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Michael Jackson doctor told detectives he took all safety precautions
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' The doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death tells detectives in a recorded interview that he took all possible precautions for the singer's safety before giving him a powerful anesthetic.
Jurors are listening to the recording on the ninth day of Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial. Murray has pleaded not guilty.
The doctor tells detectives that he was giving the singer the anesthetic propofol daily for two months except for three days before Jackson's death to try to wean the singer off the drug.
Murray is heard telling the detectives that he kept oxygen nearby and a fingertip monitor to check Jackson's oxygen saturation level.
Prosecutors contend Murray was reckless and the equipment wasn't adequate to properly monitor Jackson.