Dr. Conrad Murray Michael Jackson Suicide Defense In Pop Star Death Trial
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at his home in Los Angeles.
His personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, had attempted to resuscitate the pop star. The world grieved for Jackson, who will release seven posthumous albums.
Murray didn’t fare so well with Jackson’s death. He was brought up on manslaughter charges for issuing Jackson a lethal cocktail of sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs. The combination of the drugs was thought to have pushed Jackson to go into cardiac arrest, the cause of his death.
The defense for Murray came up with a shocking line.
They will suggest that Jackson killed himself. Deputy District Attorney David Walgren reported that the defense will be adhering to this theory.
On January 4, a preliminary hearing will decide whether or not sufficient evidence exists on which to charge Murray. The drug that killed Jackson was Propofol, an anesthetic.
Murray said that he only prescribed him 25 mg. Defense Attorney J. Michael Flanagan told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor that 150 mg had to be present in Jackson’s body to kill him.
The defense has suggested that Jackson may have injected himself with more Propofol in order to fall asleep.