Conrad Murray Informed Michael Jackson’s Family of the Singer’s Death
Today, Tuesday, Oct. 11, jury members in the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray will be listening to the remaining portions of an interview that police conducted with Jackson's former personal physician. The recordings were taped in June 2009 right after Jackson's death, and members of the court have already heard parts of the interview, including the fact that Murray actually informed Jackson's mother and children of the singer's passing.
According to AOL, a court transcript that was released on Friday recounts Murray's actions when he was at hospital on the day of Jackson's death. Apparently, Jackson's daughter Paris, who was 11 years old at the time of her father's passing, was extremely worried and upset about being orphaned.
Murray said that Paris Jackson told him, "Dr. Murray, you said you save a lot of patients, you know, you save people with heart attacks and you couldn't save my dad." The doctor continued to elaborate on Paris' words, saying, "I know you tried your best, but I'm really sad. I will wake up in the morning, and I won't be able to see my daddy.'"
On the recording, Murray also speaks out the fact that investigators didn't find the bag of medical supplies he used to sedate Jackson until two days after the interview. Murray said that he hid the bag, which contained medical equipment, syringes and propofol bottles, in Jackson's closet "because [Michael] wanted me not to have anything hanging around."
The prosecution is now wrapping up its case, and Deputy District Attorney David Walgren is calling in an expert today on propofol to explain the hazardous effects of drug to jurors. The expert is expected to testify today, and the prosecution will also question "coroner's officials, experts and police detectives."
If Murray is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, he could lose his medical license and face up to four years in prison. Murray has remained adamant in his argument that Jackson was his friend and he would never try to hurt him. Murray said that he was trying to wean Jackson off of propofol despite the singer's strong addiction to the substance.