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Day seven of the Michael Jackson death trial of Dr. Conrad Murray: A startling, full recording of Jackson slurring his words was played for the jury, with Jackson saying he wanted to help sick children with his concerts, stemming from his own lost childhood.
Made on May 10, 2009, Jackson sounds heavily drugged in the recording, and the prosecution contends that the King of Pop was indeed under the influence of an unknown substance, and that the recording is proof that Dr. Murray was aware of the late icon's condition but continued to provide him drugs.
"I'm taking that money, a million children, children's hospital, the biggest in the world, Michael Jackson Children's Hospital. I care about them, them angels. God wants me to do it," said a rambling Jackson, often unintelligible, to Dr. Murray. "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."
Jackson continued on to say that he wrote hit songs such as Heal the World, We Are the World and The Lost Children, "because I hurt, you know?"
The recording, made six weeks before Jackson's death, was played for the court during the testimony of DEA computer forensics examiner Stephen Marx, who examined Dr. Murray's iPhone.
Other elements of evidence taken from Dr. Murray's iPhone included a medical record, kept under the alias "Omar Arnold," showing that in September 2008, Dr. Murray diagnosed Jackson with insomnia and anxiety.
There were also e-mails concerning an insurance policy on Jackson that AEG, the promoters of his U.K. comeback concerts, were attempting to buy. Shortly before Jackson stopped breathing, Dr. Murray reassured the insurance company of his patient's press-rumored shaky health.
The prosecution contends that timestamps on his iPhone and another cell proves that Dr. Murray was not paying full attention to Jackson while he treated him with propofol.
Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter. The prosecution contends that Dr. Murray gave Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol at home, while the defense alleges that Jackson self-administered the lethal dose. If convicted, the 58-year-old Murray faces a maximum of four years in jail and the loss of his medical license.
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