London: Late King of Pop Michael Jackson slept with his eyes open, a court will hear.
According to The News of the World, the Thriller hitmaker’s ex-wives and lovers are to be testified to confirm the latest astounding fact about his private life.
And this evidence will then be used by defence lawyers representing Dr Conrad Murray.
Murray, who’s fighting a homicide charge, aims to prove how difficult it was to tell whether dopey MJ, who died from "acute Propofol intoxication" on June 25 last year, was asleep or awake.
Debbie Rowe, mother of MJ’s eldest kids Prince and Paris, Lisa-Marie Presley and nanny Grace Rwaramba, who he called his "wife", will be quizzed at Murray's trial this year.
Murray, 56, is charged with manslaughter over claims he injected the singer with a fatal dose of the anaesthetic.
A defence source said: "Conrad Murray's future is at stake here and we will do all we can to prove that he did not deliver a fatal overdose to Jackson.
"We are going to call the significant others in Jackson's life to talk about his long-term drug use and behaviour.
"We've found he would appear dopey and sleep with his eyes open when he had taken meds. We want the women closest to him to verify this. We'll also ask his doctors about how he slept after being knocked out. This could be a key part in the defence."
The source added: "This wasn't a case of a doctor giving a fatal dose to a clean patient. Jackson had a long history of extensive drug use."
Dr Murray's lawyer Ed Chernoff confirmed they will quiz family members about the singer’s secret life.
First Published: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 11:56