Jackson Doctor Had No Idea About Drug Addiction
DR. CONRAD MURRAY was "not aware" of Michael Jackson's various health problems when he agreed to look after the King of Pop as he prepared for his comeback concerts, according to the medic's attorney.
Police investigating Jackson's 25 June (09) death are considering charging Murray with manslaughter amid reports the personal physician injected the superstar with a deadly shot of powerful anaesthetic Propofol.
Murray had his Las Vegas home and Texas storage facility raided by authorities at the end of July (09) as they searched for prescription documents tying him to the surgical drug.
Officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have continued to dig deeper into his history as they try to solve the mystery surrounding Jackson's death and swooped on a Las Vegas pharmacy used by Murray on Tuesday (11Aug09) in their search for evidence.
But Murray's attorney Ed Chernoff insists his client had no idea about what Jackson was addicted to or what he was taking for his habits.
Chernoff tells the Los Angeles Times, "When he accepted the job, he was not aware of any specific requirements regarding medications that Michael Jackson was taking or any addictions that he was suffering from."
The medic did not conduct drug tests on Jackson and only knew of drugs he had been prescribed from the singer himself, reports CNN.
Chernoff adds Murray only "realised that Michael Jackson had some very unusual problems" after he moved into the singer's Holmby Hills, California mansion in May (09).
And the attorney is confident authorities are basing their investigation on the wrong person, denying "unequivocally" that Murray gave Jackson painkillers.
He says, "I have no doubt they came up completely empty in that regard."