MICHAEL JACKSON’S personal physician Conrad Murray earned a staggering amount of money every week from his contract with the singer, according to papers discovered by detectives. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was found dead in his rented mansion in Holmby Hills,
Los Angeles, on June 25, 2009, just weeks before the first show of his comeback tour “This Is It”. It was later discovered the 50-year-old had died from cardiac arrest following an overdose of the drugs propofol and benzodiazepine administered by his personal physician – Dr Conrad Murray.
In August 2009, the Los Angeles County Coroner ruled that Jackson’s death was a homicide and so the LAPD charged Murray with involuntary manslaughter, which he would later serve two years in prison for. However, in a tell-all documentary a decade after Jackson’s death, the detectives who ran the case have revealed shocking details on the relationship
between doctor and singer. Orlando Martinez and Scott Smith claimed during Quest Red’s “Killing Michael Jackson” series that the Thriller singer reached out to Murray as he was looking for someone to administer with propofol after enjoying its benefits during a dental operation.
Mr Smith said: “We had search warrants out in Las Vegas at his residence as well as his place of business and his office out in Houston, Texas. “Michael started preparing for his huge comeback tour and that’s when he had reached out – Michael – and told AEG that he wanted Conrad Murray.
“Dr Murray agreed to go ahead and accompany him and provide Michael with what he wanted.” Mr Martinez then revealed the staggering details of a contract between concert promoters AEG, Jackson and Murray. He said: “This is what I recovered from his car, this was the contract as we first found it.
“It is an agreement between Dr Murray, AEG and Mr Jackson. “[It reads] ‘the producers shall remit payments to Mr Murray in the amount of $150,000 (£120,000) per week. “So this is where the money came into it.” Mr Martinez also revealed the bizarre scenes he witnessed when he entered Jackson’s room for the first time,
including a number of notes stuck on the walls. He said: “There’s a fireplace in the room and it was roaring so the room was very, very hot. “There were like post-it notes or pieces of paper taped all over the room on mirrors on doors with little slogans or phrases.