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Coroner Rules Michael Jackson's Death A Homicide

 

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide Monday after an unsealed warrant showed his death was caused by lethal amounts of the drug propofol.

 

Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who was at the singer’s home when paramedics tried to revive him last month, admitted to administering a series of less-addictive sedatives to Jackson the night before his death. He told officials he did not give Jackson the propofol until 10:30 a.m. that morning after Jackson demanded the drug in order to sleep.

 

The affidavit also revealed that the propofol found in Jackson’s house was not obtained using Murray’s medical license or Drug Enforcement Administration tracking number. Investigators found eight bottles of the anesthetic in Jackson's house along with other vials and pills that had been prescribed to Jackson by Dr. Murray, Dr. Arnold Klein and Dr. Allan Metzger.

 

MSNBC reported that Valium, lorazepam, clonazepam, tamsulosin and other drugs also were confiscated in the search, and propofol was found in Murray's medical bag. According to the warrant, Murray told police he was not the first doctor to administer propofol to the singer.

 

Murray could be charged with manslaughter for his involvement in the singer’s death.