Lawyers acting for Dr Conrad Murray claim Michael Jackson committed suicide as he was facing financial ruin.
The defence team representing the medic - who faces involuntary manslaughter charges over the Thriller singer’s death from acute Propfol intoxication in June 2009 – claimed in a pre-trial hearing on April 06, 2011that Michael resorted to “desperate measures” after being depressed for days about his money problems.
Defence lawyer Edward Chernoff asked to see the star’s financial records in order to support the team’s theory.
He told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor: “The crux of the defence is going to be that Michael Jackson engaged in a desperate act and took desperate measures that caused his death.
“We believe at the time Michael Jackson died, he was a desperate man in relation to his financial affairs.”