NY Post: Doctor's Shot 'Killed' Michael Jackson
July 28, 2009 at 4:36 AM (PT)
Dr. CONRAD MURRAY, MICHAEL JACKSON's personal doctor, injected him with a "powerful, hospital-grade sedative that likely killed him," a law-enforcement source said yesterday. THE NEW YORK POST reports MURRAY's attorney, ED CHERNOFF, has confirmed his client is being investigated for manslaughter, adding MURRAY "didn't prescribe or administer anything that should have killed MICHAEL JACKSON."
JACKSON was injected with the anesthetic propofol on a regular basis to help him sleep. The law-enforcement official, who requested anonymity because the probe is ongoing, told THE ASSOCIATED PRESS that MURRAY personally gave JACKSON propofol on the day he died.
JACKSON's family feels MURRAY wasn't honest regarding what drugs he gave JACKSON in the weeks leading up to his death. The family is currently considering a wrongful-death lawsuit against MURRAY.
Pending toxicology test, there's still no official cause of death, but reports have said that police found the appetite suppressant phentermine, anti-anxiety drug clonazepam, IV lines and oxygen tanks in JACKSON's home.
Sources told the AP that JACKSON "hired various doctors to give him propofol, using the drug like a chemical alarm clock." JACKSON would have a doctor stop the intravenous drip of propofol, causing JACKSON to wake up at a pre-arranged time.