A death photograph of Michael Jackson and what appears to be an audio of the drugged King of Pop were revealed at the manslaughter trial of Jackson's personal doctor Conrad Murray on Tuesday.
The photo shown during the opening statements of the trial was of the singer's lifeless body on a hospital gurney under the heading Homicide. The eerie sounding recording heard in the courtroom was reportedly of Jackson during a purported propofol haze.
The recording was reportedly retrieved from Murray's iPhone on May 10, 2009. That was almost one month before Jackson died from a reported overdose of the anesthetic propofol on June 25.
This voice recording documents Michael Jackson highly under the influence of unknown agents, prosecutor David Walgren told jurors, as reported by the New York Daily News. [It documents] Conrad Murray's knowledge of what he is doing to Michael Jackson.
Walgren said Murray gave Jackson a lethal dose of propofol then left him to to make calls and return emails the morning of June 25, 2009, according to the Daily News.
When people leave this show, when people leave my show, I want them to say, 'I've never seen nothing like this in my life. Go. Go,' the media reported Jackson can be heard saying in an intoxicated manner.
I'm taking that money, a million children, children's hospital, the biggest in the world, Michael Jackson's Children's Hospital.
Prosecution argues that Murray didn't have the proper tools needed to give the drugs and that he waited 25 minutes to call 911 when he realized Jackson wasn't breathing.
Walgren also said Murray deceived paramedics and emergency room doctors when he didn't tell them about the propofol after they specifically asked.
Murray's negligence caused Jackson's death, the prosecution said.
Conrad Murray, with his eyes on an anticipated $150,000 (per month) lucrative contract, instead agreed to provide Michael massive amounts of propofol on a regular basis in complete disregard of all acceptable standards of medical care, Walgren said, as reported by the Daily News.
Murray, 58, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and faces up to four years in prison. He could also lose his medical license if convicted.
In Murray's defense, lawyer Ed Chernoff said Jackson awoke when Murray was away and self-administered more propofol that killed him.
so instantly he didn't even have time to close his eyes, Chernoff said.
Learn more in the video below then start the slideshow to see pictures of the trial.