Following his conviction in November, Conrad Murray, the doctor found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, has filed an appeal of his conviction. Murray’s legal team is seeking an overturn of his conviction, and they’re claiming a new reason for Jackson’s death. According to Murray’s team, Jackson killed himself–accidentally–by injecting himself with propofol because he was so stressed out from his money woes. Jackson was $440 million in debt, and he was apparently just way stressed out all the time, according to Murray’s team.
So, Murray’s team’s gambit is to allege that Jackson was stressed to the point of poor judgement, and that’s why he killed himself. Will this work? I wouldn’t bet on it. [Spin]