More Recordings of Conrad Murray Interview Played in Court
Dr. Conrad Murray, in his own words, described how he and an emergency room doctor broke the tragic news of Michael Jackson's death to mom Katherine, who was in court Tuesday as Murray's manslaughter trial resumed.
Murray said in court, "The doctor started to tell her that, you know, her son came in and he was having difficulty breathing and they tried everything. And she said, 'Well, how is he? He's not dead, is he?' and the doctor said, 'Yes,' and she broke down."
HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell told INSIDE EDITION, "This has got to be hell for Katherine Jackson. This is her son who, really was the leader of the whole family even from when he was a little kid, and to hear him remembered in this way, it's got to really kill a little part of her."
It was another devastating day for the Jackson family, who was forced to relive the tragedy all over again. The jury heard the rest of the taped interview detectives did with Dr. Murray just two days after Michael Jackson's death.
The police interview was conducted at a conference room in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, California.
A hushed courtroom heard Murray tell cops about the moment he told Jackson's three kids that their dad was dead.
Just days ago all three kids were on stage at the big Michael Jackson Tribute Concert in Wales.
"I hugged them all, gave them comfort to Paris, comfort to Prince, comfort to Blanket. I gave them comfort," Murray continued.
Murray says the children collapsed in tears and daughter Paris was the first to speak.
Murray stated, "She asked me, 'Dr. Murray, you said you save a lot of patients. You know, you save people with heart attacks, and you couldn't save my dad.' I said, 'I tried my best,' and she said, 'I know that, Dr. Murray. At least I know. I know you tried your best. I know you tried your best, but I'm really sad. You know, I will wake up in the morning and I won't be able to see my daddy."
Jackson's children asked to see their father's body. By this time, sister La Toya and brother Jermaine had also reached UCLA Medical Center and they were all ushered into a private viewing room.
Murray said, "They spent a long time with the family, with their dad. They cried. And I asked Mrs. Jackson if she had a desire to see him."
"His mother?" asked a detective.
"And she said no," said Murray.
Murray told detectives he was attempting to wean Michael Jackson off Propofol, the powerful anesthetic. He says he was as devastated by the King of Pop's death as the rest of the Jackson family.
"I gave Mr. Jackson love. I was his friend. I cared about him. I tried to help him. That's all I was trying to do," said Murray.