TODAY | April 03, 2013
>>> we begin this half hour with dr. conrad murray speaking out for the first time since his conviction in the death of michael jackson , this is the civil trial brought by jackson's mother xwets under way. here's nbc 's diana alvear.
>> reporter: it was dr. conrad murray as we've never heard him before. he's a little boy that santa claus forgot
>> reporter: the man convicted of killing michael jackson saying to sang to cnn's anderson cooper from prison. in 2007 he was found guilty of involuntarymanslaughter.
>> i was not given due process. i think the judge was clearly not impartial.
>> reporter: jackson's mother katherine is suing aig the company that produced her son's last tour. she claims they were negligent in part for hiring murray . aeg denies liability and says the singer insisted on having murray as his doctor.
>> at this time i have not been subpoenaed and i am not interested in giving testimony in the trial.
>> reporter: he says he's pleading the gift because he's appealing his conviction but when pressed it shall it shall.
>> if i testify, i'll testify very honestly.
>> reporter: the last time murray spoke to the media, it was with nbc 's savannah guthrie , just before he was sentenced.
>> do you feel guilty that he died?
>> i don't feel guilty, because i did not do anything wrong.
>> reporter: murray stuck to his story from jail.
>> i did everything when i discovered michael in his condition to try to help him.
>> reporter: and when it seems mere words wouldn't do --
>> i'm so sorry for -- that laddie who hasn't got a daddy
>> reporter: he sang a song that tells his story.
>> i had no toys, i had nothing, i walked desolate for years but as i grew up my heart has been whole and my heart says to help.
>> reporter: for "today," diana alvear, nbc news, los angeles .
>> the trial is just getting under way.