The L.A. County coroner, in typical Hollywood dramatic fashion, has finally released the cause of Michael Jackson's death. The actual report itself has still not been released, but the cause of death is due to an overdose of the sedative Propofol used in the induction of anesthesia, and acute benzodiapine intoxication, including Valium, Ativan and other prescription drugs found in Jackson's system. The manner of death is ruled a homicide. So far there have been no arrests made, but Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray is considered a suspect.
According to TMZ.com, the LAPD don't believe that Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, told the truth when he said he administered a small dosage of the sedative Propofol (Diprivan) to Jackson.
The LAPD met with Dr. Murray on two occasions after Jackson died of a cardiac arrest in his rented mansion on June 25th.
In the police search warrant affidavit, Dr. Murray told police he gave Jackson 25mg of Propofol before Jackson stopped breathing. Murray said he normally gave Jackson 50mg of Propofol, but he decreased the dosage because he feared Jackson was becoming addicted.
Online reports attributed Jackson's death to a "lethal amount" of Propofol. The problem is the dosage of 25mg of Propofol listed in the police report is too small to cause death. An average maintenance dosage to adequately sedate an adult for hours is about 400mg (or more) per hour.
Now the police are backtracking and saying they believe Dr. Murray lied about the amount of Propofol he gave Jackson. But that amount is written in stone in the police affidavit. And you can bet that the defense attorneys for Dr. Murray will be all over that affidavit. So if Dr. Murray walks, the LAPD have no one to blame but themselves.
According to a police affidavit, Michael Jackson's personal physician waited 82 minutes to call 911 after Jackson stopped breathing on the fateful morning of June 25. Dr. Conrad Murray told police he treated Jackson for chronic insomnia for 6 months.
On the night of June 25th, Dr. Murray said he administered the benzodiazepine sedatives Ativan and Versed by IV push to Jackson all night long to help him sleep.
When those meds failed to induce sleep, Dr. Murray said he administered Propofol 25mg (by IV push?) to Jackson at 10:40 a.m. Murray then left the room for 2 minutes and returned to find Jackson not breathing and unresponsive.
If the police have a case against Dr. Murray, 57, it will be based on the length of time it took for him to seek emergency medical assistance for Jackson after he found him unresponsive. But there doesn't seem to be enough of a case for manslaughter. Gross medical negligence, yes, but it will be very difficult for the prosecutor's office to convince a jury that 25mg of the sedative Propofol (Diprivan) killed Jackson.
Theoretically, 25mg of Propofol could kill a patient whose respirations and blood pressure were already decreased. But attorneys and juries don't deal in theories.
If you're confused by the findings of Michael Jackson's autopsy report, you're not the only one. Something doesn't add up. So I'm going to wait until the official report comes out before I jump to conclusions.
Aaccording to the search warrant affidavit filed in Houston and published yesterday on TMZ.com, Jackson died with "a lethal amount" of the sedative Propofol (Diprivan) in his system. Yet the same report goes on to say that Dr. Murray administered only 25mg of Propofol IV to Jackson, which amounts to an equivalent of about 5 teaspoons or less than 1.5 tablespoons of medicine. In other words, that amount is nowhere near lethal.
The report also claims Dr. Murray gave Jackson IV Ativan. I can't ever recall giving a patient IV Ativan when it can easily be administered by mouth or by deep muscle injection. If this report holds up in court then Dr. Murray will probably be acquitted of murder because there is no smoking gun in that report. Any good lawyer worth his salt will tear that report apart in open court.
According to FOXNews.com, Michael Jackson's personal physician will be charged with manslaughter within the next two weeks.
This is not news to anyone, but a source told FOXNews.com that Murray could be charged as early as next Wednesday. In the meantime, investigators will serve one more warrant at a Los Angeles pharmacy as they build an airtight case against the financially strapped cardiologist.
Murray has admitted to giving Michael Jackson a home infusion of Diprivan (Propofol) a potent sedative used to induce anesthesia that should never be administered outside a hospital or clinic setting. Jackson went into respiratory and cardiac arrest when Dr. Murray left him alone during the infusion on June 25th to make phone calls. Jackson was later pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Conrad Murray was forced to shut down his medical practice amid the ongoing investigation into the sudden death of Michael Jackson on June 25. So he made this video to reach out to his patients and supporters to let them know he is fine. "Your messages give me strength and courage and keep me going," said the embattled cardiologist in a video posted on YouTube today.
"Please, don't worry. As long as I keep God in my heart, and you in my life I will be fine," he said.
According to the LA Times, Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, left him alone in a bedroom after starting an infusion of a potent sedative so he could go make phone calls.
Leaked details from Jackson's autopsy report shows that Dr. Murray gave Jackson an IV infusion of Diprivan (Propofol) a short acting drug used in hospitals to induce anesthesia on patients undergoing inpatient and outpatient procedures.
The troubled doc, who has been identified in court records as a suspect in Jackson's death, returned to the bedroom to find the 50-year-old Jackson unresponsive and not breathing. Jackson was later pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest.
Murray, 51, told police he felt comfortable giving Jackson Diprivan and leaving him alone to make calls on his cell phone because Jackson had previously taken the drug as a sleep aid for a decade with no problems. Murray told police he spoke with his family members and office staff in Houston while Jackson slept in another room.
Police sources had earlier said Murray fell asleep in another room in the rented 10-bedroom mansion after giving Jackson the drug.
This news contradicts online reports that Murray delayed calling paramedics for 30 minutes because he couldn't find a working phone inside Jackson's rented Bel Air mansion on the morning of June 25.
A source close to the investigation into Jackson's untimely death told the LA Times that there was a "limited amount" of Diprivan in Jackson's system. And that the presence of other prescription drugs in his system along with such a limited amount of the sedative could complicate prosecution of Dr. Murray.
According to the British Sun newspaper, an aide administered an injection of the narcotic painkiller Demerol to pop singer Michael Jackson in the early morning hours of June 25 while Jacko's doctor slept.
This adds plausibility to earlier reports that Jackson was given a shot of Demerol that preceded his cardiac arrest on June 25th. The Sun claims Jacko's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray administered the short-acting potent sedative Diprivan (Propofol) a drug that is used to induce anesthesia.
After starting Jackson's infusion of Diprivan, Dr. Murray told the LAPD he went to sleep. This goes against medical protocol since a patient receiving Diprivan IV requires constant monitoring of his breathing and blood pressure in a hospital setting.
According to The Sun, the Diprivan ran out during the night, and because Diprivan is short-acting, Jackson awoke soon after. Supposedly, Jackson then pleaded with an aide to give him a shot of Demerol.
Jackson's death was recently ruled a homicide. Earlier in the investigation, Jacko's dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, admitted prescribing Demerol for Jackson. Federal agents and local police raided Dr. Murray's Las Vegas home and Houston office last week. The agents were armed with search warrants listing Diprivan and other items related to the homicide case.
According to online reports, federal agents, armed with search warrants, raided Dr. Conrad Murray's Las Vegas home today. As you know, Dr. Murray is the last person to see pop icon Michael Jackson alive before Jackson died of a heart attack on June 25.
Police believe Dr. Murray fell asleep after infusing Jackson with IV Diprivan (Propofol) and then awoke to find Jackson dead.
Diprivan is a potent short-acting sedative used to induce anesthesia in a hospital setting. Patients receiving Diprivan intravenously should be carefully monitored for a drop in blood pressure/and or decreased respiratory rate that could lead to respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest.
It is recommended that Diprivan be administered slowly to prevent a dangerous drop in blood pressure. The rate of infusion should ideally be controlled by an IV machine or Diprivan can be titrated slowly by hand. But under no circumstance should the patient be left alone while the IV is infusing.
Diprivan is not available by prescription, therefore, the feds are searching for the source of the drug and how it came into Dr. Murray's possession.
According to TMZ.com, feds also served a search warrant on a storage facility in Houston where associates of Dr. Murray stored files and other items. Dr. Murray's staff removed items from the storage locker the day Jackson died.
Loyal readers of Sandrarose.com already knew that Michael Jackson's death was a result of criminal activity on the part of his doctor or doctors.
As you know, toxicology results from samples collected during Michael Jackson's autopsy the day after he died already came back weeks ago. Which explains the increased police activity in L.A. and Houston where Dr. Conrad Murray -- the last doctor to see Jackson alive -- has an office.
The L.A. County Coroner is scheduled to release the autopsy results in Michael Jackson's death next week, and the cause of death will "almost certainly" be homicide -- death at the hands of another.
We're told the Coroner himself will make the call mid-week, after he gets the final toxicology report from an outside consultant. But based on the draft report as well as what has become "clear evidence," causes other than homicide -- natural, accidental, accidental overdose, and suicide -- have been ruled out.
We've already reported that for weeks, the LAPD has treated Jackson's death as a homicide. They have served multiple criminal search warrants -- most recently at Dr. Conrad Murray's Houston medical office. Dr. Murray is actively being investigated as the person who may have administered the powerful anesthesia Propofol to Jackson the day he died.
We're told both the Coroner and LAPD have significant evidence that Propofol caused Jackson's heart to stop.
According to TMZ.com, the Feds have raided the Houston office of the last doctor to see Michael Jackson alive.
It is believed that Dr. Conrad Murray, a cardiologist with offices in Texas and Nevada, unlawfully dispensed and administered the potent sedative Diprivan to Jackson without a license.
Diprivan is used in anesthesia and is rarely administered outside of a hospital setting.
Jackson had reportedly begged doctors over the years to administer Diprivan -- a short-acting sedative -- to put him to sleep. Diprivan was used during his numerous plastic surgeries.
Dr. Murray was with Jackson when he went into respiratory and cardiac arrest on the morning of June 25 in his rented Bel Air mansion.
After speaking with the LAPD on two occasions following Jackson's sudden death, Murray ceased all communications with the police. The LAPD asked the local DEA office to help them serve the sealed warrant on Murray's Houston office today.
Multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ the LAPD is already treating Michael Jackson's death as a homicide, and they are focusing on Dr. Conrad Murray.
Law enforcement sources tell us the evidence points to the anesthesia Propofol as the primary cause of Jackson's death. As we first reported, vials of Propofol were found in Jackson's home after he died.
Law enforcement sources say there is already "plenty of powerful evidence" linking Dr. Murray as the person who administered the drug to Jackson. The evidence includes various items found in Jackson's house, including the Propofol, an IV stand and oxygen tank.
Dr. Murray's lawyer would neither confirm nor deny if his client administered the Propofol.
And we've learned the LAPD has had "multiple conversations" with the L.A. County District Attorney's office, although the case has not been formally presented to the D.A.