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King of pop's staff tell of doctor's frantic call

29 SEPTEMBER 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.

 

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"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," added the aide.

An ambulance was finally called 24 minutes after Dr Murray found the star unconscious, prosecutors said.

At the hospital the assistant said the physician made a request that seemed strange.

"(Dr Murray) said, 'There's some cream in Michael's room that he wouldn't want the world to know about,' and he requested that I or someone would give him a ride back to the house, so that he could get the cream."

 

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Prosecutors argue that Dr Murray probably wanted to return there to remove evidence of the drugs that he had given his patient that day.

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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