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Tape of Drugged Michael Jackson Played at Doc's Trial

Prosecution says it proves doctor knew singer's condition
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2011 2:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – “When people leave my show, I want them to say, ‘I’ve never seen nothing like this in my life.” That’s one of the things Michael Jackson is heard mumbling in a recording prosecutors played today in the trial of Conrad Murray, who’s charged with involuntary manslaughter over Jackson’s death. In the recording, made on Murray’s iPhone, Jackson sounds heavily drugged, rambling and mumbling about his "This Is It” concert series, the LA Times reports.

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The recording proves Murray fully understood “Michael’s state,” prosecutor David Walgren argued. “That is what Conrad Murray is seeing and observing on May 10, 2009,” Walgren said. “And what does he do with that knowledge and information? On May 12, he orders another shipment of propofol and midazolam.” Later, Murray's attorney's argued that Jackson was responsible for his own death because he took propofol after Murray had left his room, notes AP. (Read more Conrad Murray stories.)

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