My medical brain was curious on many levels. Pharmacologically, the whole thing was mind bending. How and why did Dr Murray end up giving MJ such powerful drugs in the first place? And if he was a cardiologist, how could he become a personal physician treating general medical conditions?
If ever a career was going to end in tears, it was Jackson's. You compared the seething anger in Billy Jean, or the livid fury of Beat It, with that daft Lady Veronica speaking voice. And you saw it at once - Vesuvius with the lid on.
Michael Jackson was a family friend and someone I'd known for over 20 years... I've never been a great defender of the man and I'm not about to start now but the opening of the trial of Conrad Murray yesterday has left me wondering if Dr Murray is just a useful sacrificial lamb.