Michael Jackson 'Begged Nurse For Propofol'
Conrad Murray's defence team started their case yesterday...
Michael Jackson's former nurse has given evidence at Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial, revealing the King of Pop "begged" for the drug Propofol to help him sleep.
Cherilyn Lee, who testified as part of Murray's defence, claims the Beat It singer told her doctors had approved the use of the anaesthetic to help combat his insomnia, as long as he was monitored.
Lee stated that MJ said: "The only medication that really helps me fall off to sleep right away is Diprivan (brand name for propofol)".
The nurse then went on to explain that Jackson had requested that she give him Propofol intravenously, because other sleep aid medication was not working.
She told the court: "He told me, 'Doctors have told me that it's safe, I just need to be monitored. I just need somebody to come here, I will be safe, as long as I am being monitored'."
After four weeks of evidence from the prosecution, Murray's defence team started their case yesterday, with the trial expected to last at least another three weeks.
If found guilty, Murray faces up to four years behind bars and the loss of his medical licence.