Conrad Murray Trial Continues with Testimony from ER Doctor
An emergency room doctor testified about the dramatic but futile efforts made to revive Michael Jackson.
Dr. Richelle Cooper was the first physician to see the King of Pop when his lifeless body was wheeled into a room at UCLA Medical Center.
"My assessment when he arrived, was that he was clinically dead," said Dr. Cooper.
She described the heart-wrenching scene as Jackson's children, Prince, Paris, and Blanket, watched their father be given CPR.
"They were fairly hysterical, being comforted by someone who was referred to as their nurse," said Dr. Cooper.
Dr. Cooper says medical staff worked on Jackson for one hour and 13 minutes even though she never felt a pulse. The efforts to resuscitate Jackson were made at the insistence of Dr. Conrad Murray, now on trial for manslaughter.
"I asked him what happened. He reported that Mr. Jackson had been working very hard, that he was, he thought, dehydrated," explained Dr. Cooper.
The ER doctor says Dr. Murray never told her that Jackson had been given the powerful anesthetic Propofol. But on cross examination she admitted it wouldn't have changed how she treated Jackson.
"Knowing even more information, it is unlikely with that information I would have been able to do something different that would have changed the outcome," said Dr. Cooper.
As the second week of the trial began, sister Janet and brother Jermaine were in attendance.
And you'll never believe where INSIDE EDITION found Dr. Conrad Murray over the weekend. Facing up to four years in prison if convicted, he was out shopping and having a pedicure.
Dr. Murray was spotted sitting in a brown leather chair with his feet up as he got his toenails done at a salon in Los Angeles on Saturday. He then went to a nearby Saks department store and shopped for neckties.
Dr. Murray has worn a different tie on each day of his trial. He wore a blue tie with white polka dots on day one, yellow with blue polka dots on day two, a paisley tie on day three, mint green on day four, and a purplish blue on Monday.