Michael Jackson Trial: How Much Drugs Was He On? (LISTEN!)
Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson trial are now focusing on the sheer quantity of prescription medications he was on, and played heartbreaking recordings of the King of Pop slurring his speech in his last days.
The District Attorney displayed in court the many prescription drugs found in Jackson’s home, including propofol, lidocaine, lorazepam and more. He will be calling on toxicology experts to testify about how these drugs may have interacted and led to Jackson’s death.
The allegations are that Jackson’s cardiologist, Dr. Conrad Murray, administered the drugs that killed the pop superstar, making the doctor guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The defense is trying to argue that Michael took the fatal combination of drugs himself, while the doctor was not present.
Haunting audio was played for the jury of Michael speaking in his last days, clearly groggy and heavily medicated. His speech is slow and slurred, difficult to even understand at times. Jackson spoke about the pain of not having had a childhood, and how he hoped to make up for that by using the proceeds of his comeback tour to build a children’s hospital that would ease the suffering of other children.
It’s a difficult way to remember the King of Pop, but fans should look past the mumbled words to the ideas behind them. Though his speech was slurred by illness and drugs, Michael clearly still knew his own mind, what mattered to him and what he wanted for the world.