Conrad Murray Moved to Tears Hearing About ... Conrad Murray
Character witnesses take the stand in his defense
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2011 7:17 PM CDT
Dr. Conrad Murray looks up at Gerry Causey, a character witness and former patient.   (AP Photo/Paul Buck, Pool)
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(Newser) – Conrad Murray remained mostly stoic during the prosecution's description of Michael Jackson's death over the last few weeks, but he was moved to tears today when five character witnesses took the stand in his defense, reports AP. One woman recalled how Murray set up a clinic in a poor Houston community. "If this man was greedy he never would have come to the community of Acres Home," she said.

When she was finished, "Murray's eyes brimmed with tears and he wiped them with a tissue for several moments," writes the AP's Linda Deutsch. All five called Murray a great doctor, and a compassionate one. "I'm alive today because of that man," said another. "That man sitting there is the best doctor I've ever seen." Two medical experts are expected to testify on his behalf tomorrow. The judge said he will soon ask Murray whether he intends to testify himself.