Today Houston cocktail waitress Sade Anding, who met Murray in February of 2009, is expected to take the stand. Prosecutors will likely ask her about the odd phone call she had with Murray on the day of Jackson’s death, during the moment when prosecutors believe Murray discovered Jackson had stopped breathing.
Earlier this year, in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America” Anding said during the call Murray “sounded like something was wrong.”
“He was like, ‘Well.’ And it seemed like he wanted to say something. And I wish I would have just shut up and let him finish. Because he just said, ‘Well.’ And then he took forever,” she said. “He didn’t sound like himself to me at all.”
During her interview with GMA, Anding said Murray had lied to her, saying he was divorced with two children when he really had seven kids. Prosecutors said he supported several girlfriends, along with his family, on a $150,000 a month salary as Jackson’s personal cardiologist. Murray reportedly lavished Anding with gifts and tips. She went to dinner with him twice after meeting him at the steakhouse where she worked.
“The first thing he said to me was, ‘You are too beautiful to be waiting on people — at a place like this,'” Anding said.