Court Day 4—Murray Prelim—TMZ
1/7/2011 3:10 PM PST by TMZ Staff
Murray Lawyer Paints Picture — Michael Killed Himself
Dr. Conrad Murray’s lawyers laid the groundwork for their defense — Michael Jackson delivered the fatal shot of Propofol to himself.
Murray’s lawyer, J. Michael Flanagan, asked Coroner investigator Elissa Fleak two questions 1) Was the IV bag fingerprinted? and 2) Was it possible for Jackson to reach the syringes from the bed?
As TMZ first reported, the defense will argue that Jackson became frustrated when he couldn’t sleep that day and gave himself the fatal shot of Propofol when Murray was out of the room.
An investigator for the L.A. County Coroner’s Office testified her office found 12 bottles of Propofol in Michael Jackson’s home.
Elissa Fleak says two bottles were in the bedroom where MJ died, and the other 10 were in a nearby closet.
One of the Propofol bottles found in the room by the nightstand was empty.
In addition to the Propofol, investigators found a pharmacy full of drugs, including lorazepam, diazepam, temazepam, trazodone, flomax, clonazepam, tizanidine, hydrocodone, lidocaine and benoquin.
Also found … used syringes and needles, as well as a box of unopened hypodermic needles, IV catheters and vials.
Murray’s Other GF Describes Deliveries, No Mention of Propofol
Updated 1/07/11 at 12:15pm
Although the contents of the packages were not mentioned in court, TMZ first reported back in October 2009 … those packages were shipped from Murray’s pharmacy in Las Vegas and contained Propofol.
Alvarez was also one of the people that received a phone call from Dr. Murray on the day Jackson died — but the prosecution did not question her about the call. Murray’s team declined to cross-examine.
SMOKING GUN IN MICHAEL JACKSON’S DEATH
Updated 1/07/11 at 10:35am
But there is only one call in the phone records from Murray to Sade, and that’s at 11:51 AM PT.
Sade says Murray was asking her how she was doing and she started talking about her day. She spoke for a few minutes and realized Murray wasn’t on the phone anymore.
Sade then said she heard commotion, as if the phone was in his pocket, and heard “coughing and voices.”
Sade estimates the entire call lasted 5 minutes.
The 911 call wasn’t made until 12:21 PM PT, which means — if Murray did indeed first realize MJ was in distress at around 11:55 AM PT — there was a long delay in sounding the alarm.