Michael Jackson Investigation’s Lone Focus Turns to Dr. Murray

July 30th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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Michael Jackson’s personal physician is the lone target in the investigation into the singer’s death, a federal law enforcement official told CNN yesterday. “Dr. [Conrad] Murray is the only one we’re looking at,” the source said. Earlier this week, investigators raided Murray’s Las Vegas home and medical offices seeking information pertaining to the many aliases Jackson used when dealing with doctors. As Rock Daily reported, investigators believe that Murray administered the powerful sedative Propofol to Jackson within 24 hours of his death. A toxicology report is still pending, but a ruling of homicide is anticipated.

(Look back at Jackson’s life and career, in photos.)

Texas-based physician Murray was revealed to have been alone with Jackson when the 911 call asking for an ambulance was placed on June 25th. “Only the doctor was here,” the caller, later identified as a security guard, told the emergency operator. After Murray spoke with police, his lawyers admitted the doctor waited up to 30 minutes to call 911 after finding Jackson with a faint pulse in the bedroom of his rented Los Angeles home. Explaining Murray “didn’t know where he was, didn’t know the physical address,” attorneys revealed the physician first performed CPR on Jackson on a bed; a hard surface like a floor is more effective.

(Stars and fans honor Jackson at L.A. memorial — photos from the scene.)

Murray’s lawyers denied initial rumors that Jackson was administered a shot of painkillers like Demerol shortly before his death, however the investigation soon turned to focus on a powerful anesthesia called Propofol,...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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