The doctor, Conrad Murray, accused of administering the drug propofol to pop star Michael Jackson during his last minutes of life, is apparently working with his lawyers under the accusation that the infamous singer committed suicide.
While Murray’s lawyers aren’t talking, Deputy District Attorney David Walgren is. In court this past Wednesday, the deputy pointed a finger at the team himself, saying: “I do think it’s clear the defense is operating under the theory that the victim, Michael Jackson, killed himself. They don’t want to say it but that’s the direction in which they are going.”
Murray’s legal camp said that they’re continuing to investigate and will not be commenting on any strategy or defense theories. “I’m not going to respond to that characterization. But apparently it is a consideration of Mr. Walgren,” the team said after court.
Murray is in the process of being prosecuted for one count of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly administering the fatal dose of propofol that caused Jackson’s death last year. The doctor’s attorney however, insists that his client gave Jackson only 25 milligrams of propofol on the morning in question [when a dose closer to 150 milligrams would have been the “killing kind”].
Some evidence related to the case has yet to be tested, which in return is said to either make or break the prosecutions case. The evidence includes residue found inside two syringes in the pop icon’s bedroom, as well as a fingerprint found on a broken syringe that was on the floor of Jackson’s room
A preliminary hearing in Murray’s case is scheduled to begin Jan. 4.