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Michael Jackson Nude Death Photo Shown on Television

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In a shocking moment during the televised Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter trial, a photo of a nude and dead Michael Jackson was shown briefly on television Tuesday.

The photo, which had blacked out the singer’s genital area, showed Jackson lying on his back on an autopsy table after he died at age 50 in 2009.

A close-up also showed the singer’s arm with the remnants of an IV hook-up and medical tape.

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The images were displayed during the testimony of forensic pathologist Christopher Rogers, who performed the autopsy and determined that Jackson died of a overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol.

Rogers said he determined the cause of death was homicide because of the way Murray used propofol improperly and because it was implausible that Jackson administered the fatal level during the two minutes Murray says he stepped away.