Alex Constantine - August 17, 2009
Source: Michael Jackson Dr. made call to move files hours before 911 call
August 17, 2009
More on that early morning call to Houston from Dr. Conrad Murray the day Michael Jackson died.
Joseph Middleton, an uncle of one of the two women who retrieved boxes from Murray's Houston storage unit, has opened up to TMZ.com about what happened that day.
More than five hours before the doc called 911 in Los Angeles, he asked two of his employees to leave his Houston medical practice and go over to his storage unit for a box of used medical supplies.
LaQuisha Middleton, his niece, has told TMZ that she only remembered a box containing "dirty needles," which she brought back to the office.
This all happened around 7 a.m. PST the morning of June 25.
Dr. Murray's Houston offices were later raided by DEA and LAPD officials as well as his Las Vegas office and a local pharmacy he used, which seems to be a key element in the manslaughter case.
Jackson Doc Staffer Ordered to Retrieve Boxes
Aug 17th 2009
... Joseph Middleton tells TMZ the morning of June 25, one of his nieces, LaQuisha Middleton, had just arrived at Dr. Murray's medical practice where she worked when she received a call to go to the storage facility. Joseph does not know who called LaQuisha, but based on his conversations with her, he says the call came either from Dr. Murray or someone who works for Dr. Murray. He also says she went with another woman who was not LaQuanda Price, LaQuisha's sister.
The manager of the storage facility tells us two women, whom she believed at the time to be Laquisha and LaQuanda, arrived at 9:22 AM (Houston time) and picked up 3-5 boxes, as well as other items.
Joseph says LaQuanda told him LaQuisha picked up a chair and boxes, although when we interviewed LaQuanda in Houston, she only remembers a box -- she says a box containing dirty needles that LaQuisha inexplicably brought back to the office. In the same interview, LaQuisha only admitted picking up a chair.
Joseph told us LaQuisha got the call at around 9 AM Houston time. That is 7 AM Los Angeles time, more than 5 hours before Dr. Murray called 911.
As we first reported, it took multiple bottles of Propofol to keep Michael Jackson asleep through a single night. Law enforcement sources tell us they believe -- though cannot prove yet -- that Propofol bottles may have been stored at one or more locations under the control of Dr. Murray and FedExed to L.A.
Law enforcement has a suspicion Dr. Murray walked out of the room for a period of time after administering the Propofol, possibly fell asleep, and when he returned Jackson had stopped breathing. Cops think Dr. Murray then may have spent hours "cleaning up" the situation before calling 911.