The Michael Jackson trial has commenced on HLN tv, Channel 45 Cox Cable 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. Today is the second day. Yesterday, his personal assistant was placed on the stand. His personal assistant, Michael Williams, was a fan and had been with him since June, 2007. Other details came out that Dr. Conrad Murray requested an AED machine to go on tour with Michael Jackson in case he had a heart attack. Alarmed by this, Dr. Murray explained “London may not have a machine on tour and he just wanted to take this precautionary measure.” An AED machine is a machine to check Michael Jackson’s heart beat to make sure it’s beating properly. If his heart beats irregularly in a dangerous rhythm, the AED machine can shock the heart back to a proper rhythm. Michael Jackson is being portrayed as a drug addict, addicted to Demerol and Propofol to sleep. Poor Michael Jackson is not here to defend himself.
Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial for involuntary manslaughter.
Involuntary manslaughter usually refers to an unintentional killing that results from recklessness or criminal negligence, or from an unlawful act that is a misdemeanor or low-level felony (such as DUI). The usual distinction from voluntary manslaughter is that involuntary manslaughter (sometimes called “criminally negligent homicide”) is a crime in which the victim’s death is unintended.
That means that he didn’t mean to do it. However, a better definition which fits Dr. Conrad Murray is negligent homicide.
Negligent homicide is the killing of another person through gross negligence or without malice. It often includes death that is the result of the negligent operation of a motor vehicle, which includes the operation of a boat or snowmobile. It is characterized as a death caused by death by conduct that grossly deviated from ordinary care. Negligent homicide may be charged as a lesser-included offense of manslaughter.
That above definition is a better fit to what Dr. Conrad did. This Examiner is not a fan of court tv because one already knows “who did what to whom.” Lots of drama and tv exposure and internet exposure, for what? He’ll get four years if convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Very sad and pathetic. Michael Jackson must be rolling over in his grave. Is this the best the family could do? Does money buy everyone their “Get Out of Jail Free Card?’
On September 28, 2011, Michael Jackson is being blamed for administering to himself the fatal dose. Again, poor Michael Jackson is not here to defend himself. He’s being accused of “injecting himself” with propofol after Dr. Murray left the room. He also took eight anti-anxiety meds. Propolol is a drug that should only be used in surgery with the proper equipment surrounding the patient as well as the proper “team” surrounding the patient. When a person goes to surgery, there are several people in the room to “watch the patient.” There is the RN assisting the Doctor, the Doctor, the circulating RN, the technician assisting the Dr., the anesthesiologist and the anesthesia RN. Dr. Conrad was hired for $150,000 per month but I’m not sure what he was hired for except to get Michael Jackson’s drugs for him. In fact, Michael Jackson had to inject his own drugs according to Dr. Murray.
Another bone of contention HLN newscasters had with Dr. Murray today was the fact that Dr. Murray didn’t call 911. Whether he called 911 or not, the question remains that he didn’t administer proper CPR care to Michael Jackson during his cardiac arrest. He didn’t properly administer CPR, he appeared to not know how. How could this be, they ask? He’s a doctor! Well, RN’s administer CPR, the RN calls 911, the Doctor has his “code team” of many RN’s handling the code. The RN’s give CPR, inject the meds the Doctor orders, start the IV’s, stabilize the patient for transfer, then transfer the patient to ICU (intensive care) when the patient codes. Perhaps Dr. Murray was missing his code team. He had no idea what to do, so he called Michael Jackson’s personal assistant, Michael Williams. Williams decided to “lock the house down” after Dr. Murray stated that a certain “creme would have to be removed.” When asked if Michael Williams would have called 911 if asked, he stated, “He never told me to call 911. He said to get here because Michael Jackson had an allergic reaction to the medicine. If he would have told me to call 911, I would have called.”
Tune in to HLN, Channel 45 Cox Cable, 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. Recaps following the trial on HLN tv.
Update: This Examiner quit following what happened to Dr. Murray after the trial due to developments. Basically, AEG Entertainment in all probability owned Dr. Murray and thus he was under their thumb in administering care to MJ. Like many of us citizens, Dr. Murray was trying to make a living. He was trying to please his patient and also AEG Entertainment. All health care personnel are under increasing pressures to deliver the best possible care, to please the patient, to please our employers and also to pay our bills. All within the limits of the law. This is a tall order. Sometimes we fail and I truly have compassion for Dr. Murray now as well as MJ.
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