Recording Of A Slurring Jackson Played For Jurors
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Prosecutors played an audio recording of a rambling Michael Jackson for jurors Wednesday, taken six and a half weeks before he died.
The 4-minute recording was taken on Murray’s iPhone on the morning of May 10, 2009 and was found by computer forensic examiner Stephen Marx.
In the recording Jackson rambled slowly of his “This Is It” concerts, “Elvis didn’t do it. Beatles didn’t do it. We have to be phenomenal.”
Jackson said his final performances were driven by his love for children and his desire to build a large hospital for them.
The jury was also shown what Murray’s iPhone screen looked like the morning Jackson died. Marx testified that the doctor retrieved and wrote emails as late as 11:17 a.m., less than an hour before Jackson was discovered not breathing.
The emails show correspondence between AEG executives and insurance agents concerned about Michael Jackson’s health just hours before he died.
In later testimony, prosecutors called Coroner Investigator Elissa Fleak. Fleak identified the many vials and tubes of medications recovered from Jackson’s bedroom, including the nearly empty bottle of propofol, which prosecutors believe contained the fatal dose.
Authorities say Murray administered the fatal dose of propofol to Jackson. His defense maintains that it was the pop star who gave himself the lethal dose.