On Monday, during another day of the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, the doctor who treated Jackson at the emergency room, Rachel Cooper, testified.
Cooper, a physician at the hospital emergency room Ronald Reagan Medical Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, confirmed on Friday accounts given by paramedics, according to Jackson who looked dead when they arrived to assist in the singer’s mansion in West Los Angeles.
“I don’t know what his actual death time was,” said Cooper.”My assessment said he was clinically dead. For me it was a forensic case,” he said. The doctor said the paramedics and the emergency that had given Jackson Lorazepam, but did not mention propofol, the powerful sedative responsible for his death.
Jackson’s children “were crying, were quite hysterical, comforted by someone they referred to as his nurse”, Cooper said the Superior Court of Los Angeles.
“Did you feel that (Murray) was in panic,” asked lawyer Flanagan. “I would not say panic,” said Cooper, stating that nothing in his behavior sticked out. (MS)