Conrad Murray: Michael Jackson Committed Suicide
As Conrad Murray’s trial is about to begin, it looks like the doctor and his lawyers are claiming that the King of Pop committed suicide as he was facing serious financial problems.
Dr. Conrad Murray now faces involuntary manslaughter charges linked to the death of the singer, being accused of administrating Michael a lethal dose of Propofol, a very powerful sedative that killed the star. Michael died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50. Well, the doctor on the other hand claimed that Michael administrated the drug to himself, as he was actually desperate and depressed due his financial problems. Edward Chernoff, Murray’s lawyer asked the court for the singer’s financial records. “The crux of the defence is going to be that Michael Jackson engaged in a desperate act and took desperate measures that caused his death,” Chernoff told Judge Michael Pastor according to CNN news.
The last court hearing on this case took place on Wednesday, April 6, in Los Angeles Superior Court. But, unfortunately for the doctor and his defense team, the request was denied by the judge, who agreed with the district attorney who claimed that the trial is linked to Murray’s negligence in administrating Michael the drugs and nothing else, so the defense claims and hypothesis are not relevant. Murray has also been accused of leaving Michael alone, unsupervised, after administrating him the powerful sedative.
Until now Murray and his legal team claimed that Michael had problems sleeping and he took the drug in order to be able to rest. In fact, Murray said that Jackson administrated himself the lethal dose of Propofol when he was out of the room. Now, the doctor and his lawyer say that Michael Jackson committed suicide and this is actually something new, as until now they said the death of the singer was accidental, given by his attempt to sleep, being well known the fact that Michael Jackson had been suffering from insomnia problems for years.
Murray already pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him. He said he never gave Michael something that could have hurt him and so he was not the person who administrated him the drug that killed him. The jury selection for Murray’s trial still continues and the process will probably end at the beginning of May. The first statements and testimonies on the trial are set for May 9.11