Jackson's Dr. Targeted By Police
July 24, 2009 at 4:55 AM (PT)
Dr. CONRAD MURRAY -- MICHAEL JACKSON's personal physician -- has been identified as a suspect in the manslaughter investigation by the LOS ANGELES Police Department. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reports two warrants filed in HARRIS COUNTY, TX District Court said investigators were looking for "items constituting evidence of the offense of manslaughter that tend to show that Dr. CONRAD MURRAY committed the said criminal offense."
The searches, carried out WEDNESDAY in HOUSTON at MURRAY's medical clinic and storage unit, gave authorities access to billing records, medication orders, shipping and billing receipts, medical records and "implements and instruments used in the commission of a crime."
These court records are the first public confirmation by police that MURRAY is a target of their probe.
"I do not know what they are looking for, and I can't possibly tell you how anything they took in any way connects with the death of MICHAEL JACKSON," said MURRAY's attorney, EDWARD CHERNOFF.
Reports have the police confiscating a computer, a ROLODEX card with FEDEX information and e-mails from one of MURRAY's former employees. An inventory of items taken in the search included vials of two drugs -- 27 tablets of phentermine, a prescription appetite suppressant and one tablet of clonazepam, a muscle relaxant.