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Dr Conrad Murray has been found guilty of killing Michael Jackson. I'm not really surprised with the ruling, are you?

Someone had to take the blame. I can't see how they would have let MJ go down in history as a druggie. Plus, it seems the good doctor did make a few cardinal mistakes.

The closing arguments said "Murray caused the star's death through negligence and greed, depriving Jackson's children of their father and the world of a 'genius'".  The defence argued that "Jackson was a desperate drug addict who caused his own death by taking more medicines while Murray was out of the room at the star's rented mansion in Los Angeles".

What made Murray look guilty in the end was probably his irresponsible behaviour. What type of doctor gives a patient Propofol (Diprivan), Lidocaine, Diazepam (Valium), Lorazepam (Ativan), Midazolam (Versed), and Ephedrine at the same time, intravenously through the leg?

There was obviously also the phone records that showed Murray was making personal phone calls while Jackson was dying and the fact that he didn’t tell emergency room doctors that he gave Propofol to Jackson in the first place.

Personally, one of the most disturbing details that emerged during this trial was the child-sized porcelain doll they found in Jackson's bed next to his dead body. That’s just too weird.

We will never know whether it was really Dr Murray's fault that Jackson died. But what we do now know is that there is something wrong with the relationship celebrities have with their doctors. The amount of drugs A-listers can legally get their hands on is ridiculous. It was this same sick relationship that killed stars like Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy and Anna Nicole Smith in the end.

'Til next week,

Local is very lekker!

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