Nov 04 2011

A Sweet Note from Michael to his mother

Category: Family,Justice,PhotosSeven @ 8:06 pm

As you’ve no doubt already heard, the jury has the case against Conrad Murray now and today was their first day of deliberations. They have adjourned for the weekend with no verdict.

We’re all sitting on pins and needles waiting and wondering. Meanwhile, I’d like to share with you this piece of sweetness from Michael to his Mom, Katherine Jackson. This card was sent to Katherine from Michael and was part of the collection belonging to Howard Mann. I hope he’s had the decency to return this to her. At this time, I am wishing the Jacksons and especially Mrs. Jackson a lot of strength as they await a verdict after these two long years of waiting for some small crumb of justice. I understand Katherine and Joseph are in a hotel near the courthouse so that they can get there quickly once a verdict is reached.

"Dear Mother, I love you. Your son, Michael"

"Dear Mother! I love you. Your son Michael"

"My mother's wonderful. To me she's perfection."

"My mother's wonderful. To me she's perfection."

{ Thanks to UKLovesMJ for this touching discovery. -Seven }

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5 Responses to “A Sweet Note from Michael to his mother”

  1. Sina says:

    And a warning to other doctors who out of greed engage in unethical conduct and abuse the trust of their patients with disastrous result.
    Today will hopefully be a turning point. At least Michael death would not be completely in vain and he may protect others from what happened to him.
    Even in death he cares.
    Its justice but does not feel like a vindication, how could it without Michael.
    I hope now all the buzz, sensation, disrespect and dehumanizing will stop and your soul will find its home.
    Rest in peace angel.

  2. Ara Krejci says:

    cjg, I am with you. I waited anxiously all Friday afternoon for the jury to reach the only just and reasonable verdict possible in the face of incontrovertable overwhelming evidence. As it got closer to 4:30 Pacific Time, my heart began to pound and then to sink. And then my worst fear bubbled up. No matter how airtight the prosecution has spun it—no matter the judge’s exhortation—this trail has been about Michael. It’s Michael who has been on trial here.

    This trial was never about Conrad Murray.

    I’m still praying that the jury will return a “guilty” verdict. I studied law, although I never practiced as an attorney. I’ve listened to angry people decry the unjust verdicts of “not guilty” in the cases of Casey Anthony and O.J. Simpson, but I (and all the attorneys I know) knew neither one of them could be justly convicted based on the evidence the prosecution presented.

    I remember listening to three women who were adamantly discussing the Anthony case at a cafeteria table in Costco. “I bet she gets off,” one of them said with disgusted contempt. And then she spat out vehemently “There is no longer any justice in America.” They noticed my interest in their conversation and asked my opinion. “She can’t be convicted on the evidence the prosecution has presented,” I said. “The jury has no choice but to find her ‘not guilty’ even though we all know—and even the jury thinks—she did it.”

    But in Conrad Murray’s case there is no ambiguity. All of the irrefutable evidence irrefutably incriminated him. The only tiny thread of hope the defense ever had was convincing the jury 1.) that the patient had self-administered a fatal dose without the doctor’s knowledge, and 2.) was therefore beyond saving under any circumstances within the doctor’s expertise or control.

    Grasping at staws, yes, but as Murray’s legal representatives his lawyers were required to bring this one and only possible theory forward. And the only hope Murray ever had was convincing the jury it was possible. This is where sympathy comes in, because it was impossible for the defense to back this scenario up with any—much less, credible—evidence.

    There is no defense for Murray’s medical misconduct. But then, there is Michael, the “eccentric (and possible drug-addict)weirdo.”

    This from journalist Joy Freeman-Coulbary in the Washington Post, 09/30/2011:

    “In homicide cases the victim is no longer around to set the record straight, and third parties are left to decipher what led to an untimely death. A victim who has already suffered the ultimate loss—forfeiture of his life—may posthumously suffer public humiliation as the defendant puts up a zealous defense. Ed Chernoff, Murray’s attorney, needs to establish reasonably doubt. That means scrutinizing, dissecting and impunging the King of Pop. Chernoff argued throughout the trial that Jackson killed himself. He is trying to save his client from a possible four years in prison if convicted.”

    If Conrad Murray is declared “not guilty” it will not be because any even remotely credible evidence exonerated him. There will be idiots who have been slavering and will gloat that Michael “got what he deserved.” But it will be an outrageous, unjust verdict, and every intelligent person and legal analysist will know it.

    And those of us who love Michael will be stabbed in the heart once more, to see someone so giving and vulnerable and sweet and good-hearted so terribly abused by an unjust world.

    But here’s the point I’ve come to, over the agonising course of this trial: Michael is safe in my heart—no matter what the verdict is. He has enriched my life beyond measure, and softened my once-armored heart with love.

    I know goodness when I see it. His radiant loveliness continually blows me away.

  3. Sina says:

    The worst that could happen has already happened.
    Even if Murray gets convicted to the maximum its Mrs Jackson and Michaels kids who have the lifesentence of the traumatic experience and missing Michael the rest of their life.
    I hope the jury does not get confused on technical details that only experts can fully understand, but just look at cause and effect.
    I also hope they listen to the public demand to set an example against doctors who abuse peoples trust in them for personal gain.

    These must be extremely difficult times for Mrs Jackson.
    I hope she finds peace and strength in these precious memories she can cherish of her beloved son.

  4. BlueLotus says:

    Michael’s hand-writing is at its BEST form here 🙂

  5. cjg says:

    When this all began two years ago I told myself, intellectually, they would not find Murray guilty. I told myself for two years do not expect a conviction, you know better. Now, here we are. I’m afraid emotions I thought I had kept carefully in check have surfaced. As we played the waiting game today I just knew it wouldn’t take long to hear the verdict and it would definitely be decided today. As it stretched into hours I began to ask some questions to the air. What in the world could be taking them so long when the verdict is so obvious after the facts and evidence presented? As the day drew to a close and there was no verdict and it was going to have to wait until Monday. I’m afraid I became quite unkind in my assessment of the jurors. 1. I began to believe, in the future, they might need to impose an IQ and education requirement for certain cases tried. Because these jurors must be having trouble understanding the crystal clear scientific evidence presented. 2. That some of these jurors must have misrepresented themselves and their feelings about Michael and were viewing this as an opportunity to be vengeful in their opinion of Michael one more time and in one more way. *3. The one I’m afraid is the truest possibility-that it is taking so long because they are determined to find any way possible to find Murray Not Guilty when both the prosecution and even the defense showed Murray to be absolutely guilty. (I even dared to wonder how many of them have been paid off by those who killed Michael in the first place?) 4. If they come back with a hung jury how can this case ever be tried again as the world has seen everything since it was televised(it shouldn’t have been)and they all have sat there in their armchairs playing judge and jury? So, it appears I was not successful at keeping emotions in check. As a matter of fact I believe I had a little anxiety attack – ridiculous aren’t I? I just don’t know how Michael’s parents/family are coping with the waiting game as I continue to keep them in my prayers.