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Conrad Murray Breaks His Silence In Telephone Interview

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  Original Published: 4/3/2013It's been over a year since Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death. Now he's talking, as the trial in a wrongful lawsuit begins. Ed Payne tells us what he has to say about his role in Jackson's death and the pending suit. Conrad Murray is breaking his silence. Tuesday night, he spoke in a telephone interview with CNN'S Anderson Cooper. "At this time, I have not been subpoenaed, and I am not interested in giving testimony in the trial. I will invoke my Fifth Amendment right because at this time, there is an appeal that is in progress and depends on what happens with that," Murray said. Michael Jackson's mother and children are suing concert promoter AEG Live for what they call the negligent hiring of Murray as the singer prepared for a comeback. Murray says his approach was not conventional, but he had good intentions when he treated Jackson's insomnia with Propofol. "Nobody knows but I basically was doing my endeavor to get Michael away from propofol. Yes, indeed, I did order propofol to his home but I was not the one that brought propofol into his home. I met him with his own stash," Murray said. Murray also talked about his relationship with the late singer. He says Jackson confided in him about his family. "Michael said to me I no longer want to be a bank for my family. All we see is the continuation of that," Murray said. Ina bizarre moment, Murray also compared himself to the performer, saying they both had hard lives and sang a song by Nat King Cole. "He envied all the lucky boys but goodness knows he didn't want a lot," Murray said. Murray's expected release date is in late October. If he is released then, he would have served half his sentence, unless the sheriff decides to free him earlier because of jail overcrowding.  
   
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