Michael Jackson was in ‘pharmacological never-never land’ when he died, court hears

Dr Conrad Murray was allegedly 'clueless' about drug which killed King Of Pop

Michael Jackson‘s doctor Conrad Murray was “clueless” about the drug which allegedly ended the life of the King Of Pop in June 2009, a court has heard.

Dr Steven Shafer, an expert who gave evidence at the Los Angeles trial yesterday, said that Dr Murray’s negligence in administering propofol to the star directly led to his death.

According to BBC News, Dr Shafer said he had never heard of anyone else who had ever been given the cocktail of sedatives that was administered to the singer shortly before his death.


He commented:

We are in pharmacological never-never land here, something that was done to Michael Jackson and no one else in history to my knowledge.

Speaking about Dr Murray’s apparent delay in calling 911 to get help for Jackson on the night he died, Dr Shafer remarked: “I almost don’t know what to say. That is so completely and utterly inexcusable.”

Earlier this month, a photo of Michael Jackson’s deceased naked body was shown to the jury at the trial. It followed the replay of a taped conversation with Dr Murray where he accused another doctor of causing Jackson’s death.

Dr Murray is not expected to testify during proceedings. The trial continues.

Meanwhile, scroll down and click below to watch an exclusive clip from David Gest’s new documentary about the singer, Michael Jackson: The Life Of An Icon, which is released on DVD on October 31.



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