LOS ANGELES—A bodyguard says he saw a doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death grab a handful of vials and put them in a bag during frantic efforts to revive the King of Pop.
Alberto Alvarez was the first security guard to reach the bedroom where prosecutors say Murray administered a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol to Jackson on June 25, 2009.
The 34-year-old testified Wednesday he was frozen at the sight of Jackson on the bed with his eyes and mouth open. He says Murray ordered him to place several vials the doctor had scooped up into a brown canvas bag.
Alvarez says the events occurred before he was told to call 911.
Prosecutors called Alvarez as their fourth witness in a multi-day preliminary hearing after which a judge will decide whether there is enough evidence for Murray to stand trial. He has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.