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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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46.

Lasonya Hamilton    

Geez Harvey!!! Everyone seems to ignore the fact that MJ did it to himself. And if he didn't have Dr. Murray there, it would have been someone else. THe Jackson family and their blame game needs to stop. I feel Murray should get his license taken away, but not sent to jail. Mike made all his decisions, and he decided to take drugs daily, not da dr. And this bodyguard is such a freaking liar!! If that was what happened, then he would've said so in the beginning. I smell Joe Jackson came up with that one. When will they realize that Dr. Murray has nothing for them to sue for.

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2T0    

All fake the lot of it! look on the 'official' paramedic report the news of the world printed, look at the time on the left of the graph, 11:51!! they were there b4 murray or whoever rang them! and its says they left the scene at 13.07!! thats IMPOSSIBLE!!

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48.

danger baby    

Dr. Murray was CHARGED with the murder of MJ last month, but he was released on $75,000 bail. He's been working at his clinic.

Anyone else besides me wonder if Dr. Murray called his Baby Mama in Houston that day (June 25), so he could have a 'fake' timeline of when he discovered MJ unconscious? Remember she said he called her at 12:04, and they spoke for about five minutes, then he dropped the phone and she could hear him performing CPR. How convenient. He has a witness. Also, btw, how do you 'hear' CPR? She must have some kind of ears. This all stinks to high heaven!

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49.

Red-in-Phoenix    

THANK YOU ALBERTO FOR YOUR HONESTY! YOU DID ALL THAT YOU COULD - NOW PLEASE SEE TO IT THAT DR. MURRAY ROTS IS CONVICTED AND ROTS IN JAIL. PLEASE JOIN THE "THIS IS NOT IT" CAMPAIGN AND SEE TO IT THAT DR. MURRAY DOESN'T GET AWAY WITH IT! I STAND BEHIND YOU AND "THIS IS NOT IT".

THIS WORLD WILL NEVER BE AS BEAUTIFUL WITHOUT MICHAEL IN IT! STILL LOVING YOU MORE MICHAEL....

1640 days ago
50.

Linda Lovelest    

39. @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?


Posted at 6:06PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by Plainspeaking

No, but you are.

1640 days ago
51.

Linda Lovelest    

35. 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

Posted at 5:56PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by Maddie

He looked like a freak in every photo taken of him in the last 10 years because he was a freak.

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52.

WillOTheWisp    

Inside the courtroom, Judge Schwartz rejected prosecutors’ request for $300,000 bail, saying it was far above the standard $25,000. But he agreed to $75,000 bail, in part because Dr. Murray does not live in the state. Dr. Murray posted the bail and, his lawyer said, planned to return to Houston.

The judge also granted the prosecutors’ request that he confiscate the defendant’s passport — Dr. Murray’s mother lives in Grenada, and one of his children in Trinidad — so he cannot leave the country.

Judge Schwartz paid little heed to prosecutors’ claims that Dr. Murray’s financial and civil legal entanglements — he has been sued several times for failing to pay child support and has missed court hearings in those matters — made him less inclined to show up for his criminal case.

The judge did forbid him to administer anesthetics. “I don’t want you sedating people,” he said.

The California Attorney General’s Office served notice at the hearing that the state’s medical board would seek to revoke Dr. Murray’s license. Mr. Jackson’s autopsy report said the use of the anesthetic did not meet professional guidelines.

After the proceedings, Mr. Jackson’s father, Joseph, who attended along with other members of the Jackson family, was asked his reaction to the charge. “We need justice,” he said..


O'kay...my bad!!! But I'm still looking for justice for MJ!
Why is this Dr. still practicing and not lock up???

1640 days ago
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Linda Lovelest    

44. Whacko should have been stoned to death for touching little boys.

Posted at 6:17PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by Deb

Finally somebody with some sense! I agree 100%.

1640 days ago
54.

Linda Lovelest    

53. THANK YOU ALBERTO FOR YOUR HONESTY! YOU DID ALL THAT YOU COULD - NOW PLEASE SEE TO IT THAT DR. MURRAY ROTS IS CONVICTED AND ROTS IN JAIL. PLEASE JOIN THE "THIS IS NOT IT" CAMPAIGN AND SEE TO IT THAT DR. MURRAY DOESN'T GET AWAY WITH IT! I STAND BEHIND YOU AND "THIS IS NOT IT".

THIS WORLD WILL NEVER BE AS BEAUTIFUL WITHOUT MICHAEL IN IT! STILL LOVING YOU MORE MICHAEL....

Posted at 6:34PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by RED-IN-PHOENIX

Alvarez will say anything the Jacksons pay him to say.

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55.

ltlmstrblmkr    

RE:::Also, btw, how do you 'hear' CPR? She must have some kind of ears. This all stinks to high heaven!

Posted at 6:31PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by danger baby

.....speaker phone?
um,he wasn't charged with MURDER,which he shoulda been but when you get right down to it.....MJ knew that each time he used the Propofol,he was taking the chance of dying.Tho I doubt he believed it'd ever happen like that.Sad how so many people know full well 'danger',whatever it may be,but believe it somehow 'only happens to others,won't happen to me'.Then again,how sad & horrid for MJ that his need to sleep was so intense that he literally put his life on the line,nightly,it seems.Worse,that he trusted this dr to have his back.THAT's a good part of this crime to me.....so neglegent & uncaring of a dr,abused the trust MJ had in him.Again,thinking 'it won't happen to me'.Boggles the mind how he can still have ANY patients......just more people with the mindset 'won't happen to me'.Sadly,MJ bears great responsibilty for his own death.But really,his biggest 'crime',trusting Murray.Poor Michael,he paid the ultimate price for having a loving heart/soul..... may he someday RIP. BTW,I do NOT believe he ever molested anyone,I think he just was misguided in his emotions,& mostly,his need to feel loved.

1640 days ago
56.

WillOTheWisp    


You're an IDIOT!


Posted at 6:44PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by What an idiot X 10


NO U R the IDIOT! WillO manned up, but you're trying to beat a deat horse, so that makes you an ass licking mutherfuc#ing idiot! ba, ha, ha, ha!

1640 days ago
57.

Linda Lovelest    

60 I think he just was misguided in his emotions,& mostly,his need to feel loved.

Posted at 6:47PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by ltlmstrblmkr

He knew that millions of fans loved him, his children loved him, his friends loved him, his family loved him. And he was in love with himself. How much love did this misguided freak feel that he needed or deserved?

He felt unloved because he was living his life in sin and wasn't close to God.

1640 days ago
58.

WillOTheWisp    


He knew that millions of fans loved him, his children loved him, his friends loved him, his family loved him. And he was in love with himself. How much love did this misguided freak feel that he needed or deserved?

He felt unloved because he was living his life in sin and wasn't close to God.


Posted at 6:56PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by He was a sinner


as much as you wanted to give him, besides it takes two to tangle, so you're just as much to blame as he. get over it jordan!

1640 days ago
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Linda Lovelest    

71 besides it takes two to tangle, so you're just as much to blame as he. get over it jordan!

Posted at 7:02PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by we know u

Who's jordan?

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