MJ’s bodyguards speak out in defense of Conrad Murray

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2011, 15:36 PM IST

London: Michael Jackson’s two former bodyguards have said that the King of Pop would never want his personal physician to face trial for his death.

The ex-security guards, Javon Beard and Bill Whitfield insisted that their late boss would have been disappointed to learn his life was being scrutinised during a very public trial, and he’d have hated to see his trusted medic facing prison time for his death.

Their comments have given Dr. Conrad Murray a big boost as he awaits a verdict in his involuntary manslaughter trial.

“There’s no way in hell that Dr. Conrad wanted to kill Mr. Jackson. Why would he kill his paycheque?” the Daily Express quoted Beard as saying on ‘Good Morning America’.

“He (Jackson) would not step into another court room again. This trial brought him back into a court room. His character was back into question (sic),” Whitfield said.

They insist that Murray should not be singled out as the one doctor who made dangerous drugs available to Jackson, as the King of Pop battled chronic insomnia.

“It’s way bigger than Dr. Conrad Murray,” Beard said

“That courtroom wouldn’t be big enough to hold everyone in it that we feel would be accountable (for Jackson’s death).

“If Dr. Murray may have helped Mr. Jackson sleep, we certainly believe there were certainly (sic) other doctors helping him to stay up (to perform during the day),” Whitfield added.

ANI