Dr. Conrad Robert Murray, Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson's comeback may have been a career killer for Dr. Conrad Murray.

The Nevada-based cardiologist hasn't been able to practice medicine since getting sucked up in the postmortem Jackson saga, and that's why he now looks like a deadbeat, according to Murray's attorney.

"One of the reasons he went to work for Michael Jackson was to pay this off," lawyer Chris Aaron tells E! News, referring to the more than $13,000 in support payments he owes the mother of one of his children.

Not only did Murray never get paid for the weeks he spent as Jackson's personal physician, but all the media scrutiny has made him persona non grata in the public eye.

Murray missed a hearing on the child-support issue on Oct. 7 and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Aaron, who's repping the doc in these family matters, said his client's absence from the hearing was a simple oversight.

"Normally, he has a staff," Aaron said. "With everything going on, he's been in California, he's been having to go back and forth, and it just slipped through the cracks."

There is quite a bit going on, none of which can be considered conducive to productivity.

Murray has been the target of a manslaughter investigation for several months and he's been in a perpetual wait-and-see mode since Jackson's death from acute propofol intoxication was ruled a homicide in August.

A Nevada judge did not issue a decision today on whether to unseal various documents related to the searches of Murray's home and office and a Las Vegas pharmacy that's believed to have been where the doctor acquired propofol, a potent anesthetic that Jackson was using to get to sleep.

Various media outlets, including the Associated Press, have petitioned to have the affidavits made public.

Meanwhile, Aaron has asked a judge to allow Murray, because he's unemployed, to be allowed to pay the minimum allowed in monthly child support, which in Nevada could be as low as $100.

He admits that the court might not go for the idea.


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