Los Angeles: A prosecutor told jurors that Michael Jackson's doctor is responsible for the singer's death and for leaving the pop superstar's children without a father.
   
Deputy District Attorney David Walgren invoked Jackson's children early in his final statements, saying that the singer had them in mind in his final days and it was a driving force behind his planned series of comeback concerts.
   
"For Michael's children, this case will go on forever, because they do not have a father," Walgren said.

"They do not have a father because of the actions of Conrad Murray."
   
Walgren repeatedly invoked the children recounting for jurors how Jackson's daughter Paris came upon Murray frantically trying to revive her lifeless father and screaming, "Daddy!"

Walgren urged jurors to convict Murray of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson's death on June 25, 2009.

"Ladies and gentlemen, the evidence in this case is overwhelming," the prosecutor said after thanking jurors for their attentiveness throughout the case.
   
"Michael Jackson trusted Conrad Murray," Walgren said. "He trusted him with his life."

Throughout the trial, Walgren has cast Murray as an inept, reckless physician who was distracted on the morning of Jackson's death after giving the singer a powerful dose of the anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid.

(Agencies)