Dr. Drew post Murray verdict: ‘Very serious implications to this case’
People were crying, chanting and cheering the moment Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson Tuesday afternoon.
HLN’s Dr. Drew expressed his thoughts shortly after the verdict was read.
“It's appropriate that there be relief, but let it be at that,” he said. “This is a very sad situation where two lives collided. One man is dead. The other man is going to prison. I would encourage everyone at home to take a deep breath and not behave like a crowd out for a sacrifice. “
Later, Dr. Drew talked about the impact this might have for those thinking about getting into the medical field.
“Young people out there contemplating being physicians might now think twice about that if they’re involved in a case where somebody dies – they now are going to prison,” he said. “There are very serious implications of this case.”
Dr. Drew also addressed Michael’s children, Paris, Blanket and Prince.
“The good news is the fact that this guilty verdict is going to put things to rest more quickly and these children can put it behind them,” he said. “We all worried about these kids when Michael used to cart them around in masks … and whatnot. We wondered, ‘what kind of children could these possibly be’? I've learned throughout the course of this trial that Michael was a very dedicated father. He had impairments, but he apparently was quite a good father. I think the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. These kids seem like remarkable, lovely young people. Let's let them get on with their lives. They've had a terrific loss. They have a family that's now ready to support them. They need to get on with these things and so do the rest of us.“
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