Michael Jackson's Bodyguard: Dr. Conrad Murray Tried to Hide Evidence

| by Michael Allen

Michael Jackson's bodyguard Alberto Alvarez told jurors today that Dr. Conrad Murray used one hand to attend to a lifeless Jackson and the other to conceal drug vials in a bag: "(Murray) reached over and grabbed a handful of vials, and reached out to me and said, 'Here put these in a bag."

Alverez testified that Dr. Murray cleared the vials from a nightstand as Jackson lay on a bed with his arms outstretched, palms up, mouth and eyes open.

Dr. Murray then pointed toward an IV stand, Alvarez said, and told him to grab a saline bag that held a glass bottle of propofol, the surgery-strength anesthetic that Dr. Murray pumped into Jackson.

"When I took it off, he instructed me to put it in a blue bag," Alvarez said.

It was only after the scramble to scoop up evidence that Murray told him to call 911, Alvarez said.

Alvarez claimed that he didn't question Murray's instructions because he deferred to the doctor's authority.