Michael Jackson's former physicist DR. Conrad Murray has filed new legal papers he hopes will help land him back in court to prove his tragic patient died from financial stress.
Murray claims his manslaughter conviction should be overturned on the grounds that the judge should have allowed him to prove the King of Pop was so stressed out he recklessly gambled on his life by self-administering a fatal dose of anaesthetic Propofol.
The doctor has been fighting for his freedom ever since he was jailed last year (11).
In his new documents, obtained by Tmz.com, he states, "Mr. Jackson was in debt approximately $440 million and desperately needed to fulfill a contractual commitment at the O2 arena in London."
His lawyers continue, "He (Jackson) was on the verge of losing his entire estate to foreclosure. The pressure to fight through his insomnia, to rehearse and be the entertainer he was in his earlier years was overwhelming.
"His motivation and resulting desperation were relevant to show a likelihood or reason to act in a manner inconsistent with good judgment."