Conrad Murray Called Girlfriend As MJ Died
Murray's former partner claims she heard coughing while on the phone...
Michael Jackson died.
Prosecutors at the trial called Murray's former partner to the stand in an attempt to find out what the doctor was doing as the King of Pop was dying of cardiac arrest.
Anding told the jury that six minutes into her phone call with Murray on 25th June 2009, he suddenly disappeared: "That's when I realised he was no longer on the phone. I said, 'Hello? Hello?' I put the phone closer to my ear."
She added: "I heard mumbling of voices that sounded like the phone was maybe in his pocket or something, and then I heard coughing, and nobody answered."
It is thought the call took place less than half-hour before Murray placed a frantic call to Jackson's assistant asking for help.
The call was one of a half-dozen that phone records show Murray made during a crucial time when prosecutors say he should have been monitoring Jackson's vital signs closely.
Murray's current girlfriend Nicole Alvarez also took to the stand saying she received a phone call from Murray as he accompanied MJ's lifeless body in the ambulance.
She claimed: "I remember him telling me that he was on the way to the hospital in an ambulance with Mr Jackson and not to be alarmed. He was worried I would hear about it."
Alvarez also revealed that the doctor had medical shipments delivered to her address, which authorities claim contained the anaesthetic Propofol.
She confessed to receiving the shipments, but denied any knowledge of what they contained and never opened them.
Las Vegas pharmacist Tim Lopez also gave evidence, revealing that he had shipped Propofol to Murray, who told him that the powerful drug was for a clinic he was running in Los Angeles.
The trial is expect to continue over the next four weeks, with Murray pleading not guilty to the charge of involuntary manslaughter.
If found guilty, he faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license.