Dr. Conrad Murray demonstrated negligence in plying pop-idol Michael Jackson with large amounts of a powerful anesthetic that caused singer’s death, according to opening statement by a prosecutor in Murray’s trial that began on Monday. Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said Michael Jackson’s death was caused by the acts and the omissions of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, while Murray acted in an irresponsible manner and showed “incompetence.” The trial is expected to continue for five weeks and is going to focus on the doctor’s behavior surrounding Jackson’s last hours.
Dr. Murray did not safeguard his patient, speaking on his mobile phone while administering a powerful anesthetic to Michael Jackson, demonstrating incompetence and negligence, according to the prosecutors. Jackson suffered from insomnia and called his pills “milk,” relying completely on it to have some sleep.
Murray called Jackson’s private guards instead to phone 911 and ordered someone to clean up evidence that his patient has received a variety of medications, including propofol.