In day two of the Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter trial, Michael Jackson's personal assistant Michael Amir Williams took the stand to describe panicked voicemail Murray left on Williams' phone the day Jackson died.
The key points from Williams' testimony:
- Jackson's final rehearsal, on June 24, 2009, was "amazing."
- The following day, Williams received a panicked message from Murray at 12:13 p.m. saying, "call me right away." Murray told Williams that MJ had some sort of "bad reaction" and to "get somebody here immediately."
- Williams arrived to see MJ on a gurney and Murray "frantic."
- After learning of Michael's death, Murray asked Williams to take him to Jackson's home to get "some cream Michael wouldn't want the world to know about."
- Williams and MJ's director of security decided not to do this.
- It was "normal" to have oxygen tanks in MJ's house.
It's unclear whether his testimony will help or hurt Murray's controversial defense theory that Michael Jackson killed himself with a lethal dose of Propofol.Yesterday, the prosecution also played this recording, allegedly made by Jackson, a month before he passed away, to illustrate what Dr. Conrad Murray knew about the state of the patient he was medicating improperly:
Dr. Conrad Murray ...