Dr. Conrad Murray Claims Michael Jackson Killed Himself

By: / April 5, 2010

Michael Jackson‘s former doctor, Conrad Murray, has prepared a legal defense that claims that Michael killed himself.

Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of Michael but Murray claims that he didn’t give Michael the fatal dose of Propofol that led to the singer’s death. Murray claims that Michael woke up from a Propofol-induced sleep and given himself another dose of the drug, causing him to overdose and eventually die.

Murray reports that all of this took place when he stepped out of the room to use the bathroom. Oh, the old “I was in the bathroom” excuse! That’s an airtight defense. From TMZ:

At around noon, Dr. Murray left the room for approximately two minutes to go to the bathroom. While he was gone, the defense believes Jackson suddenly awakened and was frustrated he had spent nearly 9 hours trying in vain to sleep. The defense theory — Jackson took the 20 ml bottle of Propofol and self-injected the remaining contents through the IV, causing a massive overdose that stopped his heart.

Dr. Murray walked back in the room and saw Jackson with his eyes open and pupils dilated. Dr. Murray dropped the phone (he was speaking with his girlfriend) and began administering CPR.

Naturally, Michael’s father, Joe Jackson denies Murray’s excuse and says that the story is “not true” and that it “really upsets [him] to hear” that Murray believes Michael accidently killed himself.

Even if there is truth to Murray’s claim that Michael injected himself with the fatal dose, it doesn’t really hide the fact that Murray was on hand to cater to Michael’s addiction and administer drugs whenever the singer requested them.