News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. July 1, 2011: Michael Jackson’s Caribbean-born doctor is asking a judge to through out a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the King of Pop was responsible for his own death.
Grenada-born Dr. Conrad Murray says Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson’s lawsuit against him has no merit since the famed singer self-administered the drugs that killed him.
Michael died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 while under Murray’s care at his Los Angeles home. Joe Jackson has slapped Murray with a civil lawsuit claiming the doctor had not given emergency room attendants his patient’s medical history and only admitted to administering three drugs to Michael, not mentioning Propofol.
A postmortem subsequently found that the singer had a cocktail of different drugs in his system when he died.
But lawyers for Dr. Murray insist that Michael was taking the drug without the doctor’s knowledge, and on the day of his death he “clandestinely self-administered or self-ingested such medications” and “is comparatively responsible for his own death.”
Murray is also awaiting trial on involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson. A judge is expected to decide a start date for that trial on July 12th even as Michael’s sister, Latoya, told several talk shows recently that Murray is the fall guy in what she called “the murder” of her brother.