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Jackson Doc Mum on Administering Anesthesia

7/6/2009 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's DoctorThe lawyer for the doctor who was at Michael Jackson's home the day he died tells TMZ he did not give Jackson OxyContin or Demerol that day, but he wouldn't say the same about the powerful anesthesia found at the singer's home.

Dr. Conrad Murray was interviewed by LAPD detectives a week ago Saturday. Law enforcement sources tell us the information Dr. Murray gave police regarding drugs at Jackson's home was enough for cops to secure a search warrant from a judge. A search warrant can only be issued if there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed.

Law enforcement sources say when police searched the home, they found the powerful anesthesia Propofol. The drug was specifically labeled Propofol and there was no indication it had been prescribed to anyone.

Edward Chernoff reiterated to us his client did not administer Demerol or OxyContin to Jackson the day he died. But Chernoff would not take the same stand on Propofol. Chernoff told us, "I have no statement on whether the Dr. prescribed or administered Propofol."

Chernoff added, "We're confident whatever the doctor prescribed did not kill Michael Jackson."

As we reported last week, cops obtained a search warrant the day after Jackson died. A second warrant was issued two days after Dr. Murray's interview -- that's the one that led cops to the Propofol. The second warrant may have been necessary if the first warrant only covered prescription medications.

The LAPD and the DEA are on the hunt to determine how the Propofol ended up in Jackson's home. The drug should never be administered outside a hospital.

UPDATE:
A spokesman for attorney Ed Chernoff just called to say when Chernoff spoke with TMZ last night "He was not conscious. He had just woken up and he can't speak for anything that was in the home."

In fact, it was just after midnight Houston time when we spoke with him. We were on the phone with Chernoff for nearly 20 minutes. He repeated multiple times that he had no comment regarding the Propofol. Aside from the comments we quoted above, Chernoff said, "I have no comment on whether the doctor administered Propofol." He also said, "I can't deny or admit what the doctor might have prescribed." He also said "I can't say if the doctor gave him Propofol."

Chernoff went on to talk about the LAPD investigation, sounding very alert and choosing his words carefully: "When all the results come in, the truth will come out and the correct result will be obtained." He also asked questions about what we knew regarding which drug may have killed Michael Jackson.


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1.

kenyanobserver    

RIP Michael.

1885 days ago
2.

Susan    

Get him!

1885 days ago
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Moni    

THIRD! But seriously TMZ can we such wait until the toxicology reports come out! I know this is unrelated but ppl are PAYING 10,000 for some memorial tixs! WOW!

1885 days ago
4.

LillyandGish    

This doctor's silence speaks louder than words.

1885 days ago
5.

tonybrown    

somebody going to jail for making Mike kill himself....

1885 days ago
6.

Michael Madsen    

Whoops!

1885 days ago
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BOYCOTT THE HOGANS    

look at the careful wording...

there was no indication it had been prescribed to anyone.
His lawyer Chernoff said, "We're confident whatever the doctor prescribed did not kill Michael Jackson."

Which means, ok he didn't prescribe it, but did he administer it? Here's what the lawyer said to that...

"Edward Chernoff reiterated to us his client did not administer Demerol or OxyContin to Jackson the day he died. But Chernoff would not take the same stand on Propofol. Chernoff told us, "I have no statement on whether the Dr. prescribed or administered Propofol."

HMMMM.....


1885 days ago
8.

louisa    

SOUNDS FISHY. HE SHOULD BE CHARGED.. THERE WAS A DELAY IN CALLING THE MEDICS 30 MINUTES.. WAS HE COVERING UP...
HE KILLED A LEGEND

1885 days ago
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ly9512    

The statement "Chernoff added, "We're confident whatever the doctor prescribed did not kill Michael Jackson."" is pretty much a confession right there. They are admitting to this doctor prescribing the drugs to Michael, and then next thing you know Michael passes away. This doctor has only been around for a short time so its weird.

Also, he just said whatever the doctor prescribed did not kill MJ, but Propofol cannot be prescribed so he easily could've just dodged that question without seeming guilty.

This doctor is not sounding innocent at all! I don't care what anyone says. Every event is getting weirder and weirder and pointing back to the doctor.

1885 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

LAPD should have secured the house immediately and certainly not allowed moving trucks in the next day before an accurate assessment of a possible crime scene was made.

1885 days ago
11.

tom    

Any time a lawyer or a politician says "We're confident ...," they aren't.

1885 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

Propofal... Good to the last drop.

1885 days ago
13.

Sutter    

This isn't over yet. I think this doctor is a HUGE factor in M.J.'s death. All will come out on this.

1885 days ago
14.

Michael Madsen    

MJ might as well have had a veterenarian looking after him.

1885 days ago
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ZTrader    

Dr. M may not have sold the gun, but it sure looks like he's the one who fired it. He's toast and he knows it!

1885 days ago
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