Los Angeles, Calif. – Faheem Muhammad, who headed Michael Jackson’s security team, testified at Dr. Conrad Murray’s manslaughter trial, that Jackson’s daughter, Paris was “on the ground” and “crying” as Murray tried to resuscitate the her father on June 25, 2009.
While on the stand, Muhammad also noted that Jackson’s eldest son, Prince, was watching as Murray continued to try and give the presumably already dead singer CPR. He said the boy “was shocked and slowly crying,” while his sister Paris was “on the ground, balled up crying.”
Muhammad noted that Jackson appeared to already be dead when he arrived on scene and quickly guided the children away from the chaos occurring in Jackson’s bedroom.
Murray, whose defense alleges is a renowned cardiologist, asked anyone present if they knew CPR, according to the security chief. Muhammad said that bodyguard Alberto Alvarez rushed to assist Murray in his efforts to revive Jackson.
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Muhammad’s testimony echoed that of Michael Amir Williams, Jackson’s assistant, who testified prior, in that Muhammad also said Murray wanted to go back into the singer’s mansion after Jackson was pronounced dead to retrieve “cream” that the King of Pop wanted to remain a secret. Muhammad agreed that he and Williams decided it was best not to let the doctor re-enter the home.
He also discussed Jackson’s visits with dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein, noting that after each of the singer’s frequent visits, he would appear “a bit tipsy.” Muhammad said that Jackson once said to him “You must think I’m crazy for going to Dr. Klein every day.”
During Muhammad’s testimony, both the prosecution and defense showed the jury surveillance footage from the waiting area at UCLA Medical Center where Jackson was eventually transported. In the prosecution video, Murray is seen leaving the facility at about 4:36 p.m., just two hours after Jackson was declared dead. Murray’s defense, however, claims additional footage indicates Murray was still at the hospital at around 5:00 p.m.
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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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