Tonight, a new article came out in News of the World, stating that the fingerprints on a syringe that was found in the room where Michael Jackson died, do not match Conrad Murray or Michael Jackson. Whether this is true or not, IS NOT THE POINT.
In January, I blogged about Dr. Barry Friedberg, one of the leading propofol experts in the world. Link is here. If you would like to read the article I sourced, click here. I will reiterate what was written in the last blog, regarding Friedberg's comments on Conrad Murray and his involuntary manslaughter charge.
"The defense has raised red herrings about the propofol dosage that Dr. Murray administered and about whether Michael self-administered, Friedberg stresses that but all those red herrings have nothing to do with the fundamental issue of physician responsibility."
"Dr. Murray failed to watch and monitor his patient and nothing else matters" adds Friedberg. "No amount of legal defense attorney posturing can relieve Murray of his responsibility to have watched and monitored his patient."
Finally, Friedberg states, "Although he may not have intended to kill Jackson, Murray clearly caused Jackson's death involuntarily. The only thing more reckless Murray could have done was taking Jackson up in an airplane and pushing him out without a parachute."
Involuntary manslaughter is defined as "the person's act either was by its nature dangerous to human life or was done with reckless disregard for human life. (In addition,) the person either knew that such conduct was a threat to the lives of others or knew of circumstances that would reasonably cause the person to foresee that such conduct might be a threat to the lives of others."
Clearly, Dr. Murray knew that administering propofol in a home setting, without proper monitoring equipment and leaving his patient unattended for any amount of time, could cause a threat to the life of Michael Jackson. This is EXACTLY why he lied to the EMT's, and to the UCLA ER doctors, and DID NOT report the administration of propofol to Michael Jackson.
So really, whether the fingerprints on a syringe in an unsecured crime scene don't belong to Murray or Michael Jackson is IRRELEVANT. What DOES matter is that Conrad Murray was reckless and criminally negligent with regard to his patient Michael Jackson, and that criminal negligence lead to Jackson's death.
Ed Chernoff, I say to you, even if the fingerprints don't fit, THE JURY MUST CONVICT.