Jackson Security Guard Alleges Murray ‘didn’t Know CPR’

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January 5, 2011 | 7:30am EST

Michael Jackson’s former security chief has alleged the star’s doctor Conrad Murray panicked when he realized the superstar was seriously ill on the day of his death, because he “didn’t know CPR”.
The star’s former head of security, Faheem Muhammad, took the stand at a court in Los Angeles on Tuesday to testify at Murray’s preliminary hearing. The medic has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter relating to Jackson’s death in 2009 and a number of witnesses have been called to testify as officials determine whether there is enough evidence to take the case to trial.

Muhammad was asked to appear in court and he recalled the tragic events of 25 June 2009, when Jackson was found unresponsive at his home.

The security chief alleges he and another guard, Alberto Alvarez, saw Murray crouched next to Jackson’s bed “in a panicked state asking, ‘Does anyone know CPR?'”

He adds, “I looked at Alberto because we knew Dr. Murray was a heart surgeon, so we were shocked.”

When defense lawyer Ed Chernoff asked whether Murray was only asking for help because he was tired, Muhammed replied, “The way that he asked it is as if he didn’t know CPR.”

Officials ruled Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest following an overdose of anaesthetic Propofol, while Murray denies administering the lethal dose.

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