The 5 Most Shocking Moments from the Jackson Death Trial
Judgment day is here for Dr. Conrad Murray -- who was sentenced on Tuesday to four years for involuntary manslaughter.
Check out "Extra's" top five most shocking moments from the trial!
Most Shocking Moments from the Michael Jackson Death Trial
In the hours before Michael's death, Murray was reportedly communicating with four women: Sade Anding, Nicole Alvarez, Michelle Bella and Bridgette Morgan.According to phone records, Murray made several calls during the critical time he should've been trying to help revive Jackson, the prosecutors argued.Alvarez, who is the mother of Conrad's child, testified.(Nicole Alvarez is pictured)
Detective Scott Smith conducted a taped interview with Murray on June 27, 2009, two days after Michael's death.In the audiotape, which was played for the jury, Murray admitted to repeatedly giving Jackson propofol for the two months he served as MJ's personal physician.
MJ used the powerful prescription sedative propofol, which Jackson reportedly called his "milk," as a sleep aid.The drug, a white liquid substance, is nicknamed "milk of amnesia" by anesthesiologists.The prosecution claimed Dr. Conrad Murray was careless in administering the drug to Jackson.(The photo shows Dr. Paul White, an anesthesiologist and propofol expert, who took the stand on Oct. 28.)
Slurred Audio Recording
On Day 7 of the trial, jurors listened to a drugged up Jackson, from the second portion of a recording made on Murray's iPhone that was played during opening statements.In the recording, Jackson mumbled, "My performances will be up there helping my children and always be my dream. I loved 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."The pop star continued, "'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."Listen to the recording here, courtesy of Fox News.
On the opening day of the trial, prosecutor David Walgren showed the court a graphic photo of Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009, dead on a hospital gurney.Walgren also showed a photo of a healthy looking Jackson one day before he died, dancing on the rehearsal stage of the "This Is It" tour.