Doc admits giving Jacko propofol

Los Angeles: Doctor Conrad Murray, who is facing the manslaughter trial in Michael Jackson’s death, admits giving anaesthetic propofol to the singer.

In a police interview conducted two days after Jackson’s death, Murray narrated in a collected, steady voice, the long hours during which he tried in vain to get the star to sleep on drugs other than propofol, the powerful surgical anaesthetic that ultimately caused Jackson’s death, the Los Angeles Times.

In the tape, Murray details his treatment of Jackson, including his administration of propofol and admits giving the medicines, which Jackson reffered to as “Milk”, but said he did not administer enough to cause death.

The interview was played on Friday, the ninth day of the trial, after defence attorney J. Michael Flanagan finished cross examination.