Report: Michael Jackson’s Cause of Death Likely to Be Ruled Homicide

July 24th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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Following the raid on the Houston office of Michael Jackson’s personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray, court documents revealed that prescription medication, Rolodex cards, computer hard drives and much more were removed as investigators continue to search for “evidence of the offense of manslaughter,” CNN writes. Also among the removed items were a suspension notice from the IRS and a list of medical documents. Among the drugs seized were tablets of the appetite suppressant Phentermine and the anti-anxiety medication clonazepam, or Klonopin as it’s widely called.

The raid gave further evidence that when Jackson’s autopsy results are finally released—which is expected to be next week—the cause of death will “almost certainly” be homicide, TMZ reports. As Rock Daily wrote yesterday, Dr. Murray has been the central figure in the LAPD’s investigation into Jackson’s death, as Murray allegedly administered the powerful sedative Propofol to Jackson in the moments before he succumbed to sudden cardiac arrest. As Rock Daily reported, the LAPD has treated Jackson’s death as a homicide—as opposed to an accidental overdose—for weeks after the coroner in the case ruled out other causes of death like suicide, accidental overdose and natural death.

Complicating the investigation, however, was Jackson’s reliance on using aliases to reportedly acquire prescription drugs. As reported by Rolling Stone in our look at Michael Jackson’s final days, Jackson used many aliases, most notably “Omar,” when moving from doctor to doctor in search of drugs. For instance, as TMZ writes, “Omar Arnold” is used on some files confiscated from Dr. Arnold Klein’s office—Klein was Jackson’s dermatologist and the rumored biological father of Jackson’s ...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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