Jurors say there were no winners in the Michael Jackson wrongful death civil case. After three days of deliberations, jurors returned Wednesday with a unanimous decision in favor of AEG Live. It came down to whether Dr. Conrad Murray was competent at the time of his hiring. Robert Kovacik reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2013.
Conrad Murray has spoken out about the verdict that found AEG Live not liable in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson.
During a a phone interview from jail on NBC's "Today" on Thursday, the doctor told Matt Lauer, "I cried because for once the world was allowed to hear some of the facts as it pertained to this matter--a lot of facts that have been suppressed, much of which I was denied and my attorneys could not present during my criminal trial. I was very relieved that at least the world had a chance of hearing some of the facts."
On Wednesday, a six-man, six-woman jury decided in favor or AEG Live.
The late pop star's mother, Katherine Jackson, had alleged that the concert promoter contributed to her son's 2009 death by negligently hiring Murray to oversee his medical care without properly vetting the doctor or paying concern to signs that her 50-year-old son's health was in decline.
The jury determined that AEG Live did hire Murray, but that the doctor was not unfit or incompetent to perform the services asked of him. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for administering the dose of the anesthetic propofol that ultimately killed Jackson.
Murray is scheduled to be released from prison on Oct. 28. He told Lauer that, upon getting out from behind bars, he "wants to embrace" his children and "reunite with my family and close friends."
He added, "I would re-start my life and, God wiling, I would be a model to show the world that, despite adversity and when bad things happen to good people, they can re-start their life and succeed."
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