Jurors heard the iPhone recording Murray made of Michael allegedly under the influence of unknown substances.  This is the same recording from which attorneys played a snippet in the opening week of the trial.  In the recording, Michael speaks in a slow manner and slurs his words.  He speaks extensively about wanting to put on the greatest show the world has ever seen--bigger and better than Elvis or the Beatles and wanting to donate the money to build the Michael Jackson Children's Hospital.  He wanted the hospital to have a movie theater and a game room to treat as many as a million sick children; to lift them out of the depression of having their childhoods taken from them, much as his was.  "I hurt. You know, I hurt," Michael says in the recording, in reference to his stolen childhood.

He goes on to say, "Children are depressed. The... in those hospitals, no game room, no movie theater. They're sick because they're depressed. Their mind is depressing them. I want to give them that. I care about them, them angels. God wants me to do it. God wants me to do it. I'm going to do it, Conrad."

Another voice (Murray's), answers, "I know you would."
"Don't have enough hope, no more hope," Michael said. "That's the next generation that's going to save our planet, starting with...we'll talk about it. United States, Europe, Prague, my babies. They walk around with no mother. They drop them off, they leave -- a psychological degradation of that. They reach out to me: 'Please take me with you.'"  After more discussion, Michael reiterates he was "going to do that for them...That will be remembered more than my performances. My performances will be up there helping my children and always be my dream. 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. 'Heal the World,' 'We Are the World,' 'Will You Be There,' 'The Lost Children.' These are the songs I've written because I hurt, you know, I hurt."  Jermaine Jackson wiped tears as he listened to the recording in court.

Forensic expert Stephen Marx testified the recording was made on 10 May 2009.  The phone also had e-mail attachments containing Michael's medical records, some under aliases. Murray was presumably forwarding them to British insurance agents who had questions about Michael's general health amid reports he was using a wheelchair due to a back injury and suffered from cancer, lupus, and emphysema amongst other ailments.  Murray refuted reports of poor health in his e-mails to the company.   The courtroom cameras focused on a photograph of Michael's lifeless body lying on a hospital gurney then cut away; the jury was allowed to view the photograph for two minutes. 

The jury also heard a voicemail from Michael's manager, Frank DiLeo, left on Murray's iPhone five days before Michael's death in which Frank detailed an episode Michael had at rehearsal the night before.  "He's sick," DiLeo said.

Producer Kenny Ortega sent an e-mail to Murray around the same time Frank left his voicemail message.  Ortega wrote, "He appeared quite weak and fatigued this evening.  He had a terrible case of the chills, was trembling, rambling and obsessing. Everything in me says he should be psychologically evaluated."

Los Angeles County Coroner's Investigator Elissa Fleak testified about the items she found in Michael's room on the day of his death including a bag of normal saline that had been slit open.  The bag contained an empty 100mL vial of propofol that had Murray's fingerprints on it.  She also found seven bottles of medication on the bedside table, including a bottle of lorazepam pills and a dozen other vials of propofol, including one on the floor next to the bed.

Seacoast medical supply rep Sally Hirschberg testified Murray placed an order for an IV infusion set and requested it be delivered to his residence.  She said this "raised a red flag" and refused the delivery, sending it, instead, to one of his clinics.  This was possibly among the supplies recovered from Michael's room by investigators.



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