Washington: Dr. Richelle Cooper, who testified in the Michael Jackson “manslaughter” case, has said that the late pop legend’s kids were “hysterical” when they were told of their father’s death.
Dr. Cooper tried to revive Michael for around two hours when he was brought into Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on June 25 2009, but they were unable to resuscitate him and eventually she had to give the unfortunate news of their father’s death to the children.
“They were crying, they were fairly hysterical, being comforted by someone who was referred to as their nurse,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
Cooper told the jury that the accused Dr. Conrad Murray, never mentioned administering the powerful drug, and said that he had only given the sedative lorazepam to the King of Pop.
The witness also explained she had given paramedics permission to pronounce the singer dead at his home, but he was brought to hospital as Murray wanted resuscitation efforts to continue.
“My assessment when he arrived was that he was clinically dead, and given that it had been about an hour [since he had reportedly stopped breathing], resuscitation efforts would likely be futile,” she added.