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the case for and AGAINST

against:•Murray gave propofol to Michael Jackson without proper safety equipment such as monitoring devices for his heart, breathing and blood pressure.

Murray gave propofol to Michael Jackson without proper safety equipment such as monitoring devices for his heart, breathing and blood pressure.

•He ordered an "extraordinary" four gallons of propofol, an anaesthetic meant for use in surgery in hospitals, from a pharmacy.

•After giving Jackson propofol he left the singer's bedroom instead of watching over him.

•Murray failed to call emergency services for more than 20 minutes after discovering Jackson had stopped breathing.

•He told a bodyguard to hide drugs before calling for an ambulance.

•He panicked, performed chest compressions wrongly, and asked Jackson bodyguards: "Does anyone know CPR?" Murray failed to tell paramedics that he had given Jackson propofol.

•The doctor probably left an intravenous drip of propofol running into Jackson's veins after his heart stopped.

•Murray failed to keep medical records of his treatment of Jackson.

•He had an "employer-employee" relationship with Jackson and when the singer begged for propofol, which he called his "milk," the star-struck doctor gave in.

for:

•Michael Jackson was already drug dependant when he started working for him and Murray was trying to wean him off.

•Jackson was already addicted to the painkiller Demerol and withdrawal had caused insomnia.

•Murray gave Jackson a propofol dose of only 25mg which was enough to help him sleep but not to kill him.

•Jackson woke up and injected himself with more propofol while Murray had stepped out of the singer's bedroom, it was claimed.

•Murray had a clean medical record and former heart patients told how he had saved their lives.


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