Today in court, jurors will hear 45 minutes of the police interview with Dr. Conrad Murray just days after his patient [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm] died unexpectedly in his bedroom. On the audio tape, most of it heard during Friday’s session, Murray plays the blame game.
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With Dr. Murray not expected to testify during the trial, this could pay huge dividends for the prosecution because Murray will not get the chance to further explain his side of the story.
Murray did that already, and it can be found on the audio tape.
However, some believe that it could work out in Murray’s favor by not having to undergo intense, verbal assaults by the prosecution in front of the jury.
Lost in all the media hoopla and tabloid headlines is the fact that Conrad Murray was only the pop icon’s doctor for the 2 months preceding his death.
On the audio tape, Murray stressed that point and blamed another doctor – Dr. Arnold Klein – for enabling Michael for years and eventually getting him hooked on prescriptions meds.
“I was not aware of any other medications that he was taking, but I heard that he was seeing a Dr. Klein three times a week in Beverly Hills. And he never disclosed that to me.”
Murray insisted that it was only after Jackson saw Klein that he was at his worst.
“His production team had said to me recently that his worst days in the set is when he had gone to Dr. Klein’s office, which is about three times a week. And when he came back, he was basically wasted and required at least 24 hours for recovery.”
Exactly 2 weeks into the trial we are now left to wonder: Will the blame game work?