It hasn't been an easy couple of weeks for the Michael Jackson jury or the Jackson family. The ongoing Conrad Murray manslaughter trial has included eerie recordings, macabre photos, and now, some pretty shocking details and photos of the death scene.
One of the photos shown during the trial was of Jackson's bedroom closet. A white, bloody shirt hangs, with its price tag still attached. There was question over why the tag was still attached—presumably the shirt was used to wipe up blood—and why investigators didn’t remove it from the scene as evidence.
In that same closet, Dr. Murray allegedly stored the Propofol along with IV equipment.
In other photos, the bed where Jackson died is shown, and prosecutors made the point that Murray tried to revive the singer on the soft bed instead of the floor, which would have been a better option.
Another disturbing photo was also released—bottles upon bottles of prescription drugs lining Michael Jackson's bedside. Investigator Elissa Fleak testified on Wednesday, confirming that she found a huge collection of pill bottles by the singer's bed the day of his death. The prescriptions include Diazepam, Lorazepam and Temazepam. Fleak also says she found a bag full of Propofol vials. Jackson's security guard, Alberto Alvarez, claims he packed the same bag per Murray's orders before calling 911.
On Wednesday, jurors were also played a disturbing audio clip from Murray's iPhone. Jackson's speech was highly slurred as he talked about having a sad childhood.
"I love them because I didn't have a childhood," Jackson explains, of why kids are his primary cause. "I had no childhood. I feel their pain. I feel their hurt."
Jackson then goes silent for 13 seconds, when Murray asks, "Are you OK?" Jackson's response: "I am asleep."
There was also a voicemail played that was sent to Murray from Jackson's former manager, Frank Dileo:
"Would you please call me?" Dileo asks. The message was time-stamped June 20, 2009 – just days before Jackson's June 25 death. Dileo continues: "I'm sure you're aware [Jackson] had an episode last night; he's sick … I think you need to get a blood test on him today; we gotta see what he's doing."
Earlier this week, Nicole Alvarez, the girlfriend and baby mama of Conrad Murray, took the stand to testify. She admitted that she signed for packages of Propofol but had no idea what they were as they were delivered to her apartment.