Dr. Conrad Murray, who allegedly gave Michael Jackson the cocktail of prescription medications that led to his death, may face manslaughter charges. The Los Angeles Police Department has reportedly completed their investigation into Michael Jackson’s death and will be handing over the results to the District Attorney shortly.
Dr. Conrad Murray, who served as Michael Jackson’s personal physician, has admitted to dosing the late pop icon with the powerful anesthetic drug Propofol. Jackson’s death was attributed to a lethal dose of Propofol, combined with a cocktail of other prescription medications.
Murray claims he did nothing wrong in administering prescription medications to Jackson and indeed, he may not have technically broken any laws. The D.A., however, reportedly intends to pursue charges of involuntary manslaughter against Murray due to negligence.
Dr. Conrad Murray continues to practice medicine in Texas. We just have to wonder, how insane are people willing to receive medical treatment from a man with this kind of history, facing criminal charges for killing someone? We wouldn’t get near him if he was the last doctor on Earth!
Michael Jackson will be finally buried on his birthday, or so his father says. Joe Jackson reportedly told the New York Daily News that his son would be laid to rest on what would have been Michael Jackson’s 51st birthday on August 29.
Rumors regarding the whereabouts of Michael Jackson’s body have been circulating for weeks. Now 81-year-old Joe Jackson says the family is planning a final funeral for the pop icon at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles. A public memorial service was held for Michael Jackson on July 7.
Whether or not Joe Jackson really knows what the hell is actually going on is still in debate. Certainly, publically announcing the when and where of Michael Jackson’s burial could likely to lead to a change in plans for the family. Doubtless they would prefer to avoid a huge media frenzy and horde of fans showing up for what should be a private moment.
Meanwhile, the investigation into Michael Jackson’s death continues and the release of official autopsy results continues to be delayed.
Dr. Conrad Murray reportedly admitted to police officials that he administered the powerful anesthetic drug Propofol to Michael Jackson shortly before the singer’s death. According to unidentified police sources, Murray allegedly gave Michael Jackson an intravenous drip of Propofol, also known as Diprivan, just hours before he died.
Unofficial reports ‘leaked’ by unnamed police sources claim that the Propofol injection was likely the cause of Jackson’s demise. Official autopsy results are expected to be released later this week.
According to MTV.com, Dr. Conrad Murray told the Los Angeles Police Department several days after Jackson died that he had given the drug to the pop icon. Court documents indicate police are currently investigating Murray for possible manslaughter charges in connection to Jackson’s death. Last week, police raided Murray’s office and a storage locker, seizing files relating to the doctor’s treatment of Jackson. On Tuesday, police arrived at Dr. Conrad Murray’s home with a search warrant for the property in a quest for additional evidence in the case.
Murray’s lawyer, Edward Chernoff, stated on Monday that everyone “needs to take a breath and wait for these long delayed toxicology results.” Refusing to comment on the latest allegations against Dr. Conrad Murray, Chernoff said “things tend to shake out when all the facts are made known, and I’m sure that will happen here as well.”
Propofol is an extremely powerful anestheticÂ normally used to put patients under in advance of surgery. The drug is generally not supposed to be used outside of a hospital setting, where a patient can be monitored by an EKG and pulse oximeter. Neither of these safety devices were reportedly found in Jackson’s home at the time of his death.