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Michael Jackson's mother describes learning her son was dead


Katherine Jackson, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, described the moment she learned her son Michael Jackson had died.

Jackson died in June 2009 at a Holmby Hills mansion. According to a transcript of the show on E! Online, Katherine Jackson said she arrived at the hospital and received the news from her son's personal doctor, Conrad Murray, according to E!.

"He came out, and he was talking and it took him so long." Finally, Katherine asked, "Did he make it?" "He said, 'No, he's gone.' That's all I remember," she said, tearing up. "I'm sorry."

Murray has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson's death. The cardiologist, who was hired to care for Jackson during the pop star's ambitious comeback attempt last year, is accused of giving the singer a lethal amount of the operating-room anesthetic propofol.

Prosecutors allege that Murray's actions at the Holmby Hills mansion were grossly negligent and directly caused Jackson's June 25 death. Murray has pleaded not guilty, and told investigators that Jackson was a chronic insomniac who had depended for years on propofol to sleep, according to police affidavits filed in court.

In the Oprah interview, Katherine Jackson was asked about Murray.

She responded: "Why didn't he take care of my child? Why did he give that [propofol] to him? It's very dangerous, why did he do it? "I can't accuse him of murder, I don't know if it was accidentally done or it was intentionally done. I don't want to get into that, but I have my thoughts...I don't think I'll ever, ever be healed...it hurts."

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Katherine Jackson before a memorial last year for her son. Al Seib / L.A. Times

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That so called doctor has an astounding amount of responsbility for his patient he should have been at his side every second of the night. Should have worn Depends so he wouldn't even to leave to go to the bathroom - otherwise he should never have accepted the job if he wasn't willing to go the extra mile in this extreme case. He truly serves to lose his license forever and a prison sentence.

When is the media going to let this guy rest in peace? There is no conspiracy theory going on here. The story is over, with the exception of what will happen to the Doctor. But it's not just the Doctor's fault, Michael played a huge part in this also.

Wether it is all the doctors fault or not he did something very wrong and did not monitor Mj after giving him this drug but was on the phone for a while in soome other part of the house. He was wrong and deserves to go to jail and have his license suspended. No one will use him now anyways. He killed Mj come on people. He also propbably will not survive in jail. Prisoners know what someone is in for and they know he killed Mj he wont make it.

what happened to michael jackson should not have happened,put asside for a moment that he was the king of pop etc.,he was also a father,brother,a son,a cousin ,a friend. for years,doctors have been giving unneeded medications to celeberties,all in the name of money. several death have occured,due to our lack of attention. elvis presely,anna nicole smith,mareline monroe,those are some big ones,i can think of,have died at the hands of these doctors,that dont really care about what the patient puts in thier bodies,rather how much money they can make,buy providing it.this is not manslaughter,this is murder.when you knowingly give a vast amount of medication to a patient,knowing by doing so,it could possibly cause death,knowing the medication should only be used in a hospital,and knowing that as a doctor,you should be there for the health of your patient,and be mindful of the use of drugs,not to mention having proper equipment,and the know how to save your patient in this type of situation.this goes far beyond neglegence,this is murder.until the public says enough is enough,it will keep happening,because these doctors will be thinking nothing can happen to them anyway.

i agree not manslaughter it is out right murder he knew what he was doing he knows what could have and di happen when r we going to take a stand and say enough is enough 4 yrs really omg may as well just call it good now and drop the hole thing


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