Closing Arguments in Conrad Murray Trial
Closing arguments are made in the Conrad Murray manslaughter trial for the death of Michael Jackson. Meanwhile, INSIDE EDITION found Dr. Murray on the beach just hours before appearing in court.
It's the dramatic closing arguments at the manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.
"Conrad Murray caused the death of Michael Jackson. For Michael's children, this case will go on forever because they do not have a father," said prosecutor David Walgren.
Walgren projected an image of Michael Jackson on a screen in the courtroom showing him at the final rehearsal for his This Is It tour, then spoke about the tragic impact his shocking death the very next day had on his children.
"Paris had to come in and see her father in that condition and scream out, 'Daddy!' " said Walgren.
The trial that's gripped America now comes down to this—lawyers for both sides make their final impassioned pleas to the jury of seven men and five women. After six weeks of shocking twists and turns, the question remains: Did Dr. Murray accidently kill Michael Jackson?
The Jackson family turned out in force Thursday for closing arguments.
And INSIDE EDITION found Murray, just hours before closing arguments, on the beach playing with his two-year-old son Che and walking with his girlfriend Nicole Alvarez near the Santa Monica Pier.
Alvarez was a memorable witness in a tank top and bare arms who testified that Murray called her from the ambulance as Michael Jackson was rushed to the hospital. Alvarez is one of four different girlfriends who Murray communicated with that day.
The prosecutor reminded the jury about that heartbreaking recording of an out-of-it Jackson made by Dr. Murray on his cell phone. On the recording Jackson said, "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.' "
Walgren said to the court, "Michael Jackson trusted Conrad Murray. He trusted him with his life."
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