Michael Jackson's Doctor Accused Of Negligence In Wrongful Death Suit

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The “wrongful death” suit that the Jackson family have filed against Michael Jackson’s concert promoter AEG is going full steam ahead. Currently, the prosecution is focused on Jackson’s personal physician, employed by AEG, Dr Conrad Murray. Yesterday, May 1st, LA police detective Orlando Martinez testified against AEG, saying that the cardiologist, who has already been convicted of involuntary manslaughter, was in dire financial straits when he was working for AEG. According to Martinez, Murray’s debts on credit card bills, home and student loans, child support and so on amounted to over a million dollars and this is why the doctor was willing to do anything AEG asked in order to get paid.

"Focusing on the financial aspect may have been important for Dr. Murray's willingness to disregard his Hippocratic Oath for financial gain," Martinez testified, and said that in order to get the $150,000 a month, Murray might "break the rules, bend the rules, to do whatever he needed to do to get paid." According to the prosecution, this also meant that Murray was willing to administer the pop star with a dangerous and potentially lethal dose of anesthetic propofol, which did end up killing him in the end.

Martinez also testified that the search of Murray’s girlfriend’s apartment yielded suspicious results, namely just one scrap of paper with the physician’s name on it. According to the detective, this suggested that the place, where Murray had been living for a couple of months, must have been cleaned out in a hurry. "I found one piece of paper with Dr. Murray's name -that had fallen behind the door of a cabinet- in the entire apartment [Murray had] been staying at at least two months," Martinez said. "He was living there, and none of his stuff was there." Martinez assumed that Murray asked Alvarez to cover his tracks.

The wrongful death suit was filed by Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, accusing AEG of ignoring her son’s severe health concerns in favor of turning a profit.

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Michael Jackson giving a press conference during his final tour. 


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ultravioletrae

News flash, Murray was convicted a couple of years ago of involuntary manslaughter, which requires a finding of gross negligence. Why don't journalists know that? And that his doctor was convicted of the crime? It was pretty big news, but somehow or another journalists get real fuzzy about it. (I guess they prefer to make up their own story, so they just ignore things like the word HOMICIDE on the coroner's report and the whole thing about gross negligence and the criminal conviction) They get real fuzzy about math when it comes to Jackson too. $500m in debt at death + $425m in posthumous earnings means he is now worth billions!!!! (who cares that the math doesn't work! it's a great story! and if you don't like that story, no prob, the next day you can just say he's broke! and homeless!) And hey! why stop there? why not make up crap about the toxicology report too! and his kids! and the family! and gosh - since it was so much fun to make up crap that lead to the '05 criminal trial that just about killed him so you could have a good time making up more crap about it- why not make up more sinister stories! truth be damned! there is so much fantasy to be explored!!!!! the nose!!!! the missing nose!!!! the skin!!! the race change operation that doesn't exist!!!! the chimpanzee that was never abandoned!!!!! the elephant man bones that were never for sale!!!!! the oxygen chamber that was always a piece of medical equipment for burn victims!!!!!! sick crimes and more complete idiocy!!!!! WHY NOT JUST ABANDON ALL TRUTH AND ALL SENSE OF REALITY AND JUST MAKE UP CRAP ALL DAY LONG???? WEE!!!! IT'S MICHAEL JACKSON, JUST SAY WHAT YOU WANT!!!!!!! YOU'RE JOURNALISTS!!!!! WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT TRUTH????? AND DECENCY??? AND PEOPLE WITH SKIN DISEASES??? VICTIMS OF EXTORTION??? TABLOID BULLYING? WHY JUST WRITE ABOUT THE WRONGFUL DEATH SUIT WHEN YOU USE THOSE COOL QUOTATION MARKS AND WRITE ABOUT THE "WRONGFUL DEATH" SUIT!!!!!!!!!!! WEE!!!! And don't forget to talk trash about the crazy fans!!! You can even quote David Streitfeld from the NYT about their attacks! Tell about their insane crazy rants and all caps! Think of the possibilities. Just look at all the material I've given you. You could take it out of context and re-write it a million different ways to make all fans look really stupid! Maybe even find a spelling or punctuation error or two!

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rosemary moly gomes

He is total Murderer!!!!!!!!!!!!!Nothing but.We the normal fan can find many clue which just enough for proving him Murderer.Anything for MONEY.GOD will show the justice.Love u moor Mike.

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rockin robin

Of course he was negligent....

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