Michael Jackson Killed Himself, Defense Claims
It has been a while since new elements on the case of the death of Michael Jackson were made public, so it was about time for a new report to emerge. But, according to these new reports, the star “killed himself with Propofol” and this is how Dr Conrad Murray, who treated the star at the time of his death, plans on avoiding conviction.
Well, it had been reported that Michael Jackson killed himself with a lethal dose of Propofol, at least this is what the lawyers for Dr Conrad Murray plan to plead in court. This is of course their defense strategy and, in fact, the way they plan to prove that the doctor is not the one responsible with the death of the megastar. But, there may not be enough evidence to support this claim.
“I do think it’s clear the defense is operating under the theory that the victim, Michael Jackson, killed himself,” Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said according to the Daily Mail. “They don’t want to say it but that’s the direction in which they are going,” he explained. However, it seems that Dr Conrad Murray’s lawyers plan on using this defense strategy by saying that the amount of drug found in Michael’s body after the autopsy was much higher than the one the doctor administrated the singer. Defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan claimed that his client gave the star only 25 milligrams of the drug. So, having that under consideration, the case will be based on the argument that Michael Jackson killed himself with the drug administrated. And according to CNN news, the judge assigned with this case had already approved a plan to allow defense lawyers to test residue from syringes and an intravenous drip found at the scene.
According to some reports, Dr Conrad Murray’s lawyers will say that the physician wasn’t in the room when Michael administered himself the drug and of course the drug was the one causing a massive heart attack after which the star died. However, the preliminary hearing on the case is set to begin on Tuesday and then it will probably be established if there is enough evidence for Murray to be charged with the death of the famous singer. Michael Jackson died in June 2009. However, it is expected that after the two weeks of constant hearings and the many witnesses that will be called in court, the doctor to have to go to trial. If convicted, Conrad Murray will face up to four years in jail. He is currently free on $ 75,000 bond.
Michael Jackson died last year, on June 25, 2009, in his home, after suffering a heart attack. It had been reported that Conrad Murray tried CPR to revive the star. Although at first there was no word on the cause of death, after the autopsy was performed, it was found that the star died because of a fatal dose of Propofol. It is known that the star used the drug to help him sleep, as he suffered from chronic insomnia.11