People V Conrad Murray January 4th 2011 Opening Statements

These are summaries taken from the Official Court Transcripts

 

PARTIES PRESENT:

JUDGE PASTOR

FOR THE PEOPLE: DAVID WALGREN, DEBORAH BRAZIL, AND DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY.

FOR THE DEFENDANT: EDWARD M. CHERNOFF, JOSEPH H. LOW IV, MICHAEL FLANAGAN,

DEFENDANT: CONRAD ROBERT MURRAY, PRESENT.

DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL TRINA SAUNDERS. AND MARGARET PHE  FOR THE OFFICE OF THE STATE MEDICAL BOARD.

 

MASTER     INDEX

 

EXHIBITS

 

PEOPLE’S                          

 

1 – PHOTOGRAPH                   72

 

2 – PHOTOGRAPH                   74

 

3 – PHOTOGRAPH                   74

 

4 – PHOTOGRAPH                   77

 

5 – PHOTOGRAPH                   77

 

6 – PHOTOGRAPH                   81

 

7 – PHOTOGRAPH                   88

 

8- PHOTOGRAPH                   88

 

DEFENSE                            A – PHONE RECORDS           117

 

THE COURT:  CALLS CASE OF PEOPLE VERSUS CONRAD ROBERT MURRAY.   THIS IS CASE NO. SA073164.  TWO COUNSEL FROM THE STATE MEDICAL BOARD, THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, ARE PRESENT. DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL TRINA SAUNDERS. AND MARGARET PHE.  FOR THE OFFICE OF THE STATE MEDICAL BOARD. THE MATTER IS ON CALENDAR FOR PRELIMINARY HEARING.   MR. CHERNOFF, I PRESUME DR. MURRAY HAS RECEIVED FORMAL ARRAIGNMENT AND THE DEFENSE A COPY OF THE COMPLAINT; IS THAT CORRECT?

 

MR. CHERNOFF:   YES

 

THE COURT:   DOES THE DEFENSE WAIVE FURTHER READING OF THE STATEMENT AND OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS?

 

MR. CHERNOFF:   WE DO.

 

THE COURT: DEFENSE READY FOR PRELIM HEARING?

 

MR. CHERNOFF: YES SIR

 

THE COURT: IS THE PEOPLE READY FOR PRELIM HEARING?

 

MR. WALGREN: YES SIR

 

THE COURT: DO THE PEOPLE WISH TO MAKE OPENING STATEMENT

 

MR. WALGREN: WE ABSOLUTELY DO, YES

 

MR. CHERNOFF: I DIDN’T REALIZE WE WOULD BE DOING THIS, WE WOULD LIKE EXCLUSION OF WITNESS

 

THE COURT: CERTAINLY. IF THERE ARE ANY WITNESSES IN THIS COURT ROOM, THOSE WITNESSES ARE NOW EXCLUDED FROM THE COURTROOM AND ADMONISHED NOT TO DISCUSSED ASPECTS OF THIS CASE WITH ANY OTHER WITNESSES. DO THE PEOPLE HAVE ANY WITNESSES IN THE COURT ROOM,

 

MR. WALGREN: I WILL CONFIRM, NO, OUR FIRST WITNESS IS KENNY ORTEGA WHO IS IN THE HALLWAY,

 

THE COURT: DO DEFENSE HAVE ANY WITNESSES IN THE COURT ROOM?

 

MR.CHERNOFF: NO YOUR HONOR

 

THE COURT: THIS IS A PUBLIC COURT, OPEN TO PUBLIC THE OVERFLOW COURT IS DEPT 110 THIS WEEK AND DEP 109 NEXT WEEK.

NO PHOTOS IN THE COURTROOM OR COURTHOUSE,   NO CELL PHONE PHOTO TAKING, VIDEO OR AUDIO IS NOT ALLOWED, COURT PUBLIC INFO OFFICE HAS PUBLIC LOTTERY EACH MORNING AT 8.15 AM IN THE PATIO AREA, IF IT RAINS IT WILL BE JUST INSIDE TEMPLE STREET ENTRANCE.

COURT ACCESS IS ONLY WHEN THERE IS RECESS, IF YOU ARRIVE LATE WAIT UNTIL BREAK. ANYONE LEAVING DURING HEARING WILL NEED TO WAIT TILL BREAK FOR RE-ENTRY

PROCEEDINGS TO BEGIN AT 9AM UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE, ANNOUNCED THE DAY BEFORE, NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE IN COURT, NO GUM, CELL AND OTHER DEVICES TO BE SWITCHED OFF IN COURT AND OUT OF SIGHT. MEDIA CAN USE ELECTRONIC DEVICES ONLY FOR TAKING NOTES, NO SENDING OR RECEIVING MESSAGES ALLOWED,

AUDIENCE WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTACT, JUDGE, FAMILY MEMBERS, COURT STAFF, ATTORNEYS, DEFENDANT, WITNESSES IN THE COURTROOM, MUST OBSERVE APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR AT ALL TIMES, NO TALKING OR PASSING NOTES, NO DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR, NO REACTING ORALLY OR PHYSICALLY TO QUESTIONS OR TESTIMONIES, ARGUMENTS OR COMMENTS BY JUDGE, WITNESSES, ATTORNEYS,   NO DISRUPTION IN THE HALLWAY WILL BE TOLERATED, NOISE IN HALLWAY TO BE LOW.

NOTE: FAILURE TO COMPLY ANY WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF SEAT TO PUBLIC AND MEDIA, EXCLUSION FROM DURATION OF THE HEARING AND OTHER PROCEEDINGS IN THE MATTER AND VIOLATIONS RULES MAY BE APPLIED FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT.

CONTACT PUBLIC INFORMATION OR SHERIFFS DUTY IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, THE SAME RULES APPLY FOR THE OVER FLOW COURT ROOM.

EXHIBITS MAY BE ALLOWED TO THE MEDIA AFTER THE JUDGE HAS RECEIVED THEM, , I WANT TO REITERATE FAILURE TO COMPLY TO RULES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF SEAT!!

MR WALGREN IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT AN OPENING STATEMENT YOU MAY DO SO NOW.

 

OPENING STATEMENT

 

MR WALGREN:  THE PEOPLE WILL BE CALLING A NUMBER OF WITNESSES OVER THE EXPECTED SEVEN TO EIGHT DAYS. WE ANTICIPATE CALLING 20 TO 30 WITNESSES WHO WILL TESTIFY TO THE FACTS SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON WHO WILL GIVE THE COURT SOME BACKGROUND AS TO WHAT WAS TAKING PLACE IN JUNE OF 2009 AS WELL AS THE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PROCEEDING JUNE OF 2009, MICHAEL JACKSON WAS PREPARING FOR ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TOURS OF HIS LIFE ENTITLED “THIS IS IT.” TO BEGIN AT THE 02 ARENA IN LONDON IN JULY OF 2009.

MR. JACKSON HAD BEGUN SERIOUS REHEARSALS AND PREPARATION FOR THAT TOUR, TO BE A MAJOR WORLD EVENT, IN THE PUBLIC EYE, ALSO IN THE EYE OF MICHAEL JACKSON AND FOR CONTINUING HIS CAREER. REHEARSALS BEGAN IN BURBANK, THEN TRANSFERRED TO THE FORUM, THEN CLOSE TO JUNE 25TH TO STAPLE CENTER, MR JACKSON, CAST AND CREW AND DANCERS WOULD REHEARSE AT STAPLES IN THE LATE AFTERNOON TO EVENING, THEN MICHAEL WOULD RETURN TO 100 N CAROLWOOD DRIVE.

WE KNOW NO CONTRACT HAD BEEN SIGNED OR AGREEMENT MADE AT THIS TIME PROCEEDING JUNE 25TH WITH WHO WAS WORKING WITH MJ AS HIS PERSONAL PHYSICIAN, PRIOR TO THIS CONRAD MURRAY HAD TREATED MJ CHILDREN’S FOR COLD OR FLUE,

THERE WAS A BREAK IN TREATMENT, BUT PRECEDING TO JUNE 25TH CONRAD MURRAY WAS TREATING MICHAEL AT 100 N CAROLWOOD DRIVE,  WE KNOW THESE TREATMENTS TYPICALLY INVOLVED   IN THE EVENING HOURS AS LATE AS MIDNIGHT OR EVEN 1 AM AFTER REHEARSALS ENDED.

CONRAD MURRAY WOULD PROVIDE CARE, STAYING AT THE HOUSE UPSTAIRS WITH MICHAEL, ACCORDING TO CONRAD MURRAY HIMSELF.

THESE VISITS WERE AT LEAST 6 NIGHTS A WEEK FOR 2 STRAIGHT MONTHS, IN CONRAD MURRAYS OWN WORDS, HE WAS GIVING MICHAEL PROPOFOL TO ASSIST HIM TO SLEEP,  THE EVIDENCE WILL SHOW ACCORDING TO HIS OWN WORDS THIS WAS FOR 2 STRAIGHT MONTHS. NEARLY EVERY SINGLE NIGHT,

PROPOFOL AS YOU WILL ALL LEARN IS A POWERFUL ANESTHETIC AGENT USED IN SURGERY, THERE IS NO INDICATION IT IS USED AS A SLEEP AID, ITS USED TO PUT PEOPLE UNDER.

JUNE 23RD , TUESDAY MICHAEL DID THE NORMAL ROUTINE GOING TO STAPLE CENTER FROM HOME, BY ALL ACCOUNTS THE REHEARSAL WAS FABULOUS, MICHAEL WAS ENERGETIC, OPTIMISTIC AND PUT  ON A HUNDERED PERCENT SHOW, CAST AND CREW WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE OPTIMISTIC, VIGOR, ENERGY, THAT MICHAEL DISPLAYED,   THE FOLLOWING DAY, WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE 09. AGAIN THE SAME ROUTINE TO STAPLE CENTER AND ANOTHER FABULOUS REHEARSAL, MICHAEL WAS EXCITED PENDING THE TOUR ON JULY 3RD, REHEARSALS WERE SOON GOING TO BE WRAPPED UP, AND BY ALL ACCOUNTS MICHAEL WAS ENERGETIC THIS DAY, OPTIMISTIC FOR THE FUTURE.

THAT NIGHT MICHAEL RETURNED HOME AT 1 AM, WHICH IS NOW 25TH JUNE, THE SECURITY NOTICED CONRAD MURRAY’S BMW PARKED IN THE DRIVE WAY AS NORMAL, AND ASSUMED HE WAS IN THE HOUSE. SECURITY DROPPED MICHAEL OFF, THEY DEBRIEF THEN DEPART FOR THE NIGHT.

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE EVENTS AFTER THAT TIME, TILL EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING, MOSTLY ALL COME FROM DR. CONRAD MURRAY HIMSELF.   NOT JUST HIS WORDS BUT ALSO FROM EVIDENCE REGARDING EMAILS TEXT MESSAGES, PHONE CALLS ALL BY DR. MURRAY DONE WHILE HE WAS TREATING AND GIVING CARE TO MICHAEL JACKSON.

THE COURT WILL LEARN THROUGH THE EVIDENCE, THROUGH AT LEAST FROM DR. MURRAY’S WORDS, THAT HE BEGAN HIS TREATMENT THAT NIGHT AROUND 1:30 IN THE MORNING BY GIVING MICHAEL A VALIUM PILL. THAT WAS FOLLOWED AT APPROXIMATELY 2:00 IN THE MORNING BY AN INTRAVENOUS   LORAZEPAM, WHICH IS A BENZODIAZEPINE.   A ROUGH ESTIMATE ON TIME, ACCORDING TO DR. MURRAY, AT 3:00 A.M., HE FOLLOWED UP WITH MIDAZOLAM THROUGH INTRAVENOUS.   AGAIN, THAT IS A BENZODIAZEPINE. SOMETIME AROUND FIVE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING, DR. MURRAY FOLLOWS UP WITH ANOTHER TREATMENT OF LORAZEPAM.   SOMETIME AROUND 7:30 IN THE MORNING, AGAIN THIS IS ALL ACCORDING TO DR.MURRAY, HE GIVES MICHAEL AN ADDITIONAL DOSAGE OF MIDAZOLAM THROUGH I.V.   ACCORDING TO DR. MURRAY, SOMETIME THEREAFTER, BETWEEN 10:40 AND 11:00 IN THE MORNING, HE IS SLOWLY INFUSING MICHAEL WITH AN INJECTION OF PROPOFOL WHICH, AS I INDICATED THE EVIDENCE WILL SHOW, IS A POWERFUL ANESTHETIC FOR GENERAL SURGERY.

AT SOME POINT MICHAEL STOPS BREATHING, AND DIES.  THROUGH EXPERT TESTIMONY OF PARAMEDICS. DOCTORS AT UCLA  BY ALL ACCOUNTS MICHAEL WAS DEAD IN HIS BED AT HIS HOME, PRIOR TO PARAMEDIC EVEN ARRIVING, PIECING TOGETHER WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT BEDROOM EVIDENCE WILL SHOW THE ONLY TWO PEOPLE THERE WERE MURRAY AND MICHAEL. MICHAEL JACKSON DECEASED!

THROUGH EVIDENCE WE PUT TOGETHER A TIMELINE,   EMAILS, TEXT MESSAGES, PHONE CALLS THAT ESTABLISH A DISTRACTION AND INATTENTION BEING EXHIBITED BY DR. MURRAY.

COURT WILL HEAR ABOUT A CALL THAT BEGAN AT 11.51, THE EVIDENCE CONTAINED IN PHONE RECORDS, THAT LASTED APPROXIMATELY 11 MINUTES, FROM WITNESSES AT THE OTHER END OF THAT CALL, AT SOME POINT DR. MURRAY END STOPPED, HE WAS NO LONGER ON THE PHONE, THE WITNESS HEARD BACKGROUND NOISE EVENTUALLY GOT OFF THE PHONE, THEN ATTEMPTED TO RE CALL DR. MURRAY BUT HE DID NOT ANSWER.

EVIDENCE WILL SHOW AT THAT POINT  DR. MURRAY FIRST BECAME AWARE MICHAEL HAD STOPPED BREATHING.   THE EVIDENCE WILL NOT SHOW THAT IS THE TIME MICHAEL STOPPED BREATHING, THAT MAY HAVE BEEN QUITE SOME TIME EARLIER.

DR. MURRAY PLACES ANOTHER CALL AT 12.12 TO MICHAEL AMIR WILLIAMS. DR. MURRAY DID NOT CALL 911, BUT CALLED   ONE OF MICHAEL’S SECURITY PERSONAL.   DR MURRAY LEFT MESSAGES FOR MICHAEL AMIR SAYING HE NEEDED HELP, CALL HIM RIGHT AWAY, HE NEEDS HELP.

THIS SHOWS UP AND IS REFLECTED IN THE VOICE-MAIL OF MICHAEL AMIR WILLIAMS AS MICHAEL AMIR WILLIAMS RECEIVING THIS 12:12 PHONE CALL AT 12:13 P.M. AMIR WAS NOT AT CAROLWOOD.   CALLED BACK RIGHT AWAY, PHONE RECORDS WILL SHOW TIME OF 12.15, DR MURRAY SAYS MICHAEL HAD A BAD REACTIONS, GET HERE RIGHT AWAY AMIR CALLED FAHEEM MUHAMMAD ANOTHER SECURITY PERSONAL, BUT FAHEEM HAD LEFT THE HOUSE TO RUN ERRANDS, WHO THEN TURNED AROUND TO GO BACK TO THE HOUSE TO SEE WHAT HE COULD DO TO ASSIST. AMIR THEN CALLED ALBERTO ALVEREZ ANOTHER SECURITY PERSONAL, ALBERTO WAS AT THE HOUSE AND WILL TESTIFY, HE WAS IN THE SECURITY TRAILER AT THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE, AT 12.17 ALBERTO TAKES THE CALL FROM AMIR AND PROCEEDED TOWARDS THE HOUSE, UP THE DRIVEWAY TO THE FRONT DOOR, HE ASKED AMIR IF HE IS ALLOWED TO GO INTO THE HOUSE. NOT EVERYONE WAS ALLOWED TO GO INTO THE HOUSE, SECURITY WAS OUTSIDE AND USED FOR TRAVEL, EVEN HOME STAFF WERE NOT PERMITTED UPSTAIRS ONLY WITH SPECIFIC PERMISSION. ALBERTO GOES INTO THE HOUSE AND UPSTAIRS TO WHERE DR. MURRAY IS.

WE WILL HEAR FROM ALBERTO ABOUT WHAT HE SAW WHEN HE WALKED INTO THE BEDROOM IN WHICH WE FEEL MICHAEL DIED, AMONG OTHER THINGS ALBERTO SAW DR. MURRAY DOING CPR WITH ONE HAND ON THE BED, WITHOUT A FIRM BACKING,  HE ALSO TESTIFIES BEING THERE TO HEAR DR. MURRAY REPEAT THAT MICHAEL HAS A BAD REACTION THEN INSTRUCTED ALBERTO TO HELP COLLECT MEDICAL EVIDENCE,

DR MURRAY WHILE AT THE SIDE OF MICHAEL’S BED, AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE 911 HAD NOT BEEN CALLED.   INSTEAD DR MURRAY HAD SECURITY ASSIST HIM IN COLLECTING BOTTLES OF MEDICINE AND VARIOUS MEDICAL PARAPHERNALIA, THE COURT WILL HEAR ALBERTO TESTIFY THAT DR MURRAY TOLD HIM TO GRAB A BAG, DR MURRAY BEGINS REACHING TO THE NIGHTSTAND AREA GRABBING BOTTLES, MEDICAL WRAPPING, MEDICAL PARAPHERNALIA AND DROPPING THEM INTO THE BAG INSTEAD OF HAVING ALBERTO CALL 911,

DR MURRAY THEN TELLS HIM TO GRAB THE BAG ON THE IV STAND THAT WAS IN THE ROOM. ALBERTO OBEYING THE ORDERS OF THE PERSONAL PHYSICIAN THE DOCTOR OF MICHAEL JACKSON, GRABS THE IV BAG AND PLACED IT IN THE BAG AS INSTRUCTED BY MURRAY, ONLY AFTER ALL THIS IS DONE IS ALBERTO ASKED TO CALL 911.

NOW WE KNOW FOR A FACT FROM PHONE RECORDS THAT WAS AT 12.21. AMIR WAS CALLED   AT 12.12, THE SHORTEST TIME MURRAY WAITED TO CALL 911 WAS 9 MINUTES, IN WHICH TIME MURRAY COULD HAVE CALLED 911 INSTEAD OF AMIR.

EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT THE 11.51 CALL LASTED TEN MINUTES, THAT WOULD PLACE MURRAY S KNOWLEDGE AT ABOUT 12 NOON, CIRCUMSTANTIALLY THAT MAY HAVE BEEN WHEN MURRAY FIRST LEARNED OF MICHAELS DEATH,

AT 12.22 RA-71, MEDICAL PARAMEDIC WAS DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE AND BEGAN TREATING MICHAEL AT 12.26, THEY WERE THERE IN 4 MINUTES, THEIR IMMEDIATE OBSERVATION WAS MICHAELS EYES WERE DILATED AND FIXED. THEY WERE WIDE OPEN. HE WAS COLD TO THE TOUCH WAS ASYTOLE, MEANING COMPLETELY FLAT LINED, NO HEART ACTION.

ACCORDING TO PARAMEDICS THAT ARRIVED THERE. GOODWIN, SENEFF AND BLOUNT, MICHAEL WAS DEAD ON ARRIVAL, DURING TREATMENT AND ALL OBSERVATION THEY MADE AT MICHAELS HOME, HE WAS DEAD.

NO STANDARD MEDICAL EQUIPMENT WAS OBSERVED IN THE ROOM THEY WOULD EXPECT TO SEE WHEREAS AS A SOMEONE WAS BEING TREATED WITH A SERIOUS AGENT SUCH AS PROPOFOL.

THE COURT WILL HEAR PARAMEDICS WHO HAD DIRECT CONVERSATION WITH DR MURRAY, ASKING MURRAY WHAT IS THE PATIENTS UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITION, THIS WHOLE SCENE STRUCK PARAMEDIC SENNEFF AS ODD, THIS WHOLE SETTING.   PARAMEDIC SENNEFF SAID, “WHAT IS THE UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITION,” TO WHICH DR. MURRAY SAYS, “HE IS DEHYDRATED, EXHAUSTED FROM REHEARSALS.   NO UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITION.” PARAMEDIC SENNEFF FOLLOWS UP, AS DO OTHER PARAMEDICS, ASKING WHAT HAS HE BEEN GIVEN.   “WHAT DRUGS, IF ANYTHING, HAVE YOU GIVEN HIM?”   THE ONLY THING DR.MURRAY REVEALS TO THE PARAMEDICS IS THAT HE GAVE HIM SOME LORAZEPAM.   HE DOES NOT MENTION ANY OF THE BENZODIAZEPINES AND, MOST TELLING, HE DOES NOT MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT GIVING MICHAEL JACKSON ANY PROPOFOL, INFORMATION THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY USEFUL TO THE SUBSEQUENT TREATING DOCTORS AT UCLA, HAD THEY BEEN FULLY ADVISED WHAT MURRAY HAD DONE GIVEN.

THE TREATMENT CONTINUES BY THE PARAMEDICS AT THE HOME.   AGAIN, THEY ARRIVED AT 12:26 AND WERE TREATING MICHAEL AT 12:26 P.M.   THEY ARE IN CONTINUOUS CONVERSATION WITH THE BASE STATION AT UCLA, CONSTANTLY FEEDING UCLA INFORMATION AND GETTING INFORMATION SENT BACK TO THEM FROM THE UCLA BASE STATION.   AND EVENTUALLY, BASED ON ALL THE READINGS OF MICHAEL JACKSON, THE FAILURE OF THE EPINEPHRINE TREATMENT AND ATROPINE TREATMENT, THE FAILURE OF THE SODIUM BICARBONATE TO REVERSE ANYTHING THAT THE PARAMEDICS HAD OBSERVED, UCLA EVENTUALLY ADVISED THAT ALL FURTHER CARE OR TREATMENT WILL BE FUTILE.   AT 12:57 P.M., UCLA ADVISED THEY ARE PREPARED TO, QUOTE, “CALL IT” (PRONOUNCE HIM DEAD). PARAMEDIC SENNEFF ADVISES DR. MURRAY OF THIS.   AT THIS POINT, DR. MURRAY INDICATES THAT HE WILL ASSUME CARE AS THE TREATING PHYSICIAN.   UCLA AGREES SO LONG AS HE TAKES RESPONSIBILITY, ASSUMES CARE AND ACCOMPANIES THE AMBULANCE TO UCLA, THAT THE CARE WILL CONTINUE. SO RA-71, THE MEDICAL TEAM PARAMEDICS, TRANSPORT AT 1:07 P.M. FROM 100 NORTH CAROLWOOD DRIVE STRAIGHT TO UCLA WHERE THEY ARE TRACKED AND FOLLOWED AND CHASED BY A WHOLE CARAVAN OF PAPARAZZI.

THEY ARRIVE AT UCLA AT 1.13 MICHAEL IS TAKEN TO EMERGENCY ROOM WHERE HIS CARE IS TAKEN OVER BY DR. COOPER AND DY NGUYEN, UCLA EMERGENCY TEAM.   THE COURT WILL LEARN THROUGH THAT TEAM , THAT THEY INQUIRED OF MURRAY WHAT MEDS HAVE BEEN GIVEN,   WHAT THEY WERE DEALING WITH, WHAT WAS THE MEDICAL CONDITION, SO THEY COULD BETTER ASSIST/TREAT AND TRY TO SAVE MICHAEL’S LIFE.   ALL MURRAY SAID HE HAD GIVEN WAS LORAZEPAM AND HE MAY ALSO HAVE GIVEN VALIUM AND FLOMAX.

MURRAY SAID NOTHING ABOUT PROPOFOL THAT HAD BEEN GIVEN FOR TWO MONTHS,   THEY TRY EVERYTHING TO BRING MICHAEL BACK TO LIFE, BUT THE CONDITION DID NOT CHANGE.   AT 2.26 JUNE 25 2009 UCLA DOCTORS SPECIFICALLY DR COOPER   PRONOUNCED MICHAEL DEAD.

THE COURT WILL LEARN ABOUT SOME CONVERSATIONS DR. MURRAY HAD WITH THE SECURITY PERSONNEL AT UCLA FOLLOWING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.   THE COURT WILL LEARN THAT AT SOME POINT DR. MURRAY WALKED OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND WENT ON HIS WAY.   THE FOLLOWING TIME PERIOD DURING THAT DAY, LAPD TRIED TO CONTACT DR. MURRAY, THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO REACH HIM.

TWO DAYS LATER AN INTERVIEW WAS HELD WITH DR MURRAY AND LAPD.   MURRAYS ATTORNEY CHERNOFF ATTENDED. FROM THAT INTERVIEW WE LEARN, ACCORDING TO DR MURRAY WHAT HE HAD GIVEN TO MICHAEL DURING THE EVENING HOURS TO EARLY HOURS OF JUNE 25TH.

THE AUTOPSY WAS HELD, AND THE CORONER,THROUGH EXPERT CONSULTATIONS, TOXICOLOGY, AND THEIR INDIVIDUALIZED AUTOPSY, CONCLUDED THAT MICHAEL JACKSON DIED OF ACUTE PROPOFOL INTOXICATION COMBINED WITH THE CONTRIBUTORY EFFECT OF THE BENZODIAZEPINES.

WE WILL ALSO PRESENT A NUMBER OF EXPERT WITNESSES WHO WERE CONSULTED IN THIS CASE BEFORE FILING. EXPERTS FROM VARIOUS MEDICAL FIELDS WHO WILL TESTIFY THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ACTIONS DISPLAYED BY MURRAY THAT SHOW EXTREME DEVIATION FOR THE EXPECTED STANDARD OF CARE.

IN SUMMARY, THE FACT THAT PROPOFOL WAS GIVEN IN A HOME SETTING SUCH AS THIS AS OPPOSED TO A SURGICAL ROOM. PROPER MONITORING EQUIPMENT THAT ONE WOULD EXPECT FOR SUCH A SERIOUS ANESTHETIC THAT CAN DEPRESS ONE’S RESPIRATORY SYSTEM CAUSING DEATH.   THAT NO ATTENDING STAFF OR ASSISTANT WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY DR. MURRAY.   THAT PROPOFOL HAS NO INDICATION WHATSOEVER FOR THE TREATMENT OF INSOMNIA OR SLEEP DEPRIVATION.   THAT THE PROPOFOL WAS GIVEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH A NUMBER OF BENZODIAZEPINES WHICH HAD CONTRIBUTORY EFFECT TO FURTHER THE IMPACT OF THE PROPOFOL. THAT DR. MURRAY ABANDONED HIS PATIENT.   THAT DR. MURRAY PERFORMED INEFFECTUAL CPR WITH ONE HAND WHILE THE PATIENT WAS PRONE ON A SOFT BED.   THE FAILURE TO CALL 911 IN A TIMELY MANNER.   AGAIN, THE EVIDENCE WILL SHOW THE SOONEST DR. MURRAY HAD 911 CALLED WAS NINE MINUTES AFTER INFORMING MICHAEL AMIR WILLIAMS OF WHAT HAD TRANSPIRED.   THE FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ANY APPROPRIATE MEDICAL RECORDS, AND THE FAILURE TO ADVISE EITHER THE PARAMEDICS OR THE TREATING UCLA EMERGENCY DOCTORS OF WHAT, IN FACT, DR. MURRAY HAD DONE, AND WHAT WAS GIVEN   TO MICHAEL JACKSON-A SERIES OF BENZODIAZEPINES AND PROPOFOL THAT LED TO HIS DEATH.

THANK YOU, YOUR HONOR.

 

THE COURT:   MR. WALGREN, THANK YOU.MR. CHERNOFF, DOES THE DEFENSE AT THIS TIME WISH TO PRESENT ANY OPENING STATEMENT?

 

MR. CHERNOFF:   WE DO NOT, JUDGE.

 

THE COURT: YOU ARE WAIVING IT AT THIS TIME?

 

MR. CHERNOFF:   WE ARE, JUDGE.

 

THE COURT:   THANK YOU.PARTIES HAVING ANNOUNCED READY, AT THIS JUNCTURE THE PEOPLE MAY CALL THEIR FIRST WITNESS.

 

MR. WALGREN:   THANK YOU, YOUR HONOR.   THE PEOPLE

WOULD CALL KENNY ORTEGA TO THE STAND.