Dr. Conrad Murray: “Michael Jackson accidentally killed Michael Jackson”


Over the weekend the Daily Mail published an exclusive and extensive interview with Dr. Conrad Murray, the 60-year-old who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in relation to Michael Jackson’s death. Throughout the piece Murray repeatedly claimed his innocence and made a number of bizarre statements while doing so.

Sometimes all you need are the quotes… This is one of those times, so here’s a list of many of the proclamations made by Murray:

On how he felt personally about Michael:

“We were family. We loved each other as brothers.”

On Michael Jackson correctly predicting their names being forever associated:

“Michael trusted no one. The bed chamber smelled because he did not even let maids in there to clean. There were clothes strewn everywhere. Then he looked at me and said, ‘You know, for the rest of your life and my life our names will become inseparable.’ I asked him, ‘Michael, what do you mean?’ and he smiled and said, ‘I am clairvoyant'”

On his innocence:

“I never gave Michael anything that would kill him. I loved him. I still do. I always will.”

On how close the two were before Jackson’s passing:

“You want to know how close we were? I held his penis every night to fit a catheter because he was incontinent at night.”

On Jackson’s use of propofol that existed before he came to L.A. to assist Michael in getting healthy enough for a comeback:

“He told me there were doctors in Germany that gave it to him. I didn’t agree with this at all, but Michael wasn’t the kind of man you can say no to. He would always find a way. So I acquired propofol and gave it to him over a two-and-a-half month period as I weaned him off it, which I finally achieved three days before he died.”

“He begged me for the drug because he wanted to sleep, because then he didn’t have to think. He was in crisis at the end of his life, filled with panic and misery. I would sit with him when he was on a propofol drip. It’s a very fast-acting drug that disappears from the body quickly. Fifteen minutes after the drug is administered, it’s gone. I gave him very light, light sedation.”

On his belief of what happened that fateful evening:

“I had no idea Michael was getting demerol, which he had grown to love over several decades. I’ve used demerol in the emergency room. The maximum is 75mg that I would use. Michael was receiving as much as 300mg several times a week. That night he just couldn’t sleep. I prescribed him drugs to help, including valium and lorazepam, but he was begging, pleading, close to tears. ‘I want sleep, please Dr Conrad, I need sleep.’ I told him, ‘This is not normal. What I’ve given you would put an elephant to sleep.’ In the other bedroom [Michael’s private chamber], the police found an open bottle of lorazepam [an anti-anxiety drug]. They found tablets in his stomach. I didn’t give him those. Michael took extra tablets. And he injected himself.”

“I believe he woke up, got hold of his own stash of propofol and injected himself. He did it too quickly and went into cardiac arrest.”

On Michael’s frail condition and what he did to help take care of him:

“I had to put a condom catheter on him because Michael dripped urine. He had a loss of sensation and was incontinent. Michael didn’t know how to put a condom on, so I had to do it for him. His room smelled terrible. I told him, ‘Michael you can’t live this way, we have to get the maids in to clean the bedding.’ Reluctantly, he agreed.”

In summary from Dr. Conrad Murray:

“I did not kill Michael Jackson. He was a drug addict. Michael Jackson accidentally killed Michael Jackson.”


On Sunday night Murray did an interview with 60 Mintes Australia and hesitated and backtracked when asked if he believed Michael Jackson to be a pedophile:

“I’m not prepared to answer that question, not now. And I tell you the reason why – because my interview with you is candid and honest, and I will not make up or fabricate anything.”

The interviewer pressed him on this non-answer stating, “As a friend, someone that was his closest friend, I would have expected you to say ‘absolutely not.'”

“Well, sometimes expectations are not always satisfied. One thing I will tell you is this: I may have formed an impression of an individual based upon certain things I have seen or encountered. I’ll never be unfair to Michael and I’m not here to destroy Michael. You asked a question and I’m not prepared to answer – not now.”

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