Attorneys for Michael Jackson’s doctor want to release outtakes from his concert film ‘This Is It,’ reports Billboard.
Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death, wants access to over 100 hours of raw footage that was filmed during the singer’s last days.
Sony Pictures is, of course, fighting the request, but Murray plans on using the clips to defend himself and show that Jackson was in good health before he died.
Lawyers for Murray and Sony attorneys are due in court Thursday. Murray is charged with giving Jackson an overdose of anesthetic propofol and other sedatives.
I don’t think releasing footage of a very ill Jackson is going to solve anything. People are trying to move on, and he’s just dragging it out. The charge has been laid, you’re guilty, now pay the price.
Billy Bob Thornton’s daughter has been found guilty of manslaughter, reports CTV.
The actor’s daughter, who has reportedly been estranged for years, has been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter of a child in Florida.
The Orange County State Attorney’s Office delivered the verdict on Friday to the 32-year-old, named Amanda Brumfield. She faces murder charges in the death of her best friend’s 1-year-old daughter, Olivia Madison Garcia, who passed in 2008.
Wow, not only is she guilty of murdering a child, but her best friend’s child? Disgusting.
Brumfield’s defence claimed the child hit her head after trying to climb out of a playpen. Prosecutors did not believe that for a second though, saying it was “impossible” that a fall from that height would cause the three-and-a-half inch fracture on the child’s skull.
This is a very tragic case, and I feel horrible for those affected. I can’t imagine what Thornton must think of his daughter.
Michael Jackson’s death was officially ruled a homicide by the L.A. County Coroner, according to TMZ.com.
The cause of death was said to be acute Propofol intoxication. While Propofol and Lorazepam (Ativan) were said to be the cause of Jackson’s death, a host of other drugs were found in Jackson’s system including Midazolam (Versed), Diazepam (Valium), Lidocaine (topical anesthetic) and Ephedrine (used to treat hypotension associated with anesthesia), as listed on TMZ.
Although Jackson’s death has been ruled a homicide at the hands of his doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray, it does not necessarily mean criminal charges. Murray is the target of a manslaughter investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times, but Jackson’s history of drug dependency will factor largely into any criminal trial.