CATCH UP: The Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial (Week 2 Recap)
During week 2 of the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial, jurors heard from the two main characters in this saga...in their own words.
More audio recordings of Michael Jackson slurring his speech and speaking about the pain of his childhood were introduced, along with findings from an interview Dr. Conrad Murray gave to investigators shortly after Michael's death. Get the highlights inside....
Week two of the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial proved even more shocking than the first as jurors heard audio recordings of a "seemingly" drugged up Michael Jakcson and got a detailed account about what Dr. Conrad Murray says happened during Michael's final hours.
A few weeks before his death, Dr. Murray recorded a conversation with Michael that was discovered on his iPhone. During the conversation Michael said,
"Elvis didn't do it. Beatles didn't do it. We have to be phenomenal," Jackson said. "When people leave this show, when people leave my show, I want them to say, 'I've never seen nothing like this in my life. Go. Go. I've never seen nothing like this. Go. It's amazing. He's the greatest entertainer in the world.' I'm taking that money, a million children, children's hospital, the biggest in the world, Michael Jackson Children's Hospital. Going to have a movie theater, game room."
"Children are depressed. The -- in those hospitals, no game room, no movie theater. They're sick because they're depressed. Their mind is depressing them. I want to give them that. I care about them, them angels. God wants me to do it. God wants me to do it. I'm going to do it, Conrad."
"Don't have enough hope, no more hope. That's the next generation that's going to save our planet, starting with -- we'll talk about it. United States, Europe, Prague, my babies. They walk around with no mother. They drop them off, they leave -- a psychological degradation of that. They reach out to me: 'Please take me with you.'"
He ended by saying,
"That will be remembered more than my performances. My performances will be up there helping my children and always be my dream. I love them. I love them because I didn't have a childhood. I had no childhood. I feel their pain. I feel their hurt. I can deal with it. 'Heal the World,' 'We Are the World,' 'Will You Be There,' 'The Lost Children.' These are the songs I've written because I hurt, you know, I hurt."
If hearing an "out-of-it" King Of Pop slurring on the phone wasn't shocking enough, jurors also heard an audiotaped interview Dr. Murray did with the LAPD two days after Michael's death.
During the interview, Dr. Murray revealed that Michael had a pet name for Propofol....he called it milk.
Dr. Murray: [Michael Jackson] said, "I'd like some milk,"
Detective Martinez: Milk?
Detective Smith: About what time was this?
Dr. Murray: This he said, "please, please give me some milk so that I can sleep, because I know that this is all that really works for me"
Detective Smith: Hot milk or warm or just--
Dr. Murray: It's just some medicine--
Detective Smith: What--
Dr. Murray: --that he was familiar with
Detective Martinez: What is the medicine?
Dr. Murray: It's called Propofol
He also revealed how he broke the news of Michael's death to Mrs. Jackson....
So we -- they brought her into a room down the hall. And I went in there with the emergency room physician who was treating him, whom I was with all the time through his code, and they broke the news to Mrs. Jackson. So the doctor started to tell that, you know her son came in and he was having difficulty breathing and they tried everything. And she said, "well how is he? He's not dead is he?" and the doctor said "yes," and she broke down. It was very -- and weeping. We stayed there, held her hand."
And here's how he told the children....
They asked questions, and the children found out that daddy wasn't doing well, that he had passed away. And then they were weeping, really weeping...after they cried and cried and then his daughter uttered a lot of words of unhappiness, and you know she will live alone without her dad and she didn't want to be an orphan...She cried and was very stark. And then she asked to see him. And then that was another thing. How do you let children see him? I asked them to prepare Mr. Jackson's body, make it as presentable as possible, because I recommended an autopsy be performed, so that the children would be able to view their daddy and have them say good-bye to him at this time."
But the most shocking tid bit revealed during Dr. Murray's interview was that he told the LAPD that he only left Michael's bedroom for two-three minutes to go to the bathroom after 10:40 a.m.; however, cell phone records indicate that the doctor was on the phone several of his girlfriends/baby mamas (who all took the stand as well and foolishness ensued) in the minutes leading up to Michael Jackson's death.
The phone records don't lie.....and Dr. Murray is going to have a hard time explaining why he shouldn't be considered "negligent" as his patient lay dying and he was outside on the phone with one of his boo thangs....
Week three begins on Tuesday.
Nicole Alvarez was one of the girlfriends that Dr. Murray called while tending to MJ. And of course....she is an actress. She spends her days working on her....instrument. Watch her camera-ready testimony/demo-reel audition tape above......