Michael Jackson’s personal doctor has gone on trial in Los Angeles charged with “involuntary manslaughter”.
The singer was found dead in June 2009. Prosecutors claim Conrad Murray acted with gross negligence and gave Jackson a lethal dose of the sedative Propofol that led to his death.
Deputy Districk Attorney David Walgren said that “Conrad Murray figuratively and literally abandoned Michael Jackson on June 25th, 2009. He left this vulnerable man filled with valium and Midazolam and Loreazepam and Proprofol.”
The opening of the trial was attended by Jackson’s family, including his parents and sisters Janet and La Toya. Hundreds of fans waited outside with the media.
The trial is expected to last about five weeks.