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Prince‘s death saga is starting to feel all too familiar. The singer’s criminal death investigation is in full swing, and authorities are scrutinizing his doctors—just as it happened in Michael Jackson‘s death investigation. According to reports, authorities are taking a hard look at Prince’s primary physician Dr. Michael Schulenberg and renowned addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld, to […]

What's more, Morton will begin his residency at the same hospital where he was saved.

Tuesday, Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, asked for a publicly-funded lawyer to handle his appeal on a manslaughter conviction in the pop star’s death, saying he could not afford to pay for one himself. Dr. Conrad Murray, serving a four-year jail term for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson in 2009, filed papers with Los Angeles […]

The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor accused in Michael Jackson’s death, finished closing arguments Thursday. Defense attorney Ed Chernoff argued that Murray, who has pleaded not guilty, shouldn’t be convicted of killing the King of Pop because the singer caused his own death by administering his own overdose of the anesthetic propofol. Chernoff […]

Dr. Conrad Murray announced in court Tuesday that he will not testify in his involuntary manslaughter trial. Murray paused and looked at each of his lawyers for several seconds before telling the judge, “My decision is that I will not testify in this matter.” His decision to remain silent brought to an end the defense […]

An expert defense witness suggested on Monday that Michael Jackson could have risen from his bed, picked up a syringe left by his doctor and given himself a fatal dose of a powerful anesthetic in 2009. But the testimony by Dr. Paul White in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray was ridiculed by prosecutors in […]

Dr. White spoke about the safety of small doses of propofol, saying they “have very translucent effects. This is a dose that might be used to produce a little bit of anxiety relief, a little bit of sleepiness.” He then countered the testimony of prosecution’s key witness Dr. Steven Shafer, saying, “With the average patient, […]

Addiction expert Dr. Robert Waldman was first up on the stand, and was immediately asked about the addictive powers of the sedatives given to Jackson. “I don’t recall ever seeing a Demerol addiction,” he told the defense, adding that if someone was withdrawing from the drug, they would suffer “dire sweating, increased heart rate, muscular […]

Michael Jackson’s doctor told police he left the singer for about two minutes after giving him the anesthetic propofol for sleep and returned to find Jackson no longer breathing. In a dramatic audio recording of Dr. Conrad Murray’s police interview two days after Jackson’s June 25, 2009 death, the Grenada-born physician calmly describes how the […]

A coroner’s investigator acknowledged Thursday that she made mistakes while collecting medications and other evidence from Michael Jackson’s bedroom after he died, but she minimized the issues by saying no investigation is perfect. Investigator Elissa Fleak was aggressively cross-examined by defense attorney Ed Chernoff as he tried to expose flaws in the way medical evidence […]