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Pharmacist Testifies He Sent Large Amounts of Propofol to Dr. Murray

Photo Courtesy - David McNew-Pool/ Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Dr. Conrad Murray's preliminary involuntary manslaughter hearing continued Monday in Los Angeles, where a pharmacist took the stand and leveled new allegations against Michael Jackson's former personal physician.

Pharmacist Tim Lopez said Dr. Murray ordered 255 vials of the powerful anesthetic propofol, the drug that reportedly killed the singer.  The order was so large, Lopez believed it was for use by Murray's entire clinic.  Lopez testified Murray never mentioned the King of Pop was his only patient.  The pharmacist also said Murray insisted he ship the powerful drug to him via FedEx.

Los Angeles Police Detective Orlando Martinez also took the stand, testifying that Dr. Murray admitted giving Jackson propofol at least six nights a week for the two months before Jackson died.

Jackson died on June 25, 2009, after Murray gave him propofol, which is usually used to render patients unconscious before surgery, as a sleep aid.  Murray's defense lawyers insist the amounts Murray gave the pop icon weren't enough to kill him.

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