Los Angeles, Calif. – Michael Amir Williams, who worked as Michael Jackson’s assistant, testified at Dr. Conrad Murray’s manslaughter trial Wednesday, noting on the day of the singer’s death, Murray called him saying Jackson has a “bad reaction” to something.
Williams kept the voice mail from Murray – even documenting it by videotaping himself listening to the message on his iPhone.
He testified that the evening before his death, Jackson was in great spirits and had engaged in an “amazing” rehearsal for his final final concert tour, ‘This Is It.’
The next day, on June 25, 2009 at 12:13 p.m., Williams received a voice mail from Murray saying, “Call me right away,” noting that Jackson had a “bad reaction.” The doctor also asked Williams to “get somebody here immediately.”
To watch Williams’ recording regarding Murray’s message, click here.
When Williams arrived at Jackson’s Holmby Hills home, he testified he saw a “frantic” Dr. Murray. He noted that when it was learned Jackson was dead, Murray asked Williams if he could enter the singer’s estate to retrieve some “cream” that “Michael wouldn’t want the world to know about.”
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Williams testified he was unsure if he should let Murray enter the home and consulted with the King of Pop’s head of security, Faheem Muhammad, regarding the issue. The two men determined they would not let Murray back into Jackson’s mansion.
Under cross-examination by defense attorney Ed Chernoff, Williams admitted he had not told authorities about Murray’s insistence to re-enter Jackson’s home to retrieve “cream” until two months after the singer’s death.
In addition, Williams testified that when Jackson left the frequent appointments he had with his dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, he appeared to speak “slower.”
During opening statements, Murray’s defense inferred that Klein actually hooked Jackson on the powerful drug demerol, which was argued caused his severe insomnia.
To see photos used for prosecution opening statements at the trial regarding Michael Jackson’s death, click here.
Murray is charged with manslaughter, accused of administering a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol to Jackson on June 25. His defense, however, has argued that Murray did not give the singer enough of the drug to kill him and that Jackson took the lethal dose of propofol himself without Murray’s knowledge.
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