The doctor accused of administering a powerful anesthetic that killed pop star Michael Jackson has helped stabilize a young woman who fell unconscious on a US Airways jet to Phoenix Saturday.
Conrad Murray's spokeswoman says the doctor found the woman with
a very weak pulse. Miranda Sevcik says he stabilized her condition using equipment in the jet's medical bag, including hooking her up to an IV.
A US Airways spokesman says Flight 641 from Houston was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M. because of a medical emergency. Spokesman Todd Lehmacher says a doctor on board helped the woman, but declined to name the physician.
Jackson was about to launch a world comeback tour when he died last June after being found unresponsive with Murray at his bedside in a Beverly Hills mansion. Murray had been hired at $150,000 a month to be Jackson's personal physician.
Murray told police he administered the anesthetic propofol to Jackson as a treatment for insomnia.
Murray was charged in February with a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter. He has pleaded not guilty, and remains free on $75,000 bail pending trial.
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