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Michael Jackson’s chef took the witness stand on Thursday during the trial for Conrad Murray, saying that the singer’s doctor interrupted her meal preparation, urging her for help.
“He said, ‘Go get help. Go get security. Go get Prince,’” Kai Chase testified, the Los Angeles Times reports. She recalled that the doctor was “flustered” and “screaming.” The prosecution noted that Chase’s meeting with Murray occurred minutes after Jackson had stopped breathing and approximately 10 minutes before an ambulance was called for.
Chase testified that Murray never asked or requested her to dial 911.
Jurors also listened to the 911 call made by Jackson’s security guard Alberto Alvarez, who also took the stand, that prosecutors are arguing was delayed about 30 minutes. “I need an ambulance as soon as possible,” Alvarez told the emergency operator in the recording, which featured him telling the operator that a 50-year-old man had stopped breathing.
The operator asked whether the “personal doctor” was aware of what had happened, with Alvarez heard relaying the question to Murray, who replied by asking for the paramedics to hurry.
“He’s not responding to anything, sir,” Alvarez told the operator.
During his testimony, Alvarez testified that Jackson’s children saw Jackson’s lifeless body in his bedroom, before they were taken out of the room.
Murray is on trial for involuntary manslaughter and if convicted, could serve up to four years in California prison and lose his medical license.
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