Conrad Murray Mistress To Take Stand In Jackson Death Case

Dr. Conrad Murray’s mistress was expected to take the stand Tuesday in the physician’s trial in Michael Jackson’s death, offering jurors a glimpse into what prosecutors allege is a messy personal life that kept the doctor preoccupied when his attention should have been on his patient.

Nicole Alvarez, a Santa Monica actress who is mother to Murray’s toddler son, was one of three women who testified at a hearing earlier this year about their relationships with the married doctor.

A prosecutor asked Alvarez at that hearing about $2,500 Murray gave her monthly for rent, suggesting that  his many affairs and extramarital children may have left him desperate for the $150,000 salary he was to receive for Jackson’s care.

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Pictured:  Dr. Conrad Murray listens to testimony during his involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court on October 3, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles, California. Murray is charged in the death of singer Michael Jackson who died of an overdose of prescription drugs, including propofol and lorazepam, in June of 2009. (Photo by Mario Anzuoni-Pool/Getty Images)