April 16, 2011 15:52
Dr Conrad Murray 'distracted by love life as Michael Jackson died'
Physician allegedly received 'personal phone calls' when he should have been caring for King of Pop
Prosecutors working on the case have claimed they may have proof that Dr Murray was phoning and texting three different women in the hours before Jackson's death, reports the Press Association.
It has been alleged he met two of the women at Las Vegas strip clubs, while the other was a cocktail waitress from Houston.
"He [Dr Murray] was receiving personal phone calls during the hours when he was supposed to be completely focused on the care of Mr Jackson," prosecutors claim in the court documents.
According to the papers, one phone conversation lasted 11 minutes and only ended when Dr Murray realised Jackson had stopped breathing.
Prosecutors are trying to persuade a judge to allow the evidence to be used in Dr Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial.
However, Dr Murray's defence lawyers want to bar evidence that includes "sexually scandalous information".
Earlier this month, Attorney Edward Chernoff, one of Dr Murray's defence lawyers, was refused access to Michael Jackson's financial records.
He said the defence team want to build a case that establishes that Jackson "engaged in a desperate act and took desperate measures that caused his death".
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