Michael Jackson Conrad Murray Trial
Day 3 – Kai Chase Chases Cash
“When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without. 2And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face. 3They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.”
A Video Made by Jenny Last Night
After I saw Her Tweets (She has a cute voice)
There are days when I see the picture as clear as the type on this computer (with my glasses on) and there are days when it is a bit harder. On the days that it is harder, I have to keep reminding myself of the research I’ve already put in and trust what God has already shown me.
Yesterday I had some words with one of the posters on my blog and while I do not object to anyone having a different point of view, I do have a problem with people cursing others to hell. They have since apologized for that and it made me realize how tightly we are all strung and have been over the last two years. I would like to apologize also for comparing her to Dimond and ask her to understand that I have had my battles with trolls and haters of the Jackson family and I am always on guard. I don’t always want to be ‘right’. I am okay with being wrong as long as I am learning that from the truth.
The reason I believe we are all here witnessing all this is to again be reminded of the wages of sin. There is an ultimate truth and there will be a time when God finally throws his cards on the table and our eyes had better be open to the fact that he had been holding all of the cards the whole time. The illusion that we have anything to bid will soon be gone.
This trial we are witnessing is not about who goes to jail. It is about who gets freed out of bondage. It looks as if Murray is the one on trial . . . but we are. The trial we are watching is beyond the looking glass. Murray is the mirage; the reflection in the glass that we don’t know is actually us. The lies are the bars that keep us in and we are the ones that need to be freed.
This trial is about seeing the truth and there are those watching that are struggling to open their eyes. As Michael has said in the past, “we need to pay a little more attention to the power of prayer and caring”.
If you feel you are not seeing the truth, then that is the time to pay to prayer. If you think Michael never went through struggles or doubts, you need to listen to some of his songs again. His fight cleared a path for us, just as Jesus cleared a path for us to re-establish our relationship with God, Michael tried to reconnect us to the love of the truth.
When Michael asked us to take over for him, when he asked us to cry with him . . . when he asked us not to walk away, not to let go of his hand, he was already aware that he had been chosen for something. He was just as unsure at one time how this was going to go down as some of us are of who is on Michael’s side. Michael knew God was going to win and that is what kept him fighting . . . that and the love God gave him for people.
We know God is on Michael’s side, or at least . . . I do. I was told that in the Bible and I was told that after an anguished prayer one late night in August of 2009. I don’t deserve to be reminded if I can’t remember that special gift.
I am not the most faithful person on the world. I have more scabs on my spiritual knees from my stumbles then I can count. The further along we crawl the more my dreams make sense to me, even if some of you reading have no idea what I’m talking about. I realized that it’s not about being able to dump your burdens to get to Christ . . . it’s about being willing to drag someone else’s with you as you continue to crawl toward Him. You just have to keep going – endure to the end.
There are people that just might happen upon this blog for the first time today. They will see Michael Jackson’s name and roll their eyes without even reading the contents.
These same people will most likely assume that the media went after Michael for a reason without the knowledge of what that reason was.
They will assume that Michael wanted “to turn white”. They will assume he was guilty of crimes against children and they will assume that he was a lost, mentally unstable drug addict who was a victim of his fame without realizing that fame is not a noun. It cannot hurt you in and of itself. It is an adjective used as a weapon to cover the real culprit behind the crime. It is the stone that is thrown to hide the hands of those who threw it.
These same people coming to this page will have no problem going out and purchasing or watching a movie made by people who commit the real crimes against our children. They will have no problem getting behind the wheel of a moving vehicle while inebriated. They may even be okay walking away with someone else’s dollar through deceit or cheating on their wives, their employers or their best friends but cannot even give a stranger the benefit of a doubt.
These same people would rather continue to walk past the beaten beggar in the street then risk being seen helping him. They would rather hide in the crowd as Jesus is beaten, kicked and mocked then risk reaching out to him, not even considering the cross he is carrying was THEIRS.
These are the same people that base the integrity of a person on shape of his nose or the texture of his hair. These are the people that are on trial. Latoya is right . . . Murray is the fall guy . . . for every single one of those people, just as Michael was for those who put HIM on trial in 2005.
Lou Ferrigno is not being called as witness, except by HLN T.V. What he had to say last night was interesting too. He told HLN T.V. last night that Michael was in great shape only two weeks before his passing. He told us that Michael was looking to reshape his body and that he wanted to come back as a “new Michael”.
“Lou says as he left Michael's house the last time -- two weeks before MJ's death -- Jackson said, "Take care of yourself." Lou said, "I'm going to see you next week." Michael just repeated, "Take care of yourself." Lou feels Michael knew something bad was about to happen.” Source
The “between the lines” are not just in court. These witnesses outside of court are also talking for a reason. They bear listening to.
Day three of testimony also revealed some surprising revelations.
Witnesses Alberto Alvarez
I was off and on this computer today (had to make a store run for food) so I jotted down what I could and found transcripts for the rest posted by various sites.
Walgren was finishing up with Alvarez today, left over from yesterday. More attention was paid to Alvarez since he was the one who assisted Murray with moving Michael from the bed to the floor. He was also the one who testified to Murray asking Alvarez to collect and put away bottles of Propofol before being instructed to call 911.
Alberto Alvarez – Saw 100mg bottle inside saline bag of I.V. He is the one what called 911 when finally instructed by Murray.
Played 911 tape – sound quality different from operator to paramedic. Oddly Michael’s name not mentioned by Alvarez, NOR WAS MURRAY’S NAME mentioned on the call by Alvarez. When Alvarez is asked by paramedic if the doctor saw anything, Alvarez asks “Dr. did you see anything” instead of addressing him as Murray. A woman’s voice can be heard in background of the call.
Alvarez saw Murray pull I.V. out of his leg . . . no mention of bleeding. Alvarez then saw Murray put something on Michael’s finger before they moved him down to the floor.
Murray then attached a device in Michael's finger. Brown bag in the bed (later id’ed as Oximeter) not attached to Michael before he was lowered said Alvarez. Murray took it, attached it to Michael. Alvarez asked what that was and Murray said it was something like it was a monitor, as Alvarez testified.
Alvarez said Faheem arrived at the room, Alvarez approached him, told him "It's not looking good". Murray asked "anyone knows CPR?" -
Murray proceeded to do mouth to mouth. Paramedics moved Michael to the foot of the bed (on the floor).
Alvarez testifies that tabloids offered him money for stories. Financially wiped out because of his involvement in MJ’s death is what he says.
Paparazzi following them, they wanted to protect Michael's privacy. He went towards paparazzi, "this is a private moment, please step away". Murray told Alvarez "thank you for your help" Alvarez asnwered "We did our best".
Left the house early, he took the Jackson's dog (a labrador) to Hayvenhurst.
They break to cross examination by Chernoff. During that time I check tweets.
ArsenioHallOfficial tweeted: “They are trying to tell me MJ was playing "possum" ... then he woke up and SELF administered the chemical that took his life?!”
Chernoff cross exam of Alvarez
Chernoff is challenging that the bag Alvarez says he saw has not milky substance in it. Alvarez says “yes". Chernoff testifies to difference between his testimony at the preliminary hearing and today, saying his testimony has become “more interesting”.
Donte_Jackson Tweets http://dontejackson13.tumblr.com/post/10812987873 Photo. Why he is tweeting this during the trial I don’t know, but I don’t disagree with him.
Alvarez testifies to Chernoff questioning about talking to children and walking them out of the room out into the foyer when Paris followed Prince upstairs. Alvarez says that Paris is on the floor curled up, crying and Prince is just standing there.
After removing the vials, Murray told him to call 911. 12:20 pm. Alvarez calls 911.
Chernoff asks Alvarez “it seemed surreal didn’t it? Like it wasn’t happening”. Alvarez answered “it was something I wasn’t used to.” I thought this was a very odd question and not at all helpful or valuable to either defense or prosecution. However I did get something out of it.
Chernoff kept questioning each of the security staff, including Alvarez, of why they didn’t call 911. It is apparent that the one first notice Michael’s condition, Dr. Murray was the one there and responsible. Perhaps they will ask him if he ever gets on the stand. This was pointed out by various Twitter participants. Opportunity to follow up on questions was not exercised. Chernoff is not well liked judging by tweets, but his phrasing of some of his comments are rather interesting.
During break Donte_Jackson posted this:
After noon break Chernoff resumes cross with Alvarez
On June 25th, Alvarez didn't say anything about the IV bag to police officers. Chernoff pointed out that the first time he did was the preliminary questioning on August 31st, 2009.
Alvarez testified that the first time he saw the picture of the IV bag was in 2011, at the Prosecution's office.
Chernoff: "You think you might be mistaken?" Alvarez: "No chance"
Alvarez is saying they put Michael on the floor during the 911 call . Alvarez gives an example of how he held the phone to his shoulder with his chin as he helped lower Michael to the floor while talking to the paramedics on the cell phone. It doesn’t sound believeable.
Someone gets kicked out of the court room for their phone going off. Hope it was press.
Alvarez stammering about when he realized he should call and report that he touched a bag that may have had Propofol. He then called Williams.
Alvarez says he has not been able to get consistent work since appearing on T.V. as being involved in Jackson Case.
Chernoff pressed him about how he made it to Michael Jackson’s security detail. Alvarez explains that he worked for about six months in 2004 in Beverly Hills, then was relieved. In 2007 in Las Vegas for a few months then he wasn’t needed anymore. In 2008 through Michael Amir for two to three months and was relieved again. In February of 2010 he also worked for the Jackson family for only two months, after repeatedly calling the house to check on the children.
When asked by Chernoff how this happened, Alvarez testified that between November and December of 2009 he discussed getting a job with the Jacksons when he called to ask how the children were doing. Why didn’t Chernoff ask him why the Jackson’s let him go?
Alvarez was finished shortly after they returned from Break.
Kai Chase is called by Prosecution
Kai testified to being with the children in the downstairs foyer watching paramedics then security take steps two at a time. She said the children were with her, holding hands in a circle and praying. Missed some of this questioning by Brazille (sp?) because I had to run to the store for my husband, but I caught a lot of the testimony in the cross examination.
Toward the end of Brazille’s questioning I heard about the numerous media interviews Kai Chase granted. I had seen some of them back in 2009 and early 2010.
Surprising, she earned approximately $7,000 through different foreign media outlets for interviews. Chase testified that they were all foreign media outlets, seven total at approximately $1,000. Paid to her from each one. She did not seem embarrassed that she accepted payment (first witness to admit to doing so) and when asked, Chase testified that they were shows that focused on her cooking expertise and the love that was in Michael’s house.
I caught a bit of disingenuous over-explaining when trying to justify that she did it because “Michael is loved all over the world”. Brazille asked Chase if she expected t o get rich granting interviews about working for Michael Jackson and Chase replied “no”.
Chernoff cross with Chase:
Chernoff verified information Chase gave in response to her paid interviews and the happenings of the morning of June 25th. He then began questioning her in regard to why she didn’t attempt to contact security when Murray first requested help.
She had only Michael Amir’s number. She could not contact anyone else including Michael Jackson directly. She said with her, everything went through Michael Amir Williams. She said children let her in on the a.m. of 25th. She made them breakfast. They ate without their dad. She testified that Michael came down approximately twice to three times a week to have breakfast with his children and that him not coming down on the morning of the 25th was not an unusual occurrence.
She said 12:05 she saw a panicked Dr. Murray – he said go get help, go get security, go get Prince. When asked how old Prince was Chase replied that Prince was about 12 or 13. She then ran in to get Prince in the Den. She said to Prince, “Prince, Dr. Murray needs you, there may be something wrong with your father”. Prince went with Dr. Murray. Chernoff does not ask her why she would assume something was wrong with Michael and why she would say that to a child without knowing what was wrong. I would have been all over this.
She can’t recall seeing Prince go up the stairs. She then went back to work preparing lunch. She did not get security as Murray had asked. Wow, her answer made NO SENSE as to why she didn’t attempt to get security even though Murray asked for security.
Her answer was that Prince was in her eyesight. When Prince was sent to Dr. Murray, she did not get security. That is a biggie considering she testified to Murray being panicked and wide-eyed. This was confirmed between 12:05 and 12:10.
Chernoff asks her three different times why she didn’t get security. One answer she gave was that she didn’t want to take the risk of security not being present. I guess finishing lunch was more important. This really made me angry.
Ms. Brazil declines to recross. (Why? Who are these people working for?)
Kai Chase is excused. Court adjourns for the day.
The After-Reports on HLN:
As everyone leaves, Hanoi Jane on HLN jumps on Murray but no one questions Chase’s cashing in on interviews, the fact that she testifies to Murray’s panicked, wide eyed requests for help and for SECURITY and Prince . . . so Kai gets Prince and goes back to making lunch? Her explanation on cross examination? She didn’t want to take the risk that Security would not be in the trailer? What risk? Lunch would be late???
Some other tweets from those watching after Chase’s testimony:
Charlie Thomson: “What on earth is the point of this exchange? Is he suggesting she intentionally didn't get security as part of a murder plot?”
Gatorgirl277 (aka, Nikki) – “Come on Flanagan, Chase didn't know that MJ was dead upstairs or she'd never have called Prince over to the stairs...”
My Replies: “
@gatorgirl277 Murray asked for Security, why didn't she get them? Lunch more important than Michael?”
@gatorgirl277 $7k in fees for interviews for Chase . . . She's the only witness thus far cashing in. Bet you're proud!”
Seems those involved in those fan groups who are used to making money since Michael died think its okay that Kai Chase did the same. I smell a common bond.
How is what she did any different than what Michael’s PREVIOUS house help did to him during 2005? Because she didn’t say he was a bad guy? She went on the road, talking about Michael and his children and their household habits for money before the trial. Just because it was FOREIGN PRESS doesn’t make it any less opportunistic. There were others who were happy to talk about the goodness of Michael without the exchange of cash. That did rub me the wrong way, especially considering that she hadn’t worked for Michael all that long AND she couldn’t bring herself to get security like the “frantic, panicked, wide-eyed” doctor had asked her to.
HLN’s Jane is ignoring the fact that Murray did not JUST ask for Prince, he asked for Chase to get security which she neglected to do. Aside from continuing to make lunch which no one ate, perhaps she was too pre-occupied with her plans to cash in on interviews further down the road?
Raymone Bain was again interviewed on HLN (is she an employee now?) She said something today that made me laugh out loud. She said in London a member of the press, who they thought originally was a fan, handed him a printout of the lyrics to Michael’s song “Morphine” and asked him “are you hooked on Demoral?”
Raymone said that Michael walked away shaking his head and looked at her. Raymone said, “Michael said to me, ‘if I was hooked on drugs why in the hell would I sing about it?’”
I could see Michael’s face and hear the tone of his voice the way she described this, so I just had to post again, Michael’s song “Morphine” which is the second song on his “Blood on the Dance Floor” album. Remember we covered this previously here: Source , and some of the lyrics on this video are misquoted.
Why is HLN completely ignoring facts in exchange for the sensational sale of grieving children? Seems the press wants another crucifixion and it’s only day three of the trial.
Yesterday, I told Susanne I would post some documents with Michael’s legal last name on them from the 2005 Trial and the 2003 complaint. I had a copy of the birth certificate . . . but wonders, now I can’t find it. These should do.
Susanne . . . It ‘s in Jermaine’s book that Michael’s name is NOT Michael Joe Jackson.
2003 and 2005 Legal Documents
Death Certificate - Note spelling of middle name
and his address listed as Hayventhurst Drive
He had not lived their since 1988
2005 Ammended Complaint April of 2005
2003 Original Complaint Filed Against Michael on File at Findlaw
2004 Toxicology Report for 2005 Trial
Note the Name, his height and weight
Have we learned anything from 2005? Or did we just exchange Michael for Murray? I can’t see that he would be happy with this familiar pattern.
We are about to fail another test. I can’t believe it.