Report: Jackson's Dr. Stopped CPR To Hide Drugs
March 23, 2010 at 4:27 AM (PT)
Dr. CONRAD MURRAY, the personal physician of the late MICHAEL JACKSON, stopped performing CPR on the star and didn't call medics until he went on a "frantic mission to collect vials of potentially incriminating prescription drugs," reports THE NEW YORK POST. According to several reports, MURRAY was doing chest compressions -- when he suddenly stopped and began grabbing vials with rubber tops -- ordering a JACKSON aide to put them, along with a partially filled IV bag, into two canvas carrying cases, the worker, ALBERTO ALVAREZ, told investigators.
"[JACKSON] had a reaction, he had a bad reaction," a shaken MURRAY told ALVAREZ, whose statements were obtained by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Two of JACKSON's children, Prince and Paris, reportedly heard what was going on, and entering room and saw MURRAY and ALVAREZ desperately trying to save their dad .
ALVAREZ told investigators that "he rushed to JACKSON's room at 12:17p on JUNE 25th after MURRAY called aides and told them the singer was in trouble," writes THE POST. "When he walked in, ALVAREZ saw JACKSON lying in bed with his mouth and eyes wide open with no apparent signs of life. An IV needle was attached to his leg."
MURRAY is facing changes of involuntary manslaughter, and the loss of his medical license.