Tape of Jackson doctor's police interview played

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors have begun playing the interview police conducted with the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death.

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren started playing the more-than two hour interview with Dr. Conrad Murray before the lunch break on Friday.

The recording has never been played in public before, nor have its exact contents been released. During the interview, Murray details his treatments on Jackson in the hours before the singer's death, including his administration of the anesthetic propofol.

The tape opens with Murray giving detectives basic information about himself and his medical practice.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. If convicted, he faces up to four years behind bars and the loss of his medical license.

Playing of the tape will be interrupted by the court's lunch break.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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