Sprinkle Me: Michael Jackson manslaughter trial underway
Michael Jackson may have died 2 years ago, but the case against the man believed to be responsible has just began today.
Dr. Conrad Murray, who is being charged with administering the drug Propofol which ultimately led to the pop stars death appeared in court today in a trial that is being watched by the world.
Deputy District Attorney David Walgren played a recording of Jackson speaking in a slow, slurred voice to show the effects of the powerful anesthetic propofol that was supposed to help Jackson sleep.
On the recording on Murray’s I-Phone, Jackson is heard saying;
“When people leave my show, I want them to say, ‘I’ve never seen nothing like this in my life,’ ” Jackson says. “Go. Go. I’ve never seen nothing like this. Go. It’s amazing. He’s the greatest entertainer in the world.”
Six weeks later, Jackson was found dead before he even performed one show.
Murray, 58, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, allegedly over-sedated Jackson and failed to notice that he had stopped breathing for crucial minutes before finally calling 911, the prosecution will argue.
Jackson’s family appeared in court, and fans gathered outside of the courtroom to show support for the fallen King of Pop.