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He recalled his last conversation with Jackson.

“He said he was very, very happy. He felt the dream was there. He said to tell everybody he loved them and appreciated their hard work,” Ortega said.

During cross-examination, defense attorney Ed Chernoff asked Ortega if he had ever seen anyone having withdrawals from drugs, and the witness said he had not. Chernoff did not elaborate.

Another witness, Jackson’s personal assistant Michael Amir Williams, described Murray calling him on the day the superstar died and frantically asking him to get help from bodyguards for Jackson, who was in a bedroom.

Murray told him the singer had a “bad reaction” and that immediate help was needed, but didn’t ask him to call 911, Williams said.

Williams described the chaotic scene at the mansion and hospital and recalled the heartbreaking moment when DiLeo told Jackson’s children their father was dead. Williams said he and Murray and everyone else were crying.

Faheem Muhammad, one of Jackson’s bodyguards, testified that two of the pop star’s children, Prince, then 12, and Paris, who was 11, watched as Murray frantically attempted to revive him in the bedroom of his rented mansion.

Muhammad eventually escorted the children from the room. Paris was on the ground crying, and “I realized we needed to get them out of the situation,” he said.

Jackson’s mother Katherine, his sister LaToya and his brother Jackie attended the hearing, where Murray sat taking notes.

Murray had been giving Jackson propofol, an anesthetic normally administered in hospital settings, six nights a week for roughly two months before his death, the prosecutor said in his opening statement.

Murray’s attorney declined to give an opening statement.

At the end of the multi-day hearing, a judge will determine whether there is enough evidence for Murray to stand trial. The Houston cardiologist has pleaded not guilty and his attorneys have said he did not give Jackson anything that should have killed him.

Walgren said he will rely on Murray’s statements to police, as well as text messages, phone records and expert testimony to show the doctor should stand trial.

He said evidence will show Murray waited at least 21 minutes to call 911 and ordered a bodyguard to help him clean up evidence before summoning help. In the most favorable scenario, Walgren said, Murray waited at least nine minutes before calling paramedics.

Walgren also plans to call several experts whom he said would testify, “there are a number of actions displayed by Dr. Murray that show an extreme deviation from the standard of care.”

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