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Conrad Murray Trial: Paramedics to testify at trial of Michael Jackson's doctor

The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is accused of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death, began with the defense team laying out their strategy claiming nobody is to blame except for Jackson himself. Ben Tracy reports.

Conrad Murray Trial: Paramedics to testify at trial of Michael Jackson's doctor
Dr. Conrad Murray (left)
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(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - The paramedics who rushed to Michael Jackson's mansion on the day he died are expected to testify today at the involuntary manslaughter trial of Jackson's doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray.

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At a preliminary hearing, paramedics Martin Blount and Richard Senneff testified that Dr. Conrad Murray never mentioned giving Jackson the powerful anesthetic propofol. They say Murray told them the singer lost consciousness moments before an ambulance was called.

Both paramedics believed Jackson had died by the time they arrived at the house in June 2009, but Murray insisted Jackson be taken to a hospital in an effort to resuscitate him.

Yesterday, Jackson's chef testified that she was preparing food when a panicked and flustered Murray came down the spiral staircase shouting for her to get security and Jackson's eldest son.

Kai Chase described Murray as "very nervous and frantic," and she said that Jackson's three children were crying and screaming.

Complete coverage of the Michael Jackson - Dr. Conrad Murray case on CBS News

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