EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Conrad Murray Asks Church Congregation To Pray For Him

Nov. 22 2009, Published 5:30 a.m. ET

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Michael Jackson's controversial doctor Conrad Murray made an emotional plea to his church's congregation Sunday morning, has learned exclusively. Murray will be re-opening his Houston medical practice Monday.

Dr. Murray walked up to the pulpit at Houston's Galilee Missionary Baptist Church and emotionally addressed his fellow worshippers, an eyewitness told

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"Dr. Murray told the congregation he wanted their support," the eyewitness told us. "He said he wanted to assure them he was doing fine, and he asked for their prayers for the journey he has ahead."

With tears welling in his eyes, Murray told the congregation, "I know what trouble is.  I, with my compassion, was only trying to help my fellow man.  But it appears I was at the wrong place at the wrong time."

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Miranda Sezcik, spokesperson for Murray's attorney Edward Chernoff, told "There wasn't a dry eye in the church."

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Conrad was Michael's live-in doctor and administered the anesthetic Propofol to him at his home. The drug is intended for hospital-use only. Jackson's June 25 death has been ruled a homicide by the L.A. County Medical Examiner. The LAPD is continuing to investigate Murray's involvement with the singer's sudden passing.



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