‘MJ’s doc delayed calling 911 to conceal drugs’

March 23rd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, March 23 (ANI): Michael Jackson’s personal doctor has been accused of interrupting CPR and causing delay in calling 911 while he tried to conceal drugs.

Alberto Alvarez, a witness and Jackson’s logistics director, told investigators Dr. Conrad Murray, who is at the centre of involuntary manslaughter over the star’s death, the medic asked him to put rubber-topped drug vials into a brown canvas bag and an IV pouch with a milky fluid in its connector into a separate blue bag.

Alvarez added Murray only asked that paramedics be called after the drugs were stashed, the New York Daily News reported.

Miranda Sevcik, a spokeswoman for the lawyers representing Murray, said: “These leaks scream of insecurity. Prosecutors either want to taint the jury pool or bait us into answering so they can get a peak at our defense. Dr. Murray led investigators to where the propofol was before this statement [by Alvarez]. That has not been a secret.”

Murray previously confessed he waited 20 to 30 minutes before calling the authorities, saying he was unaware of Jackson’s address and had trouble summoning the singer’s staff while performing CPR.

The doctor also admitted administering propofol to help Jackson sleep and has denied the manslaughter charge.

Jackson died aged 50 on June 25 last year in Los Angeles. Coroners ruled the case as homicide caused by an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. (ANI)

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