The defense lawyer of Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor, alleged, that a crime scene investigator did shoddy work while she was examining the star's bed. Attorney Chernoff grilled Fleak, trying to give her troubles by aggressively questioning on her investigative skills. Questioning Fleak on her practice of destroying investigation notes after she writes her official reports and her method of photographing evidence at Jackson's home, Chernoff appeared to have partially succeeded in his goal: Under cross-examination, Fleak conceded that no investigation is without its flaws.
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Sounds and images from Michael Jackson’s life and death played a key role yesterday in the manslaughter trial of his doctor, with jurors hearing a recording of the the King of Pop speaking in a slurred voice and viewing a photo of his dead body.
Stephen Marx, a computer forensic examiner who was working for the Drug Enforcement Administration but has since retired, testified that he found the recording under the iTalk application on Murray's iPhone, which was turned over to authorities on July 28, 2009. The prosecution witness said he also discovered a June 20, 2009, voice mail on Murray's iPhone in which a man identifying himself as Jackson's manager, Frank Dileo, says, "I'm sure you're aware he had an episode last night. He's sick ... I think you need to get a blood test on him. We (have) got to see what he's doing."
Nicole Alvarez, 29, one of Murray's girlfriends and the mother of one of the doctor's seven children, took the witness stand. According to Alvarez, Murray called her when he rode in ambulance with the lifeless body of Jackson on June 25 2009. "I remember him telling me that he was on the way to the hospital in an ambulance with Mr. Jackson and not to be alarmed," Alvarez said. "He was worried I would hear about it."
On Monday, October 3, one of the hospital's emergency room doctors, Richelle Cooper, continued her testimony, which she began on Friday. She told the jury on Friday that Jackson appeared to be "clinically dead" when he arrived at the hospital. She also said had been contact with a nurse who had spoken to the paramedics who treated Jackson at his home. The two EMTS, Richard Senneff and Martin Blout, said that the singer showed no signs of live and was in cardiac arrest when they arrived at his home at 12:26 p.m..
Robert Russell, one of Murray's former patients, testified today that Murray had saved his life from a heart attack several months before Jackson's death, which is probably positive for Murray and portrays him as a caring and capable cardiologist. "The advice he gave me saved my life," Russell said. According to Russell, Murray put several stents in the arteries near his heart and helped him to change his unhealthy habits.
Michael Jackson's bodyguard Alberto Alvarez, who took the witness stand in the death trial of the singer, claimed doctor Conrad Murray asked him to hide drug vials and an IV bag before calling 911. Alvarez, the first guard to reach Jackson’s bedroom on the day of his death, was close to tears as he described the moment he saw the star lying on the bed. He also told the Court that the doctor instructed him to grab a clear saline bag with a bottle of Propofol inside. The bodyguard said he thought he was packing Jackson’s drugs together ready for him to be taken to hospital.
Michael Jackson's Personal Assistant Michael Amir Williams - has been describing in court this evening the moment he got the call to say something was wrong with the singer. Williams told how on the fateful night he found a message on his phone from Murray. It said: "Call me right away, call me right away." When he rang the doctor back, he said Murray did not ask him to call 911, but said: "Get here right away, Mr Jackson had a bad reaction." The court has been told that following Michael's death, Murray approached Mr Williams and made an "odd" request.