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Paramedic says he saw Michael Jackson's doctor hiding painkillers




Testimony in the preliminary hearing against Dr. Conrad Murray continued Thursday, this time with a paramedic corroborating a story that Michael Jackson's doc was allegedly hiding evidence at the scene of the singer's death. That's what he gets for making house calls.

Martin Blount said he saw Murray grabbing three bottles of painkillers and putting them in a bag while paramedics performed CPR, the AP reports. Blount said that was surprising, since Murray had told them he hadn't given MJ any drugs.

"I saw three small bottles of lidocaine," Blount testified. "He scooped them off the floor and put them into a black bag." Murray also pulled out a hypodermic needle full of something to give to Jackson, but the paramedics refused. Blount noted Murray was sweating profusely at the time. He also added that MJ had likely been dead about 20 minutes when Blount arrived; the paramedic's partnered, Richard Senneff, had previously testified that Jackon's hands and feet had already begun turning blue when they arrived.

[Photo: LaToya back in court on Thursday. AP]


[Last modified: Thursday, January 6, 2011 4:20pm]


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