07 Apr '11, 1am

Lawyers for doctor charged with Michael Jackson's death argue that financial worries were what led the singer to suicide

Lawyers for doctor charged with Michael Jackson's death argue that financial worries were what led the singer to suicide

Michael Jackson was on the brink of financial ruin when he agreed to do his This Is It concert tour, and his fear of failure spurred by severe insomnia drove him to take desperate measures that killed him. -- PHOTO: AP LOS ANGELES - MICHAEL Jackson was on the brink of financial ruin when he agreed to do his This Is It concert tour, and his fear of failure spurred by severe insomnia drove him to take desperate measures that killed him, a lawyer for his doctor said on Wednesday. The statements by defence attorney Edward Chernoff during a pretrial hearing brought a new twist to the case being built by lawyers for Dr Conrad Murray, who is charged in the death of Jackson. Defence lawyers previously suggested the pop star might have self-administered an overdose of the anesthetic propofol while Murray was away from his side. While seeking access to Jackson's financial records, M...

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