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Eyewitness: Dr. Conrad Murray Hid the Propofol

3/22/2010 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Eyewitness: Dr. Conrad Murray TMZ has learned the man who called 911 at Michael Jackson's house the day he died told police Dr. Conrad Murray hid bottles of Propofol from family members and authorities.

The witness -- bodyguard Alberto Alvarez -- told cops he saw Dr. Murray running around the room hiding Propofol bottles in a closet near the room where the doctor administered the drug to Jackson.

Authorities found bottles of the anesthetic in what looks like a secret compartment area of the closet.

A source close to Dr. Murray told TMZ Alvarez made the statement two months after Jackson's death ... in the office of his lawyer, Carl Douglas ... when Alvarez was questioned again by cops. Douglas, by the way, is also a lawyer for the Jackson family.

The source says Alvarez' statement contradicts what he told cops the day of Jackson's death. The source says Alvarez never told cops at the scene about hiding Propofol.

The source notes ... and we have confirmed ... Dr. Murray told cops two days after Jackson's death where the Propofol bottles could be found.

As we first reported, one of the bottles of Propofol in the closet was empty with a large tear in the rubber stopper. Law enforcement sources believe Dr. Murray may have connected the large bottle of Propofol directly into the IV and a massive amount of the drug, they believe entered Jackson's system and killed him.

UPDATE
: We're also told Alvarez told cops during the interview in Douglas' office that he saw a milky white substance in an IV bag. As we first reported the IV bag in the room contained no traces of Propofol.

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31.

justice4MJ    

sooo Murray LIED and HID EVIDENCE
what the heck more do we need to put him in jail for a long time???
---Justice4MJ---

1641 days ago
32.

justice4MJ    

and again, not a good picture of Michael. Why do you guys always have to put bad pictures of MJ up? it's like you want to live in the 1800s or something when pictures werent of good quality.

FIND SOME GOOD PICTURES, IT'S NOT HARD

1641 days ago
33.

Missy    

From what I have understood Alberto did contact the cops, but they didn't interview him right away,supposedly because of lack of detectives on the case. There was Alberto and another bodyguard that the cops took 2months before they were finally interviewed. Alberto wasn't in the room when Murray gave the fatal dose of propofol,he was the one who called 911.

1641 days ago
34.

geldorf    

1641 days ago
35.

elaine    

murdering, lying, bastard

1641 days ago
37.

Deborah Ffrench    

@pffft If you're tired of reading about MJ - why have you typed in Michael Jackson and come to page on TMZ about him?

Are you a total idiot?


1641 days ago
38.

Em    

Michael would also have likely requested the hiding of bottles, etc. so as not to draw attention to what was going on. He knew it wasn't a scenario suitable for his children to witness nor his staff. However, Conrad Murray was also well aware the whole entire process was a gamble, immoral and bordering on illegal. He took the risk and should face the consequences as any gambler has to. Murray was far more concerned about collecting a paycheque and protecting himself rather than his patient, hence, we have one deceased patient.

I'm pretty sure if I went to my doctor and asked for a hookup of Propofol to help me sleep at night, or a myriad of prescriptions, no matter how much money I offered, she'd politely say no and likely call the authorities.

Yes, as Saddened said in a post above, "Despite MJs unconventional method for trying to cure his insomnia, MJ did NOT deserve to die this way."



1641 days ago
39.

Really?    

To comment #30...Amen to that.

1641 days ago
40.

danger baby    

I read that Alvarez and one other man who was there that day (yes, he was at the scene, Flower, you are mistaken) had to hound the LAPD to interview them so they could tell of what they saw. In fact, they went to the media because the LAPD was ignoring them. That's why there was a two month delay. It was only AFTER the story hit the news that the LAPD suddenly found the time to interview both men.

As far as I can tell, Alavarez stands to gain nothing by lying. I am sure Murray WAS running around like a chicken with his head cut off, trying to figure out how he could best protect himself once he realized his patient was dead. It sounds as though he probably switched out the IV bag, at the very least. He said he administered 25 milligrams of Propofol, but the IV bag showed NO trace of the drug. Once again, Murray's story isn't adding up. He's such a liar.

1641 days ago
41.

Linda Lovelest    

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NOOOOOO!!! REALLY???

Oh pleeezzz! This is old news! We already know all this!!
When is the arrest of Dr. Murray?

Posted at 4:49PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by WillOTheWisp

IDIOT! He was arrested last month!

1641 days ago
42.

wish mj was here    

ok everyone its not michaels fault for tmz putting up posts of him.so why are you going after michael? you need to tell tmz to back off it.but heres the thing tmz isnt going to do this why? well cuz tmz needs this going to help with a lil coverup they are doing too.now call me whatever but someday it will come out.if mj really is gone why hasnt tmz put rest in peace michael in any of their posts and believe me tmz has done alot on michael right? right.im telling you all tmz knows alot on what really happened to michael.now let me ask you this if hes really gone tmz would have done a nice write up on michael and let it go right? tmz you have found 1 person thats not real stupid.i think its real rude and disrespect of you to keep posting things on michael when you know all the nasty comments are being made by the haters.to the mj haters why are you commenting on michael if you cant stand him? leave him alone.michael i love you more.miss you angel.

1641 days ago
43.

WillOTheWisp    


13. This totally new!!!!!!!!! we didn't know that.... it's clear that this man DIDN'T DO ANTHING RIGTH THAT DAY!!!!!!! I HOPE this information is true...
IF YOU DON'T LIKE MICHAEL.. wHY ARE YOU Reading about him?????
long live the king!!!!! the whole truth must come out.. this is another step for justice!!!!

Posted at 5:01PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by Anna


DUH!! Like I said, THIS IS TOTALLY OLD ASS NEWS!!!!!!



Conrad Murray Admits Giving Propofol to Michael Jackson

Published July 28, 2009 by:C. S. Nicholson

Michael Jackson's Doctor in the Cross-Hairs of the Death Investigation
Two days after Michael Jackson died, his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, admitted in a LAPD interview that he gave the superstar propofol in the final hours of his life.

The doctor had disappeared from the hospital after Jackson's death and resurfaced on Saturday, June 27 with his lawyer to make a statement to police. In that statement, according to TMZ's sources, Murray admitted to giving Michael Jackson an I.V. drip containing propofol.Jackson had reportedly been using the drug to help him sleep, essentially using propofol, as FOX News described, as a "chemical alarm clock."

TMZ reported that Murray admitted not only administering the general anesthesia drug to Jackson but also alerted police to the propofol bottles which were hidden in the guest bedroom closet in Jackson's rented mansion where Murray had been staying. A second search of the house produced the propofol.



1641 days ago
44.

louisa    

HEY GET OVER IT
.. STOP THE SLANDER IF SOMEONE KILLED U WITH ILLEGAL DRUGS.. SHOULD YOUR FAMILY CARE..
HE WAS KILLED.. AND THE LAW STATES NO ONE SHOULD KILL ANOTHER...
JUTICE FOR MICHAEL

1641 days ago
45.

Rx    

You rock, doc.

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