Michael Jackson’s wives will be called to testify for the defence in the case against Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been charged with manslaughter in the 25th June death of the international pop star. Lisa-Marie Presley and Debbie Rowe will appear in court to confirm that he slept with his eyes open. The goal is to establish that it was difficult to know whether or not Jackson was asleep or awake.
Jackson died at the age of 50 from an “acute Propofol intoxication.” The prosecution claims that Murray injected the singer with a fatal dose of the anaesthetic. The defence will attempt to prove that Jackson killed himself accidentally with the fatal dose, which after suffering poor health for so many years prompted a heart attack.
Jackson married Presley in 1994 and they divorced less than two years later. He married Rowe in 1996 and she gave birth to Jackson’s eldest children, Prince and Paris. Nanny, Grace Rharamba, who Jackson called his “wife,” will also testify. A defence source told News of the World, “We are going to call the significant others in Jackson’s life to talk about his long-term drug use and behaviour. We’ve found he would appear dopey and sleep with his eyes open when he had taken meds. We want the women closest to him to verify this. We’ll also ask his doctors about how he slept after being knocked out. This could be a key part in the defence.”