As He Lay Dying

Did Jackson's Doc Stop CPR?

As Michael Jackson was dying, his doctor allegedly halted CPR and delayed calling paramedics so he could retrieve and hide drug samples at the scene. The new statements that accuse Dr. Conrad Murray of trying to hide evidence will likely be used in the involuntary manslaughter case against him. Jackson's logistics director, Alberto Alvarez, recalls rushing into the star's room and seeing him "lying in his bed, an IV attached to his leg… mouth was agape, eyes open and there was no sign of life." Alvarez says Murray handed him drug vials and told him to put them in a bag. Murray's lawyer denied the claims that the doctor tried to hide drugs and noted Alvarez had given contrasting accounts to the police on two different occasions, calling into question his credibility.