Investigators probing the death of Michael Jackson say Dr. Conrad Murray was on the phone with his girlfriend, Nicole Alvarez, as the music icon was dying.
Dr. Murray, Jackson's personal physician, was on a cell phone with his girlfriend in Houston between 12:03-12:13 p.m. on June 25, 2009, when MJ passed.
The girlfriend told LAPD detectives that about five minutes into the call, she heard Dr. Murray abruptly drop the phone and then heard him administer CPR.
Nicole Alvarez said there was no indication Dr. Murray, the sole focus of the criminal investigation, knew anything was amiss before dropping the telephone.
She does not know if Murray was in the room with Jackson when he called her or if he walked in just before realizing the pop superstar was in deep trouble.
Dr. Conrad Murray's role in Michael Jackson's death is still being investigated.
A bodyguard at Michael Jackson's home called 911 at 12:21 p.m., around 13 minutes after Dr. Conrad Murray reportedly dropped the phone during the call.
It has been widely reported Dr. Murray was on the phone for 47 minutes before calling 911, possibly in an attempt to cover up what had just taken place.
Other accounts of the death timeline suggest it may have taken over an hour for the call to be made. Needless to say, it's hard to pin down what happened.
But this new timetable is more favorable for him, as it now appears those calls may have been placed before Dr. Murray realized Jackson was in distress.