Jackson’s ‘Dr Death’ Convicted

Murry claimed he was ‘betrayed’ and ‘entrapped’

The recently convicted Dr Conrad Murray has (not surprisingly, when faced with conviction) defended his side of the story.


“Once I got in there I was entrapped,” he said. “Through his most intense desire to have me there with him, it was interwinded (sic) with a degree of betrayal.”

Murray recalled Jackson‘s desperate pleas for sleeping medication on the day of his death, saying the singer resembled the zombie character from the Thriller music video.

“He was basically hysterical,” he said. “He begged and pleaded and said, ‘please Dr Conrad, I need some milk so that I can get some sleep. If I don’t get some sleep … everything will go down the drain. He looked to me during that morning to be like the thriller. He looked that hysterical.”

He defended the use of the surgical anaesthetic propofol to put Jackson to sleep, saying that the amount he gave the singer was “inconsequential”. The coroner subsequently found that Jackson died of “acute propofol intoxication”.

“He felt I was someone he could trust,” he said. “All of his life he was searching for a friend. He had very close acquaintances – he spoke about Marlon Brando and his son, and Fred Astaire and Ginger – but friends he didn’t have. He said of all my life I have found one friend, which is you, Dr Conrad.”

It’s sad to think that trust was abused, knowingly, unknowingly, maliciously, or accidentally.

But as for the ‘entrapped’ and ‘betrayed’ call from Murray, I have to wonder if he is trying to save his skin here or did he really believe this?

Sure, the job with Jackson would have been intense, but with $150k USD per month, isn’t that the POINT of a high salary – to compensate the difficult and intense job? I have to wonder how much of this response is a knee jerk cop out, there to counter the negligence of which he was convicted.

‘A jury on Monday convicted Murray of involuntary manslaughter. He is due to be sentenced later this month and faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison.’

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Categories: Beliefs, Morals, Crime, Entertainment, Health, Medicine, People


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