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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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mellow    

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.

Because the man was a cardiologist not an anesthesiologist and he was too damn cheap to buy a proper IV stand/machine so he hand titrated propofol as a drip into an IV and did it wrong and left MJ alone w/it just running through him.

Imagine that feeling at the moment he realized what he did, wow

1615 days ago
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Eileen    

The two month delay speaks more to the incompetency of the LAPD than the truth of the bodyguard's story. Just a desperate attempt by the defense to punch holes in a witness's testimony. Fact is, propofol was hidden in the closet and they can't explain that away.

1615 days ago
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cawobeth    

milkin' this part of the story ?

1615 days ago
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marson    

Maybe the security guard didn't say anything because he was upset. I think this one has been with Michael for a long time. Maybe he was trying to protect Michaels reputation, until he realized the drug killed Michael with Dr. Murray at the switch. I think I would trust the guys word on what happened because the autopsy supports his account of what happened in that bedroom. 911 was not called fast enough for some reason. When you have anesthesiolgy for surgery they tape your eyes shut, and usually you have a tube down your throat that is connected to a ventilator to breathe for you because all your voluntary responses shut down. Michael did not have the ability to control his breathing, or any other body functions his brain would normally control. His life was in Dr. Murray hands literally! He trusted the wrong man.

1615 days ago
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real    

Those who did not believe you could but you did and you would have made history, again.
The ones that brushed by or looked away as you slipped away go on and the light shines brighter as those who benefited rise up.
Intermixed with the polarizing response and sick jokes were some admirers, sleuths and comic relief. Whatever it takes to get around the magnitude of what happened. Even for some of us jaded by much too long on these gossip sites bits of information would arise from posters or the sources that would rock us back on our heels. The reality of no matter the success or charity or truth you were a commodity and the outcome of your life was controlled as it was when you were a child. The bodyguards, walls and money were an illusion and you are only as safe as the people you put your trust in. You left us with something but like many events that stir up so much on many sides the full measure may not be decided on in our lifetimes.

"the guns are exhausted and the bullets are blanks"

1614 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    


Posted at 6:26PM on Mar 22nd 2010 by WillOTheWisp

You're an IDIOT!


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



If willo's an idiot, then you're one for responding. ha ha ha

1614 days ago
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I want ya back!    

The troot will prevail - missing your "swagger".

1614 days ago
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Loulou    

When are they going to arrest that killer? Any 5 year old with half a brain could have told that the doc was a killer.

1614 days ago
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kimberly    

Justice for Michael!!! When is the dr. going to be arrested? I feel that he should get life without parole for what he did to Michael. How in the hell can he get off on involuntary manslaughter and only serve 4 years in prison for killing someone? So, are you saying that if a random person kills someone then we should serve life, but if a Dr. kills someone and covers it up then it is ok? This is ludacris!!!

Arrest this Dr. already!!!


R.I.P. Michael
I LOVE YOU!!!

1614 days ago
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Sapphi    

The true story is emerging. Whatever you think of Mr Jackson,and even if he was addicted to this highly addictive drug, this doctor seems to have behaved in a totally unprofessional manner and has broken the medical ethical code. Inexcusable, by any standard.

1614 days ago
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Naj    

I would think, that a reputable Doctor, would not only ride in the ambulance with his patient to the hospital, but would also stay at the hospital for the family and to answer any questions the family/doctors might have had! Instead, this man Murray, dissapears for two day's...What else was he hiding/stealing...Michael's will?

1609 days ago
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sara    

JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED AND YOU WILL BE ROT IN JAIL CONRAD MURRAY(RECKLESS AKA DOC)YOU DONT FIT IN AS A DOCTOR, YOU'RE A MURDERER... YOU SHOULDNT TOOK THIS PROFESSION...

1613 days ago
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