MJ’s doctor accused of spending 45 minutes on phone as he lay dying

Washington: Dr Conrad Murray, the personal medic of Michael Jackson, who has been accused of “manslaughter” in the King of Pop’s trial, was on the phone for 45 minutes while the singer was dying.

According to the prosecution, Murray spent 45 minutes on the phone as the pop legend lay dying.

Murray was accused of making five calls to friends for business purposes and to a cocktail waitress, after administering a 25mg dose of anaesthetic Propofol to the singer at 10.40am on June 25, 2009.

Prosecution lawyers told the court in Los Angeles that the doctor was speaking to cocktail waitress Sade Anding when he first noticed something was wrong with Michael at 11.51am, Contactmusic reported.

“This phone call is likely the time Conrad Murray first noticed Michael Jackson``s lifeless body. It won``t reveal to you the time of Michael Jackson``s death but it may reveal to you when Conrad Murray first noticed he had died,” Deputy District Attorney David Walgren told the jury.

Murray later called out for security guard Alberto Alvarez into the house and tried to resuscitate him while the ambulance was on its way, but Michael had died by the time it reached.

If found guilty, Murray could face four years in jail.


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