Michael Jackson, Conrad Murray trial, days 2 and 3 (photos, video)
Today, on day three of the Conrad Murray trial–the doctor for Michael Jackson--the prosecutors are hoping to show jurors that the doctor for Michael Jackson who gave him propofol, delayed when it came to calling 911 to get the pop star help on the day Jackson died.
(See the original article on when the trial started here: Breaking: Michael Jackson doctor, Conrad Murray,…)
Michael Jackson is connected to San Francisco because Bay Area Flash Mob did a Michael Jackson Tribute in Dolores Park in San Francisco on Aug 28 2011 (See that video on the left-hand side).
“It will be interesting to see what happens in this trial,” says San Francisco resident and Michael Jackson fan, Diane Thornton.
First witness to the stand today will be Alberto Alvarez, Michael Jackson’s bodyguard. Alvarez was the first of Jackson’s bodyguards to go into Jackson’s bedroom after the pop icon was found unresponsive. Alberto Alvarez is expected to inform jurors today that Jackson’s physician instructed him to gather up pill bottles and an IV bag of milky liquid that looked like Propofol, says the Los Angeles Times.
Dr. Conrad Murray had originally wanted $5 million to be Jackson’s physician. (See that article here: Michael Jackson death, doctor had wanted $5 million …)
It’s alleged that Jackson’s death could have been prevented and with the help of Conrad Murray, Jackson’s cardiologist–the star might be alive today, had the doctor been less negligent, says San Francisco news station ABC 7 Local.
Yesterday, day 2 of the Conrad Murray trial, came after a day of what has been called “gripping testimony and shocking evidence,” on the first day. The jury listened to evidence from Faheem Muhammed, the head officer in Michael Jackson’s security team. Muhammed was summoned to Jackson’s room by Conrad Murray the day Michael Jackson passed away. He was asked if he knew CPR.
According to TheWrap.com, Michael Jackson’s former personal assistant, Michael Williams, told the jury that after Jackson was pronounced dead, Dr. Conrad Murray tried to get back into Jackson’s home to retrieve a cream that “Jackson would not want the world to know about.” Dr. Murray was refused that re-entry.
ABC 7 Local in San Francisco says that the autopsy results have revealed that Michael Jackson died at his Los Angeles home on June 25, 2009, age 50. Jackson passed away from an overdose of the anesthetic drug, propofol, along with other sedatives. Conrad Murray said he was by Jackson’s side on the day the pop star died. Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to the charge of involuntary manslaughter. If convicted, Murray could get four years in jail.
Murray’s attorneys claim that Jackson took propofol while the doctor was not at his bedside.
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