Paramedic testifies he saw no signs of life in Michael Jackson
Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of pop icon Michael Jackson.
September 30th, 2011
06:13 PM ET

Paramedic testifies he saw no signs of life in Michael Jackson

A Los Angeles County paramedic who responded to the delayed 911 call from Michael Jackson's home the day he died testified Friday in Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial that Jackson was "flatlined" and appeared dead when rescuers arrived.

Paramedic Richard Senneff said that at no time during the 42 minutes he was with Jackson on June 25, 2009, did he see any signs of life in him.

Paramedic Martin Blount, who drove the ambulance, began his testimony later Friday, the fourth day of Murray's trial.

Deputy District Attorney Deborah Brazil asked Blount about his initial assessment of Jackson's condition when he arrived.

"I felt he was dead, ma'am," Blount said.

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  1. s kel

    classic case of what is known as a " load and go" not stay there and try to reseitate. Do that enroute.

    September 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    dont follow the ridgid protacall of national reg.

    September 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mary

    I don't ever recall seeing ANY signs of life since Jackson finished with all the surgeries and his face becoming white and, also since he began abusing drugs heavily!! He needed to apply more make-up just to Appear more life-like!! I heard at the time he died he was wearing wigs because he was losing most of his hair. He must of been frightening to look at without all that make-up and the hairloss. How awful!

    September 30, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      Just like yourself !

      October 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    I agree that it would be frightening to have seen him in that condition . But only because he did it to himself . Deliberately . The last few plastic surgeons who did (ahem )work on him should have just said no. ugh .

    September 30, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      Maybe they should fix your big mouth for you.

      October 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    This was not only a major celebrity, but Michael Jackson, the King of Pop! No1 could say no to him, no surgeon & certainly not Conrad Murray! I believe in fact, that Jackson hired him specifically to be a Yes! doctor, to cut out the middleman! If y'all remember, several years back during his 2nd child molestation trial, he was behaving erratic, showing up to court late, dazed in his pajama bottoms! I think he was not the innocent his PR machine kept trying to present & certainly not immune to the lure of drugs, which he may have become accustomed to through the numerous cosmetic procedures! Anyway, my view is Murray is not innocent, but he did the job for which Jackson payed him, kinda like Howard Stern did for Anna-Nicole Smith, so he'll probably do time or probation! I'm yo pusha man...

    September 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Chucky McLovin

    It seems CNN blocks posts when they don't agree with them. I stopped watching CNN way back when they hired Glenn Beck. I'll stop coming to the site if this censorship continues. Why is Michael Jackson still news??? Cover the occupy Wall Street protests before this meaningless dribble!

    October 1, 2011 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Chucky McLovin

      A post of mine finally went through! I hope it stays up and I hope CNN starts covering more things that really matter.

      October 1, 2011 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. leeintulsa

    I saw some footage of the trial on the news, parts of the first responders' testimony. Apparently, he lied about alot. Why would he do that?

    October 1, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©


    To CYA, why else? He had to know his culpability in this case....

    October 1, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. leeintulsa

    Saying things you know will be countered in court doesn't sound very covering. Lol

    October 1, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |

    think the real micheal jackson will ever come back?... everyone knows now that the "thing " that died was an alien...
    if you watch closely on the pepsi comerical where his hair caught on fire.. there is a flash and a beam.. that's when the real mj was swapped for the alien...

    October 1, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Lunatic Fringe"

    Did someone call 911 on or just before he went down????

    October 1, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |

    THEY CALLED after they cleaned up the scene and hid all the drugs..

    October 1, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Lunatic Fringe"

      Ewww. Imagine for a second, if they did a water analysis of the septic tank if the property had one? ..He he, they probably ditched that too.

      October 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Lunatic Fringe"

      😮 Soil analysis .000001ppm propanol; .000023 ppm demerol; 49% bull sh_t

      October 1, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    I've known people who haven't shown any signs of life for years...

    I didn't say he did it *well*...

    @Gulfredo Francisco:
    I think your analysis is probably more correct than not...

    October 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    With all of the bad things that can be said about Michael Jackson, I prefer to focus completely on his dedication and aspiration in his work, and his achievements in it.
    Any frailty in his personal life is understandable to me when viewed beside the pressures of the celebrity he had to handle since childhood.

    October 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Andreas Moser

    Who is Michael Jackson?

    October 1, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
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