Sunday, 28 June 2009

Michael Jackson's doctor hires law firm

A Houston lawyer said his firm has been hired by the doctor who reportedly was with Michael Jackson when the pop star was fatally stricken in his Los Angeles home.

William M. Stradley, a partner in the firm of Stradley, Chernoff & Alford, said his firm has been hired by Dr. Conrad Murray.

Stradley said investigators have indicated Murray is considered a witness and is not a target in any way. Stradley said one of the partners, Edward Chernoff, is in Los Angeles meeting with Police Department investigators.

Stradley said he doesn't know if Murray is taking part in Saturday's meeting. Stradley said Murray accompanied Jackson to the hospital, but he doesn't know if it was Murray who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the singer or called the emergency dispatcher.

The attorney said Murray has cooperated with police from the beginning and never left Los Angeles.

Source: TOI