Conrad Murray Tells Documentary: 'Michael Jackson Entrapped Me'

Conrad Murray In Court

First Posted: 11/11/11 10:46 Updated: 11/11/11 11:07   PA

The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson has said he was "entrapped" by the late singer in the run up to his death.

Jackson's personal physician Dr Conrad Murray said he had felt obliged to stay with his patient, who had desperately wanted his doctor at his side.

In a documentary screened on Channel 4, Murray said: "I went there to take care of a healthy man, who said he was fine, to just keep surveillance in case my kids get sick or I get the flu, help us to choose right, better foods, and wash our hands so we don't get infected. But once I got in there I was entrapped."

He added: "I do not think that he would have had an active intention to do me harm but I think through his most intense desire to have me there with him, it was entwined with a degree of betrayal."

Murray, who faces up to four years in prison after he was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson, said his patient thought of him as a friend.

"He felt that I was someone he can trust," said Murray in the documentary, entitled The Man Who Killed Michael Jackson.

"He had very close acquaintances, he spoke about Marlon Brando and his son, Fred Astaire and Ginger. But friends he did not have. He said 'of all my life, I have found one friend which is you, Dr Conrad'."

Click here for pictures of Dr Murray throughout his trial for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson:

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