Michael Jackson, Conrad Murray trial, ‘story did not add up’ (video, photos)
San Francisco residents are learning in top news today that one paramedic who tried in vain to revive Michael Jackson said to the court on Friday that criminal defendant Michael Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray , gave the paramedic information that simply “did not add up.”
“He definitely died way too young,” says San Francisco resident, Kay Miller.
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
Murray gave the paramedic information on what drugs the singer had taken and what time Jackson had stopped breathing. Richard Senneff, age 27, told the court that his observations indicated differently, according to USA Today.
Conrad Murray has been accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. Murray has pleaded not guilty and could face 4 years in prison and lose his medical license if convicted.
The prosecution in the case is saying that Murray repeatedly lied to emergency medical personnel about what medications Jackson had been taking. The prosecution says that Murray gave Jackson a lethal dose of the drug propofol, normally used in operations to put a patient to sleep, and the lawyers for Murray are saying that Jackson himself took the fatal dose of propofol himself after the doctor had left the room. (See the original article on when the trial started here: Breaking: Michael Jackson doctor, Conrad Murray,…)
Senneff told the court, in the ongoing trial, that when he entered the room, Murray was moving Jackson’s body, along with a security guard, from the singer’s bed to the floor.
“An IV tube attached to a saline bag on an IV pole was in Jackson’s left calf,” stated Senneff.
Senneff was also told that the singer had no underlyng health problems.
But none of that information seemed right to Senneff.
“Simply, that did not add up to me,” Senneff said. “Doctor’s in the house, a full IV hooked up to the patient. It did not seem normal.”
Murray did not mention that he had administered propofol to Jackson.
Murray said he felt a pulse in Jackson’s groin when the hospital doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center said they could find none.
When Senneff put Jackson in the ambulance, then returned to Jackson’s bedroom, he found Murray putting medicines in a bag.
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 …)
One Fire Department paramedic, Martin Blount said he also saw Murray “sweating profusely, frantic” when the medics went into Jackson’s bedroom.
Murray only mentioned the use of propofol two days later when he told police that he had been giving Jackson propofol for two months and again on June 25 to help the pop icon sleep.
Another witness for the prosecution, Dr. Richelle Cooper, had authorized the paramedics to declare Michael Jackson dead at 12.57pm. Conrad Murray told her he had given Jackson two lorazepam doses of two micrograms each because Jackson was dehydrated. He told her he had seen Jackson go into cardiac arrest and stop breathing.
Two days earlier, however, Murray told police officers that he only found Jackson not breathing after he returned from a bathroom visit. Murray told Dr. Cooper that Jackson had only been taking Valium and Flomax. He did not mention propofol.
When Dr. Cooper first saw Jackson she described him to the court as “clinically dead.” She said Jackson had no pulse and showed “signs of a dying heart.”
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Michael Jackson, Conrad Murray trial, days 2 and 3 (photos, video)
See the video on the left for more on this story, from USA Today.