Prosecution's Witness Tells Jury that Conrad Murray 'Failed' in His Care for Michael Jackson
A key witness in the prosecution's case against Conrad Murray had some strong words for the court yesterday, reports the Huffington Post.
Dr. Steven Shafer, an anesthesiologist, told the jury that Murray "has been entrusted by Michael Jackson to look after his safety every night, and he has failed."
This statement came as part of the prosecution's assertion that Murray administered the anesthetic propofol to Jackson at the singer's request, as a sleep agent. Propofol is often used during surgery. Witnesses for the prosecution have repeatedly said that Murray was out of line in allegedly giving Jackson the drug to help him sleep, and that he stepped further out of bounds when he allegedly left the room after believing that Jackson had dozed off.
Shafer also told the jury that Murray was "responsible for every drop of propofol in that room."