I have heard plenty about the case on the news. The other day, as I suspected, they had medical professionals take the stand to testify. That is the only way we are going to know exactly how culpable Dr. Murray was in Michael Jackson’s death. One doctor was emphatic and stated there were six clear cut cases of gross negligence involved. The last being that he did not call 911 immediately when he discovered that Michael was unconscious. The doctor seemed to feel that if 911 had been called immediately Michael would still be alive. That is pretty damning in itself because even four year olds have been known to call 911 and save people. A five minute delay in calling can mean the difference between life and death. According to Murray himself, he waited 20 minutes to call.
Now, the medical evidence shows that Michael Jackson could NOT have taken the additional drugs himself, as the defense has been claiming for over a year. At least, they say he could not have swallowed the drug. That was the defense’s case in a nutshell and it was blown away. So they needed a new defense and they needed it fast. They had to withdraw their claim that Michael orally ingested the drug because if he had it would not have been digested and absorbed into the body fast enough to kill him. I have no idea what new direction they will go in, but for me there is nothing they could say that is going to take away all the documented evidence and admissions and cover-ups that have come out. The man is guilty. There is nothing more to say. There is no defense theory that can be good enough to counter the prosecution’s facts.
Frankly, I think the punishment of losing his license and four years in prison is just not enough. He will never serve four years and even if he did, it would not be enough. He knew what he was doing every step of the way and he failed in giving Michael the best possible medical care. He took an oath to first do no harm, but harm was all he did.