Trial begins

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEBSL00014886" title="Conrad Murray" href="/topic/health/conrad-murray-PEBSL00014886.topic">Dr. Conrad Murray</a> wipes a tear during the defense opening arguments in his involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court in downtown Los Angeles, California. Dr. Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of singer <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002548" title="Michael Jackson" href="/topic/entertainment/music/michael-jackson-PECLB002548.topic">Michael Jackson</a> who died of an overdose of prescription drugs, including propofol and lorazepam, in June of 2009.

( Getty Images / September 27, 2011 )

Dr. Conrad Murray wipes a tear during the defense opening arguments in his involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court in downtown Los Angeles, California. 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.

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