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In astonishing testimony on the third day of the court case investigating the cause of the singer’s death, Alberto Alvarez, 35, said Dr. Conrad Murray made the crucial demand even before having him call for paramedics. Dr. Murray is accused of dispensing a deadly dosage of the medication Propofol to Michael Jackson, who passed away at age 50.
Alberto Alvarez, the first bodyguard to get to Jackson’s bedroom moments before his death, was nearly in tears as he explained the instant he saw Jackson lying on the bed with his mouth and eyes open. Alvarez also informed the Los Angeles Supreme Court that the physician ordered him to obtain a clear saline bag with a bottle of Propofol inside. Alvarez said he thought he was packing Jackson’s medications together ready for him to be taken to hospital.
As he testified the moments that surrounded the day Michael Jackson died, his voice cracked with emotions of sadness, while he also reflected on daughter Paris who began screaming and crying when she saw revival attempts be made to bring Jackson back.
A recording of the bodyguard’s 9-1-1 phone call to was also played in court. He was heard saying that there was a gentleman, age 50, in need of assistance and no longer breathing.
She went to get help from Prince, telling him to hurry because the doctor needed him and that something may be wrong with his dad. She said that Dr. Murray never asked her to phone paramedics.
Dr. Conrad Murray disputes involuntary manslaughter charges. If found guilty, he can spend up to four years in jail.