Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, is going to sue the pop star’s doctor for wrongful death, according to Reuters.
Joe Jackson’s lawyer, Brian Oxman, told Reuters that the amount of prescription drugs given to the star amounted to second-degree murder. “That is Russian roulette,” he said. “That is loading six bullets into a gun with only six chambers.”
MJ’s doctor, Conrad Murray, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter as part of a criminal investigation.
Joe Jackson’s legal action is to be a civil case because the civil lawsuit’s main purpose is winning monetary damages against Dr Murray but the criminal action could result in a jail sentence.
According to the publication., Mr. Oxmand also said Michael Jackson had been given Propofol every night for six weeks and said it was "reckless, and it amounts to second-degree murder."
Earlier this month, California’s attorney general Edmund Brown said Dr. Murray should not practice while he faces charges over the MJ’s death.
In the meantime, it has been revealed that large quantities of general anesthetic and dozens of tubes of skin-whitening creams were found in MJ’s home during searches after his death.
The creams are usually used to treat vitiligo, a skin disease MJ suffered from that causes patches of skin to lose pigmentation.