Michael Jackson doctor told me to bag up drugs
MICHAEL Jackson’s doctor ordered a bodyguard to bag drugs as the star fought for his life, a court heard yesterday.
Alberto Alvarez, 34, the first guard to reach Jackson’s bedroom on the day of his death, claimed Dr Conrad Murray grabbed a handful of vials and told him to put them in a brown canvas bag.
Alvarez was close to tears as he told the hearing in Los Angeles, which was attended by Jackson family members including sisters LaToya and Janet, that he was frozen at the sight of the star on the bed with his eyes and mouth open.
Murray, he said, ordered him to place several vials the doctor had scooped up into the bag before he was told to call an ambulance.
“He just grabbed a handful of bottles, or vials, and he told me to put them in a bag,” Alvarez said.
Alvarez recalled Jackson’s children Paris and Prince walking into the room during the effort to revive their father.
He said: “Paris screamed, ‘Daddy!’ and she started to cry.
“Dr Murray said, ‘Get them out. Don’t let them see him like this’.”
Alvare rolex watches z’s voice choked as he described Paris crying and he took a moment to compose himself.
“I said, ‘children, don’t worry, we’ll take care of this.’ ”
The tes rolex watches timony could provide key backing for the prosecutors’ claim that Murray’s actions showed “extreme deviation from the standard of care”.
They say he administered propofol without the proper equipment and botched efforts to revive the singer.
Deputy district attorney David Walgren said on Tuesday that Murray waited as long as 21 minutes before paramedics were called.
Jackson died before help was summoned, he added.
A judge is expected rolex watches to rule next week if there is enough evidence for Murray to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. He could face f rolex watches our years in prison.
The cardiologist has pled not guilty and his lawyers maintain he did not give Jackson anything that should have killed the singer.
On Tuesday, Jackson friend and choreographer Kenny Ortega described how the 50 year old singer appeared sick during a rehearsal six days before his death and left early.