After 17 days of hearing about how pop star Michael Jackson died under Dr. Conrad Murray's care, jurors began hearing Wednesday from people who say the doctor saved lives.
"He's the best doctor I've ever been to," said Gerry Causey, a 68-year-old former patient of the man accused of causing Jackson's death.
The defense will call five witnesses Wednesday to testify about Murray's character as testimony in the doctor's involuntary manslaughter trial nears an end.
"And I just don't think he did what he's being accused of," Causey said under cross-examination by the prosecution.
Much of the prosecution's case has tried to demonstrate that Murray gave reckless and incompetent medical treatment as Jackson's personal doctor in the last months of his life.
Causey met Murray 11 years ago when he was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital with a heart attack, but they' became friends since then, he testified.
"It's because of Dr. Murray, the way he cares for you, the way he makes you feel," Causey said.
Prosecutors contend that Murray abandoned his patients in Las Vegas and Houston, Texas, for the $150,000 a month Jackson had promised him.
"There's no way, he's not greedy," Causey said. "He doesn't charge me my deductable, never has."FULL STORY