The trial of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, begins today in Los Angeles. He is being charged for involuntary manslaughter and facing allegations of negligence of duties by giving Mr. Jackson excessive amounts of anesthetics that lead to the singer’s death.
According to Deputy District Attorney David Walgren of the Los Angeles County, “The acts and the omissions of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, directly led to his premature death at age 50. [He] repeatedly acted with gross negligence [and] incompetence.”
The prosecution claims that this trial is expected to last for around five weeks, and would focus on the doctor’s actions and decisions several hours before Mr. Jackson’s passing.
Dr. Murray is a Houston cardiologist receiving around $150,000 a month by Michael Jackson. He says in his defense that the singer took an extra dose of propofol while he was in the restroom. He also narrates the the singer often calls the anesthesia his “milk” and would often consume it against his recommended dose.
Today is just the first day of trial and a long list of medical experts will be called on the stand to give their different testaments regarding the medical aspects of the case.