Dr. Conrad Murray has filed new documents seeking to overturn his manslaughter conviction over the death of Michael Jackson. His rationale? The judge should allow him to prove that Jackson’s financial woes caused him to to self-administer the fatal dose of Propofol. In the section entitled “Financial Condition of Michael Jackson,” Murray’s lawyers write: “Mr. Jackson was in debt approximately $440 million and desperately needed to fulfill a contractual commitment at the O2 arena in London.”
And: “He was on the verge of losing his entire estate to foreclosure. The pressure to fight through his insomnia, to rehearse and be the entertainer he was in his earlier years was overwhelming. “His motivation and resulting desperation were relevant to show a likelihood or reason to act in a manner inconsistent with good judgment.”
Team Murray believes Jackson’s financial state should not have been excluded in the case. Oh.