Michael Jackson's daughter feared being an 'orphan,' Conrad Murray said
On the tape, Murray recounted talking to Jackson's family at the hospital after the singer had been pronounced dead.
"His daughter uttered a lot of words of unhappiness, and you know, she will live alone without her dad and she didn't want to be an orphan," Murray said, according to the transcript. The doctor said he told Paris Jackson that he "tried my best."
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"And she said, 'I know that, Dr. Murray. At least I know,' " Murray recalled. " 'I know you tried your best.'"
As he spoke to two detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department, Murray was composed and patiently explained the names of the drugs that he gave Jackson — the same drugs that would lead to his manslaughter charge nearly eight months later.
In the interview played in court Friday, Murray narrated over the clamor in an adjacent banquet hall the long hours during which he tried in vain to get Jackson to sleep on drugs other than propofol, the surgical anesthetic that ultimately caused his death.
Murray is charged in the death of Jackson. He died on June 25, 2009.
-- Victoria Kim and Harriet Ryan
Photo: (From left) Janet Jackson, Paris Katherine Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Jermaine Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson during the public memorial service for Michael Jackson held at Staples Center. Credit: Gabriel Bouys / AFP / EPA / July 7, 2009 )