Conrad Murray (Michael Jackson) Trial: Getting Beyond The VerdictPosted: November 17, 2011
No doubt, Dr. Conrad Murray is responsible for the death of Michael Jackson, but is that the whole truth?
In the court of law, it is, for jurors are only asked to find the truth of the crime(s) charged. And, in the case of Conrad Murray, they found Conrad Murray guilty of the crime charged, involuntary manslaughter. But, is that the whole truth of the Michael’s death and the evidence presented?
Is Conrad Murray, the only one responsible for the death of Michael Jackson? Reportedly, there were no veins available in Michael’s body, indicative of years of drug abuse. Yet, Conrad Murray had only been giving Michael drugs for a few months, and various drugs and prescription bottles were found in Michael’s bedroom, which some described as a “pharmacy”, yet, to date, only Conrad Murray has been found responsible. Make no mistake, this is not a “Poor Dr. Murray” argument but rather an inquiry, “Do the other doctors bear any responsibility for Michael’s death?”.
Does the pharmacist who filled Murray’s orders for 4 gallons of propofol and others drugs responsible for Michael’s death? Do any of the pharmacists who filled the prior prescriptions bear any responsibility for Michael’s death? Do the drug companies bear any responsibility? Michael held a press conference in 1993 and told the world he was “addicted” to prescription drugs.
What about Michael’s employees and house staff, do they bear any responsibility for Michael’s death? For years, they must have looked the other way, for instance, when oxygen tanks (used with propofol/sedation) were being taken to and from Michael’s bedroom. Although, Michael’s bedroom was mostly off-limits, didn’t anyone notice Michael’s behavioral or physical changes? How many people looked the other way? And, for how many years did they look the other way?
And, lastly, a very tough question, does Michael bear any responsibility for his own death? Do we hold addicts responsible for their addiction?
Conrad Murray is clearly responsible for the harm he caused, but, is that the whole truth?
The verdict just answers the question as to Dr. Murray. Do we end our inquiry with the verdict?
Simply my opinion, what say you?