Doctor: Jackson sought propofol long before death

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In this Feb. 24, 1988 file photo, Michael Jackson leans, points and sings, dances and struts during the opening performance of his 13-city U.S. tour, in Kansas City. Some key figures who helped manage Michael Jackson’s career are teaming up to create a musical about the behind-the-scenes making of a superstar that producers call a cross between "Goodfellas" and "Dreamgirls." “The Man,” with a book by Lamica and Grammy Award-winning composer Hart, is expected to open in Las Vegas in the late fall
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A dental anesthesiologist has told a jury that Michael Jackson asked her to give him anesthesia to help him sleep at least a decade before his death.

Dr. Christine Quinn testified Wednesday that Jackson summoned her to a Beverly Hills hotel in 1998 or 1999 and asked her to give him the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep.

Quinn said she refused his request and told the singer it wasn't appropriate.

Jackson died from an overdose of propofol in 2009 that was administered in the singer's bedroom by Conrad Murray, who was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

Quinn was testifying in a negligent hiring lawsuit filed by Jackson's mother against AEG Live LLC, the promoters of his ill-fated comeback concerts.

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