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Jackson's Final Days Revealed

Jurors will hear the second part of a taped interview with Conrad Murray in court Tuesday.

An assortment of drugs found in Jackson's home that have been introduced as evidence in the trial of Conrad Murray. (AP)
An assortment of drugs found in Jackson's home that have been introduced as evidence in the trial of Conrad Murray. (AP)

Jurors are expected to hear about the moments following Jackson's death in which Murray went with Jackson's manager, Frank Dileo, and personal assistant, Michael Amir Williams, to inform Jackson's children of the tragedy. Murray told detectives that they were "really weeping."

Police detectives recorded this interview two days after Jackson's death at a hotel in Marina del Rey.

Murray says he told Jackson's daughter Paris that he did everything he could to save him.

"She said, 'I know you tried your best but I'm really sad. You know, I will wake up in the morning and I won't be able to see my daddy," Murray remembers.

He also told Jackson's family that he did not know how Jackson died.

Murray goes on to discuss Jackson's history of medical problems including pneumonia and respiratory problems. In the interview, Murray notes that Jackson did not eat a lot and also had dehydration issues.

The 58-year-old cardiologist had treated Jackson in the past and discussed with investigatorswhere he kept his medical bags, which were found in a closet and contained multiple bags of propofol.

In the first part of the interview, already heard by jurors, Murray explained the moments leading up to Jackson's death.

According to Murray, he administered Jackson a small amount of the sedative propofol and left briefly to use the restroom.

"Then I came back to his bedside and was stunned in the sense that he wasn't breathing," Murray recounts.

Coroners believe that Jackson, who was declared dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, died of propofol intoxication.

And while Murray claims that he left Jackson to go to the bathroom, prosecutors shared a different story with jurors. They believe that Murray administered a large dose of propofol to Jackson and then left him unattended to make phone calls and attend to personal business.

Witnesses have even attested to having spoken with Murray that morning.

However, defense attorneys claim that Jackson had become dependent on propofol, which was used to help him sleep and Murray was attempting to wean him off the drug. They claim that as soon as Murray left the room, Jackson administered himself a large and lethal dose of propofol - ultimately killing him.

"I gave Mr. Jackson love. I was his friend," Murray said in the interview. "I cared about him. I tried to help him. That's all I was trying to do."



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