Testimony in the Michael Jackson death trial against Dr. Conrad Murray is heating up an LA courtroom at this hour. It is day four of proceedings, and the day has been full of important information for the judge, the jury and the public. Read more on this fourth day of testimony in the Michael Jackson trial here now.
MJ Death Trial: Paramedic Senneff Testifies Dr. Murray ‘Didn’t Respond’ To Questions About MJ During Resuscitative Efforts
Veteran firefighter and paramedic Richard Senneff testified mid-morning Friday, and what he had to say appears damning against Dr. Conrad Murray. Senneff testified that he and other emergency responders arrived at the home of Michael Jackson in late June 2009 to find an unresponsive Jackson. As they worked, Senneff says he directed several questions to Dr. Murray in terms of any underlying health conditions Jackson had. Senneff says he asked Murray about underlying conditions at least two or three times before he says Murray finally responded, “Nothing. There are none.”
Michael Jackson Trial Day 4: Paramedic Senneff Testimony Damning For Conrad Murray
“That did not add up to me,” Senneff, a 25-year emergency services veteran, told the court on day four of the Michael Jackson trial. When asked by the prosecution why he said that, Senneff responded that the IV pole hooked up at Jackson’s bedside “didn’t seeem normal” for a patient with no underlying health conditions. As the facts in this case come rushing out like waters through an opened floodgate, we’re beginning to learn not much normal was going on concerning Michael Jackson’s level of care by Dr. Conrad Murray.
Senneff went on to describe the heroic measures that were carried out by the emergency response team comprised of Senneff, firefighters and other medics. As they continued working on “the underweight patient”, Senneff says he continued pumping Murray for information, which proved mostly fruitless.
MJ Trial Day 4: Senneff: Murray Said Jackson ‘Wasn’t Taking Any Medications’
Regarding questions he asked Dr. Murray about Jackson’s medications, Senneff told prosecutors, “At first, he said, ‘No, he’s not taking anything. Then he said, ‘I just gave him a little bit of lorazepam [mild sedative]’.”
When Senneff asked Murray, “Was there anything else?”, Murray is said to have responded, “No, that’s it. Just a little lorazepam.” No mention of Propofol was made. When asked by Senneff, Dr. Murray also claimed to be treating Jackson simply for “dehydration and exhaustion”.
Senneff: Jackson Was ‘Cool To The Touch and Had No Pulse’
Richard Senneff described he noted Jackson was “very cool to the touch”, had a flatline EKG machine reading, and his eyes were already dry at the time he first observed the patient. This speaks against Dr. Murray’s claim that Jackson just stopped breathing a minute or so before the 911 call was made. Paramedics responded within six minutes of the 911 call, and Senneff says he doesn’t feel Jackson’s condition when Senneff arrived was cohesive to Murray’s claims. Prosecutors are attempting to prove Murray waited up to 20 minutes after discovering Jackson dead, and still claimed to have felt a pulse, before having Jackson staffer Alberto Alvarez call 911.