Nancy Grace tells Dr. Drew, 'Murray is undercharged'
Dr. Drew welcomed Nancy Grace to his show Wednesday night and it wasn’t long before the feisty former prosecutor weighed in on the day’s stunning testimony in the Michael Jackson death trial.
Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, but right off the top, Nancy told Drew how she believes that Dr. Murray is being undercharged.
“This should have been charged as a murder one,” Nancy said. "It's very confusing, but murder one requires intent to commit the act – not to kill."
Nancy put things in perspective through a hypothetical situation.
“If I took a gun and held it to your head and pulled the trigger, and then went, ‘uh, I didn't mean to kill you, I only meant to scare you,’ it doesn't matter under the law, she explained. “The law presumes you intend the natural consequences of your act … so by holding a gun to your head and pulling the trigger, the law assumes I mean to kill you.“
Nancy later noted that the jury should have a choice ... “murder one, voluntary, involuntary, that should have been up to a jury.“
Later, Drew told Nancy that it seems as though Michael Jackson is the one being put on trial.
“They are,” Nancy said. "I disagree with blaming the victim ... Michael Jackson should not be treated any differently than any other murder victim because if we don't get justice for Jackson, who's going to be there to stand up for you or me when it's our time, when we need justice?”
Dr. Drew agreed saying that "it drives me insane that because somebody does or does not have addiction – that they're therefore guilty or they're on trial. You know, addicts need more help from the medical community. They don't need to be held accountable."
“What Conrad Murray did is worse because he knew that Jackson was a junkie,” Nancy added.
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