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- Posted on Mar 23rd 2010 12:00PM by Dan Reilly
Alvarez, who worked as Jackson's "logistics director," told police that he was called to Jackson's bedroom by Michael Amir Williams, a personal assistant, on June 25, 2009 and found the pop star unconscious in bed and attached to an IV. While Murray performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, Alvarez assisted with CPR. At one point, Jackson's children, Prince and Paris, entered the room but were taken outside by a nanny.
Murray allegedly told Alvarez that Jackson "had a bad reaction," most likely to propofol, a powerful anesthetic that Murray admits to giving Jackson and was cited as a cause of death in the coroner's report. Alvarez claims that Murray was giving Jackson CPR when the doctor stopped to collect several vials with rubber tops, which he then gave to Alvarez to place in a bag. Murray also allegedly instructed Alvarez to remove the IV bag and place that in a canvas sack. After that was done, Murray called 911.
After paramedics arrived, they and Murray attempted several rounds of resuscitation before Jackson was ultimately declared dead. Williams told investigators that Murray asked to be taken back to the mansion so he could pick up a cream of Jackson's "so the world wouldn't find out about it." So far, there are no indications as to what that cream could be. Two days after the death and after several hours of questioning, Murray led police to the canvas bag containing the propofol, which was in Jackson's closet.
Ed Chernoff, a lawyer for Murray, claims that Alvarez has been inconsistent in his statements to police, and only mentioned the vials in his second interview. "He didn't say any of those things, then two months later, all of a sudden, the doc is throwing bottles into the bag," Chernoff said. "Alvarez's statement is inconsistent with his previous statement. We will deal with that at trial."