Conrad Murray blames Jackson for death

Last updated 00:10 25/11/2013
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GONE: Michael Jackson died in June, 2009.

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CONRAD MURRAY: Pictured in court in November 2011.

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The doctor, friend and convicted killer of Michael Jackson says the superstar caused his own death.

Conrad Murray, who in 2011 was convicted of involuntarily  manslaughter for providing Jackson with an overdose of the anaesthetic propofol, denied culpability for the star’s death in an interview with Sixty Minutes on Sunday night.

''I’m saying that Michael Jackson died unfortunately from an accident based upon his actions,’’ Murray said.

‘‘I was not present when Michael Jackson took matters into his own hands.’’

‘‘Nothing that I gave Michael Jackson should have killed him.’’

Murray, who has just been released from prison after serving nearly two years of a four-year jail sentence for the death, said he loved Jackson, was his closest friend and knew things about him that would ‘‘shatter the world’’.

Asked if Jackson was a paedophile he responded, ‘‘I am not prepared to answer that question.’’

‘‘I may have formed an impression of an individual based on certain things I have seen or encountered,’’ he said.

‘‘I’ll never be unfair to Michael and I’m not here to destroy Michael.’’

He denied making recordings to blackmail the star.

He said he still mourned Jackson and had done the best he could to try and save him the day of his death in June 2009.

‘‘I can tell you I tried the best I can. I was one man doing CPR,’’ Murray said.

‘‘I wanted to help Michael whole-heartedly. I loved Michael.

‘‘I will mourn his loss forever. I am so sad that he is not here.’’

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