After a few days of testimonies in which we heard from Michael Jackson’s personal chef and security team head, attention is now being shifted toward the paramedics who first arrived on the scene.
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The two paramedics who responded to the 911 call that fateful day will take the stand one day after Michael Jackson’s bodyguard said he ran into the bedroom and saw a lifeless Jackson while his children watched.
Alberto Alvarez was directed by Dr. Conrad Murray to take the kids out of the room. “Don’t let them see their dad like this.”
According to his testimony, when he [Alvarez] returned, Murray gave him several vials of drugs and told him to tuck it away in a bag.
Those vials turned out to be filled with Propofol, the sleeping-aid responsible for Jackson’s death.
Then the prosecutors played the 911 call placed by Alvarez:
“I need an ambulance as soon as possible, sir. We have a gentleman here that needs help. He’s stopped breathing. He’s not conscious, sir. He’s on the bed.”
The dispatcher can be heard on the telephone call instructing Alvarez to perform a number of tasks.
Alvarez was then cross-examined by Murray’s defense team, who claim it was impossible for Alvarez to have done all the tasks he was instructed to do, given the timeline of events.
The attention now shifts toward the paramedics, whose testimony will either corroborate or disprove the bodyguard’s claims.
This could prove to be a turning point for either the defense team or the prosecution.
If found guilty, Murray faces up to 4 years in prison on charges of involuntary manslaughter and loss of medical license.
For La Toya Jackson, 4 years is not enough.
From her Twitter account @latoyajackson:
Although the Murray defense team has been dealt many blows, I still feel as though the prosecution is fighting an uphill battle to land a conviction. It’s a lot tougher for them to prove guilt than for the defense to prove reasonable doubt.
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