Sounds and images from Michael Jackson’s life and death played a key role yesterday in the manslaughter trial of his doctor, with jurors hearing a recording of the the King of Pop speaking in a slurred voice and viewing a photo of his dead body.
Stephen Marx, a computer forensic examiner who was working for the Drug Enforcement Administration but has since retired, testified that he found the recording under the iTalk application on Murray's iPhone, which was turned over to authorities on July 28, 2009. The prosecution witness said he also discovered a June 20, 2009, voice mail on Murray's iPhone in which a man identifying himself as Jackson's manager, Frank Dileo, says, "I'm sure you're aware he had an episode last night. He's sick ... I think you need to get a blood test on him. We (have) got to see what he's doing."