Witness: Michael Jackson's doctor seemed not to know CPR
Conrad Murray attends hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for him to stand trial for Michael Jackson's death.
January 4th, 2011
07:33 PM ET

Witness: Michael Jackson's doctor seemed not to know CPR

Dr. Conrad Murray seemed not to know how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation as he waited for paramedics to arrive at Michael Jackson's house, a witness at Murray's preliminary hearing testified Tuesday.

Former Jackson security chief Faheem Muhammed said he and and guard Alberto Alvarez saw Murray crouched next to Jackson's bed "in a panicked state asking, 'Does anyone know CPR?'"

"I looked at Alberto because we knew Dr. Murray was a heart surgeon, so we were shocked," Muhammed said.

When defense lawyer Ed Chernoff asked if perhaps Murray was only asking for help because he was tired, Muhammed said "The way that he asked it is as if he didn't know CPR."

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  1. cheryl martin

    Oviously;Conrad Murray [NEVER] should have been hired to keep Michael health in check!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!So does that mean that AIG SHOULD BE RESPOSSIBLE FOR THE DECISION TO HIRE HIM-[LIKE JOE JACKSON IS CLAIMING] my opinion either way this man IS RESPOSSIBLE for Michael's death...He administerd the drugs to Michael that euthenized him so deeply he could not come out of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Michael's heart stopped beating.........................

    January 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cheryl martin

    GO TO HELL CONRAD MURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THATS WHERE KILLERS BELONG..............................NOT CONTINUING TO PRACTICE [PERIOD]...................................

    January 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • renovatio06

      Word, Cheryl! I'm sure, he was on contract for this. They probably had a paragraph that lined out, how they were gonna bail him out, too (see caption for it). Wow. I am such a hick, apparently! I had no idea.

      January 5, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kris

    the whole situation is sad and sickens me dr.s are dr.s and not all fall under the same catergory as far as the way they practice. not all have to fall because of one bAD APPLE NO PUN intended. But held accontable that is something that should definately be in place at all times not just for MJ. Come on are any of us relly surprised by the facts in this story , i don't think so. In my opinion and i work in med field as well and have for 25 years, is that as a person we determine how we conduct ourselves personally and professionally and if we choose to be ignorant to the basiscs such as cpr. the foundation of the medical ladder will fall out from under us. Kind of puts the rest of us in the medical profession on check when these things happen or at least it should. Sad that it takes things like this to happen to a person of influence to bring so much attention. if it were the average joe i wonder would this even be a disscussion.

    January 5, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LovesMJ

    Thanks, Conrad Murray, for helping Michael out of this twisted and cruel world to a place where no one can slander or defile this wonderful man again. RIP, my angel.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bandot

    Its impossible for a doctor not to know basic CPR. QUACK,QUAK,QUAK!!!!

    January 7, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. harpster

    This guy is not a heart surgeon. I live in Houston and that is the biggest joke going. Check the Texas Medical Board's website to see his credentials (or lack thereof).

    January 8, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. RN

    @TheMD: I'm sure that you are "a very nice person," but your post makes you come off as an arrogant ass! Big whoop that "you're the one who went to college for four years and then medical school for four years" . . . etc. I have participated in plenty of codes which were well in progress before any doctors showed up, and NONE of the doctors have been so high-and-mighty that CPR was beneath them!! Yep, they got in line for their two-minute turn, right alongside the RN's. Some do it better than others–as in any skill in life. BUT - NONE of them stood around with their hands in their pockets saying "duhhhh, does anybody know how to do CPR?" As you know, (or should know,) if you witness a person down and you are the only one there, you call for help, and then start CPR. So when you tire out, you tire out . . . but this "doctor" by all accounts, did not even attempt to start CPR! Unacceptable, no excuse whatsoever!

    January 9, 2011 at 4:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. dave

    He's guilty! just look at his OJ face

    January 9, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ben

    I agree he was a bad cardiologist, but I doubt that was Michaels concern. Michael was a child and only hired you ifyou said yes. He just wanted someone who would prescribe drugs. He didnt care about how good of a doctor he ad because he was an addict. Should Dr. Murray lose his liscense ? Absolutely. Go to jail? Not too sure on that one.

    January 10, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cookie

    He's not a heart surgeon, he's a cardiologist. Hard to believe his med school let him pass.

    January 11, 2011 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff

    Wasn't Michael dating RuPaul before committing suicide?

    January 12, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
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