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Michael Jackson Death Photo Opens Trial

SALE TODAY: Learn Piano on iOS A photo of Michael Jackson lying dead in a hospital bed was shown in a courtroom today and jurors heard a shocking audio tape of a drugged Jackson slurring his words so badly that he was barely understandable. The photo and the audio were part of the opening statement prosecutors made at the Los Angeles trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the king of pop in 2009 by overdosing him with the sleeping drug Propofol. Attorney David Walgren showed a photo of Jackson dancing at the Staples Center the night before he overdosed on Propofol and put the picture side by side with a picture of Jackson lying lifeless in a hospital bed wearing a hospital gown. "What happened between that time and approximately 12 hours later when Michael Jackson is dead on June 25, 2009?" Walgren asked. "What you will learn through the evidence is that what happened during that time frame is that the acts and omissions of Michael Jackson's personal doctor, Conrad Murray, directly led to his premature death at the age of 50." Murray, 58, could face four years in prison and lose his medical license. Throughout the opening statement, prosecutors attacked Murray's medical skills, saying he showed gross negligence in his treatment of Jackson. So what do you think? Is Conrad Murray responsible for the death of Michael Jackson? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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