Following on from our post on Conrad Murray’s trial, Dr. Christopher Rogers, the doctor who declared Michael Jackson’s death a homicide claims it’s extremely unlikely the singer killed himself with a deadly dose of Propofol, he insisted Dr. Conrad Murray is more likely to blame.

Dr. Rogers testified Murray’s description of the final moments leading up to Michael’s cardiac arrest just doesn’t add up.

Dr Murray claims he left for two minutes to go to the bathroom — and when he returned, Michael wasn’t breathing. The defense will argue MJ self-administered a deadly dose of Propofol in that time.





Dr. Christopher Rogers

This is contrary to what Dr Rogers thinks as he insists

Murray’s scenario is nearly impossible


This he supported by saying:

“in that two minute window, Michael Jackson would have had to wake up (under the influence of several powerful sedatives) and skillfully administer the deadly dose … which would then have had to travel to his brain, causing him to stop breathing”

The coroner said he considered a number of factors before ruling the death a homicide, including Murray’s statements to police and the lack of sophisticated medical equipment in Jackson’s bedroom.

Picture of Michael Jackson"s bedroom

The singer had been receiving the anesthetic as a sleep aid.

“I think it would be easy under the circumstances for the doctor to estimate wrong and give too much propofol,” Dr Rogers said.

Prosecutors were expected to call a leading expert on propofol as a witness later.

Jackson’s autopsy had revealed no obvious signs of trauma or immediate cause of death.

The coroner’s testimony came after jurors heard the end of Murray’s recorded interview with police two days after Jackson’s death in 2009, in which he first disclosed he had been giving Jackson propofol to help him sleep.

This interview helped transform the investigation into Jackson’s death from a simple death inquiry into a homicide case.

According to Rogers, it is more likely Murray administered several doses of Propofol in the hours leading to Michael’s death without properly measuring them out which resulted in an overdose.
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However, minutes later, Rogers seemed to soften his initial position during cross-examination claiming it’s unlikely Michael Jackson injected himself with a deadly dose of Propofol but it’s still possible.

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In a similar development, Scott Smith a police detective who helped conduct the interview told jurors that Murray seemed surprised when he learned that three bags of medical items had not yet been recovered from the star’s bedroom.

Dr. Murray told the detectives he always puts  the medications and equipment he used on Jackson away “because he wanted me not to have anything hanging around.”

Detective Scott Smith testified that Murray had a startled expression when he learned detectives had not yet recovered the bags.

“He seemed very surprised,”  Smith said.

The police interview played for the jury also included Murray’s description of telling Jackson’s mother and children that the entertainer had died.

“After they cried and cried and cried, then his daughter uttered a lot of words of unhappiness”  Murray told detectives, saying Paris Jackson was afraid of being alone after her father’s death.

“I know you tried your best, but I’m really sad,”   Murray continued, recounting Paris’s words. “I will wake up in the morning, and I won’t be able to see my daddy.

The trial in Los Angeles Superior Court is expected to last five weeks, until the end of October. If Murray is convicted, he faces up to four years in jail.

3 Responses

  1. Dusty Branscom

    I adore Janet Jackson and her leaving the music industry will definitely be a big loss. Their family has had a great influence on music from since I can remember.

  2. Moses

    oh! thanks, do bookmark and come back for more FABulous info. i guess by now you must have checked in again.


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