Before we get to Dr. Adams, let's take a stroll down memory lane as we revisit the two central defense theories Dr. Conrad Murray has tried to enter into evidence.
1. Michael Jackson drank a box juice that was laced with propofol in a desperate attempt to battle insomnia.
Prosecution brought in medical expert that state it was "categorically...not possible Michael Jackson orally ingested the fatal dose of propofol, based on the science."
2. Jackson self-injected propofol while Dr. Murray was out of the room to battle insomnia.
L.A. County Coroner stated in preliminary that it would have been very difficult for Jackson to self-administer, due to the positioning of the IV. Coroner Christopher Rogers also added that even if Jackson did self-inject (or orally ingest) that Murray's care of Jackson was substandard and still would be considered a homicide.
Enter the newest scapegoat in the defense theory; that of Dr. David Adams, an anesthesiologist out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Adams has been called as a witness for the defense, albeit "hostile" because the anesthesiologist administered propofol four times to Jackson in 2008 during some dental procedures.
Clearly, Ed Chernoff, lead defense attorney, has been considering calling Dr. Adams for many months. Radar Online quotes an inside source in March of 2010 claiming that "Dr. Adams is clearly relevant, you have a last doctor standing with Dr. Murray, and he wasn't the first person to give Michael Jackson propofol." So let's consider that statement. Is Murray the last man standing in a line of propofol administrators such as Adams?
First, in August of 2009, Dr. Adams' attorney stated that Dr. Adams readily admitted he administered propofol four times in 2008 for dental procedures. The attorney also stated that Murray's statements made about Dr. Adams, which were revealed when a search warrant was publicized, were either inaccurate or completely false. "Murray told investigators that in March or April (2009) he witnessed Dr. David Adams administer the same drug to Jackson in a cosmetology office, according to the L.A. Times." Adams categorically denies this, but does admit he had a meeting with Murray in Las Vegas at Adams' office. Adams declines to tell exactly what transpired at his office but adamantly maintains that he did not give Jackson propofol at that meeting.
Adams' attorney states that since 2003, the anesthesiologist has administered propofol over 6,000 times, and all of them have woke up. Adams maintains that a surgical dentist from Las Vegas contacted him and that Jackson was having extensive dental work done. He admits to giving Jackson propofol four times for the dental work.
When we take a look at the autopsy report, on page 7 there is a list of dental work that Jackson had done. It states that Jackson had two endosseal implants on teeth #'s 18 and 19 (back bottom left molars), a root canal on #13, metallic/ceramic restoration on the lower right quadrant, and multiple all-ceramic restorations on the maxillary teeth.
Of course, I cannot say with any amount of certainty just when this dental work was done. However, this site states that ceramic restoration (of which Jackson had one on the lower right quadrant, and multiple on the maxillary teeth) normally require 2 appointments and 2 injections of anesthesia. Jackson also had two dental implants done, and this could have called for general anesthesia, if he was as afraid of the dentist as I am.
When we take a look at the difference between Dr. Adams and Dr. Murray there are vast differences in the standard of care given to Michael Jackson.
1. Adams was called in by a dentist to administer propofol in a medical setting. Dr. Murray administered propofol for insomnia (substandard care) in a home setting.
2. Adams is a licensed anesthesiologist, Murray is a cardiologist.
3. Adams administered propofol four times in Jackson's lifetime, Murray admitted to administering propofol over 60 times.
4. Adams never left his patient unmonitored, while Murray admitted to leaving Jackson unattended and unmonitored.
5. Under Adams' administration of propofol, Michael Jackson woke up. Under Murray's, Michael Jackson died.
Therefore, I submit to you that calling Dr. David Adams as a witness for the defense will only further the fact that Murray's care was negligent and resulted in homicide. No matter what defense theory Murray conjures up, he cannot hide from the truth.
The truth is, that Conrad Murray killed Michael Jackson because he was too busy on the phone womanizing with multiple individuals and left his patient unmonitored and unattended. And that, my friends, is the equivalent in the state of California, of involuntary manslaughter.