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Conrad Murray Says Michael Jackson Died Due To Stress

Conrad Murray Says Michael Jackson Died Due To Stress
2/26/2012 5:42 PM ET

Dr. Conrad Murray has filed new court documents claiming that Michael Jackson's death was caused by stress. Murray wants the chance to prove that Jackson was so stressed out over his financial troubles that he self-administered a fat dose of the drug Propofol.

In a section of his court filing titled "Financial Condition of Michael Jackson," Dr. Murray says the singer was stressed out because he was broke and owed nearly $440 million to creditors. Murray says Michael at the time of his death needed desperately to fulfill his obligation to a concert at O2 arena in London.

"He was on the verge of losing his entire estate to foreclosure," Murray's lawyers said. "The pressure to fight through his insomnia, to rehearse and be the entertainer he was in his earlier years was overwhelming. His motivation and resulting desperation were relevant to show a likelihood or reason to act in a manner inconsistent with good judgment."

Murray's lawyers also believe that the presiding judge in the case erred in not allowing financial documents to be revealed from Michael Jackson's estate during the initial trial.

by RTT Staff Writer

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