Dr. Conrad Murray, the man charged in the involuntary death of Michael Jackson, has filed legal documents in the hope of having his conviction overturned by insisting that the pop singer’s death was caused by stress.
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Murray is responding to the assertions made by the district attorney that he should stay in jail pending appeal because his reasons for challenging the conviction are ridiculous.
In a section of the legal documents titled the Financial Condition of Michael Jackson, Murray’s lawyers make the case that the “Thriller” star was so stressed out from the threat of foreclosures and bankruptcy that he took a big risk in self-administering that fatal dose of Propofol.
“Mr. Jackson was in debt approximately $440 million and desperately needed to fulfill a contractual commitment at the O2 arena in London. He was on the verge of losing his entire estate to foreclosure. The pressure to fight through his insomnia, to rehearse and be the entertainer he was in his earlier years was overwhelming.”
“His motivation and resulting desperation were relevant to show a likelihood or reason to act in a manner inconsistent with good judgment.”
Murray’s lawyers can’t seem to grasp why the evidence of Michael Jackson’s financial misery was not taken into consideration.