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LAPD Treating Jackson Death as Homicide

7/15/2009 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ the LAPD is already treating Michael Jackson's death as a homicide, and they are focusing on Dr. Conrad Murray.

Law enforcement sources tell us the evidence points to the anesthesia Propofol as the primary cause of Jackson's death. As we first reported, vials of Propofol were found in Jackson's home after he died.

Law enforcement sources say there is already "plenty of powerful evidence" linking Dr. Murray as the person who administered the drug to Jackson. The evidence includes various items found in Jackson's house, including the Propofol, an IV stand and oxygen tank.

Dr. Murray's lawyer would neither confirm nor deny if his client administered the Propofol.

And we've learned the LAPD has had "multiple conversations" with the L.A. County District Attorney's office, although the case has not been formally presented to the D.A.


One Step Closer to Solving Jackson Drug Mystery


 One Step Closer to Solving Jackson Drug MysteryWe've learned the DEA is hot on the trail of finding out who got the powerful anesthesia that may have killed Michael Jackson.

As we first reported, law enforcement sources tell us they believe Propofol was the primary cause of Jackson's death. One of the vials of Propofol found at Jackson's home was manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals. The DEA contacted Teva to track down the vial in question.

Our sources say Teva looked at the lot number of the vial and found some of the vials in the lot went to AmerisourceBergen -- a distributor of the drug. We're told the DEA contacted AmerisourceBergen a few days ago and asked for all sales records of Propofol over a recent two-month period.

We're told the DEA is looking to match doctors or other health care providers that obtained the drug with doctors who have some connection to Michael Jackson.

MIchael Jackson Drug Pictures

Anesthesia in Jackson Case Tracked


Michael Jackson PropofolWe've learned several pharmaceutical companies have been contacted by the DEA in the Michael Jackson case and we're told authorities are getting closer to identifying which person may have supplied the powerful anesthesia Propofol that appears to have killed the singer.

Sources tell us law enforcement found vials of Propofol in Michael Jackson's house after he died. The vials all have lot numbers. We're told several days ago the DEA contacted Teva Pharmaceuticals -- which manufactured one of the vials found at the house -- to determine who purchased it.

Teva sells Propofol to medical distributors, who then turn around and sell the vials to hospitals and doctors.

And, law enforcement sources say, the DEA also contacted other manufacturers of Propofol from the other vials found in Jackson's home.

Here's the problem. Although every vial has a lot number, the vials are not marked individually. There are thousands of vials in a lot. So the DEA and LAPD are trying to hone in on the culprit but, we're told, it's no easy task.


Rowe's Lawyer -- Debbie Doesn't Want MJ's Money


Debbie Rowe's lawyer just fired off a letter to the New York Post ... demanding a retraction of its story that Rowe has accepted $4 million to walk away from Michael Jackson's two eldest kids.

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The letter -- written by Rowe's lawyer Eric George -- says "Among the several contenders for overzealous and inaccurate sensationalism, the New York Post has now seized top honors."

George says "Ms. Rowe has not accepted -- and will not accept -- any additional financial consideration beyond the spousal support she and Michael Jackson personally agreed to several years ago." This is a very significant statement and we've confirmed it with another Jackson source.

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Jackson's Maid -- He Binged On Drugs


Michael JacksonOne of Michael Jackson's former housekeepers told law enforcement the singer was often in such bad shape from drugs, his eyes would roll back in his head.

We've obtained documents from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department's 1993 investigation into allegations of child molestation. Kristina Fournier told deputies back then ... she saw syringes while she was employed at Neverland. Deputies asked her if she ever saw Jackson inject himself with a hypodermic needle -- she said no.

Fournier told deputies she was aware Jackson was under the influence of drugs and "under a doctor's care." Fournier said she saw doctors "come and go" at Neverland.

And Fournier said, on the subject of Jackson's drug addiction, "I think he had good periods and bad periods, and when he had a bad period, he had a bad period. Then he would get off (referring to drugs) and then it would start again."

Fournier said it was "well-known" among the Neverland staff that Jackson had a drug problem -- "Yes, and people would say, his eyes were rolling in the back of his head and he wouldn't know what he was talking about."

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Debbie Rowe Injected Jackson with Drugs


Debbie RoweDebbie Rowe frequently injected Michael Jackson with drugs while she worked for Jackson's dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein.

We've obtained law enforcement documents from the 2005 molestation trial. Included in the records is an affidavit from a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputy who served a search warrant on Dr. Klein in 1993 to obtain Jackson's medical records during the first molestation investigation.

In the affidavit, the deputy writes, in August 1993, "...Ms. Rowe observed the back of Jackson's body while she gave him massages to help him sleep. Ms. Rowe also observed Jackson's buttocks on numerous occasions when she gave him injections prior to acne treatments."

The affidavit does not specify the type of drug Rowe administered. As we reported, Jackson sought out anesthesia and other sedatives for even minor procedures, including acne treatment.

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Jackson Doc Did Not Fully Cooperate


Jackson Doc Did Not Fully CooperateThe assistant coroner who just went to Dr. Arnold Klein's office for Michael Jackson's medical records just confirmed our story -- that he went to the office because Dr. Klein was not fully cooperating with their request for documents.

Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter just told us ... on July 2 his office contacted Dr. Klein's office and requested Jackson's medical records. Klein's lawyer sent partial records and then promised to send the rest later, but never did. Winter told us his office then called Dr. Klein's rep to say they still hadn't received the documents but Klein's people never responded.

And Winter says, that's why he went to Klein's office today. Winter tells us a lawyer for Dr. Klein was in the office and another lawyer was on the phone. Winter says the lawyers promised to ante up the additional files within 24 hours.

We spoke to Ed after he talked to the press outside of Dr. Klein's office today -- when he said Klein had fully cooperated.

Jackson's Docs Allegedly Manipulated Pharmacies


Michael JacksonWe've obtained law enforcement documents from Michael Jackson's 2005 molestation trial -- and the depth of the singer's drug dependency is further surfacing.

As far back as 1993, Jackson was using aliases to score drugs, according to an employee at the Neverland Ranch. Joey Jeszeck, who worked security, told Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies in 1993 that Jackson would ask him "to go to a pharmacy and pick up his prescription for him." Jeszeck said sometimes the scripts were in the name of other people.

The report says: "Sometimes the pharmacy wouldn't release Jackson's medication to him since it was not in Jeszeck's name. Jackson would then call the doctor and have the prescription changed into the name of the person he was sending to pick it up."

Jeszeck said "one of these doctors was Dr. Farshchian in Florida."

Jackson's Knack for Picking Friendly Docs


MIchael JacksonMichael Jackson had a way of picking doctors who became such close friends with him that the doctor-patient distinction became blurred.

Dr. Alex Farshchian
from Miami was "awe-struck" by Jackson, according to former L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Laperruque, who worked security for Jackson. We obtained notes from an interview Laperruque had with detectives during the child molestation investigation in Santa Barbara. Laperruque said Dr. Farshchian was so enamored with Jackson, he invited the singer to stay at his house in Miami. Laperruque says Jackson took the doctor up on his offer and ended up staying in his converted garage. The question -- why would Jackson settle for such accommodations?

Laperruque told detectives "Farshchian may have been over prescribing medication."

Dr. Arnold Klein was Jackson's longtime friend and Beverly Hills dermatologist. Klein bragged on Larry King that he has slept in the same room as Jackson and shared a close bond with him, going on numerous vacations with the singer. One of Jackson's drivers told the coroner Jackson would spend 3 - 4 hours in Klein's office and come out looking disoriented. A former bodyguard said he also saw Jackson leave Klein's office looking out of it. And powerful prescriptions were found at Neverland -- prescribed by Dr. Klein. The prescriptions were written for Frank Tyson, who worked for Jackson. A former bodyguard said Jackson would use Tyson's name to score drugs. Klein has said he prescribed Demerol for Jackson, a drug to which Jackson was addicted.

Dr. Allan Metzger
, who practices in West Hollywood, went on one of Jackson's concert tours and was close to him. He even videotaped the singer's wedding to Debbie Rowe. Dr. Metzger received a public reprimand for prescribing drugs to Janet Jackson under an alias. Dr. Metzger would not tell us whether he ever prescribed drugs to Michael under an alias. He told us he has not been Jackson's doctor for years, but he spoke with him as recently as last April about medical issues and personal matters.

Some medical experts suggest it's a bad idea for doctors to become close to their patients because the doctors must retain the power to say "no" when the patient wants something that is not medically appropriate. Whatever his motives, Michael Jackson had a talent for picking doctors who were more than happy to pick him as a friend.

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466.

Sick of Cops and fawk up celebrities    

Hey he died his legend lives on, Now move on with your lives, He has both good n bad memories, Hell we all got some kind of skeleton in our closets, , And personally how many of you know the real facts,The law can make a case into anything they want it to be, I have witnessed it first hand, They lie entrap people etc, What ever happeded to protect n to serve, All of a sudeen they think they are the law, Let the man alone , he is dead nothing will bring him back Michael god forgives you RIP AMEN,

1934 days ago
467.

gloria    

To the Jackson Family peace, and you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. We love you

1934 days ago
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onealdawg    

As a matter- of-fact, Michael's music did put food on my table in more than one way. As a musician I played a lot of gigs that his music was performed on. As an airline employee later on, I made money handling his entourage when they flew. Then in later years family members of mine actually recorded music, although not used, as of yet, but they were paid for their talents. He will be missed. One of the few really Great talents from the 20th century.

1934 days ago
469.

Bobbi    

I have had about enough of this crap hearing about this. He has gotten more pubilicity than any president or Elvis when they died. He was nothing but a freak and a drug addict, and anyone that holds a baby over a balcony needs to be committed into an insitution because they are sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Enough is enough tired of hearing it evry time you turn on the TV.

1934 days ago
470.

monny    

Ok Bobbi this is in no way shape or form me disrespecting Elvis. But Elvis got the same treatment as Michael when he died. Not to mention Elvis died from drug overdose as well. So tell me if you hate all the attention Michael Jackson is getting and you say that he was such a junkie, then what are you saying about Elvis? Think before you say or type things that contradict you. Although some say it was just a plain heart attack, others say it was drug overdose. Just like in this case...no one will agree so stop being so ignorant and narrow minded. You ca have your opinion but don't disrespect those who can't defend themselves. Like I said before you should all know not to EVER speak ill of the dead

1934 days ago
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leslie perkins    

yes i want the whole w orld to noi no mj didnt do what what some say he did and for debbie row she is no parent at all if any one of us sold are kids well go away for a very very long time she doesnt even want anything to do with them and what iv seen hand heard she is no mom she should just leave the famiely and kids a lone shes nothing but money hungery LP FROM KENT WASH.

1934 days ago
472.

leslie perkins    

debbie she should but out and stay out for good what a bunch of lies shes told but out row go back to where you belong and leave the kidsalone and the jackson famley alone to and dont get any money from them at all thats a wrong thing do the right thing stop be for its to late from a mother that cares from kent

1933 days ago
473.

leslie perkins    

my heart goes out to the kids i like to say your not a lone your dad was a great man and peaple that say he took durgs and did all those other things they say he did to kids are so wrong take a long look at your selfs what do you see you no what i see i see some one that talks about anyone they dont care if hes dead or a live i no none of you are purfict you proubley did a lot worst so leave it be are you saying debbie should win i say not she should not get a dime the famielys gone threw a nuff if micheal was hear would he let you bad mouth him he would say im right i would like the whole world to no let me say this GOD put us hear to love one another GOD didnt put us hear to pass are kids off like a peace of candy so i think i no the three kids should stay where there at they no the home there at they dont no debbie row at all LESLIE FROM K.W

1933 days ago
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leslie perkins    

every thing i say is right row but out leave the children alone let them pick and row doesnt want them to even call heer mom just no her as a friend how sad i was told i was adopted untell it was to late when i grew up i found out i wasnt adopted but my parents are both dead please debbie row leave the kids where there at leslie K.W

1933 days ago
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leslie perkins    

YES I DO NO THE FACKS IM ALL MOST 59 YEARS OLD IV BEEN A ROUND A LONG TIME IM A BIG FAN HE DID NOT DO ALL THOSE THINGS I WATCH THE NEWS AND READ BOOKS AND ON THE OTHER HAND HIS DAD DID SO BEAT HIM AND GRABED JANIT JACKSON AND THREW HER UP UGANST THE WALL YOU DONT NO THE FACKS AND THE WHOLE STORY LESLIE K.W

1933 days ago
476.

joe    

Yeah it's a real shame that America would love such a child molester. That's what is wrong with Americans they vote in a towel head terrorist and then mourn over a child molester.

1932 days ago
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joe    

He is nothing but a Child Molester! Get over it people! He was never any good to society and will never be!

1932 days ago
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joe    

Micheal child molester Jackson! Yeah what a great guy America! Just like the terrorist you all voted for president! Great Job!!

1932 days ago
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