Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Michael Jackson was already dead when paramedics arrived at his home.
Sources say when emergency technicians got to Jackson's home there was no electrical activity in his heart and he showed no signs of life.
Sources also say that paramedics wanted to pronounce Jackson dead at the scene but Dr. Conrad Murray insisted that the singer be taken to the hospital. Dr. Murray had the authority to override them.
It took almost ten minutes for emergency staff to realize the victim was Michael Jackson.
One worker stated, "It just looked like a frail, old, sickly man."