This Was Michael Jackson’s Personal Physician

Cardiologist Conrad Robert Murray, the last person to see Michael Jackson alive (Courtesy: TMZ.com)

Cardiologist Conrad Robert Murray, the last person to see Michael Jackson alive (Courtesy: TMZ.com)

Contrary to previous stories, Dr. Conrad Murray is still missing-in-action, cooperating when initially questioned by authorities, but unavailable since the paramedics took his famous patient away. Murray was the last person and the only doctor present during Michael Jackson’s final hours.  He had been Jackson’s doctor for at least three years, meeting the singer when he was living in Las Vegas. The Los Angeles County coroner’s report issued late this afternoon stated that Jackson’s autopsy was inconclusive pending the results of toxicology and other tests.

E! Online has this to say:

Here’s what else we’ve learned about Murray…

  • He is licensed to practice medicine in both Texas and California.
  • He has been sued twice for breach of contract in Clark County (Las Vegas) by creditors. Last year, HICA Education Loan Corp was awarded $71,332.45 in a case against him.
  • His Houston business, Acres Home Heart and Vascular Institute, was on the losing end in a September 2008 case and ordered to pay the plaintiff, Popular Leasing CA, more than $135,000.
  • Capital One sued him through a debt-collection law firm and was awarded $1,473 last December.

Murray had offices in Nevada as well.  His Las Vegas office, according to HuffPo, was padlocked and dark.

HuffPo added that Murray had also been retained by AEG Live–the promoters that were staging Michael Jackson’s concerts in London–to be Jackson’s personal physician while there.  In other words, Murray was placed on AEG Live’s payroll for the duration of Jackson’s stay in Britain.

AEG Live President and Chief Executive Randy Phillips said he asked Jackson why he wanted a full-time doctor at his disposal.

“He just said, `Look, this whole business revolves around me. I’m a machine and we have to keep the machine well-oiled,’ and you don’t argue with the King of Pop,” Phillips said.

The promoter said that sometime in February Jackson submitted to “five-plus hours of physicals that the insurance underwriter insisted on. We were told he passed with flying colors.”

What I would like to know is, who made Jackson go through the physicals? Murray or an independent physician?

Furthermore, it’s been reported that Murray had tried to resuscitate Jackson as he lay in bed. In bed? It’s common practice to lay someone on the floor and administer CPR, and I know this from once working with cardiologists. The sponginess of a bed would not assist the procedure, especially when the window for successfully reviving someone suffering cardiac arrest is seven minutes.

Dr. Murray had also abruptly terminated his medical practice eleven days ago, possibly in anticipation of his being hired by AEG to minister to Jackson’s needs. He had only been with Jackson in the Holmby Hills mansion for three days. TMZ.com has the letter.

I’d like to be wrong, but it looks to me like Murray needs to be questioned about the precise time that Jackson had suffered the heart attack. Let’s look at a possible scenario:

Michael Jackson gets a lethal dose of a strong opiate painkiller around 10 or 10:30 in the morning. He’s found unconscious by Murray, say about 11:00 or a little after, who immediately starts CPR with Jackson in bed, because he’s panicking and he’s not thinking straight. When he’s tried everything to revive Jackson, that’s when he calls the paramedics. By that time, precious, valuable time has been lost. No wonder the paramedics, according to TMZ, thought the singer was already dead.

I don’t think this guy Murray was being hired to take care of Jackson. I think Murray was being hired to drug him up. He specifically wanted Murray, not just a physician. Because a physician with ethics wouldn’t go for that kind of thing, King of Pop or no King of Pop.

Where can one go when something this catastrophic to their career has occurred? Some might go to seek legal counsel or to talk to a wife, mother, father or pastor. Murray, however, had had several financial and legal setbacks. It may be that Jackson was going to be his last chance at getting himself out of a few holes, just as the London concerts were Jackson’s chance to be on top again and resolve his debts. I may be wrong, but I have a strange feeling that either Murray is going to try to flee or we might hear that he’s suicided himself somewhere if the cops don’t find him first.

Michael Jackson’s body can be released to his family as soon as they have chosen a mortuary. I have no doubt that there is a lot on some people’s minds right now. The living have to considered now, and that includes Michael Jackson’s minor children and heirs. Already the surviving Jacksons have stated that they would fight to their last breath rather than allow Debbie Rowe to take the two eldest children, Prince Michael and Paris Katherine in custody, although they are the children of her body and not Michael Jackson’s. The youngest, Prince Michael II, known as Blanket, was produced via surrogate and is legally Michael’s child, but he is also not a child of his body.

Did it have to be a brother?

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~ by blksista on June 26, 2009.

3 Responses to “This Was Michael Jackson’s Personal Physician”

  1. Conrad Murray just thrown his career away for giving MJ demerol just before his death…

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  2. I know thats right! I just wanted to know what the character looked like. Trust me, I’m not afraid to join my philipino brothers for a good casue! That M.D. Asshole did eternal damage! He’s not even safe dead!!!!!!

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