Michael Jackson ‘Could Have Caused Own Death’
A doctor says MJ could have given himself an accidental overdose…
Michael Jackson could have caused his own death, a doctor has told the courtroom in the trial of the star’s personal physician Dr Conrad Murray.
Anesthesiologist Dr Steven Shafer admitted that the king of pop may have accidentally given himself an overdose in his efforts to get to sleep, contradicting his claims earlier in the week that Jackson would have been too weak to self-medicate.
When asked if Michael may have caused his own death by removing a clamp on an intravenous line of Propofol, Shafer said: "That's a possibility."
But he then went on to tell the courtroom that he still believed Dr Murray was in some way to blame for the Thriller star’s untimely death in June 2009, though he admitted that there was no way of proving whether it was Jacko or Murray who first hooked up the drip. The star died from acute Propofol intoxication.
Murray’s defence lawyers have claimed that the Billie Jean hitmaker woke up after the doctor had left the room and gave himself a larger dose of the powerful drug.
He is charged with involuntary manslaughter and faces up to four years in prison if found guilty.