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Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard, Alberto Alvarez, testified in a Los Angeles courtroom that Dr. Conrad J. Murray asked him to grab medicine and an IV bag before an ambulance was called for Jackson the day he died.
Murray is currently on trial facing four years in prison for possible responsibility in Jackson’s death. Murray prescribed the medication, propofol, as a sleep aid, but authorities claim it was the main cause of death. Jackson was discovered not breathing at 11:56 a.m. on June 25, 2009. Jackson was eventually pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m. as the controversy of the time of death compared to the 911 call and the possibility of whether Jackson could have been saved was reported by ABC News.
Jackson’s iconic career began in the '70s with the Jackson Five and the dubbed King of Pop had 13 number one singles and 13 Grammys. Jackson’s success was not without difficulties and controversy. Jackson was called into question about his relationship with children and in addition to his bizarre behavior, Jackson’s Neverland Ranch was facing foreclosure before his death.
The jury for the trial of Conrad J. Murray was selected on September 23, 2011. Murray’s defense team argued that Jackson took the propofol himself along with other sedatives without his doctor’s knowledge, according to Reuters. Alberto Alvarez took the stand on Thursday, September 29, 2011.