“Murray’s Actions happened between the two days [24 and 25]” said prosecutor David Walgren. This accusation could doom Murray to four years in prison for manslaughter. According to the prosecutor, Dr. Murray began injecting sedatives in the body of Jackson since early morning hours on 25, but they did not cause any effect “Jackson had a total inability to achieve sleep,” said the prosecutor. Just after half past seven, Jackson begged the doctor to inject him his “milk” as the artist called the anesthesia that led to his death, further evidence for the prosecution to prove how frequent were Murray’s injections.
For its part, the defense argued that Jackson flew into his anxieties and fears and he ingested a propofol dose by himself to achieve the ultimate goal sleep, when Murray left his room. “He did something without the knowledge of his doctor, without permission from his doctor, against orders, he made a move that caused his own death,” said Ed Chernoff in his opening statement at the Superior Court of Los Angeles. The artist concentrated his energies on the preparation of the 50 concerts he would give in the UK, therefore felt the need to inject himself the drug to rest. “We believe he was desperate at the time he did what he did.”
On the first day of the session the artist’s parents and some of his brothers testified. It is unknown if Paris Jackson, the singer’s 13-year-old daughter, who was the only one in the house at the time of the tragedy.