Drug dispenser DR. CONRAD MURRAY cried tears of relief after the MICHAEL JACKSON wrongful death suit verdict.
Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol in 2009, spoke to the Today show from the slammer – just weeks ahead of his imminent release.
Murray told Matt Lauer he felt relieved that the world could finally hear facts in the recent case Jackson's mother had brought against AEG Live LLC – facts that were not made public in his own trial.
'My immediate reaction was one of tears,' he said of the verdict.'I cried only because for once the world was allowed to hear some of these facts.
“I was not given a fair chance to defend myself. (My lawyers) were not given a fair chance to defend me. I was very relieved that at last the world had a chance of hearing some of the facts.”
As The ENQUIRER previously reported Murray was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter for causing Jackson's death, He is slated to be released this month after serving two years out of a four-year prison sentence.
In the wrongful death suit brought by Michael’s mom Katherine, the suit claimed that AEG should have thoroughly vetted Dr. Murray but the jury ruled the concert promoter not negligent in hiring Murray because he was not “unfit or incompetent”.
In fact, it was revealed that Michael had hired Dr. Murray personally to prescribe his coma-inducing sleep cocktails that eventually killed the King of Pop.