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Paramedic: Jackson doc never mentioned anesthetic

Paramedic: Jackson doc never mentioned anesthetic
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 6:26pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A paramedic who responded to Michael Jackson's mansion says the doctor charged in his death never mentioned he had given the singer a powerful anesthetic.

Richard Senneff testified Wednesday that Dr. Conrad's Murray's responses to his questions didn't add up, since the singer looked pale and thin and the paramedic noticed an IV stand in the room.

Senneff says he initially thought Jackson was a hospice patient.

He testified during Murray's preliminary hearing that the doctor said he'd given Jackson lorazepam to help him sleep. He says the Houston-based cardiologist also told him the singer had just become unconscious.

However, Senneff says he soon found that Jackson's legs were cold and an EKG was mostly flat.

Murray is accused of giving Jackson a lethal dose of propofol, an anesthetic normally administered in hospitals. He has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.


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