Michael Jackson’s physician, Conrad Murray made the claims of Michael Jackson’s begging last words, before being convicted of the singer’s involuntary manslaughter on Monday, November 11.
Speaking in new documentary Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship, for US network NBC, which began filming in November 2009, five months after the star’s death, Murray said: “He was pleading and begging to please, please let him have some milk because that was the only thing that would work. He really could not sleep.”
In the revealing interviews he gave for the documentary, to be televised in the US on Friday, Murray also described how the singer looked when he died.
He said: “Have you ever seen the Thriller image when he was made up? He looked that hysterical.”
Murray is currently remanded in custody without bail until he is sentenced on November 29.
Michael’s brother Tito Jackson has accused Murray of “practicing Frankenstein medicine” on the ‘Smooth Criminal’ hitmaker, and thinks Murray’s prison sentence should be longer than the maximum four years he faces in jail.
He explained: “He should spend the rest of his life in jail.
“It is unfair if Dr Murray only gets four years for what he did. He was supposed to guide Michael to better health and safety and do what was right for him.
“Instead, Dr Murray did not follow the law. Doctors are supposed to save lives, not to take them.
“The verdict did not bring any closure to me because I miss my brother every moment, every minute of every day and he should be here now. I didn’t feel relieved when I heard the verdict. I always knew Dr Murray would be guilty.”
Michael’s mother Katherine Jackson, 81, described the verdict as “bittersweet”, but LaToya Jackson, the singer’s sister, has vowed to hunt down his “other killers” and bring them to “justice”.
Murray has reportedly been placed on suicide watch at LA County Jail, where he is being held in the medical wing for his safety after fears Michael’s fans may attack him in prison.