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Guard describes scene in room where Jackson found

September 29, 2011 • National News


Conrad Murray watches his attorney, Edward Chernoff, question concert promoter Paul Gongaware on the second day of his involuntary manslaughter trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted of involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/Al Seib, Pool)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last days of Michael Jackson’s life were filled with the adulation of fans, a rehearsal performance onlookers described as amazing and intense preparations for his big comeback in London.

In good spirits, Jackson chatted with well-wishers outside his home and at the Staples Center where he practiced songs and dance routines before he returned home. Then, things took a tragic turn, according to Michael Amir Williams, who testified Wednesday in the trial of the doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in the superstar’s death.

Williams, who had gone with him to the rehearsal and had dropped Jackson at home, said he got a frantic call the next day from Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray. “He said, ‘Get here right away. Mr. Jackson had a bad reaction.’ He said, ‘Get someone up here right away,’” Williams told the jury.

A security guard, Faheem Muhammad, testified that he arrived at Jackson’s bedroom to find Murray sweating and nervous, leaning over Jackson and trying to revive him. He said that Jackson’s two older children, Paris and Prince, were in shock, and that Paris fell to the ground, curled up and weeping.

Moments later, Muhammad said, he heard Murray ask if anyone knew CPR.

The testimony on the second day of the trial helped shed light on what Murray did and Login to read more

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