In the latest twist in the investigation in to the untimely death of music legend, Michael Jackson, it has emerged that lawyers for his doctor, Conrad Murray, plan to argue that the star killed himself. Dr. Conrad Murray is to stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter on the troubled star.
Michael Jackson died in June 2009 from an overdose of Propofol, a powerful anethesia not normally seen outside of a clinical setting. It has never been in dispute that Dr. Murray prescribed and administered the drug to help with Jackson’s chronic insomnia, but lawyers for Murray have now requested fingerprint evidence to support their allegations that the King of Pop injected himself with the fatal dose.
Murray’s trial is due to begin May 11, 2011, and it’s looking like things won’t run too smoothly, with a lot at stake. Murray faces up to 4 years in jail if found guilty. He is now doing all he can to prove that he wasn’t even holding the needle when he was said to have injected Jackson.
A Los Angeles court yesterday heard requests for FBI experts to deliver a first generation fingerprint from a broken syringe detectives found at the scene of the alleged crime. Murray has denied breaking the needle and his lawyers are convinced that this evidence is crucial, claiming Jackson injected himself while the doctor was out of the room.
It also emerged this week that surveillance video footage from Jackson’s California home on the day of his death has been accidentally erased after police officers apparently only copied 4 minutes of footage, only showing the singer arriving home.
Are we headed for decades of a new conspiracy story over Michael Jackson’s death as we have with the deaths of JFK and Marilyn Monroe?