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Yesterday, the jury in the Conrad Murray trial was witness to three of Conrad Murray’s extra marital women. One testified that she was on the phone with Murray, when she heard coughing and people talking, but it seemed the phone was in Murray’s pocket and he had stopped talking.
Could that have been the exact time, that Michael Jackson was dying? That will be the question on the jury’s mind as they prepare to hear more taped testimony today about what Conrad Murray told the police. They will also hear an expanded version of the call he taped from Michael Jackson on his phone.
If Conrad Murray was on the phone to one of his “women” while Michael was fighting for his last breath, then it will be all she wrote. The exact time of death is the question in this trial. Murray lied to the paramedics when they arrived saying that Michael Jackson had only been down a few minutes, but they said his eyes were fixed and that Michael had no pulse.
The paramedics testified last week that Michael’s body was cool to the touch and his eyes were dry. Not exactly what they would find for a person who had just coded. This week the ER doctor has testified that they could not find a pulse on Michael Jackson when he came to the ER.
Conrad Murray did not want anyone to stop their attempts at revival, he wanted the ER doctors and the paramedics to continue CPR for as long as possible. Could it be that Murray knew Michael was dead, but couldn’t admit it?
Conrad Murray’s character is not on trial, but his care for his patient is and did he show that he cared for Michael, by stepping out of the room and making many calls? Shouldn’t he have been in the room, watching Michael’s breathing?
He did not have any machines with an alarm on Michael Jackson, like there are in the hospitals for when a patient stop breathing, so why did Conrad Murray step out? Those questions are at the heart of the prosecution case. Not to mention the use of the drug that killed Michael Jackson.
I’m glad that Michael’s mother left the country and took his children to a concert to honor Michael. I’m sure they needed to remember the good things about their father, and just take a break from this terrible trial. As this trial continues, we will see more come out about Michael’s condition, and what Conrad Murray did or didn’t do to save Michael Jackson’s life.