Dr. Conrad Murray’s Trial Begins
As the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray commences, prosecutors are piling up evidence against the man accused of involuntarily killing Michael Jackson.
As previously reported, Dr. Murray is facing involuntary manslaughter charges for The King Of Pop’s June 2009 death.
In the opening statements for his trial Tuesday, prosecutors presented what they hope is damning evidence against him; two photos–one of Jackson rehearsing for his concert, and one of him dead on a stretcher the very next day.
Their most shocking evidence however was a recording of Jackson on the Dr’s voicemail while he was reportedly high on Propofol, a powerful anesthetic prescribed to him by the doctor.
On the tape jurors heard the singer mumble about his “This Is It” tour and how he wanted to use the money to fund a children’s hospital.
“We have to be phenomenal… When people leave this show, when people leave my show, I want them to say, “I’ve never seen nothing like this in my life. Go. Go. It’s amazing. He’s the greatest entertainer in the world. I’m taking the money, a million children, children’s hospital, the biggest in the world, Michael Jackson’s Children’s Hospital.”
Prosecutors are using the audio to push the point that Murray should have known better than to continue giving Jackson Propofol which was cited as a cause of Jackson’s death.
Listen to the tape below.