London: A juror in the Michael Jackson trial has opened up to reveal why his private doctor Conrad Murray was convicted of killing the legendary singer.
Debbie Franklin, who was juror number five in the trial, said she and her co-jurors found Murray guilty for three reasons - he failed to call 911, had no medical backup equipment and left Jackson alone.
The mother-of-two said the evidence that the ‘king of pop’ was still alive when Murray found him particularly struck the jurors, the Daily Mail reported.
She told Good Morning America that if Murray had the right equipment available the 51-year-old star might have lived.
Asked if Jackson would still be alive, but for Dr Murray, she said: “Yes. Absolutely.”
Franklin, who works as legal assistant, said of Jackson: “I believe he had issues, he had addictions. He was looking for someone to say yes, and Dr Murray said yes.”
“Conrad Murray did it. Conrad Murray agreed to be the one to go into the bedroom and do this. He [Jackson] was looking for somebody to say yes, and Conrad Murray said yes,” she stated.
Despite this, Franklin said the jury believed Murray did not intentionally mean to kill Jackson.
“We don’t think he even had a motive to do this. We think it was something that he was doing that was careless that got out of hand,” she added.