A new Michael Jackson documentary claims Dr Conrad Murray spent 25 minutes on his phone. Before calling police after discovering the singer’s body.
Killing Michael Jackson is set to explore the circumstances surrounding the late singer’s death. Focusing on three US detectives who led the original investigation.
Jackson was found dead on 25 June 2009 of a cardiac arrest attributed to fatal dose of the anaesthetic propofol. With his personal physician, Dr Conrad Murray, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and serving two years in prison.
In the new documentary, detectives Orlando Martinez, Dan Myers, and Scott Smith, claim Murray should have been convicted of second-degree murder, claiming he negligently administered a lethal dose of the drug and purposefully kept him under the influence.
Detective Martinez also claims Murray spent 25 minutes clearing away medical supplies, making phone calls and sending emails, before assisting Jackson with CPR and calling the police.
‘Mr Murray started cleaning up the mess that he had left, covering up the medical treatment that he was giving,’ Martinez said.
‘He put that away, called for help from security, and directed them to call 911 while he gave ineffective, one-handed CPR.’
Detective Martinez argues Murray attempted to cover up Jackson’s death by hiding receipts. Worth up to the value of five gallons of propofol at his girlfriend’s apartment. Saying that ‘at that point we knew this was not an honest mistake, but that this was on purpose, bad medicine’.
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In the documentary, Steve Shafer, professor of anaesthesiology at Stanford University. Claims Conrad ‘asserted things that were not true’ during his interviews with police.
Describing how he believes Murray negligently administered the drug. Shafer said: ‘Basically, Murray was using the saline bag to hang the bottle of propofol from the stand and also, I think, to hide it because he didn’t want anybody to know he was using propofol.
‘It’s insane. Nobody trained in propofol administration would not precisely control the infusion rate. Nobody trained in the use of propofol would ever walk away from a patient who is receiving propofol as a continuous infusion.’
Elsewhere in the documentary, the detectives detailed what was inside the room where Jackson died.
‘There were post-it notes, or pieces of paper taped all over the room and mirrors and doors with little slogans or phrases,’ Detective Martinez says.
‘I don’t know if they were lyrics or thoughts. Some of them seemed like poems. The bedroom was… it was a mess.’