Jurors in the long-running
Allen Metzger, who treated the performer for 15 years, twice arranged for German doctors to administer the anesthetic
Rowe’s testimony provided the first evidence that Jackson had a history of using the drug or that he had used it as a sleep aid prior to the days leading up to his death in June 2009, when the singer was fighting
Jackson died after he was administered a fatal dose of propofol in his rented Holmby Hills mansion by Dr.
Testimony in the trial, which started in late April, has been delayed for about a week because of an illness in a juror's family.
Jackson’s mother and three children are suing concert producer and promoter
Rowe testified that Metzger was one of the only doctors treating Jackson that she trusted.
Metzger testified at Murray's criminal trial that the singer was concerned about his health, especially his insomnia, and asked for an anesthetic to help him sleep. Metzger testified he advised against using propofol.
He also testified during the manslaughter trial that the singer was feeling anxious about his scheduled 50 concert dates in London but felt up to the task.
After Metzger's video deposition is played, AEG is expected to play a deposition from Prince Jackson, Michael's oldest child. Prince Jackson, 16, testified for about 90 minutes earlier in the trial, detailing life with his father and the singer's final moments.
Prince Jackson also testified that his father felt he needed more time to rehearse before starting the “This Is It” tour. He said his father would sometimes cry after getting off the phone with AEG Live Chief Executive
"He would say,`They're going to kill me, they're going to kill me,'" Prince Jackson testified.