The drug is intended for use during operations at hospitals. Murray was convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter after giving Jackson an overdose of propofol as a sleep aid as Jackson fought chronic insomnia. Murray is in prison. Jurors were led out of the courtroom by 10 armed sheriffs deputies assigned to guard them during deliberations. They spent two hours behind closed doors, then retired for the night and returned Friday for their first full day of talks. Panish used his rebuttal argument Thursday to urge the jury to find that AEG hired Murray without considering whether he was fit for the job. AEG lawyers say it was Jackson who hired the doctor. In his speech to jurors, Panish suggested they might decide there was shared negligence in hiring Murray. Think of a bicycle built for two, he said. Both can cause the harm. He did not blame Jackson for seeking propofol and instead cited AEG for hiring the doctor who gave it to him. Propofol might not be the best idea, Panish said. But if you have a competent doctor, youre not going to die. Panish claimed that AEG executives such as CEO Randy Phillips and co-CEO Paul Gongaware disdained Jackson and reminded jurors of an email in which an AEG attorney referred to Jackson as the freak. Theyre a money-making machine, Panish said.
(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) Also By Mark Swed Los Angeles Times Music Critic September 26, 2013, 5:16 p.m. Gustavo Dudamel will do it again. He will begin his fifth season as Los Angeles Philharmonic music director like he did his first — offeringa free concertwith the Youth Orchestra LA, which he founded with the L.A. Phil, before going on to lead a very tony gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The big occasion for this year will be a celebration of Disneys 10th anniversary. What will be different, though, is that the free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday will, this time, be at Disney Hall, not the Hollywood Bowl. Since the tickets have already been distributed, the program will also be shown on a free live simulcast in Grand Park. PHOTOS: Gustavo Dudamel career in pictures What will also be different — besides the fact the YOLA players are considerably more advanced and worldly than they were five years ago (some even accompanied the L.A. Phil to London earlier this year) — is that for the first time the young musicians will sit side by side with the L.A.