Friday, February 23, 2024

Dr. Murray Convicted–Michael Jackson Vindicated


Dr. Conrad Murray has been found guilty on involuntary manslaughter. A jury has found that he killed Michael Jackson. Murray. who’s walked around scot-free since June 25, 2009, will now spend 22 days in jail until his sentencing. At that time he should receive four years in prison. He will likely lose his medical license. He can spend the time trying to remember why didn’t he call 911, didn’t properly perform CPR, and why he let Michael take propofol unsupervised, while Murray made calls to his girlfriends. If he has any assets he’d better hide them, too. Because Jackson’s estate, as well as his family, will be filing civil suits against him. It’s an ignominious end to a less than stellar career. And it should be a lesson for everyone who wants to get involved with a get rich quick scheme. Jackson told AEG Live to pay Murray $150,000 a month for his services. The doctor, so in debt, happily agreed, and lost all his reason. It’s not much consolation to Michael’s kids, but at least justice has been served.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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