Court shown drugs in Michael Jackson trial

Thursday October 6, 2011

Jurors in the trial relating to Michael Jackson's death have been shown an enormous quantity of drugs uncovered in a search of his home

Coroner's investigator Elissa Fleak discovered bottles of Propofol – the powerful anaesthetic that caused his death – hidden in the artist's bedroom cupboard.

She also found an empty vial of the drug on the floor by the bed and an array of different sedatives and prescription painkillers in medicine bottles bearing his name.

His personal physician Dr Conrad Murray is accused of involuntary manslaughter. It came as a second tape was played by prosecutors, of the star rambling and clearly under the influence of sedatives.

He was recorded by Dr Murray his six weeks before his death.

In it he is heard saying: "My performances will be up there helping my children.

"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. I can deal with it."

Prosecutors told the court that the audio is evidence that the medic knew for weeks how his famous patient was reacting to heavy sedatives that he was administering for his insomnia.

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