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10/3/2013 (1 year ago)

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Doctor who gave singer fatal dose was found not 'unfit or incompetent to perform the work for which he was hired'

The jurors in the case of the promoter, who seemingly turned the other way while Michael Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray gave the singer a fatal dose of anesthetic, have decided that AEG Live was not responsible for Jackson's death. Fans following the trial expressed their outrage, unable to understand how the five-month trial which seemed to clearly expose Jackson's concert promoter as being callous about the entertainer's health and safety could have ended this way.

Most everyone remembers where they were on June 25, 2009, when Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.

Most everyone remembers where they were on June 25, 2009, when Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/3/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Celebrity

Keywords: Michael jackson, Conrad Murray, jury decision, acquittal


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "My heart is broken," one ardent fan said. "This was the greatest artist that we ever had, and they treated him like this. The evidence was right there."

When AEG Live's lead attorney Marvin Putnam appeared before the media, fans could be heard shouting, "Michael Jackson! Michael Jackson!" Putnam said AEG never considered settling the case, which could have run to the billions of dollars. "They wouldn't allow themselves to be shaken down," he said. He also said the judge should have dismissed the case early on.

Jurors explained how they answered "no" to the question on the verdict form that asked whether Conrad Murray, the doctor who gave Jackson the fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol, was "unfit or incompetent to perform the work for which he was hired." Once they reached that conclusion, there was no need to answer the remaining 14 questions - and their work was done.

The jury foreman said the verdict was not a vindication of Murray, who will soon be released from jail, where he is serving a sentence for involuntary manslaughter. "Conrad Murray had a license; he graduated from an accredited college," he said. "It doesn't mean we thought he was ethical."

"Murray," another juror said, "was fit and competent for the job he was hired for ... Michael Jackson thought he was competent enough."

AEG executives had tried to convince Jackson not to bring Murray, on retainer for $150,000 a month, on tour. "Michael Jackson was very used to getting his own way.... If anybody said no, he would find somebody else."

Most everyone remembers where they were on June 25, 2009, when Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home on North Carolwood Drive in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Murray said he had found Jackson in his room, not breathing and with a barely detectable pulse, and that he administered CPR on Jackson's bed to no avail. After a call was placed to 9-1-1 at 12:20 pm, Jackson was treated by paramedics at the scene and was later pronounced dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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