Jacko Was 'Wasted' After Seeing Skin Doc

Singer may have been 'legally blind': Murray tape
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2011 4:17 PM CDT
Conrad Murray Trial: Michael Jackson Was 'Wasted' After Dermatologist Visits
A photograph of Michael Jackson's bedroom is projected as Defense attorney Ed Chernoff cross-examines LAPD Det. Scott Smith.   (AP Photo/Robyn Beck, Pool)

The final third of a Conrad Murray interview with police following Michael Jackson's death was played to jurors today, as Murray's trial for involuntary manslaughter continues. On the June 27, 2009, tape, Murray says Jackson was seeing other doctors but never told him about it, though he deduced it himself, the Los Angeles Times reports. After visits to his dermatologist, Jackson "was basically wasted and required at least 24 hours for recovery," Murray says.

Also today, Murray attorney Ed Chernoff pointed out to a police detective that, despite careful notes, the detective hadn't mentioned "that a propofol bottle was found in an IV bag." Chernoff also noted that interviews with Jackson's staff on the day he died were far less accusatory than those given days later, the Times reports. (More Conrad Murray stories.)

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