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Michael Jackson's Doctor Had Sedatives Shipped to Girlfriend's Apartment

Pharmacist testifies that Dr. Murray had drugs delivered to non-existent office

October 5, 2011 10:35 AM ET
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Dr. Conrad Murray sits in court during his trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles.
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According to testimony yesterday in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, the doctor had packages of the powerful sedative propofol shipped to his girlfriend's home while treating the singer. Jackson died on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of propofol and other sedatives.

The prosecution told jurors that Murray received 255 vials of propofol at the apartment of Nicole Alvarez, amounting to over four gallons of the substance. Alvarez, who was reportedly testy and impatient on the stand, admitted that she received shipments of the drug "every now and again" while Dr. Murray tended to the late pop star.

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Tim Lopez, the former owner of Applied Pharmacy in Las Vegas, told the jury that he shipped the 255 vials to Alvarez's Santa Monica apartment after Murray told him it was the address for his medical office in California. Murray did not have a medical office in the state.

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