The defense ( Murray) claimed that on the night of June 25th claimed Jackson, who was tired and under pressure from rehearsing, took eight tablets of lorazepam, a sedative. "When Dr. Murray left the room, Jackson self-administered a dose of propofol that, with the lorazepam, created a perfect storm in his body that killed him instantly. The whole thing is tragic, but the evidence is not that Dr. Murray did it."
The prosecutors in the case David Walgren and Deborah Brazil, both Los Angeles deputy district attorneys, in their opening statement, told jurors: "misplaced trust in the hands of Murray cost Jackson his life". They worked hard to try and show the jury that Murray was guilty and that he was the real reason behind Jacksons death.
The trial started September 27th 2011 and was a long extensive trial. and was concluded on November 7th of 2011.