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Witness: Michael Jackson’s Doctor Interrupted CPR To Hide Drugs

Posted by Media Outrage on March 23, 2010

A witness who worked for Michael Jackson is saying that Dr. Conrad Murray interrupted CPR to hide drugs:

LOS ANGELES — As Michael Jackson lay dying in his bedroom in a rented mansion, his doctor stopped CPR on him and delayed calling paramedics so he could collect drug vials at the scene, according to an employee of the pop star who called 911.

Alberto Alvarez, who worked as Jackson’s logistics director, told investigators that after receiving a distress call from another worker June 25, he rushed up the stairs of Jackson’s home and entered a bedroom to find the singer lying on a bed with his arms outstretched and his eyes and mouth open.

At his side, Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was administering CPR with one hand.

“Alberto, Alberto, come quickly,” Murray said, according to a statement obtained by The Associated Press. “He had a reaction, he had a bad reaction.”

Two of the star’s children, Prince and Paris, came in the room and cried as they saw Murray trying to save their father. They were quickly ushered away.

The account and other statements obtained by the AP depict a grisly scene in Jackson’s room in the final minutes before paramedics arrived.

Jackson’s death at age 50 was ruled a homicide caused by an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and other sedatives.

The possibility that Murray may have tried to hide evidence is likely to be a focus as prosecutors move ahead with their involuntary manslaughter case against him.

Alvarez told police he arrived at Jackson’s home around 10:20 a.m. He was awaiting instructions for the day ina security trailer outside Jackson’s rented mansion when, at 12:17 p.m., his phone rang. It was Jackson’s personal assistant Michael Amir Williams, who said Jackson was in trouble.

Alvarez said he was “frozen and stunned” when he saw Jackson on the bed.

Murray then grabbed a few vials with rubber tops and told Alvarez to put them in a bag, Alvarez told investigators. Alvarez picked up a plastic bag from the floor and Murray put the bottles inside, then Murray told Alvarez to put that plastic bag inside a brown canvas bag, according to the account.

Alvarez said Murray then told him to remove an IV bag from a stand and put it in a blue canvas bag. He did, and noticed the bag had a connector with a milky white substance in it. Alvarez didn’t say what happened to the bags, nor did he identify what was in the vials.

Two days after Jackson’s death, under several hours of questioning by police, Murray eventually directed them to a closet in Jackson’s bedroom. In it, they found propofol and other sedatives in a bag.

Murray’s lawyer, Ed Chernoff, rejected the notion his client tried to hide drugs. He also noted Alvarez was interviewed twice by police and gave different accounts of what happened in Jackson’s bedroom. During the first interview, Alvarez did not mention being told to tidy away medicine vials.

“He wasn’t putting bottles in a bag and trying to hide them,” Chernoff said. “We are confident that a fair trial will ferret out the truth.”

On the day Jackson died, Murray waited until the bags were filled before telling Alvarez to call 911, according to Alvarez’s statement.

The documents also detail an odd encounter with Murray after Jackson was declared dead at a nearby hospital. Murray insisted he needed to return to the mansion to get cream that Jackson had “so the world wouldn’t find out about it,” according to the statements, which provideno elaboration.

Alvarez and the others who gave the statements, Williams and driver/bodyguard Faheem Muhammad, could be key witnesses should Murray go to trial. Except for the brief appearances by the nanny and the children, Alvarez and Muhammad were the only others in the room with Murray as he tried to save Jackson before paramedics arrived.

Murray, 57, a cardiologist licensed in Nevada, California and Texas, has acknowledged briefly leaving Jackson’s bedside the day he died but maintained from the outset that nothing he gave the singer should have killed him. It wasn’t illegal for him to administer propofol, though whether he followed proper procedures while Jackson was under the influence is a key part of the case.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown’s office has asked a court to suspend Murray’s license pending the outcome of criminal proceedings against him.

13 Responses to “Witness: Michael Jackson’s Doctor Interrupted CPR To Hide Drugs”

  1. Atlantaaaaa said

    What else was he suppose to do? Not hide it? LOL. But seriously, damn!

  2. Verbalism said

    It sounds like Dr. Murray’s efforts were minimal to save Michael, just to cover his own a$$. He needs the book thrown at him and never be allowed to practice medicine EVER again.

  3. MissTX said

    Damn.

  4. Sapphire Storm said

    Ok, I’m going to say this, & I’m prepared to ignore anyone who disagrees with me in an uncivilized manner. I tend to be a realist. Janet said in her interview that Michael had issues with prescription meds. That the family had tried a couple of times to talk to him, in some attempt at an intervention. She and other people said that he had star appeal and could normally get doctors to give him whatever he wanted & if one said no he would just go to another till he got what he wanted (i.e. Like with the plastic surgeons.).

    My point? Yes this doctor should be held accountable for not using his own God-given common sense and ethics and turned Michael away. Would Michael have went to another doctor? Probably. It’s called drug seeking. I see it everyday just about. But at least he would have made a stand for himself.

    People don’t like to point out the fact that Michael is at some point, at fault for his own death. If a heroin addict goes to a dealer then overdoses it’s the dealers fault, but also the addict’s. Even his family was worried about his using medicine. Again, not excusing the doctor, but let’s not paint Michael as a helpless victim.

    Like I said, this is my opinion (of course it is! I don’t state other people’s lol)

    *steps off the soap box*

    • MissTX said

      I agree with you 100%.

      But because it was Michael, some don’t wanna believe he was out there like that when it came to the meds.

  5. Mrs. 2020VIZN♥ said

    If they don’t cop that man for murder, they aleast should get him for Pedophilia/ Butt Piratetism … those perverted eyes alone should get him 25 to life, i bet he was on MJ’s every ‘beck and call’ lolol, mmm-hmm, we know MJ like the ‘little boy’ and you can tell that doc ain’t packing shit lololol🙂

  6. LMAO @ MO for puttin up this niccas pic with the “Im sorry for killing music” face & pose.

  7. Teena Thomas said

    Ok, yeah he was gonna leave evidence laying around…. He did what he was suppose to do under these circumstances. SMH… Love Mike But on the real he was a fucking Junkie!!!! A musical mastermind, with a GOD Given talent of connecting people of all races, but a JUNKIE non the less. MJ was just all messed up mentally. SMH….. RIP

  8. ucanb2 said

    HMMMMM….

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