On the third anniversary Monday of Michael Jackson’s death, Dr. Conrad Murray -- who is serving four years in jail for his role in the singer’s death -- wishes he had testified during his trial, his appeals attorney said.
Jackson’s personal physician has spent seven months in the Los Angeles County jail since his involuntary manslaughter conviction last November.
As Jackson stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest under the influence of the surgical anesthetic propofol, jurors were told, Murray chatted on the phone and sent and received email and text messages.
And in the crucial moments after he discovered the singer had stopped breathing, he delayed calling for help and lied to paramedics and emergency doctors, witnesses said.
Murray never took the witness stand to proclaim his innocence.
-- Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times