Thomas Mesereau, the defense attorney, who represented Michael during the child molestation trial in 2005, has urged the jury members in Dr. Conrad Murray’s upcoming manslaughter trial, not to be swayed by allegations that Michael may have killed himself.
Murray stands accused of administering the dose of anaesthetic Propofol, which killed Michael; and his lawyers will hit the courtroom on Tuesday January 4th, claiming Michael was responsible for his own death – and may have committed suicide. However, Michael’s former attorney Thomas Mesereau, insists that’s just a ploy to keep their client from a conviction.
He says: “The defense lawyers have to do something and what they’re gonna try and do, is reflect attention away from their client and onto Michael Jackson. The reality is Michael Jackson was not suicidal, he was not self-destructive in the way they’re trying to say, and hopefully their defense will not succeed.
I’m sorry that the defense is going to have to bash Michael Jackson to try and divert attention from their guilty client. The reality is, he was a nice, kind, decent individual; he wanted to change the world in a positive away… and unfortunately I think the defense is gonna’ try and attack his character, and hopefully it will not work.”