Conrad Murray cried on hearing AEG trial verdict


Conrad Murray cried when he heard AEG Live weren’t found liable for Michael Jackson's death by a jury.

The disgraced physician ? who’s currently serving a jail sentence for the involuntary manslaughter of the King of Pop, who died in June 2009 from acute propofol intoxication ? got emotional when he discovered the concert promoter had been absolved of blame this week in the unlawful death trial Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, brought against it.

Although Brandon Keith Phillips, president and CEO of AEG Live ? the company which own the Staples Centre in Los Angeles and The O2 Arena in London ? gave evidence in October 2011 during Murray's trial, the doctor feels there was information which was "suppressed" that’s come to light in this civil case that changed the interpretation of the singer's death.

During a phone interview from Los Angeles County Jail on NBC's Today show yesterday, Murray said, "I cried because for once the world was allowed to hear some of the facts as it pertained to this matter ? a lot of facts that have been suppressed, much of which I was denied and my attorneys could not present during my criminal trial.

"I was very relieved that at least the world had a chance of hearing some of the facts."

A jury, comprising six men and six women, in Katherine's billion-dollar wrongful death lawsuit determined AEG Live didn’t hire Murray knowing he was unsuitable to care for Michael or was administering propofol for insomnia on a nightly basis as the pop superstar rehearsed for his This Is It concert residency in London.

Stanley Mosk Courthouse officials announced the jury, who began deliberating last Thursday, had reached a verdict approximately one hour before it was read out in the Los Angeles court at 3.30pm on Wednesday.

A unanimous verdict wasn’t required in the case. Only nine of the 12 jurors had to agree.

Murray was sentenced to four years for his role in the Thriller singer's death but it was recently revealed he’d be released early on 28 October due to his good behaviour behind bars.

-Bang Showbiz

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