Nightly News   |  October 03, 2011

Witness: Jackson was clinically dead on arrival

According to in-court testimony at the Conrad Murray trial, the emergency room team working on the night of Michael Jackson's death never had a chance to save him because he had died long before he arrived in the ER. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: The other big trial we continue to watch tonight, of course, jurors in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray . We're told today that the ER team on the night of Michael Jackson 's death never had a chance to save him. He had died long before he arrived in the emergency room. That was the testimony from an ER doctor that took the stand today in LA. She said Dr. Murray told her he'd given Jackson small doses of a sedative but never mentioned that he had administered the powerful and anesthetic propofol to help Jackson sleep.