Conrad Murray’s ex called to testify at prelim

On the fourth day of the preliminary hearing meant to determine if Dr. Conrad Murray, who is prosecuted for manslaughter, should stand trial, Dan Myers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), confirmed to the Superior Court of Los Angeles that the doctor made or received 11 phone calls between 7:01 and 11:51 on the morning of the singer’s death.

According to the indictment, Dr. Murray gave Michael Jackson the fatal dose of propofol – a powerful anesthetic that the singer used to sleep and which caused his death – between 10:40 and 11:00.

Murray’s ex-girlfriend was also called to testify. She said Murray asked her how she was doing and she talked about her day. Then she realized Murray wasn’t on the phone.

Sade Anding said she met the doctor in a restaurant in Texas, they had exchanged phone numbers and Conrad Murray called her on the morning of June 25, 2009.

Sade said she could hear “coughing and voices,” and remained for five more minutes online.

Phone records indicate that Murray had telephoned Anding at 11:51 a.m., then tried to contact Jackson’s personal assistant. A 911 call was made at 12:21 p.m.