HLN’s Dr. Drew said Tuesday night that one of his jobs as a physician is to make sense of the Michael Jackson death trial for his viewers.
When he heard the defense make the argument that the combination of lorazepam and propofol created a lethal "perfect storm,” Drew quickly noted that this assertion was “simply false.”
“No way!” Dr. Drew said. “Dr. Murray should not have had those medicines even in the same room together, but it suppresses respiration over minutes and hours. That suppressed respiration leads to cardiac arrest. It’s not like it happens suddenly. So, already, in my mind, the defense is somewhat suspect.”
Murray's attorney Ed Chernoff told the jury during opening statements that MJ caused his own death and that he died instantly.
Hear more of Dr. Drew’s thoughts on this case weeknights on HLN at 9 p.m. ET.