Court Day #6—Murray Prelim—TMZ
1/11/2011 2:57 PM PST by TMZ Staff
Prosecution Rests in Murray Case
The defense filed a motion to dismiss, which is routine. It will almost certainly be denied.
Judge Michael Pastor has taken a recess. It’s virtually certain that Dr. Murray will be ordered to stand trial.
Dr. Christopher Rogers testified he believes Dr. Murray had no business administering Propofol outside a hospital setting, particularly without the appropriate medical equipment. Rogers said given Michael’s dependence on Propofol and the fact that Murray left him alone in the room with access to the drug constitutes a homicide.
Coroner Doesn’t Believe Dr. Murray’s Story
Updated 1/11/11 at 10:26am
A doctor for the L.A. County Coroner’s Office testified he doesn’t believe Dr. Murray only gave Michael Jackson 25mg of Propofol.
Without saying Murray lied to cops during his interview two days after MJ died, Dr. Christopher Rogers testified if Murray were correct about the 25mg of Propofol, Jackson would have awakened after 3 to 5 minutes of sleep.
Rogers also testified he doesn’t believe Jackson swallowed Propofol. The defense laid the groundwork for this theory yesterday, because small amounts of the drug were found in Jackson’s stomach.
And Rogers said he believes it’s inappropriate to use Propofol for insomnia and that Murray’s care was “substandard.”