The Caribbean doctor at the center of Michael Jackson’s death, Dr. Conrad Murray, is claiming his cell is too small, he’s suffered serious injuries behind bars and it’s killing him!
According to TMZ, a recording of a jailhouse phone call between (Grenadian .Trinidadian) Murray and a friend revealed Doc saying he was rushed to USC Medical Center earlier last week after fearing he was suffering from deadly blood clots in his legs.
“It progressed until the leg felt numb … it was painful all to the top of my foot … around the medial aspect of my ankle and all the way to the mid-calf.”
Murray, who was a licensed doctor before he “killed” Michael Jackson explained, “Blood clots are relatively risky … especially if they propagate from the legs into the lungs to cause pulmonary embolism which can result in permanent disability or even death.”
Ultimately, doctors who are currently licensed determined there were no blood clots and returned Murray to his cell … where he says he continues to suffer.
“I have had to lay in bed for most of the day because there is no way to elevate my feet. One of the recommendations by the doctor is to keep my legs elevated and to increase my activity which is impossible in a 5×7 cell.”
During the call, Murray gripes that his feet have become so swollen, “I may never be able to wear a boot again.” So much for line-dancing after his release …”
His lawyer has even sent a letter to the L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, asking the jail for more humane treatment — comparing Murray’s situation to a dog in a small cage.
“Dr. Murray’s cell is proportional to that of a travel cage used for short term transportation of an animal. If one were to keep a dog in a space just a few inches larger than the dog’s length, for any extended period of time, contentions of animal cruelty possibly leading to prosecution would likely result.”
Meanwhile the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. has stated that, “Mr. Murray is receiving the appropriate level of care and we are taking into consideration his medical concerns and working with him.”