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Conrad Murray's Pre-Verdict Interview: Doc Says Jackson Was 'desperate' For Drug He Called 'Milk'

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Before Conrad Murray was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of music legend Michael Jackson, he sat down for an interview with the "Today" show that TV Replay says "touched on many of the fundamental details presented at the trial."

Murray's defense team had maintained from early on in the legal proceedings that Jackson was a "desperate drug addict," which is precisely how the doctor describes the King of Pop in this current interview:

Murray contended that Jackson was deceptive drug-addict who didn't keep him fully in the loop about the various prescriptions he was receiving from other doctors. He described Jackson's final few hours as "desperate" and relayed his haunting last words. "'Please, please, let [me] have some milk,' because that was the only thing that would work." Milk is the nickname of Propofol.

The irony of youth-obsessed Jackson, 50 at the time of his death, pleading for a surgical sedative with a nickname that connotes childhood aside, Murray, and his legal team, have steadily attempted to convince the public, and, more importantly, the jury of his peers, that Murray was innocent.

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With plans for a documentary from the Murray camp set to air tonight and Monday on MSNBC, it seems the effort to favorably influence the public opinion of the fallen good doctor will continue, even as he awaits sentencing for his crime.

Here is the two-part "Today" interview:

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