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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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46.

BeLIEve    

That doctor was the only doctor in the house. He was the only one who could have given Michael the IV of the anesthesia that killed him. He wasted 30 minutes or more...was the doctor even watching Michael all night or was the doctor sleeping. Notice he didn't say I didnt give him Diprovan. Thats because he did.

In any case, this doctor killed Michael Jackson and should go to jail for murder but we won't get that so it will be manslaughter.

He killed the biggest star in the world.

1843 days ago
47.

kenyanobserver    

@#20 - Does that include you? Your spellings give your citizenship away;

self-centered -
standardized -

next time, if you want to fool us spell them this way;

self-centred
standardised

1843 days ago
48.

ICA stores    

I think if the doc actually administered that drug on micheal...he would have cleared the house to avoid exhibit since the acquisition of the drug in the first place was illegal.But again.....i only hope his pants are not yet down

1843 days ago
49.

Marina    

IS THIS DOCTOR STILL AROUND ? WHAT OTHER PROOVE LAPD NEEDS TO HAVE THIS DOCTORS ARESSTED? WOW I GUESS THEY ARE TRYING TO COVER ALL THE EVIDENCE AND MAKING MICHALE TO LOOK BAD BY SAYING THAT HE WAS ADDICTED. OF COURSE MJ CANT TALK FOR HIMSELF NOW SO ITS EASY TO SAY ANYTHING TO COVER THEIR DIRTH AND CONFUSE PEOPLE. MJ WAS A HEALTHY MAN AND NOT AN ADDICT. STOP TRUSHING HIM YOU JELAUS SNAKES.

1843 days ago
50.

Tamula    

That drug is NOT a presecription drug--so it couldn't be "prescribed".
So much is wrong w/the "doc.'s" behavior, not to mention his actions at the time of Michael's death.
CPR--on the BED?
Didn't call 911 for 10-mins....then he didn't know the ADDRES--so he LEFT MJ to look for security.
Time wasted was 25-mins.!
Totally unnecessary death....completely avoidable IF the dr. was paying attention.
I hopwethere are some charges against him...MJ trusted him w/his vey life and was paying DEARLY @$150,000/month
for it....and the dr. FAILED at his duties.



1843 days ago
51.

Lucy    

I SAY WE ALL PROTEST FOR JUSTICE! NO MATTER HOW YOU TAKE THIS... IT SCREAMS "MURDER" SOMEONE HAD THIS PLANNED FOR MJ.. LAPD IS NOT TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY ENOUGH... WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR THIS... IF PEOPLE COMMITING CRIME GET AWAY SO EASILY IN THIS COUNTRY, I AM SCAREED TO THINK HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE FUTURE VICTIMS. AND CRIMINALS LIKE DR.CONRAD WILL KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE AND GET AWAY. MICHAEL JACKSON WAS A GREAT HUMANITARIAN! A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING AND A MEGASTAR! WHO GAVE THESE PEOPLE A RIGHT TO TAKE AWAY MICHAEL FROM SO MANY OF HIS FANS ALL AROUND THE WORLD? NO ONE BESIDES GOD HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE AWAY HUMAN LIFE. AND THOSE WHO DO NEED TO BE PUNISHED!

1843 days ago
52.

REAL    



This statement by the Doctors Lawyer tells the tale ,,, Only ONE Reason He would Comment .. To Try and save
Dr Murry's Ass...

(((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." )

1843 days ago
53.

Lucy    

HEY #20... WHY DON'T YOU TAKE YOUR STUPID PREJUDIST AZZ OUT OF THIS SITE! AND STOP KISSING AMERICA'S AZZ..

1843 days ago
54.

Marina    

HOW CAN THIS DOCTORS SLEEP AND EAT WHEN THEIR WRONG DOING KILLED THE ICON. AND YET SO CALLED DR murray IS STILL AROUND AND ENJOYONG HIS LIFE . I WONDER WHOS GOING TO BE HIS NEXT WICTIM ? HOW MANY TALENTS AND PEOPLE HAVE TO BE TAKEN IN THE HANDS OF THIS LICENSED DOCOTORS WHO CARE ONLY ABOUT MONEY AND CATCH PEOPELE WHO SCREAM FOR HELP IN THIR WEB TO SUCK THEIR BLOOD. I THOUGH MONSTERS ARE ONLY IN HORROR MOVIES BUT IT LOOKS NOT ENOUGH THEY ARE AROUND US BUT THEY ARE LICENSED TOO.
WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL ! FOREVER!!

1843 days ago
55.

Ms. Hysterical    

#49
Perhaps you should speak to the american I have next to me correcting my "english." Try again fool.

1843 days ago
56.

Believer    

This Quacks lawyer was ALL over the news the other day, on CNN, HLN and MSNBC, I must have seen him talking at least 10 times that day, to every single anchor on all 3 of those networks. He would not shut up and I could not get rid of him. UNTIL that nutritionist RN spilled the beans about the diprovera. which just happened to be later that same day. Since then, the lawyer has completely zipped it and is no where to be found. I definitely think there's something fishy.

And no doctor can *prescribe* propofol . It is not *prescribed*. It is *administered*. In a hospital or clinic setting. By an Anesthesiologist. Not a cardiologist or GP.

If all of this is true, which it appear to be, this doctor WILL at the very least lose his medical license, and more than likely be charged with either manslaughter or negligent homicide.

1843 days ago
57.

fish taco    

One less pervert....? So what if he liked to sleep with little boys. He paid them off to stay out of prison.
He could do what ever he wanted... even become white.

1843 days ago
58.

BROOKE SHIELDS BACKSTABBED KIEFER FOR FREE DESIGNER CLOTHES    

DR. TOHME DR. TOHME DR. TOHME ARE YOU GUILTY??????
ARE YOU THE LEADER OF THIS COVERUP????? DID ALL OF YOU MURDER MICHAEL??????????????????????????????????????????????????



MICHAEL' ''DEATH-WIKI'' ALREADY FILLED OUT TO COVER UP HIS MURDER!!!!!

WHO FILLED IT OUT???????????????????????????????




After the 2003 raid on Neverland, Jackson turned to the Nation of Islam for security.Stuart Backerman, Jackson's publicist between 2002–2004, told The Vancouver Sun that, after the police raid on Jackson's Neverland Ranch on December 22, 2003, in connection with the child abuse allegations, Jackson turned to the Nation of Islam for help, on the advice of his nanny, Grace Rwaramba, and his brother, Jermaine. Louis Farrakhan and his son-in-law Leonard Muhammad, the Nation of Islam's chief-of-staff, arrived from Chicago, at first to provide security, but they also "took over Michael's business and isolated everybody", according to Backerman, who resigned as a result.[36]

Dr. Tohme Tohme, a Lebanese businessman also reportedly affiliated with the Nation of Islam, has acted as a personal adviser. Ian Halperin writes that Tohme has said at various times that he was the ambassador of Senegal, a Saudi Arabian billionaire, and an orthopaedic surgeon, though he has no medical degree. He was named in a March 2009 affidavit in Los Angeles Superior Court, where he was alleged to have contacted an auctioneer of Jackson's memorabilia, invoked "Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam's" interest in Jackson's life, and said that if the auctioneer did not do as Tohme requested, "lives are at stake and there will be bloodshed."[15][29]

1843 days ago
59.

Lucy    

THE DOCTOR IS SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO ATTEND MICHAELS' FUNERAL. IF THIS DOCTOR DIDN'T KILL MICHAEL THEN HE WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY EXPRESS MORE DESIRE TO ATTEND TO HIS FUNERAL AS A RESPECT.... AFTER ALL HE WAS THE ONLY MAN WHO WITNESSED MICHEL'S DEATH... THIS IS ONE MORE PROOF THAT HE DID IT! WHY IS HE HIDING? WHY CAN'T HE FACE MICHAEL'S FAMILY, HIS FANS ... BECUZ HE CAN'T STAND ON MICHAELS' GRAVE AS HE KNOWS HE IS THE KILLER!

1843 days ago
60.

gary in australia    

I can not believe this, if this doctor administered this drug and then walk away for a while to do what ever this unbelievable how on earth could this happen not to even put a heart monitor on him or anything if this is true he murdered him we lost a pure musical genius in MJ he was just getting his life back on track I still feel sick deep inside about this. Why was he left alone ????

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