Manslaughter Hearing Begins For Michael Jackson’s Doctor
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson’s personal assistant is testifying in Los Angeles about a chaotic scene at the singer’s rented mansion and a hospital on the day that he died.
Prosecutors questioned Michael Amir Williams on Tuesday about a brief conversation he had with Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death.
Williams describes Murray calling him and frantically asking him to get help from bodyguards for the singer, who was in a bedroom. Prosecutors contended earlier in the preliminary hearing that Jackson was already dead.
Williams says Murray told him the singer had a “bad reaction” and that help was immediately needed, but that the doctor didn’t ask him to call 911.
Williams says it was “chaos” at the mansion and the hospital, with crowds gathering.
Jackson’s mother, Katherine, and sister LaToya and brother Jackie are attending the hearing.
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