Police Believe Jackson’s Physician Administered Deadly Propofol

July 28th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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Investigators believe Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, administered the powerful sedative Propofol to the singer within the 24 hours before Jackson’s death, a law enforcement source told the Associated Press. Authorities believe it was the anesthetic Propofol, or Diprivan as it’s commonly called, that ultimately caused Jackson to suffer from sudden cardiac arrest on June 25th and die. Following this new report, Murray’s lawyers released a statement declaring they wouldn’t comment on “rumors, innuendo or unnamed sources.” The toxicology report necessary to complete Jackson’s autopsy is due this week.

After admitting he waited up to 30 minutes after discovering Jackson before calling 911, vanishing from the hospital after Jackson was declared dead and submitting to a pair of interviews with police, Murray quickly became the primary focus of the Jackson investigation. Last week, as Rock Daily reported, Murray’s Houston offices were raided based on a search warrant seeking “evidence of the offense of manslaughter.” Police confiscated pills like the appetite suppressant Phentermine and the anti-anxiety medication clonazepam, or Klonopin, as well as computer hard drives, Rolodexes and other documents. As the AP reports, Propofol, an IV line and multiple tanks of oxygen were discovered in Jackson’s home.

In the days after Jackson’s death, his nurse/nutritionist Cherilyn Lee also said Jackson was desperately seeking Diprivan in the weeks before his death, despite the dangers of the drug. Lee was also subpoenaed to hand over medical documents regarding Jackson, however she is not a suspect in...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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