Sunday 25 June 2017

Trial of Jackson's doctor for TV in US

Nick Allen in Los Angeles

The keenly awaited trial over the death of Michael Jackson opens today as his personal physician faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter after the singer's demise more than two years ago.

The case against Dr Conrad Murray will be screened live on US television and its every twist and turn will be followed by millions of the late entertainer's fans.

It will also be the first chance for Dr Murray to give a public account of the events leading to Jackson's death from a drug overdose on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50.

In court, the lawyers will focus on the role of the drug propofol, a powerful anaesthetic intended only for use in hospitals.

Evidence about Jackson's use of the drug is expected to dominate the trial.

The singer called it his "milk" and used it to relieve his insomnia. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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