Michael Jackson: Pop star's personal assistant to testify
A day after the manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray started with audio of a drugged Michael Jackson, jurors are expected to hear testimony from the singer's assistant about the chaos that erupted the day Jackson died.
Michael Amir Williams testified at Murray's preliminary hearing in January, calling the day "just a horrible, crazy experience."
Williams previously described Murray as acting "strange, odd, weird" at the hospital after Jackson's death.
Williams was in the room just minutes after Dr. Conrad Murray realized Michael Jackson was not breathing. He was also the one who loaded Jackson's kids into an SUV to follow the ambulance that carried their father to the hospital.
Recounting those frantic moments and the time he spent with Conrad Murray in the hospital could make for dramatic and heart-wrenching testimony.
The defense may also want to talk with Williams later in the trial about trips he took with Jackson to a Beverly Hills clinic, where another doctor gave the singer numerous shots of pain medication.
A Jackson security guard also is expected to testify Wednesday.
-- Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim at L.A. County Superior Court
Photo: Conrad Murray, left, looks to his defense attorney Edward Chernoff during his involuntary manslaughter trial in downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times