Conrad Murray friend stakes out sidewalk to support doctor
Beatrice Fakhrian, a film and television agent, said she is a personal friend of Murray and knows him through the West Angeles Church of God in Christ on Crenshaw and West Jefferson boulevards.
Fakhrian, who lives in the Fairfax District, has stood outside the courthouse since the start of the trial last week with handheld placards in support of Murray.
“I could not live with myself if I could not give one hour to a friend,” she said. “He’s a brilliant doctor.”
She adamantly defends the doctor’s reputation and said media coverage has been biased against Murray.
“He’s a good man,” she said. “Michael Jackson wanted the best. He could afford the best. And he got the best.”
-- Ricardo Lopez at L.A. County Superior Court
Photo: Beatrice Fakrian, left, has stood outside the courthouse every day since the start of Dr. Conrad Murray's trial. Credit: Ricardo Lopez / Los Angeles Times