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The burly Alvarez became emotional as the 911 call was played for jurors. Jackson’s mother, Katherine, appeared distraught and her son, Randy, huddled next to her and put his arm around her. She did not attend the afternoon proceedings,

“Was that difficult to hear?” prosecutor David Walgren asked.

“It is,” Alvarez replied.

After hanging up with dispatchers, Alvarez said he performed chest compressions on Jackson while Murray gave the singer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The doctor remarked it was his first time performing the procedure.

“‘I have to,’” Alvarez recalled Murray telling him, “`because he’s my friend.’”

Alvarez recalled seeing Murray at the hospital where Jackson was taken and sitting next to the emergency room.

“`I wanted him to make it,’” Alvarez quoted Murray as saying. “`I wanted him to make it.’”

Alvarez’s testimony allowed Walgren to present jurors directly with a bottle of propofol that they’ve heard much about throughout the previous two days of the trial.

Jurors intently looked at the bottle, which appeared to still contain some liquid.

When he entered the bedroom, Alvarez said, he saw Jackson’s eyes were open and was surprised to see the singer was wearing a condom catheter, a medical device that allows one to urinate without having to get up.

Alvarez testified that Murray only told him Jackson had a “bad reaction.” Jackson’s personal assistant, who testified Wednesday, said Murray told him the same thing.

Alvarez said it was a stunning scene, a far cry from the night before when the bodyguard stood backstage at Staples Center, sneaking peeks of Jackson performing during what would be his final rehearsal.

“He was very happy,” Alvarez testified. “I do recall he was in very good spirits.”

In another effort to cast doubt on the bodyguard’s testimony, Chernoff asked whether Alvarez, another bodyguard, Faheem Muhammad, and Jackson’s assistant, Michael Amir Williams, colluded before being interviewed by detectives two months after Jackson’s death.

The three men, who were among the first to interact with Murray after Jackson stopped breathing, have denied the accusation.

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