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People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray

Michael Jackson Had "Episode"

Days Before Death

10/5/2011 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Computer Forensic Examiner -- Stephen Marx Testifies
Updated 10/05/11 at
09:55 AM



Dramatic testimony today ... suggesting there were strong signs Michael Jackson's health was deteriorating days before his death.

Stephen Marx -- the forensic expert who analyzed Dr. Conrad Murray's iPhone -- uncovered a voicemail message in which Michael Jackson's manager referred to "an episode" MJ had five days before he died.

Prosecutors played the June 20th message during Marx's testimony -- in which Michael's manager Frank DiLeo says, "I'm sure you're aware [Michael] had an episode last night."

Frank clearly believed Michael had a drug problem, claiming, "He's sick. I think you need to get a blood test on him. We gotta see what he's doing."

You'll recall ... Kenny Ortega and others talked about MIchael's heath problems during rehearsal on June 19, 2009, which triggered a confrontation between Ortega and Murray at MJ's house the next day.

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