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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."

Neverland Ranch Raid

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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76.

HAHAH    

MJ REALLY KILLED HIMSELF YALL NOE HE HAD TO PAY THEM FOR THOSE DRUGS SO REALLY GET OVER IT ............... HE WASNT ALL THAT TO ME ANYWAY HIS UGLYSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I MEAN HE CAN SING BUT HE IS WHERE HE NEEDED TO BE IN HELLLL!!!!!

1893 days ago
77.

z    

Sounds like Wacko Jacko was getting the doctors to give him the drugs etc ... What a horrible outcome & that is why he shouldn't have been allowed such drugs,... What a couple crackheads,... Anna Nicole Smith & whoever sways those doctors to get them illegal drugs & that's the result, improper usage.

1893 days ago
78.

Bev    

Come on everybody... We all know George Bush killed Michael Jackson. He is blamed for everything else so why not this. Maybe Bush killed Elvis too !!!!!!!

1893 days ago
79.

jean    

I agree with Debra. People idolize people with morals. Not people who don't give a dam about their family. If he really cared he would have thought about those kids and truly been the kind of Dad that put them first above himself and his needs. Another thing any of the money that you all used to buy his stuff supported his habit. Someone may have helped in killing him but MJ pulled the trigger. He was the one headhunting for doctors to help him. No one made him take those drugs. PRIORITIES PEOPLE!

1893 days ago
80.

peter panne    

Jacksons fans will always have excused for him.

1893 days ago
81.

Janet    

THE BUNCH OF YOU WHO CLAIM TO KNOW THAT MICHAEL WAS A CHILD MOLESTER STOP WITH YOUR STUDIPITY ALREADY. YOU WOULDN'T KNOW A CHILD MOLESTER IF THEY WERE STARING RIGHT AT YOU. WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE YOU WANT TO ALWAY BELIEVE WHAT THE MEDIA PUTS INTO YOUR MINDS. YOU DON'T THINK FOR A MINUTE WITH YOUR OWN BRAIN AND REALIZE THAT PEOPLE ONLY DID THIS TO GET MONEY FROM HIM. WHAT A DISGRACE AND NOW YOU TALK ABOUT HIM AND HE CAN'T DEFEND HIMSELF. I HOPE WITH THE WAY YOU PEOPLE THINK THAT ONE DAY " WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND AND BITES YOU, YOU KNOW WHERE". MICHAEL JACKSON WAS A GREAT ENTERTAINER AND THE ONE PERSON WHO GAVE TO MORE CHAIRITIES THEN ANY OTHER ENTERTAINER. YOU ALL NEED TO GET A LIFE AND STOP PUTTING SOMEONE DOWN WHEN HE CAN'T DEFEND HIMSELF ANYMORE. ALL OF YOU WHO BELEIVED THE STORIES HELPED TO PUT MICHAEL WHERE HE IS TODAY. YOU ALONG WITH THE ENABLERS AND THE DOCTORS. YOU HAVE MICHAEL BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS.

1893 days ago
82.

Tina    

This is senseless, what's the point in hating a dead man and hating what he did. Michael Jackson's life is over, he can't do anyone anymore harm...not even himself. No he wasn't perfect. Yes, he had sin, but so do we all and nobody's sin is better than another. Pray that the truth comes out so we can let Michael Jackson, his family and firends rsst in peace. Hatred causes disease, so you don't want to hate and wind up on medication like Michael Jackson did. Not to say all disease is caused by hatred. Remember what goes around come around. If you bad mouth Michael Jackson people will bad mouth you just as much after you pass away, no matter how good a life you led. I cannot say I am for Michael Jackson, nor can I say I am against him. God will judge him for his sins, that's not our job. Our job is just to find out the truth. I just wish they would do that so that all this can be over. Its affecting some well meaning people and noboyd's worth hatred.

1893 days ago
83.

Hinny    

I wouldn't blame Michael Jackson for this since he's dead but I think his family is in denial about MJ and are pushing this investigation into his "murder" because suicide seems to hard for them to stomach which is typical when a loved one dies. But in the case of the Jacksons, any facts too difficult for them to deal with, they seem to have enough of the state, media and fans behind them to create a shadow of a doubt, which does not make any allegations about him in his life look any better.

1893 days ago
84.

funfam4    

Debra...Michael Jackson contributed millions of dollars to many charities since the start of his career, even in the face of the controversial trials of molestation charges...and continues to do so even in his death as he has left 20% of his entire estate to various charities. Not many words spoke of his humanitarian efforts to this world and the countless individuals and organizations who were helped by these monies! I wish we could hear more from them instead of the misgivings...yes, Michael seemed to abuse himself with pain and sleep meds...but Good God, how many people took his money and turned a blind eye???

1893 days ago
85.

Alice    

I believe Obama had something to do with Michaels suicide since it is probable they had an affair in the past. Anyway, I am glad he commited suicide which eliminated another child molester.

1893 days ago
86.

UncleBigBad    

none of this matters now....the man is gone forever, nothing will bring him back. Let's be grateful for all the years he entertained the world, all his incredibly generous contributions to charity and leave his battered family alone.

1893 days ago
87.

TS    


We should all remember that no one is perfect, and even though there are different opinions regarding the man's virtues, the magnitude of attention and sorrow over his death originating throughout the world speaks for itself.

1893 days ago
88.

Mrs. B    

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones! What happened to Michael happens to millions of people each day. Reserve your opinions for only GOD has the right to judge you!!!

1893 days ago
89.

Naelah    

Let MJ Rest in Peace, and let his kids go with there Grandmother
All you guys just need to back off with this Non sense

1893 days ago
90.

Rodney    

Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, Ca. on Grand Ave., Let a person die Monday Morning July 13th 2009 shortly before 8:45 AM and I cannot get 1 single person who seems to care, I was in there myself for 7 days, What happened was a person who I thought was handicap was talking and I relize it was because they were disorented from the blood loss, like 3 times that morning the Nurses ignored the calls for help over a 30 to 45 minute period be4 I heard a Nurse start crying in distrote and was crying bad and saying Its my fault shes dead over and over until another Nurse said to here No its not your fault she woulda died anyways, The Nurse said I never seen anyone bleed out that fast from a anyourisome, Then A nurse mention to me something about the passing and kidney dialyse, This person cried for help for a long time and they went unanswered until the person bleed to death, I am 100% GUARANTTED this person would still be alive today if they just check when she cried for help,1 other thing I heard a Nurse about a hour later call the phamacy to ask if they had anymore units of some kinda blood, Why do they need blood if the person died, maybe the blood was for someone else but then why if they need blood wouldnt that person need to be in IC unit, I felt guilty about not saying anything on monday but i wanted to get out of the hospital myself without them doing anything to me, I debated and debated and finally I called the coroner and they told me to call the police so i called Glendora Police LOL, I told them that person should be alive and they told me I had to call the hospital Adminstrator, lol Sure thats like asking a mother to turn on her son, I told the police If you want to let nurses let people die that should still be with us then its your problem and i hung up on them, I give up, NO ONES CARES, Someone wants to call the hospital adminstrator then fine. The system is so screwed anymore

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