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Conrad Murray, the man convicted for administering the overdose of Propofol that killed Michael Jackson, has extended an invitation to his mother, Katherine Jackson to talk to him before she “departs this life.”
On Tuesday night, his lawyers, Valerie Wass and Michael Flanagan, released a statement to CNN. In it, Murray, who appears to believe rumors that Katherine’s health is not in good shape, says, “I've been told that she has a desire to speak with me before she departs this life...Seeing that she is up in age and in questionable health, and the fact that she is the mother of a very dear departed friend, it would give me great pleasure to sit with her one on one and answer any questions she might have.”
He continues, “It would put her at peace...I would do that truly out of concern for her and altruistic love and concern for others. I want to see her. I do not want Mrs. Jackson to suffer. She remains as dear to me as my own mother, unbeknownst to her.”
Murray even makes reference to the ongoing feud among the Jackson family, saying, “Although I am not permitted to see the news in jail, there are times when intermittent snippets are seen before a channel change occurs. I recently saw Katherine Jackson in one of those snippets. She appeared to be extremely sad. I also heard she is having a difficult time.”
However, the truth appears to be that Katherine’s health is fine, at least according to her lawyer, Perry Sanders Jr. In a statement to the Associated Press, Sanders said on Thursday that he met with Katherine and that her health is fine, despite rumors that she suffered a stroke.
“I had a long and productive meeting today with Mrs. Jackson...I am pleased to report that she is fine and she laughed at the widely publicized report that she had suffered a stroke,” Sanders said.
Sanders said that he plans on releasing another statement today about his meetings with Katherine. He plans on trying to reinstate her as guardian for Michael’s three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket.
Earlier this week, a judge granted TJ, Tito Jackson’s son, temporary guardianship of the children.