Lawyer says Michael Jackson committed suicide

Dr. Conrad Murray‘s defence lawyer, Edward Chernoff, claimed during a pretrial hearing on Wednesday that Michael Jackson committed suicide because he was worried about his financial situation. Murray, who was Jackson’s physician and was inside the house when Jackson died in June 2009, is charged with involuntary manslaughter. “The crux of the defence is going to be that Michael Jackson engaged in a desperate act and took desperate measures that caused his death,” Chernoff told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor. “We believe at the time Michael Jackson died he was a desperate man in relation to his financial affairs.” However, Deputy District Attorney David Walgren accused the defence of smear tactics in order to distract the trial away from the main goal of deciding whether Murray acted with gross negligence when injecting Jackson with sedatives such as Propofol. “This is an irrelevant sideshow designed to take issues away from the jury and smear Michael Jackson,” Walgren protested.

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  1. carol • April 8, 2011 @ 6:59 PM

    You think these guys would just leave him in peace this is a joke why would he have .He loved his kids to much .Any ones to blame it;s the doc he had no right giving him the drugs he did .What a joke

  2. Matt • April 8, 2011 @ 9:42 PM

    Well of course the defence lawyer says it’s suicide. I’d have been surprised if he said otherwise.

  3. Germain • April 9, 2011 @ 11:25 PM

    It was the FBI, he knew too much.

  4. mandee • April 10, 2011 @ 3:02 AM

    next they will be saying he killed himself because of the things that were said about him in the past.

    also, WOW i cant believe its already been almost 2 full years !!!

  5. L1feless • April 11, 2011 @ 10:27 AM

    I am not sure if anyone has seen Lisa Marie Presley’s interview but it was an interesting one. She mentioned in an interview with Oprah that she and Michael got into fights over drug use. She ran parallels between Michael and her father.

    addicts do some pretty stupid things. I think the real thing here is that suicide has such a negativity surrounding it. People assume that suicide means he took his own life on intentionally just by mentioning the ‘S’ word, this is not the case. I can honestly see an addict that wants his or her fix badly enough taking matters into their own hands and administering an accidental overdose.

    I think a more interesting question is in a medical system where people are paying for hospitalization & medication like it is a similar service to cutting your lawn, or having an accountant do you taxes. Is it really an issue if someone facilitates an addiction through legally buying drugs and having them administered by a professional?

    Am I saying I believe the defense…No. What I am saying is that I will not just dismiss this as a possibility just because I don’t like what it suggests without hearing evidence first.

  6. Nancy • April 13, 2011 @ 10:58 AM

    It was aliens. We’re under attack. They took Liz now too. LMAO!

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