Michael Jackson 'was healthy before he died', Conrad Murray jury hears
Published Oct 11 2011, 22:17 BST | By Tom Eames
More of Conrad Murray
's police interviews
have been played during the ongoing Michael Jackson manslaughter trial.
As the trial entered its third week, Murray's taped conversations with detectives two days after Jackson's death were played in court.
Murray's voice is heard describing what the singer's daughter Paris Jackson had told him after she discovered the news of her father's death.
She reportedly said: "I will wake up in the morning and I won't be able to see my daddy. Dr Murray, you said you save a lot of patients. You know, you save people with heart attacks, and you couldn't save my dad."
During the recorded interview tapes, Murray revealed that he helped to comfort all three of Jackson's children.
"I hugged them all, gave comfort to Paris, comfort to Prince, comfort to Blanket, which is the last little guy, because whenever they were sick, they would always ask for Dr Conrad," he is heard saying.
"After they cried and cried and cried, then his daughter uttered a lot of words of unhappiness and, you know, she will live alone without her dad and she didn't want to be an orphan.
"I said, 'I tried my best.' And she said, 'I know that, Dr Murray. At least I know. I know you tried your best, but I'm really sad'."
Murray added that Jackson had told him: "I've got to sleep, Dr Conrad. I have these rehearsals to perform. I must be ready for the show in England. Tomorrow, I will have to cancel my performance because you know I can't function if I don't get to sleep."
He explained: "I did not want him to fail. I had no intentions of hurting him. And I was compassionate."
Los Angeles Deputy Medical Examiner Dr Christopher Rogers also took to the stand, and said that Jackson was generally fit and healthy before he died.
"He was healthier than the average person of his age," Rogers said. He told the court that he ruled the death as homicide due to acute Propofol intoxication.
Rogers dismissed Murray's claims that Jackson injected the drug himself, saying that he would not have been able to do so in the short amount of time he was left alone.
The trial is scheduled to continue for another four weeks and Murray could face up to four years in prison if found guilty.> Michael Jackson trial: Conrad Murray jury hears more haunting audio