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Murray prosecutors want to bring in his lady friends

By | Published on Friday 15 April 2011

Conrad Murray

Prosecutors in the Conrad Murray manslaughter trial have asked that they be able to provide details of the medic’s relationships with three separate women when the case goes to court next month. Murray, of course, is accused of causing the death of Michael Jackson by negligently administering the drug propofol.

Prosecutors say that on the morning Jackson died, Murray called one woman, took calls from another, and was texting a third. The doc’s legal people say that information relating to Murray’s personal life are irrelevant to the case, but in a court filing submitted this week prosecutors argued that the contact the doctor had with three separate women that morning are “relevant to show Dr. Murray’s level of inattentiveness and distraction while he was responsible for the care of Mr Jackson”.

They also note that the doc didn’t mention the phone calls or texts when he initially gave a statement to investigators about Jackson’s death, possibly implying that he knew he had been overly distracted while treating his pop star patient that morning. According to the prosecution, phone records show Murray made eleven calls during the time when, they argue, he should have been monitoring Jackson, who he had just given a shot of a very powerful sedative.

If they are allowed to testify, the prosecution also say that the three women in question will confirm that when they first met Murray in the weeks before Jackson’s death he told them he was caring for Jacko, something which, the prosecution argue, showed the doctor’s  willingness to breach patient-doctor confidentiality for his own benefit.

Murray denies the charge he caused Michael Jackson’s death through negligence.



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