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Michael Jackson death trial starts Tuesday

Michael Jackson death trial starts Tuesday

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The judge in the Los Angeles trial of Michael Jackson's doctor scheduled opening statements for Tuesday.
Murray jurors asked about past star trials

Murray jurors asked about past star trials

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Prospective jurors in the Los Angeles trial of Dr. Conrad Murray were asked in a questionnaire if they followed earlier celebrity cases.
Jury selection begins in Michael Jackson death trial

Jury selection begins in Michael Jackson death trial

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Jury selection began Thursday for the Los Angeles trial of a physician charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of singer Michael Jackson.

Murray seeks Michael Jackson trial delay

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's personal physician has filed another motion in Los Angeles court seeking a delay in his upcoming manslaughter trial.
Doc's lawyers say Michael Jackson was a drug addict

Doc's lawyers say Michael Jackson was a drug addict

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Attorneys for the doctor accused of causing Michael Jackson's death, plan to call witnesses to say the U.S. pop star was a drug addict, court records show.

Dr. Murray lawyers brace for TV onslaught

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Michael Jackson's doctor asked that the jury in his Los Angeles trial be sequestered due to an anticipated avalanche of media coverage.

Jackson's kids plan to attend tribute show

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson's three children will be in the crowd for a tribute concert to their late father in Wales, a family spokesman said.
Judge: Tape shows healthy Jackson

Judge: Tape shows healthy Jackson

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- A California judge has ruled 16 hours of rehearsal footage for the ill-fated "This Is It" concert tour doesn't show pop star Michael Jackson in failing health.

Report: No plea deal for Jackson doctor

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- Dr. Conrad Murray won't cop a plea to settle charges in Los Angeles for his alleged role in the death of Michael Jackson two years ago, sources told TMZ.com
Jackson manslaughter trial postponed

Jackson manslaughter trial postponed

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- The trial of Conrad Murray, the cardiologist charged in the death of pop star Michael Jackson, won't start in Los Angeles until September, officials said.
Delay sought in trial of Jackson's doctor

Delay sought in trial of Jackson's doctor

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge scheduled a hearing on a defense request for a delay in the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician.
Murray lawyer: Jackson killed himself

Murray lawyer: Jackson killed himself

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Dr. Conrad Murray's defense lawyer says Michael Jackson was overwhelmed with financial problems when he administered a fatal dose of anesthesia to himself.
Love life of Jackson doctor an issue

Love life of Jackson doctor an issue

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Los Angeles prosecutors have made Dr. Conrad Murray's love life part of the case as they try to show he should be held responsible for Michael Jackson's death.
Guard testifies in Jackson death case

Guard testifies in Jackson death case

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A security guard says Dr. Conrad Murray told him to dispose of medical supplies at the California home where Michael Jackson died before calling an ambulance.
Hearing in Jackson death trial begins

Hearing in Jackson death trial begins

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A preliminary hearing for Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter case in the death of Michael Jackson has begun in a Los Angeles court.
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Dr. Conrad Murray reacts after the jury returned with a guilty verdict in his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles on November 7, 2011 . Murray was convicted in the 2009 death of pop singer Michael Jackson from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. UPI/Al Seib/pool
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On June 25, 2009, American singer Michael Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication after he suffered cardiac arrest at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. His personal physician, Conrad Murray, said he found Jackson in his room, not breathing, but with a faint pulse, and that he administered CPR on his bed to no avail. After placing a call to 9-1-1 at 12:20 p.m., Jackson was treated by paramedics at his home, and later pronounced dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. On August 28, 2009, the Los Angeles County Coroner announced Jackson's death a homicide. Before his death, Jackson reportedly had been administered propofol, along with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines: lorazepam and midazolam. Law enforcement officials investigated Jackson's personal physician. On February 8, 2010, Murray pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, and was released after posting a US$75,000 bail. His trial is scheduled to start September 8, 2011.

Jackson's death also triggered an outpouring of grief around the world, creating unprecedented surges of Internet traffic and causing sales of his music and that of the Jackson 5 to increase dramatically. Jackson had intended to perform his concert series entitled This Is It to over one million people at London's O2 Arena, from July 13, 2009 to March 6, 2010. His public memorial service was held on July 7, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where he had rehearsed for the London concerts the night before his death. His memorial service was broadcast live around the world, attracting a global audience of up to one billion people. In March 2010, Sony Music Entertainment signed a US$250 million deal with Jackson's estate to retain distribution rights to his recordings until 2017, and to release seven posthumous albums over the decade following his death. His death ranked #1 on VH1/VH1 Classic's list of 100 Most Shocking Moments in Music.

Jackson arrived for rehearsal at Staples Center around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, according to a magician who was there. The singer complained of laryngitis and did not rehearse until 9 p.m. "He looked great and had great energy," the magician added. The rehearsal went past midnight. The next morning Jackson did not come out of his bedroom. According to the attorney of Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician, Murray entered the room in the afternoon and found Jackson in bed and not breathing. Jackson had a weak pulse, and his body was still warm. Murray tried to revive Jackson for five to ten minutes, at which point he realized he needed to call for help. Murray stated that he was hindered because there was no landline in the house. Murray also stated that he could not use his cell phone to call 911 because he did not know the exact address. Murray stated that he also phoned security, but did not get an answer. Finally Murray ran downstairs, yelled for help, and told a chef to bring security up to the room. By the time security called 911, Murray stated that only 30 minutes had passed.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Conrad Murray."
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