Warrant Reveals Jackson Likely Died After Dose of Propofol; Coroner Declares Death Homicide

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

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Though Michael Jackson’s toxicology report remains sealed, an unsealed search warrant from the raid of Jackson’s personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray’s Houston offices reveals how investigators believe Jackson died on June 25th. According to the Los Angeles Times, a fatal dosage of the powerful sedative Propofol, along with two other sedatives, likely caused Jackson to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, ultimately causing the King of Pop’s death at the age of 50. According to the AP, Jackson’s death has officially been ruled a homicide.

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“The Jackson family has full confidence in the legal process, and commends the ongoing efforts of the L.A. County Coroner, the L.A. District Attorney and the L.A. Police Department,” the family said in a statement released late Monday. “The family looks forward to the day that justice can be served.”

According to the search warrant, Murray admitted to police under questioning that he had been administering 50 mg of Propofol to Jackson — who was suffering from insomnia — over the course of his six weeks in Jackson’s employ. However, in the week before Jackson’s death, Murray feared that Jackson was forming an addiction to the anesthetic, so he attempted to wean Jackson off the drug by lowering the dosage to 25 mg and replacing it with less-powerful sedatives, lorazepam and midazolam, the LA Times reports. On June 23rd, Murray only administered those two sedatives and not the Propofol to help Jackson sleep.

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