The headline breaking news storyYahoo released to announce the early discharge of Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter two years ago in the 2009 death of superstar Michael Jackson, revealed an explosive exclusive in Jackson’s wrongful death trial!
Murray’s four-year jail term in the Los Angeles County Jail was cut short because he displayed good behavior. Translation: He wasn’t able to dispense the brand of medicine he used to “treat” his celebrity patient.
Based on information obtained in the original news report by the Wrap, one juror in the Jackson wrongful death case brought against AEG Live by Katherine Jackson-which was recently dismissed-relates that her legal eagles probably could have gotten a guilty plea from jurors had they tried Murray for facilitating unethical medical procedures instead of on the grounds of his competence as a physician.
[READ Contributor’s Post regarding Murray’s role in Jackson’s death: Empathy is Necessary to Understand Death of MJ]
According to the original news source, the juror, who provided just a first name, cited the jury’s verdict (in the AEG Live lawsuit) was reached based on their finding for Murray’s professional competency, not his ethical culpability.
Therefore, they concluded the doc-for-hire was “competent,” despite his involuntary manslaughter conviction. He alluded that in all good conscience-Murray’s treatment of his renowned patient would “maybe” not have been considered “ethical.”
It should be noted that medical educational institutions no longer require graduates to take the Hippocratic Oath, which states in part: “[I] will prescribe regimen for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone. To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug, nor give advice which may cause his death.” Just this passage alone could have sealed it for the Jackson family.
The juror’s personal insight gives a whole new meaning to the term legalese. Short of assembling a “dream team,” Jackson’s mother’s attorneys needed only to use “a different” legal strategy to have won the case and had the producers of the scheduled concerts held liable for the King of Pop’s untimely passing.
But it appears that was not the instructions upon which the jury was charged to deliberate. So, given that Murray was deemed competent, his obvious lack of ethics was not at issue here, nor in the criminal trial. A single shift in focus necessitated a different perspective to ponder, which in turn rendered the controversial verdict.
Well, hindsight is 20/20.
Jackson is clearly missed, demonstrated this past August, as loyal fans from around the world commemorated what would’ve been the pop music icon’s 55th birthday.
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