LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Two Los Angeles City fire paramedics, who tried to revive Michael Jackson, testified Friday about their attempts to resuscitate the King of Pop even though, they say, they knew there wasn’t much hope.

Paramedic Richard Senneff was the first paramedic to arrive at the Holmby Hills mansion on June 25, 2009. When he walked into the second floor bedroom, he testified that he saw 58-year-old Dr. Conrad Murray in the process of moving a lifeless Michael Jackson from the bed to the floor.

When asked to describe Murray’s demeanor, he said he was “frantic.”

Paramedic Martin Blount, who arrived seconds later, described how Murray looked to him:

“He was a little flustered ma’am. He was sweating profusely,” Blount said. “And uh… he was a little agitated.”

“When I first moved the patient, his skin was very cool to the touch… I took a first glance at him, his eyes were open, they were dry and his pupils were dilated. When I hooked up the EKG machine, it was flat line,” Senneff said.

Senneff also testified he first wanted Murray to tell him if the patient had any serious health conditions.

“I asked again what his underlying health condition was. He did not respond and then… I think it was the third time, he said ‘Nothing. Nothing. He has nothing’,” Senneff told jurors at the involuntary manslaughter trial. Murray, who has pleaded not guilty, could face up to four years in prison and lose his medical license, if convicted.

The paramedic testified he then wanted to know what medications Jackson had been given.

“And then he followed that up with ‘I just gave him a little bit of lorazepam to sleep,” he said, adding that Murray never mentioned giving Jackson doses of propofol.

After trying to resuscitate Jackson unsuccessfully, Senneff testified paramedics were prepared to pronounce Jackson dead. But Murray insisted his patient should be taken to UCLA Medical Center and said he would ride in the ambulance.

While Jackson was being loaded into the ambulance, Senneff testified he went back to the second floor bedroom to pick up his medical equipment and he said that’s when he saw Murray standing next to the bed.

“He has a bag in hand and he’s picking up items from the floor,” he said.

Also on Friday, Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor had a heated sidebar conversation with the attorneys about an interview Matt Alford — a partner of Murray’s lead defense lawyer Ed Chernoff — gave outside the courthouse to “The Today Show.”

According to the Associated Press, Pastor described the interview as shocking and ordered the attorneys in the case to not speak publicly about it.

The judge ordered Alford to appear in his courtroom on Nov. 15, for a contempt hearing, the AP reported.

Comments (20)
  1. /equality/enough says:

    Judge Passtor is making it way too difficult for Conrads attorneys to present their case. He appears to have predudice against them. I watched and he jumped on them all the time and not on the prosecution. Was he paid for by someone of the famou family. I want to see a trial that shows Americans in the best of light in the world. Not this carnaval.
    Micheal Jackson has been in the limelight on his privatelife a long time. We have seen from his childhood how he was made to be an entertainer…so where did his cihildhood go. Marriages? Really His Children? Child abuse?
    Is he really attracted to little boys? Wow now he is white. Demeral abuse substance. Now he covers up with out paying a doctor to keep him happy and able to sleep with his “milk” drugs. Who knew this was going to come out and the family could have quitely calmed everything down….but they can sell more if they have a scandal, sell books, buy out announcers ‘as it seems’ their own Media barrage, and they are not quieted??????

    1. Set Dr. Murray Free says:

      FINALLY someone who shares the same view of this judicial circus as I do! Dr. Murray definitely did not act properly under medical practice guidelines and he should be punished by the medical board for that, but to be charged with MURDER is absolutely ridiculous! This trial is ONLY happening because it is MIchael Jackson. Had this been some nobody Dr. Murray would simply lose his right to practice medicine and that would be it. Michael Jackson was no child. He was a grown MAN. I highly doubt anyone in MJ’s world ever told him ‘no’, and being his personal doctor had to be an impossible occupation. And where the h*ll was MJ’s family in all his drug abuse?! Did they ever try to get Dr. Murray to stop fueling MJ’s habit?! NO! The Jackson family have ALWAYS been attention seekers, even at the cost of their beloved family members. This trial is NO different. They are a disgusting example of famliy unity. Dr. Murray should have his license revoked and then they should send him on his merry way. I truly hope that the jury will see it that way and find him NOT GUILTY of all charges. But after the Casey Anthony case, who knows what those people will do. We live in a sick and twisted world.

      1. Barbara says:

        What was Dr. Murray’s motiviation to order drugs and have them sent to his girlfriend’s address for his “clinic” in Los Angeles, that did not exist ? You can say whatever you want but the drugs were bought under false pretenses AND should have NEVER been administered to anyone outside of a hospital setting. Dr. Murray DID NOT have to keep his job once he became aware of what was going on…. Perhaps HE was motiviated by greed. I don’t believe but he did and MJ was under his care. You obviously know nothing about addiction – – – NO ONE can stop someone else, it has to come from the person. IF Dr. Murray is found not guilty, feel free to take your family to his offices, assuming he still has his license. Oh yes, one more thing – – -Michael is not on trial Dr. Murray is..

      2. L.S says:

        That’s Right !!! Set Him Free in HELL !!!

      3. Set Dr. Murray Free says:

        @ Barbara – You sure make a lot assumptions about a person you know nothing about. Most of what you said was wrong in its entirety. First of all, I already said thta Dr. Murray acted inappropriately as a professional in the medical field. He certainly should be punished accordingly BY THE MEDICAL BOARD. But he did not, I repeat, DID NOT commit murder. Sure, he took the job out of greed. You can’t tell me you wouldn’t do the same for $150,000 a month either. Secondly, if you worked for Michael Jackson and he wanted you to get him something, anything, drugs, women, men, whatever, YOU DO IT. No questions asked. MJ wanted DRUGS and Dr. Murray complied as most personal assistants or personal whatevers do. Legally he could not order those drugs in that kind of quantity and have it delivered to one address. OF COURSE HE USED A SEPARATE ADDRESS. Do you really think it would’ve been okay with MJ if Dr. Murray said, “Well, I’m sorry, sir, but I can only order 4 vials and not 50, as you say you need.” GIVE ME A BREAK! Dr. Murray ONLY DID WHAT MICHAEL WANTED HIM TO DO! He didn’t strap Michael down on the job and force those drugs into his system! MICHAEL WANTED THEM AND HE GOT THEM! FYI, Michael is just as much on trial as Dr. Murray is. After all, he is the one responsible for his death, not the doctor. And your stupid little comment about my taking my family to Dr. Murray should he be free…. IDIOT. He’s a cardiologist, not a family practitioner, but if my child needed cardiovsacular care I don’t have a problem taking him to see him. Dr. Murray hasn’t hurt anyone, so why should I be concerned?

  2. Barbara says:

    Sorry, I meant to say I don’t believe he meant to kill Michael, but Michael was under his care at the time of his death.

  3. duh says:

    @ Murray supporters –

    Murray is charged with MANSLAUGHTER, NOT MURDER. It is defined as several different things, and what applies here is causing someone’s death without premeditation or malice. This is typically due to negligence. So far, I do clearly see negligence. There is substantial evidence presented so far that shows a significant amount of time passing between when Murray notified people in the house that Michael was ill (approx. 12:05 pm), and when medical aid was eventually called (approx. 12:22 pm). Everyone so far seems pretty clear on this timeline, and those missing 17 minutes are one part of a ‘perfect storm’ of negligence.

    I ask you to set a 17 minute timer on your micro or whatever, and then just stand there for that time. It’s a LONG time. Imagine someone’s vitals have plummeted, and is not responding to you at all. Imagine that you just stand there for that 17 minutes and then call the paramedics. I understand that Murray did not literally ‘stand there’ and stare at Michael, but he also had absolutely no equipment with him to render appropriate aid for those 17 minutes. Those 17 minutes could have very well cost Michael’s life. That’s death by negligence, manslaughter. Murray cannot claim any ignorance of how every literal SECOND counts, much less 17 minutes; he’s a medical doctor. It is clear, SO FAR, that Murray became obsessed with his OWN welfare, and ignored the welfare of the patient while critical minutes ticked by – 17 of them. I haven’t even got into the negligence of not giving factual and frank information to the first responders. He played games with them. I’m not sure how that will affect the jury, since it was clear Michael was beyond resuscitation by the time they arrived. It does, however, show the jury what Murray was likely doing, or NOT doing, during those 17 minutes that are mostly unaccounted for.

    It will be most interesting to see if he takes the stand in his own defense. He had a cell phone. We will never know if he used his cell phone instead of coming downstairs to get the CHEF, whether or not Michael might have been saved. He wasted 17 minutes insuring we will never know that.

  4. L.S says:


  5. j says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

  6. uhoh says:

    There was a murder here. The problem is, the suspect is dead. I agree the Dr. This is what happens to people like Dr. Conrad let’s money buy them. He was giving Mike drugs he KNOWS he wasn’t suppose to have. He needs to be held accountable for an accessory to murder, no actual murder. At the end of the day. Mike killed himself. The doctor is suppose to know better. Hey, who would tell Mr. Jackson no? He is the king of pop.

  7. Stephen Caraway says:


  8. Jody Temmis says:

    lol, like they care about what some kangaroo court judge says lol.


  9. JanCorey says:

    Another violation by the court that will be won on Appeal.

  10. stephanie imarhia says:

    no dont set doctor conrad murray should go to jail for what he did to michael jackon

    1. JanCorey says:

      That is right, he should go to jail for what Michael was paying him to do.

  11. stephanie imarhia says:

    free i meant for what he did to michael joseph jackson

  12. Barbara says:

    Hey “Set Dr. Murray free” YOU make a lot of assumptions about people you know nothing about. First of all YOU DON’t know I would do anything for $150,000, would you??. Secondy YOU don’t know for sure that most personal assistants do whatever, unless you are speaking from personal experience ????. What point were you trying to make when you said “legally” he couldn’t order the volume of drugs without using another address. Is that because it was not legal?? He didn’t use a separate address, he used ONE address, that of his girlfriend. Why didn’t he send them to he “clinic” he supposdly had in L.A, because there was no clinic in L.A. You do remember that Dr. Murray did have a choice to continue working for MJ. The doctor was not strapped down and forced to buy the drugs. He could have walked away, just like he walked away from his practice. Your point about him being a cardiologist should remind you he was not board certified to administer propofol in any capacity, least of all in a private residence . Not sure why you threw out the word “idiot” in your response, you must be very familiar with the word yourself. One more thing, I too wonder why you are so concerned about this case since Dr. Murray hasn’t hurt anyone, in your opinion. But, charges were brought against him for a reason by those who DO feel someone was hurt by his negligence…..

  13. duh says:

    If faced with facts that Dr. Murray did not call for professional help FOR THEIR LOVED ONE until 17 minutes had elapsed, not a SINGLE pro-Murray poster here wouldn’t want criminal charges brought against him. Not a single one. I ask you again, set a timer and wait 17 minutes. Sounds fairly short on paper, but in reality, if your loved one was dying, this would feel like 17 hours. You would want this man held criminally responsible. Just a medical board inquiry? LMAO….

    1. JanCorey says:

      Many people thought Casey Anthony would surely be found guilty of first-degree murder after the prosecution put forth their opening statement and all that overwhelming evidence before the jurors found out the prosecution’s version is often nothing more than a bunch of hot-air and fantasy-forensics. Maybe the same will happen here in Conrad’s case.

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