Michael Jackson's former physician DR. Allan Metzger has testified in court there was no amount of money that would have made him administer dangerous anaesthetics to the King of Pop.
As the fifth week of Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial gets underway in Los Angeles, the medic's defence team began calling their witnesses to the stand on Monday afternoon (24Oct11).
And Dr. Metzger, who treated Jackson on and off for 20 years, revealed the King of Pop had approached him two months before his death in June 2009, and asked for help to cure his insomnia.
Metzger told the court Jackson felt sure he could no longer be cured by any oral drug and her urged the physician to give him an anaesthetic to sleep. The doctor refused.
He said, "He asked me about intravenous sleep medicines. He used the word 'juice'. I don’t think he mentioned the word of a specific sleep medication."
Dr. Murray is accused of administering the fatal dose of surgery anaesthetic propofol, which cost Jackson his life.
His defence attorney Ed Chernoff and his team maintain the King of Pop accidentally overdosed on the drug when Dr. Murray had stepped out of his bedroom to make a phone call.
Prosecutors are trying to prove Murray was a negligent doctor who was paid well to give the pop superstar whatever he wanted, including toxic levels of propofol.
Cross-examining Metzger on Monday, Deputy District Attorney David Walgren asked the doctor if there was any amount of money that "would have convinced you to give him (Jackson) an IV of propofol in his house?" He responded, "Absolutely not."
The trial continues.