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Dr Conrad Murray says drugs that he gave Michael Jackson were 'inconsequential'

Physician claims that the propofol he administered to singer 'was not an issue'

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Dr Conrad Murray has claimed that the drugs he gave to Michael Jackson before his death were "inconsequential".

In an interview for the documentary Michael Jackson And The Doctor: A Fatal Friendship, the physician revealed that he had not told paramedics attending to the singer that he had given him propofol as he thought it "was not an issue".

Murray, who was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of the late King of Pop earlier this week, had denied that he had given Jackson a fatal overdose of the powerful sedative propofol.

However, according to the BBC, when asked why he did not tell anyone he had given the singer the drug, he claimed it was because the dosage was "inconsequential" before adding:

Because it had no effect. It was not an issue.

In reference to the amount of the sedative he'd given to Jackson, meanwhile, he said :"Twenty-five milligrams and the effect's gone - means nothing."

He also defended his actions in not attempting to wake the singer when he thought he had fallen asleep as he "was not supposed to be monitoring him at that time because there was no need for monitoring".

Murray said: "When I looked at a man who was all night deprived of sleep, who was desperate for sleep and finally is getting some sleep, am I gonna sit over him, sit around him, tug on his feet, do anything unusual to wake him up? No."

Earlier this week, the executors of Michael Jackson's estate urged MSNBC to drop the documentary from their schedule.

They issued a statement which read: "Like so many of Michael's fans, the Estate is also disgusted by MSNBC's irresponsible and inexplicable decision to air a Conrad Murray 'documentary'."

Meanwhile, Murray has been placed on suicide watch in prison, following his conviction.

The 58-year-old physician is expected to face up to four years in prison and lose his license to practise medicine when he is sentenced on November 29.

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