Dr. Paul White claimed that Michael Jackson had his own stash of Propofol, in addition to what Murray had purchased for the singer. The defense rested its case for Dr.Conrad Murray Monday in his trial for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson – cosing arguments begin on Thursday.
“Well, Conrad Murray certainly purchased Propofol, but I understand Mr. Jackson had his own supply as well,” Dr. White said on the stand. After the prosecution objected, accusing White of “throwing out these rehearsed lines,” the remarks were stricken from the record and the jury was excused. Dr. White was fined $1,000 by the judge for discussing inadmissible evidence.
Earlier, White had attempted to bolster the defense theory that Jackson gave himself additional Propofol while Dr. Murray was out of the room. When asked point-blank if he believes the evidence shows that Michael Jackson died from a self-administered shot of Propofol, Dr. White said, “In my opinion, yes.” Clearly Dr. Paul White is nothing other than hired gun – he can’t be trusted.
Dr. White also testified that, in his experience, after administering a small dose of Propofol to a patient and observing no adverse reaction for a minimum of 15 minutes, he would feel comfortable leaving the patient’s side. That bit of testimony could be important for the defense, given that Dr. Murray left Jackson to make phone calls on the morning he died. But this testimony is nonsense – a patient on Propofol is NEVER left alone and usually an anesthesiologist is present.
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