Personal physician charged by Michael Jackson

Is the former personal physician Dr. Is Murray to blame for the death of pop legend Michael Jackson? There is much evidence to support this.

According to US judges, there is sufficient evidence to indict the former personal physician of rock legend Michael Jackson before a jury trial. The accusation accuses Dr. Conrad Murray allegedly neglected to give Jackson the powerful anesthetic propofol. The drug ultimately led to the death of Michael Jackson.

The then general practitioner and personal physician Dr. Murry accuses the charges of being responsible for the death of rock star Michael Jackson through the administration of the powerful anesthetic Propofol. The drug had led to the death of Michael Jackson a year and a half ago. After a hearing in New York that lasted a total of six days, presiding judge Michael Pastor decided that there was enough evidence to accuse the doctor of negligent homicide. If the cardiologist is convicted, he could face up to four years in prison.

For the time being, Jackson's former doctor is no longer allowed to treat
It was a surprise that Richter Pastor banned the cardiac specialist from continuing his medical career in the state of California until the end of the trial. The doctor's lawyer Ed Chernoff strongly condemned the withdrawal of the medical license. The lawyer said literally that the ban would be a "nuclear option" because other US states could follow the example and withdraw approval from medical professionals in Texas and Nevada. Murry also has medical practices in the two states.

At the end of the preliminary hearing, District Attorney David Walgren of Los Angeles made serious allegations against Dr. Murry: "Michael Jackson is no longer with us today because of an inept and unscrupulous doctor." After the hearing, it is clear to the prosecutor that the doctor is guilty of the death of the "King of Pop". A jury now has to judge whether the doctor is actually guilty. In the hearing, it was first determined whether the evidence available was actually sufficient to open an indictment. Numerous witnesses were heard specifically for this purpose. Already in the course of the preliminary investigations it became clear that numerous questions have not yet been clearly clarified.

Expert revokes initial analysis results of gastric fluid
Another surprise was the entry of pain therapist Richard Ruffalo. The expert was invited to confirm that Jackson died from an overdose of propofol. For the purposes of the indictment, the expert was considered a key witness to confirm this important evidence. Instead, the pain expert questioned the clear question of guilt. "I made a calculation error," said the witness. Ruffalo is revoking his first calculation of the amount of propofol that was in Jackson's gastric fluid. The new calculations could now suggest that Michael Jackson himself drank the anesthetic in a large amount from a bottle after the personal doctor left the room. Jackson's suicide, as the defense had claimed from the start, could be made more likely by this admission. The accused's lawyer is already delighted that the public prosecutor's office now has to “come up with a new strategy” because the situation has “changed significantly” again.

Michael Jackson was addicted to medication
The doctor had given his patient the hypnotic for sleep disorders long before the rock star's death. In everyday medical practice, the product is only used for operations. But Jackson had been addicted to the drug for a long time. So it could well be that the duration of the intake was decisive and not an overdose.

However, there are other indications that suggest negligent homicide and neglect of medical due diligence. On the night of death in question, according to the bodyguard of Jackson, the heart specialist had tried sweating and upset with only one hand on a soft mattress with a technically incorrectly executed heart-pressure massage to revive Jackson. With the other hand, Murray tried to quickly collect and dispose of the medication, which was spread all over the room, according to testimony. The doctor had also waited more than 20 minutes after breathing stopped to call an emergency doctor.

These facts alone - regardless of whether the fatal dose was actually administered by the cardiologist on the night in question - testify to an unfavorable picture of the accused. The hearing had also shown that Murry complied with the psychologically and nervously troubled patient's every request for addiction medication. An indication of this is, for example, that Dr. Murry ordered a total of 15 liters of the anesthetic from a pharmacy in Los Angeles just three months before the pop star's death. This amount testifies to a very high consumption of the hypnotic.

Doctor fulfilled every wish for medication
The question of whether the doctor had a choice to change Jackson's mind does not exist. If the doctor had refused to do so, he would have lost his job, but at least he would have fulfilled his duty of medical care. On the contrary, Murry had the task of making the star mentally and physically fit for the upcoming tour. And the doctor got a princely salary of $ 150,000 a month. Now he has to answer as a treating doctor in court and may face a long prison sentence. (sb)

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