Michael Jackson’s Death Ruled a Homicide

August 25th, 2009 by

The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Michael Jackson’s death a homicide, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press, a finding that makes it more likely criminal charges will be filed against the doctor who was with the pop star when he died and is the target of a manslaughter investigation.

The coroner determined a fatal combination of drugs was given to Jackson hours before he died June 25 in his rented Los Angeles mansion, according to the official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the findings have not been publicly released. Forensic tests found the powerful anesthetic propofol acted together with at least two sedatives to cause Jackson’s death, the official said.

Dr. Conrad Murray, a Las Vegas cardiologist who became Jackson’s personal physician weeks before his death, is the target of the Los Angeles Police Department’s manslaughter investigation. According to a search warrant affidavit unsealed Monday in Houston, Murray told investigators he administered a 25 mg dose of propofol around 10:40 a.m. after spending the night injecting Jackson with two sedatives in an unsuccessful attempt to get him to sleep.


The warrant, dated July 23, states that lethal levels of propofol were found in Jackson’s system. Besides the propofol and two sedatives, the coroner’s toxicology report found other substances in Jackson’s system but they were not believed to have been a factor in the singer’s death, the official said.

Jackson’s family commended the coronor’s office in a statement released Monday.

“The Jackson family has full confidence in the legal process, and commends the ongoing efforts of the L.A. County Coroner, the L.A. District Attorney and the L.A. Police Department,” the statement said. “The family looks forward to the day that justice can be served.”

Murray has spoken to police and last week released a video saying he “told the truth and I have faith the truth will prevail.” His attorney, Edward Chernoff, had no immediate comment but has previously said Murray never administered anything that “should have” killed Jackson.

A call to the coroner’s office was not returned Monday.

Murray did not say anything about the drugs he gave to Jackson.

2 Responses

  1. David Bragg

    Is there some way to forward money to a legal defense fund for the good Dr. and is there a way to nominate him for some type of humanitarian award, or child advocacy award.

  2. The Masked Blogger

    If you think Mi Ja is dead then I have to ask this question:
    what galaxy are you residing at? I mean with the recently huge sales from his albums along with other merch, that goofy sum bitch has never been more alive. It’s going to take at least 15-25 years of: remixes,TV specials,movie deals,documentaries, along with cereal,cornchip,lunch box,sneaker,candy bar,and blow-up doll endorsements before Mi Ja is truly dead.

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