MJ ‘paid with his life’ over doc’s negligence, claim prosecutors

Updated: Nov 04, 2011, 17:18 PM IST

London: Michael Jackson “paid with his life” over his doctor’s negligence, a prosecutor told jurors as Conrad Murray’s six-week trial in Los Angeles drew to an end.

Prosecutor David Walgren said Murray violated the trust between doctor and patient and his actions led to the singer’s death.

Walgren said the evidence was “abundantly clear” the L100,000-a- month hired doctor acted with criminal negligence and left Jackson’s children Prince, Paris and Blanket without a dad.

He argued the doctor breached his ethical duty by giving the star propofol, a powerful anaesthetic normally used only in hospitals, at home to help him sleep.

The defence claimed 50-year-old the singer caused his own death by taking an overdose of propofol.

But Walgren said that even if this was so, Murray was still responsible because he had left the drug in the star’s bedroom.

“If you believe that theory, Conrad Murray told you in his own words he is guilty,” the Sun quoted him as telling the jurors.

Murray, who denies involuntary manslaughter, could face four years in jail if convicted.

ANI