People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray
Prosecutor: Jackson Was Already Dead
Los Angeles County Prosecutor David Walgren began to lay out the case against Dr. Conrad Murray ... saying in his opening statement that Michael Jackson was dead even before paramedics got to MJ's home.
Walgren also told Judge Michael Pastor Murray tried to conceal the fact he had administered Propofol to Jackson.
Walgren said the evidence will show Murray ordered a bodyguard to help him clean up evidence and waited at least 20 minutes before he called 911.
He also pointed out Murray performed CPR incorrectly -- with one hand on his bed, rather than a hard surface.
Murray's attorney, Ed Chernoff, declined to make an opening statement.
The first witness the prosecution will call is "This Is It" producer/director Kenny Ortega.