According to the experts who testified at the Conrad Murray trial, the doctor that is facing charges into Michael Jackson’s death gave the entertainer the excess propofol. In early reports of the drug overdose, it was said that Jackson took the drug himself. However, medical experts suggest that the singer was incapable of self-administering the massive amounts that were found.
As different scenarios come about, Dr. Steven Shafer argued that Murray’s claim to Jackson’s overdose is “crazy.” In the court room Shafer points out, “He can’t give himself an injection if he’s asleep!” A more plausible scenario has now risen, stating that Conrad could have placed Michael on an IV propofol drip.
Conrad Murray Trial Expert Attempts To Prove Case
According to the expert, this scenario fits all the data collected throughout the case. He points out Murray probably left the room while Jackson was connected to the drip, as Michael died, the lungs began to fill with massive amounts of propofol.
Shafer also took jurors through an experiment where he had an IV attached to a 100 milliliter bottle and demonstrated how quickly it dripped without being regulated by dosage equipment.
Despite the evidence, Murray stated that he only gave his patient a 25 milliliter bottle over a period of 3 to 5 minutes. Conrad also suggested that the entertainer could have picked up a syringe and given himself additional propofol when he walked out of the room.
Shafter simply responded with, “People don’t just wake up from anesthesia hell bent to pick up a syringe and pump it into the IV. It’s a crazy scenario.”