Jackson Biographer: 'Don't Blame Dr. Murray For Jackson's Death'
MICHAEL JACKSON's former friend and biographer J. RANDY TARABORRELLI insists the King of Pop's personal physician should not be held accountable for the singer's death - because he was just trying to help a struggling 50 year old.
Reports suggest police in Los Angeles are trying to build a case for manslaughter against Dr. Conrad Murray, who was staying with Jackson in the days leading up to his death on 25 June (09).
Jackson reportedly died of a cardiac arrest following an overdose of an anaesthetic he used to help him get to sleep. Full details of the toxicology report carried out on the singer's remains have been put on hold to allow the authorities to conclude their investigation.
Some reports suggest Dr. Murray will be charged by the end of the month, but officials at the Los Angeles District Attorney's office insist that's not true.
Whatever happens, Taraborrelli feels Dr. Murray should not be blamed for Jackson's death.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, the respected Jackson insider says, "He (Jackson) had the burn on the back of his head (from a Pepsi commercial pyrotechnics malfunction) that never really healed, he had a lot of bad plastic surgery that was causing a lot of problems, he had arthritic problems in his knees and he could not sleep.
"I remember Michael complaining about not being able to sleep as far back as 1993... This was out of control.
"There has been a lot of Dr. Murrays in Michael Jackson's life, a lot... While it's easy to want to indict these men, and especially Dr. Murray, I think that it's also easy to understand that no one wanted to see Michael Jackson suffer, no one wanted to see this man live the kind of tortured life that he was living.
"People wanted to help him and I think that in the end they didn't go about it (in) the right way."