Conrad Murray trial: ‘Another day of sadness,’ La Toya tweets
In a series of tweets from the courthouse on Tuesday and Wednesday, La Toya Jackson provided a glimpse of the family's experience.
"Just arrived at court. Another day of sadness," La Toya Jackson tweeted Wednesday morning.
Then, during a lunch break -– Chinese food in a private room -– she said, "It's so excruciating to relive the moments when Mike [passed]. It's even hard to pretend to be strong for my brother."
Wednesday's testimony included Michael Jackson's personal assistant Michael Amir Williams, who recounted a panicked phone call from Murray after finding an unresponsive Jackson.
"I can't help but to wonder how one can be so … careless," La Toya Jackson tweeted.
On Tuesday, the first day of trial, prosecutors played a recording of what sounded like a heavily drugged Michael Jackson. That recording showed that Murray was aware of "Michael's state" as he continued to offer him drugs, Deputy Dist. Atty. David Walgren said.
As the recording played, Katherine Jackson bit her lip and wiped away tears as her daughter, La Toya Jackson, held her hand.
-- Kimi Yoshino
Photo: Michael Jackson's sister La Toya Jackson arrives at Dr. Conrad Murray's trial Wednesday. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times