For nearly three hours, the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death told police about his final hours with the superstar, who was so desperate for sleep that he was getting anesthetic injections in his bedroom six nights a week.
Dr. Conrad Murray’s interview two days after Jackson’s death in June 2009 led police back to the singer’s mansion, where they ultimately found 12 vials of propofol. It was a small fraction of the 255 vials a Las Vegas pharmacist said he shipped Murray in the nearly three months before Jackson’s death.
The interview also provided detectives with a roadmap of the drugs ultimately found throughout Jackson’s system, including the anesthetic propofol and the sedatives lorazepam and midazolam.
Murray could face up to four years in prison if tried and convicted.