Dr. Murray: Why I Didn't Call 911

Plus: Michael Jackson's last words
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2011 2:22 PM CST

In a Today interview airing tomorrow and Friday, Dr. Conrad Murray finally explains why he didn’t call 911 as soon as Michael Jackson stopped breathing—although his explanation may still leave you with a few questions. Emergency responders wouldn’t have been able to come through the gate, the doctor claimed: "No one is allowed to come upstairs except for Mr. Jackson." When Savannah Guthrie pointed out that Murray could have called Jackson’s bodyguard and asked him to meet them at the gate, Murray said he didn’t want to "leave a full explanation on the phone" and started CPR instead.

Murray’s interview coincides with the release of the MSNBC documentary Michael Jackson and the Doctor on Friday. Australia’s News Network reports that the documentary reveals Jackson’s last words to Murray: “Let me have some milk,” a reference to the white-colored propofol. "He was pleading, and begging me, to please, please, let him have some milk," Murray says in the documentary. "That was the only thing that would work. He really could not sleep." In other morbid Jackson news, the AP reports that the contents of Jackson’s last home—including the bed where he died—will go up for auction. (More Michael Jackson Conrad Murray stories.)

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