Music fans throughout the world are remembering Michael Jackson’s death, marking his three-year anniversary today.
While most mourn his death and remember his legacy left behind, including daughter Paris Jackson and sister La Toya Jackson, some are mourning Jackson’s death in another way.
Convicted of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Conrad Murray now regrets not testifying during his trial, his appeals attorney said according to the LA Times.
Last November, jurors were told while Jackson suffered cardiac arrest while under the surgical anesthetic propofol, Murray was busy talking on the phone, sending and receiving email and text messages.
However, according to witnesses, when Murray noticed Jackson had stopped breathing, he failed to call for help. Murray never testified to proclaim this as untrue.
“He wishes he testified. He absolutely wishes he testified,” attorney Valerie Wass told LA Times, who is handling Murray’s appeal of his conviction. “Ed Chernoff [Murray’s attorney] was pretty adamant that he not testify, Mr. Flanagan [Murray’s other attorney] thought he should testify. So he never testified.”
No matter if Murray testified in court, he is still expected to serve four years in jail for Jackson’s death. But one thing is still for certain: Jackson is dead, and that can never be taken back. The world wasn’t ready to let him go.
Family members and fans have tweeted throughout the day on Twitter recognizing the King of Pop.
“RIP Michael Jackson…Dad you will forever be in my heart
Sister La Toya added: “SadMorning All…This Day was the day that lead to the demise of my little brother. ‘Michael We Love’ May you RIP. Gone FAT To (sic) Soon.”