The doctor being investigated in Michael Jackson’s death told a court he can’t afford to pay $13,000 in child support and other debts because he was forced to close his medical practice after physical threats against him and his staff, according to court documents obtained Friday.
A Family Court hearing is set for Nov. 16 to consider a recommendation that Dr. Conrad Murray be arrested for not appearing in court this month to explain the unpaid support.
A ruling on the recommendation had been expected this week, but Murray’s lawyer Chris Aaron objected, saying in court documents the 56-year-old doctor didn’t receive notice of the hearing.
Murray wasn’t in Nevada and his mail was being forwarded to his closed office, the lawyer said.
Aaron said Murray never received any compensation from Jackson. The recession and media coverage of the pop singer’s death also were blamed for Murray’s financial problems.
It was not clear whether District Attorney David Roger would fight the objection over the arrest recommendation.