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Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial

Physician Dr Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter of international pop legend

Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
An emotional Dr. Conrad Murray looks up during the defense opening arguments in his involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court on September 27, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
Dr. Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of singer Michael Jackson who died of an overdose of prescription drugs, including propofol and lorazepam, in June of 2009 (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
A video frame grab of a prosecution slide projected on the screen during the Dr. Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial shows the body of Michael Jackson (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
Images of Michael Jackson lying dead in a hospital and rehearsing the day before his death, along with recollections of the singer as a troubled "lost boy," made for a heart-wrenching opening on Tuesday to the manslaughter trial of the doctor hired to care for him (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
In opening arguments two years after Jackson's death by drug overdose of propofol and sedatives, prosecutor David Walgren told jurors the 'Thriller' singer 'literally put his life in the hands of Dr. Conrad Murray' (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
Judge Michael E. Pastor gestures at the start of the Dr. Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court on September 27, 2011 (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
Joe Jackson enters the Los Angeles Courthouse for opening statements for the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
Defense Attorney Edward Chernoff gives his opening argument. Murray's lawyers argued Jackson "caused his own death" by giving himself extra medication in a bid to sleep (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
Choreographer Kenny Ortega is the first witness to take the stand for the prosecution in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
LaToya Jackson leaves the Los Angeles Courthouse for opening statements for the trial of Dr Conrad Murray (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
Deputy District Atty. David Walgren gives his opening arguments. Murray denies he is guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson on June 25, 2009, but admits giving the 50-year-old pop star a dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
Katherine Jackson enters the Los Angeles Courthouse (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
Singer Janet Jackson (L) and Randy Jackson leave the Los Angeles Courthouse for opening statements for the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray (Getty Images)
Michael Jackson images dominate opening of manslaughter trial
Deputy Dist. Atty. Deborah Brazil questions Paul Gongaware, Co-CEO of AEG Live and Concerts West, in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr Conrad Murray (Getty Images)