When they left rehearsal around 12:30 that morning, Phillips described how Jackson "put his arm around me, and he said to me in that kinda soft, lilting voice of his, he said, 'Thank you for getting me here. I got it now, I know I can do this. I'll take it from here.'"
12:30 a.m.: Michael Jackson's black Escalade returned to his rented mansion near Beverly Hills around 12:30 a.m.
In his second-floor bedroom, the heat was on high and a fire burned in the fireplace. Despite the warm Los Angeles June weather, Jackson was cold. Murray, his physician, arrived around 1:00 a.m. to help Jackson fall asleep.
Around 1:30 a.m.: Jackson received a 10 milligram tablet of Valium from Murray to help him sleep.
Around 2:00 a.m.: Murray injected Jackson with 2 milligrams of the sedative Ativan, delivered by a slow push through an IV.
Around 3 a.m.: Jackson received another injection, 2 milligrams of another sedative, Versed. But he still could not sleep.
About 5 a.m.: Jackson was still awake. Murray administered more Ativan. But, as the sun rose over Los Angeles, Jackson repeatedly asked for his "milk," the name he used for the milky-white drug propofol.
Murray told police he refused Jackson's request.
Approximately 7:30 a.m.: Jackson received two more milligrams of Versed. But he still could not sleep.
About 10:40 a.m. The doctor finally gave in to Jackson's demands, according to a police affidavit, administering a relatively small dose -- 25 milligrams -- of propofol, into his IV. All the while, Murray told investigators, he continued to monitor Jackson's heart rate and breathing with a pulse oximeter.
Just after the sedative entered Jackson's bloodstream, his eyes shut, his breathing slowed, and he fell sound asleep.
About 10:50 a.m.: Police say Murray told them he took a break for two fateful minutes to go to the bathroom, and when he returned, he told police, Jackson had stopped breathing.
"The doctor rushed over to him, felt his body to see if he was warm," said Murray's attorney, Ed Chernoff, of when Murray found Jackson not breathing. "He was, uh, looked for a pulse, found a weak pulse and started performing CPR." Chernoff said Murray was simultaneously trying to perform CPR and call 911.
But 911 was not called until nearly 90 minutes later. Instead, cell phone records show that for 47 minutes -- after Murray said Jackson stopped breathing -- Murray made three calls: one at 11:18 a.m., to his Vegas medical clinic, for approximately 32 minutes; one to a patient whom he called to talk about test results; and, at 11:51 a.m., to a friend in Houston, for an 11-minute phone call. The friend has said that a few minutes into the call, Murray dropped the phone, and the friend could hear him administering CPR to Jackson.
However, Chernoff issued a statement Aug. 24 claiming the police have the timeline all wrong. The statement said, in part: "Much of what was in the search warrant affidavit is factual. However, unfortunately, much is police theory... Dr. Murray simply never told investigators that he found Michael Jackson at 11:00 a.m. not breathing. He also never said that he waited a mere ten minutes before leaving to make several phone calls. In fact, Dr. Murray never said that he left Michael Jackson's room to make phone calls at all. "