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Conrad Murray’s money woes may have led him to ‘break the rules,’ detective says

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NEW: LAPD detective suspected Murray would "do whatever he needed to do to get paid"

NEW: Dr. Murray's house was in foreclosure when Jackson died

NEW: Paramedic: Jackson "looked like someone who was at the end stage of a long disease process"

Judges limits Jackson family to one in court at a time and only if mom if there

Los Angeles CNN —  

Dr. Conrad Murray’s “severely distressed” financial situation may have led him to “break the rules” in his fatal treatment of Michael Jackson, a police investigator testified Tuesday.

Los Angeles Police Detective Orlando Martinez testified in the Jackson wrongful death trial that Murray was trying to deal with the large drop in value of his Las Vegas home, unpaid taxes and child support payments for eight children with seven women.

Michael Jackson’s mother and children claim AEG Live is liable for the pop icon’s death because it hired, retained and supervised Murray, who worked as his personal physician as he prepared for his comeback concerts in 2009.

AEG says Murray was hired and supervised by Jackson, whom they blame for making bad choices because of his drug addiction.