Los Angeles Police Department Detective Orlando Martinez testifies during the Dr. Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles, California October 24, 2011.

Los Angeles Police Department Detective Orlando Martinez testifies during the Dr. Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles, California October 24, 2011.

*Conrad Murray’s severe financial problems were to blame for Michael Jackson’s death, a Los Angeles police detective told the court at the trial between the King of Pop’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and promoters AEG Live, who had booked MJ to play 50 shows at London’s O2 Arena.

On Wednesday, Detective Orlando Martinez testified that he discovered Murray was some $500,000 in debt, and was possibly influenced by the huge figure that would have been offered to provide Jackson’s healthcare. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for administering the drugs that killed Jackson.

Martinez pointed out that Murray had shut down all of his clinics just so that he could work with one patient – Jackson.

Jackson’s mother claims AEG showed neglect in hiring Dr. Murray, while the promoters argue that Murray was Jackson’s responsibility.