert Paul White directly challenged the theory put forth by the government's main medical witness, Dr. Steven Shafer. The prosecution expert testified that the only plausible scenario was that Dr. Conrad Murray had left a large intravenous drip of the anesthetic propofol running into the singer's bloodstream for three hours, even after Jackson had stopped breathing.
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December 30, 2010 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
An attorney for the doctor facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in the death of pop star Michael Jackson indicated at a hearing Wednesday that the defense will focus on a second syringe found at the singer's bedside. Attorney J. Michael Flanagan, representing Dr. Conrad Murray, told the judge the syringe may have been used by someone other than the doctor to administer the powerful anesthetic that caused Jackson's death June 25, 2009. "Who injected the propofol? That's the issue in this case," Flanagan told Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor.
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October 20, 2011 | By Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
If Michael Jackson's doctor had acted more like a medical professional and less like a domestic, the singer would be alive today, a prosecution expert testified Wednesday at the physician's trial. The witness, an anesthesiologist who specializes in the drug that killed Jackson, told jurors that an improper "employer-employee" relationship between the singer and Dr. Conrad Murray, who was paid $150,000 a month, directly led to the singer's fatal overdose. "Dr. Murray should have said, 'Michael Jackson, I am not giving you propofol.
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May 3, 2011 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
A judge on Monday postponed until September the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with pop star Michael Jackson's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said the delay was necessary to ensure that Murray receives a fair trial. Murray's defense asked for a delay, saying they needed time to consult additional experts in microbiology, pharmacokinetics and possibly even veterinary medicine to understand what exactly happened in Jackson's body when he died June 25, 2009, after being injected with a powerful surgical anesthetic.
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July 23, 2011 | Tim Rutten
The sensational result in the O.J. Simpson murder case notwithstanding, it's an article of faith among criminal defense attorneys that sequestered jurors are more prone to convict than those who go home when the trial recesses for the day. That's why more notice should have been paid this week when J. Michael Flanagan, who is defending Conrad Murray — the physician charged with causing the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson — asked Superior...
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October 28, 2011 | By Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
The star medical expert for Michael Jackson's physician began his testimony Thursday with the acknowledgment that not even he could explain the doctor's treatment of the pop star. "Let's deal with the elephant in the room here," a defense attorney said to Dr. Paul White, the most important and probably final witness for the physician. "Conrad Murray has been accused of infusing a dose of propofol and leaving his patient. Can you justify that?" "Absolutely not," White replied.
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October 4, 2011 | By Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
There were only two people in Michael Jackson's bedroom the morning he stopped breathing: the singer and the doctor now on trial in his death. But prosecutors suggested another source of information Monday: Dr. Conrad Murray's cellphones. Records presented as Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial entered its second week showed the doctor used a pair of cellphones to talk to and text patients, his daughter, a love interest and others in the period leading up to Jackson's overdose.
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August 19, 2009 | Harriet Ryan
Michael Jackson's personal physician, the target of a police manslaughter investigation, released a video Tuesday thanking his patients and friends for their support. Las Vegas cardiologist Conrad Murray's remarks in the one-minute video posted on YouTube are his first public comments since the pop icon's death on June 25. In the video, a somber-looking Murray briefly refers to interviews he gave Los Angeles police detectives, saying, "I told the truth and I have faith the truth will prevail."
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September 23, 2009 | Richard Winton and Harriet Ryan
Prosecutors investigating Michael Jackson's death have called the girlfriend of the singer's personal doctor to testify before a grand jury today, according to the woman's lawyer and sources familiar with the matter. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is asking the grand jury only to take testimony from Nicole Alvarez and that the panel is not being asked "at this time" to determine whether Dr. Conrad Murray should be charged with a crime, the sources said. Murray has been identified in court papers as the target of a manslaughter probe related to Jackson's death, and the sources told The Times that his girlfriend, a 27-year-old actress, has not been cooperating with detectives.
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October 14, 2011 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
As their case against Michael Jackson's physician neared its end, prosecutors called to the stand medical experts who told jurors of the dangers of the potent surgical anesthetic used by Dr. Conrad Murray to get his famous patient to sleep. Jurors on Thursday heard from the prosecution's final witness in Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial, Dr. Steven Shafer, a leading expert on the anesthetic propofol who devised the dosing guidelines for the drug when it was first introduced.
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