Michael Jackson’s Security Guard Says Conrad Murray Had Him Remove Drug Vials

11:19 AM PST 09/29/2011 by THR staff
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The medics who responded to the 911 call and the singer's chef are expected to take the stand on Thursday.

The third day of the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, began with testimony from the late singer's security guard, Alberto Alvarez.

While he was on the stand, Alvarez testified that Murray had asked him to remove vials of Propofol before calling an ambulance, according to published reports. (Alvarez was the one who dialed 911 on the morning of June 25, 2009.)

Alvarez testified that when he walked into Jackson's room that morning, he saw Murray giving him chest compressions, recalling that Jackson -- who was lying on his back on the bed -- seemed dead and that Jackson's children was standing behind him. On Wednesday, Faheem Muhammed, a member of Jackson's security team, had recalled Jackson's children seeing their father in the bedroom.

Alvarez testified that Murray told him to call 911 at 12:20 p.m.

Also expected to take the witness stand on Thursday are the medics who responded to Jackson's home and Jackson's chef, CNN reports. So far, those who have taken the stand include Kenny Ortega, Paul Gongaware, Jackson's personal assistant and a lawyer hired by AEG.

Murray is on trial for involuntary manslaughter; the trial is expected to last about five weeks. If he is convicted, he could spend four years in a California prison and lose his medical license.

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