at the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's physician
, the late pop singer
's personal assistant
described the events surrounding
Mr. Jackson's 2009 death, including concerns over the doctor's request for help retrieving an item from the singer
's bedroom soon after he was pronounced
已故流行歌手迈克尔•杰克逊（Michael Jackson）的医生莫瑞(Conrad Murray)被控过失杀人一案的庭审中，杰克逊的私人助理威廉姆斯（Michael Amir Williams）出庭作证，描述了2009年杰克逊去世前后发生的事件，包括在杰克逊被宣布死亡后不久，莫瑞曾让他帮忙从杰克逊卧室中拿走一件东西。
, Conrad Murray, is accused of killing Mr. Jackson on June 25, 2009, by improperly treating the singer
's insomnia with a surgical anesthetic, propofol, then leaving him unattended as his body succumbed to lethal levels of the drug.
If convicted, Dr. Murray faces up to four years in prison and the permanent
loss of his medical
license. Dr. Murray's lawyer
s deny the charges and asserted in opening
arguments that it was the singer
himself who, out of the doctor's sight, had taken a lethal combination
of propofol and another drug.
, Michael Amir Williams, said that he was in a hallway
at UCLA medical
that his boss had been pronounced
dead when Dr. Murray approached him.
'He said there was some cream in Mr. Jackson's room that he wouldn't want the world to know about,' Mr. Williams said. 'He asked that I or someone take him back to the house to retrieve it.' Mr. Williams clarified that it was Mr. Jackson who supposedly wouldn't want the cream's existence
known. Mr. William's testimony
didn't include any details about what kind of cream it was or its usage.
Mr. Williams said that he was taken aback by the request and demurred. He said he quickly conferred with one of Mr. Jackson's security
guards to concoct a story to get out of giving the ride. The men agreed to tell Dr. Murray that the police had taken their car keys, which they had not, Mr. Williams said.
Mr. Williams said he then instructed the security
guards to 'lock down' Mr. Jackson's rented mansion
near Los Angeles's Bel Air neighborhood
, 'just for the simple fact that Dr. Murray had requested to go there.'
As Mr. Jackson's assistant
, Mr. Williams said, he supervised household staff such as the guards, maids, nannies and chefs.
Dr. Murray's lawyer
, cross examining Mr. Williams, implied that the assistant
had fabricated the story of the doctor's request, pointing out that he had waited until more than two months after the singer
's death to tell police about it.
Prosecutors also played back a frantic
voice mail that Dr. Murray left Mr. Williams immediately after the singer
collapsed. 'Call me right away, please,' the doctor said, without identifying himself. 'Please call me right away. Thank you.'
When the two men spoke a few minutes later, Mr. Williams testified, the doctor said, 'Mr. Jackson had a bad reaction' to a drug, but never indicated that he was unconscious
, nor asked the assistant
to call 911.
Instead, Mr. Williams said, he was asked to phone a security
guard and send him to the singer
Also testifying on Wednesday morning were an executive
and a lawyer
for AEG Live, the concert promoter
that was to have presented the concert series
for which Mr. Jackson was preparing at the time of his death.
周三上午出庭作证的还有演艺公司AEG Live的一名高管以及该公司的一名律师。杰克逊生前正在准备的系列演唱会由AEG Live负责筹备。
The witnesses gave details of the contract under which Dr. Murray was hired as Mr. Jackson's personal physician
, including $150,000 a month and other benefits.
The officials testified that the contract was not signed before Mr. Jackson died, and that Dr. Murray never received payment
for the two months he worked for the pop singer
, AEG Live Co-Chief Executive Paul Gongaware, said that he had negotiated the basic elements of the contract with the doctor, who initially sought $5 million a year.
AEG Live联席首席执行长贡加韦尔（Paul Gongaware）出庭作证时说，他曾就合同的基本条款同莫瑞医生进行过协商，莫瑞最初要求年薪为500万美元。
Much of the testimony
has so far focused on Mr. Jackson's health during rehearsals the two days before he died. Several witnesses have said he appeared to be healthy
on those days, even as defense lawyer
s attempted to depict
him as exhausted and addicted to demerol, a painkiller they said a different doctor had been prescribing him.
Testifying in the afternoon, Mr. Jackson's head of security
described his first sight of Mr. Jackson's lifeless
body, and the subsequentrealization
that two of the singer
's children were watching from the bedroom door.
When the guard, Faheem Muhammad, entered the bedroom, Mr. Jackson was lying on the floor as Dr. Murray and another security
guard performed CPR. 'It's not looking good,' Mr. Muhammad said the other guard told him.
'His eyes were open,' said the security
guard. 'His mouth was slightly
Deputy District Attorney David Walgren asked: 'Did he appear to be dead?'
'Yes,' Mr. Muhammad said.
He said he then heard Mr. Jackson's young daughter, Paris, crying a few feet away.
'Paris was on the ground balled up, crying,' Mr. Muhammad recalled. 'Prince'