Dr. Conrad Murray is asking the judge in his criminal case to deny Michael Jackson‘s family full restitution, on grounds MJ caused his own death.
According to tmz: Murray filed legal docs yesterday, asking for evidence the defense never received during the trial … and evidence that could possibly show Michael self-administered the fatal dose of Propofol.
Murray’s lawyer, Michael Flanagan, is saying that in deciding how much restitution the family gets, it’s appropriate to consider the victim’s responsibility for his own demise.
Now, Murray will concede he’s partly to blame — he can’t argue otherwise because of his conviction, but he still wants to prove that Jackson ultimately caused his own death.
The prosecution is asking for around $100 million in restitution, but the judge hasn’t decided on a figure. But once the figure is set, if Flanagan gets his way and the judge were to decide Michael was 50% responsible for his death, the judge would reduce the restitution award by 50%.