Michael Jackson's Voice Haunts Dr.'s Trial
September 28, 2011 at 3:51 AM (PT)
The voice of MICHAEL JACKSON sent a chill through the air at the LOS ANGELES courthouse YESTERDAY (9/27) in the trial of Dr. CONRAD MURRAY -- the late MICHAEL JACKSON's doctor. MURRAY's involuntary manslaughter trial "began with prosecutors playing a stunning audio recording of a drugged JACKSON slurring his words weeks before his death and showing jurors a photo of JACKSON's corpse on a hospital gurney," reports CNN.
Prosecutors also showed the jury a picture of the late singers corpse, stunning those in attendance.
"JACKSON's struggle to sleep between rehearsals for his 'This Is It' comeback concerts is central to the prosecution and defense theories of how the entertainer died on JUNE 25, 2009," noted CNN. "LOS ANGELES COUNTY Deputy District Attorney DAVID WALGREN blamed MURRAY for JACKSON's death, saying he abandoned 'all principles of medical care' when he used the surgical anesthetic propofol to put Jackson to sleep every night for more than two months. The coroner ruled that JACKSON's death was the result of 'acute propofol intoxication' in combination with sedatives."
The trial continues TODAY with JACKSON's personal assistant expected to testify later TODAY about the chaos inside JACKSON's bedroom in the minutes after MURRAY realized JACKSON had stopped breathing.