An account of the night Michael Jackson died has been heavily criticised by lawyers acting for Dr Conrad Murray.
Michael Jackson’s death shook the music industry, with recriminations almost immediately being launched against his personal physician. The star was addicted to prescription drugs, which eventually killed him.
The singer’s death certificate was changed to read ‘homicide’ last year, sparking a court case against Jackson’s physician Conrad Murray. An account of the night Michael Jackson died has been given by Albverto Alvarez, who acted as the performer’s logistics director.
Revealed by the AP news agency, it has almost immediately been criticised by lawyers acting for Dr Conrad Murray. The legal team claimed that the statement was “inconsistent” before picking apart the different details.
On the legal firm’s website, Ed Chernoff wrote: “This statement was given more than two months after Michael Jackson’s death and is inconsistent with a statement he (Alvarez) gave the police the day after Mr Jackson was taken to the hospital.”
“Further, his statement does not match up with much of the physical evidence found at the scene.”
The legal team finished by appealing for the public not to judge Dr Conrad Murray by recent press leaks. “We would ask the public to reserve judgement until after the people’s witnesses are placed under oath and subjected to the rigours of cross-examination. We are confident that a fair trial will ferret out the truth.”
The case is ongoing.