A representative for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has denied prosecutors leaked witness statements about DR. CONRAD MURRAY's conduct in the moments after Michael Jackson's death.
Murray, the King of Pop's personal physician, stands accused of administering the powerful anaesthetic Propofol which led to the singer's death from a cardiac arrest last June (09).
He has pleaded not guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter - but his actions immediately following Jackson's death have come under scrutiny after leaked documents obtained by the Associated Press (AP) appeared to suggest Murray stopped administering CPR to the star so he could hide various drug vials before calling paramedics.
In a witness statement allegedly from Jackson security guard Alberto Alvarez, taken two months after the star's passing, he claims Murray ordered him to place drug vials in plastic bags and remove an IV tube from the singer's leg.
The guard reports he additionally witnessed the cardiologist rushing to hide Propofol containers.
Rumours allege the AP obtained the legal papers from the L.A. prosecutors working on Murray's case, but Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, is "offended" by the mere suggestion of it.
She tells the New York Post, "I don't know what documents (the AP is) referring, and I cannot confirm what they have is authentic. But we do not leak things. I'm offended that there are allegations that we're trying to influence this."
Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, has slammed Alvarez's alleged recollection of the fateful night, urging the public to "reserve judgement" until the physician can prove his innocence in court.