Dr. Murray And The Women: Prosecution Gets Personal
Prosecutors got personal on Friday following three days of testimony focused on a timeline of events that included details about Conrad Murray's text messaging and Michael Jackson's time of death. Shifting focus to the physician's "It's Complicated" personal status, two former girlfriends and a current mistress were summoned as witnesses in a continued effort to determine if adequate evidence exists for an involuntary manslaughter trial.
"One of the women, a Santa Monica actress with whom the married doctor now lives, testified at length about her relationship," reports the LA Times, and the decision to call these witnesses suggested "an attempt to connect Murray's numerous and expensive affairs to his desire to obtain and keep the job as Jackson's $150,000-a-month personal physician."
Before accepting the position as the pop legend's top doc, he was reportedly in debt on a Las Vegas home where his wife and children were living, and according to public records, behind in support payments for children he fathered outside that marriage. At the time of Jackson's death, Murray, according to testimony, was also courting a cocktail waitress from Houston, where he runs a charity clinic, reports the LA Times.