The death of Michael Jackson has been ruled a homicide, the Los Angeles County coroner has concluded. Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is currently the target of a manslaughter investigation in the case. Could Dr. Murray now be facing at least second degree murder charges? It’s doubtful the good doctor actually wanted to murder Michael Jackson, but certainly he had to be aware he was treading on very dangerous ground with all the powerful drugs he was pumping into him.
Michael Jackson was murdered. That’s the latest from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Monday, according to an unidentified police official who reportedly leaked informationÂ to the Associated Press.
Michael Jackson allegedly died from aÂ combination of the powerful anesthetic propofol and at least two other sedatives administered just hours before his death, according to the Los Angeles Times.Â Court documentsÂ unsealed in Houston on Monday stated Michael Jackson had “lethal levels” of propofol in his system at the time of his death.
Dr. Conrad Murray, who was working as Michael Jackson’s personal physician, has admitted to police he gave the singer propofol before his collapse. According to court documents, Murray said he gaveÂ 50 milligrams ofÂ propofol to Michael Jackson almost every night to help him sleep,Â along withÂ doses of other sedatives. Murray stated he had been treating Michael Jackson for about six weeks for insomnia. Propofol is an extremely powerful sedative normally onlyÂ administered in hospitals to patients hooked up to heart and breathing monitors.
The official results of Michael Jackson’s autopsy have not yet been released. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has issued a statement to the press saying they currently “have no comment on the story that is circulating.”