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Conrad Murray: Jackson doctor makes frantic call, but not to 911

September 28, 2011 | 11:54 am

Trial of Dr. Conrad Murray
Dr. Conrad Murray's frantic phone call to Michael Jackson's personal assistant shortly after finding the singer unresponsive was played for jurors Wednesday morning.

"Call me right away please, call me right away, thank you," Murray said in the recording played during the testimony of the assistant, Michael Amir Williams. When he called Murray back a couple minutes later, the doctor said Jackson had a "bad reaction" and asked him to get to the house, Williams testified.

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"At no time during that call he asked you to call 911?" Deputy Dist. Atty. David Walgren asked.

"No sir," he responded.

Williams testified that he called security personnel at the house and asked them to see what was going on. By the time Williams arrived at the Holmby Hills mansion from his downtown L.A. apartment, Jackson was being brought out on a gurney, he said.

Murray seemed frantic, he recalled. "I knew it was serious," Williams said.


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Photo: A video slide projected during opening statements in the Conrad Murray trial shows two images of Michael Jackson -- one of him dancing on June 24, 2009, and one of the pop star's body on a gurney on June 25, 2009. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times