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Conrad Murray says Jackson considered him his ‘one friend’

November 8, 2011 | 10:31 am

Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael Jackson
The first interview with Dr. Conrad Murray since he was charged with the death of Michael Jackson was to air Friday as part of an MSNBC documentary.

On its website, the "Today" show reported that it conducted an interview on Oct. 30 with Murray. Murray's legal team also gave access to a film crew between the time Murray was charged and the final verdict.

Murray choked up while talking to reporter Savannah Guthrie, NBC reported. Murray said Jackson referred to him as his "one friend."

FULL COVERAGE: Trial of Conrad Murray

In an appearance on the Today show Tuesday, Jackson's older sister Rebbie Jackson said that she does not feel any sympathy for Murray.

"I don't, because if you love someone, you're going to do what you think is best for them, not what they want you to do," she told Ann Curry.

A jury on Monday convicted Murray of involuntary manslaughter. He faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison and a minimum sentence of probation.

Murray now also faces the probable loss of his medical license. California authorities already suspended his right to practice, but medical boards in Nevada and Texas agreed to wait to evaluate licenses he holds in their states until after the criminal case.


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Photo: Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael Jackson  Credit: Pool photos