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L.A. court hears Jackson’s voice
Pop singer’s doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter
Mr. Chernoff asserted that the superstar singer swallowed several pills of the sedative lorazepam on the morning of his death and they were enough to put six people to sleep. After taking propofol, Jackson did not even have a chance to close his eyes, Mr. Chernoff said.
Mr. Chernoff, who had long hinted that the defense would blame Jackson for his own death, added a surprise. He claimed that Jackson died not because his doctor continued to give him the anesthetic but because he stopped it, forcing Jackson to take extreme measures.
“What we will hear is that Dr. Murray provided propofol for two months to Michael Jackson for sleep,” Mr. Chernoff said. “The evidence will not show you that Michael Jackson died because Dr. Murray gave him propofol. The evidence is going to show you Michael Jackson died when Dr. Murray stopped,” the attorney said.
He said Dr. Murray was trying to wean Jackson off of propofol and had been giving him other sleep aids known as benzodiazepines trying to lull him to sleep.
On June 25, 2009, the last day of Jackson’s life, Mr. Chernoff said, he was in the third day of a weaning process and it didn’t work.
“Michael Jackson started begging. He couldn’t understand why he wasn’t sleeping. … When Michael Jackson told Dr. Murray ‘I have to sleep. They will cancel my performance,’ he meant it,” Mr. Chernoff said.
Why such hatred toward America's freedom of religion?
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