Monday, November 7, 2011


I don't usually post on tabloid "news", but a guilty verdict came from a jury today in the M Jackson court case.  I just think Jackson had a tragic & screwed up life. He was robbed of his childhood, made to travel & perform & then hit superstardom. What goes up must come down. So many struggle to find the balance between regular person & superstar status. Multiple child sexual accusations, having his own kids who were made to wear masks & hide their faces.

If anything, Dr. Conrad Murray accepted Jackson as his only patient for $150,000 a month. 
Using surgical IV meds as a regular sleep aid is not sound medicine. 
Conrad Murray will lose his license & do jail time. 
Your thoughts?


D.K. Raed said...

Wikipedia: "Involuntary manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought. It is distinguished from voluntary manslaughter by the absence of intention."

I believe the jury verdict was correct. The Doctor did not intend to kill Michael Jackson, but his actions caused death. His medical speciality was not insomnia nor anesthesia but that is what Jackson employed him to provide.

A more ethical Doc might've refused the kind of treatment Jackson wanted if it was outside his specialty. But I have no doubt Jackson would've just found someone else who would do it. He was a sad and ill man who may not have been actively seeking death, but he followed a well-worn path that led him there anyway.

I agree the Doc needs to do jail time and I hope he loses his medical license for life. The defense implied Jackson gave himself the fatal dose, but the jury did not buy it and I don't either.

Fran said...

Dr. Conrad Murray had cases of proponol- the surgical IV anesthesia med in Jackson's house.
He had it stockpiled & available, because that was the obvious arrangement & agreement.
He'd given him the IV med every night for 2 months prior to his death.
The fact he was giving him surgical anesthetic daily, in a home setting (which was not illegal), but this med is normally administered in a surgical setting with a dedicated anesthesiologist constantly monitoring the patient, shows his medical ethics & judgement were not right,
True, they would have found another Doctor to do the deed, but this Doctor agreed to it- we won't know if Jackson himself added to the dose that made it lethal, or the blend of all the meds given that night turned lethal- but the fact that this doc was involved in having the med in the house & leaving it in the reach of an addicted patient, so he could have dosed himself still left that doc directly responsible for the entire set up.
Sad & strange end to a messed up life.
He looked so sweet as a young kid- fame & fortune ruined him.