Michael Jackson's staff tell of doctor's frantic call

Thursday September 29, 2011

Key aides to tragic pop Michael Jackson have told a court his personal doctor failed to get timely assistance on the day he died.

His personal assistant Michael Williams was giving evidence on the second day of Dr Conrad Murray's trial for involuntary manslaughter.

Mr Williams said he got a frantic call from the medic asking for help.

"He said, 'Get here right away. Mr Jackson had a bad reaction'. He said, 'Get someone up here right away'," the PA told the Los Angeles jury.

"When I hear a 'bad reaction,' I wouldn't think anything fatal, personally, and I wasn't asked to call 911," he added.

The most dramatic testimony came from security guard, Faheem Muhammad.

He told jurors he found Dr Murray sweating and nervous as tried to revive Michael. 

Mr Muhammad said the king of pop's older children, Paris and Prince, were in shock, and Paris fell to the ground weeping.

Moments later, the security guard testified, the medic said:"Does anybody know CPR?"

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