Michael Jackson never revealed addiction, guilty doctor says
Dr Conrad Murray was earlier this week convicted of involuntary manslaughter following a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anaesthetic that killed the pop star.
Dr Murray is being held in Los Angeles County Jail awaiting sentencing on 29 November and could face up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical licence.
"I would hate to put blame on Michael as an individual," Dr Conrad Murray told the Today show on US television in an interview recorded days before the doctor's conviction.
"I only wish maybe in our dealings with each other he would have been more forthcoming and honest, to tell me these things about himself," he said.
Interviewer Savannah Guthrie asked: "Do you think he lied to you?"
"Definitely," Dr Murray said.
"About what?" she asked.
"Certainly he was deceptive by not showing me his whole medical