THE MANSLAUGHTER trial of Michael Jackson's doctor began yesterday with the courtroom equivalent of the atom bomb: a macabre death photo of the King of Pop. Oh, and for good measure there was audio of his voice slurring through a drug-fueled haze. Over Jackson's lifeless body on the hospital gurney? One word: "HOMICIDE."
The Thriller star died of an overdose surgery-strength anesthetic propofol on June 25, 2009 send millions into mourning around the world. Now, his doctor, Conrad Murray, is on trial for manslaughter. Jackson can be heard slurring: "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.' "I'm taking that money, a million children, children's hospital, the biggest in the world, Michael Jackson's Children's Hospital."
The prosecution's case? They believe Murray was juicing the pop star to the guns with serious pharmaceuticals that could kill an elephant. MORE IN THE NY DAILY NEWS