Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s personal physicians in the months leading up to his death, is on trial on manslaughter charges. His defense is planning on calling as defense witnesses two of Michael’s children, because they can get Murray off the hook.
Apparently, the defense game Murray is playing is that he is not responsible for the death of the singer, even though he was the one that administered to him the lethal dose of Propofol.
Murray is not to blame because the dose in itself couldn’t have killed Michael had he not already been a heavy drug user, the doctor’s attorneys will argue in court, Radar Online
In order to show that the late King of Pop was an addict, Murray’s camp will call Michael’s children to the stand to testify that they often saw their father under the influence.
This way, Murray will get off the hook
– even if that means pressing two children to recall details that would probably be best forgotten, Radar writes.
“The 57-year-old doc believes their testimony could help get him off a charge of involuntary manslaughter for giving [Jackson] a lethal sedative overdose,” Radar writes.
“[Jackson’s] kids, Paris and Prince, will be called as a defense witnesses over the death of their dad and will be questioned about specific statements supposedly made not soon after his death,” the e-zine further notes.
Paris reportedly said before a group of people that her father was always cold and would sit in front of the fire to warm himself up, thus worrying her and her brothers about catching fire.
“My daddy is so cold again. He was always cold. He would sit by the fire to get warm. We were always afraid he would fall in as he was so close to the flames. He couldn’t get warm. Now there he is... so cold,” Paris reportedly said, as cited by a source speaking to Radar.
“Prince and Paris knew their dad relied on Dr. Murray to survive and knew their father adored him,” the aforementioned source explains.
“Their comments, if they back him, could save him from jail because it would work well in the eyes of a jury,” the insider, well familiar with the legal case against Murray, goes on to say.
Dr. Conrad Murray, the same doctor of whom Katherine Jackson says he was hired by AEG Live to drug Michael and deliver him to rehearsals for This Is It, thus killing him
, is to stand trial next year.
As Radar also points out, Murray pleads not guilty to the manslaughter charge and, if convicted, stands to go to prison for a maximum of 4 years.