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Doctors: Michael Jackson's Physician Never Mentioned Sedative

ER doctor says singer was dead before arriving at hospital

October 4, 2011 9:00 AM ET
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Cardiologist Dr. Thao Nguyen testifies during Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
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Doctors from UCLA Medical Center testified yesterday that Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, never mentioned that the singer had used propofol, the sedative that killed him. Dr. Thao Nguyen, a cardiologist, told the court that Murray said he had only given the singer the sedative lorazepam.

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According to the doctors, Jackson had already died before reaching the hospital but Murray insisted that they go through several attempts to revive the pop star before he was pronounced dead. Dr. Richelle Cooper, a physician at the UCLA Medical Center emergency room, told the court that though Murray was not forthcoming about Jackson's use of propofol, there was nothing that could have been done at the hospital to save him.

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