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Conrad Murray trial: Doctor blocked from returning to Jackson's home

September 28, 2011 | 12:33 pm

Michael Jackson fans gather outside trial of Dr. Conrad  Murray
After Michael Jackson was pronounced dead, his personal physician asked to be driven back to the singer's Holmby Hills mansion to retrieve something, Jackson's personal assistant testified.

Dr. Conrad Murray said he needed to get "some cream that Michael wouldn't want the world to know about," recalled Michael Amir Williams, the assistant.

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Williams said he found the request so odd that he lied to the doctor saying police had taken his car keys, and told a security guard of his plans to deceive Murray to avoid taking him back. He then called security personnel at the home and told them not to allow anyone into the home, "just for the simple fact that Dr. Murray asked to go back," Williams testified.

Murray later asked Williams if someone could drive him to get something to eat, Williams said. The assistant said he shrugged it off. Murray seemed to "get the point that I wasn't going to take him," he said. That was the last he saw of the doctor, Williams recalled.

Williams had previously testified that Murray called him frantically after finding Jackson unresponsive. Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter.


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Photo: David Jack Grimsley shows his support for Michael Jackson outside L.A. County Superior Court as the trial of Conrad Murray continued for second day. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times