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Jackson's Death 'Almost Certainly' a Homicide

7/24/2009 3:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's DeathLaw enforcement sources tell us the L.A. County Coroner is scheduled to release the autopsy results in Michael Jackson's death next week, and the cause of death will "almost certainly" be homicide -- death at the hands of another.

We're told the Coroner himself will make the call mid-week, after he gets the final toxicology report from an outside consultant. But based on the draft report as well as what has become "clear evidence," causes other than homicide -- natural, accidental, accidental overdose, and suicide -- have been ruled out.

We've already reported that for weeks, the LAPD has treated Jackson's death as a homicide. They have served multiple criminal search warrants -- most recently at Dr. Conrad Murray's Houston medical office. Dr. Murray is actively being investigated as the person who may have administered the powerful anesthesia Propofol to Jackson the day he died.

We're told both the Coroner and LAPD have significant evidence that Propofol caused Jackson's heart to stop.

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76.

Carter Forster - London, Ontario, Canada    

When River Phoenix OD'd on the curb of a trendy LA nightclub, did you blame the dealer???? Sure, Phoenix gave himself the drug, but by saying "he was murdered! he loved those kids!" is ignoring his incredible addiction. Sure he loved his kids, but when you NEED that "fix", you don't think "oh, this will be the one that will finally put me over the edge"... you just want that "fix". It's a case of manslaughter.

Columbo movies are homicide. The killer plans a murder and executes it. Are you saying this Dr. Conrad PLANNED to kill MJ? Pleeeeeeeease! It's 2 dummies who got caught up in the game and are now respectively paying the price.

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1883 days ago
77.

FULGY    

Michael Jackson was FAR from being a Saint!!!!

1883 days ago
78.

Stop Milking his name    

I really don't think don't think that crazy doctor Klein is NOT Mj's kids biological father. He gives giving these confusing answers just to keep attention away from the fact that he was the single most dangerous person in MJ's life. Prescribing him all these dangerous drugs for years and years.

He definitely contributed to MJ's death...and giving cryptic answers about him NOT BEING the kids father should not hide that fact. Put that crazy attention grabbing doctor in jail at once.

1883 days ago
79.

gary in australia    

some of you people saying that that MJ was a junkie and saying in the end that it was his call are wrong these people around him should of got him help not kept bleeding him dry people that have addictions can not help themselves it is all these doctors and hangeroners are all guilty as hell they should all meet each other in hell give them all the death sentences some of these grubby doctors should have gone public and got him help instead of lining their bloody pockets with dirty money

1883 days ago
80.

julieann    

hope that b@@@rd conrad murray rots in the clink a watch you ass conrad some of them con aint had it for tears

1883 days ago
81.

amazed    

Very sad, MJ`s kids shouldn`t have to grow up with such a burden to carry.

1883 days ago
82.

Lily    

Dr. Conrad Murray had something to say during the 911call.. it is recorded ,but difficult to understand his words! how can be teth nowbody try to pay attencion of this ?! maybe this can be the key to the beguining of the tragical event was going on in there...Was his voice saying ...what?? Was sounding very imperative and disperate. Did somebody allready finde out what he was saying???Or maybe was Michael voice?? RIP Michael ! We love you!

1883 days ago
83.

JJScott    

I have to agree with "never surprised at what people do" ..every word she has written and strangely enough I am also a woman in my 50's. Michael was a haunted troubled soul, he had a beautiful heart and a sweet sweet gentle nature, he wouldn't harm anyone least of all children. But he was viciously abused as a child, viciously abused as a man, everyone out to get him, his money, not allowed to become "normal" or live a "normal" life. I've seen a video of him whilst he was in Bucharest, sitting on the floor in a children's hospital playing with sick children. Think he was happiest doing that than anything apart from performing. I think if any of us had to live his life experiences we'd have been reaching out for drugs too. He gets 10 concerts booked in London then wakes up one morning to find the backers had booked him to do 50 shows. Everyone tried to control him. He had no peace at all. I just pray afor all this to be over and have him laid to rest when I pray to God he finds peace at last. One thing is for sure, he was the greatest entertainer, dancer and singer this world has ever seen and we will never see his like again. Lighting candles for you darling man. Be at peace be at peace. I hope "the world" will leave his children in peace to live normal lives too.

1883 days ago
84.

johnconners    

some weeks prior to mjjacks death, German plastinator G V Hagens claimed , "the MJ management" had contacted him over an "plastination" of MJ after his death". Though that call might have been a fake, GvH told BIld.de soon after MJ death " not to get active without having MJ signature" Meanwhile he told: MJ will be plastinated and he " just waits for okay byb the MJ family". Botox

1883 days ago
85.

CAFF    

Just to clarify, since TMZ has made this mistake at least twice...

Propofol does NOT make one's heart stop. Propofol, can, especially when combined with narcotics or other drugs, cause breathing to cease, and it's the lack of oxygen (basically suffocation) that causes the heart to stop, not the propofol per se.

1883 days ago
86.

normal person    

I think it was the lethal combination of propofol and to much demoral (sp?) that killed him. It is fair to assume that the painkiller was administer or taken before the propofol . DR Murray probably did not realize the quantity of painkiller that Jackson took himself or that someone gave him. It could be accidental suicide on Jackson part and manslaughter on the Doc side

1883 days ago
87.

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH    

I sincerely believe that Dr. Murry fell a sleep! At the mercy of Michael Jacksons life! It doesn't matter about the personal life of MJ the reality was that Dr. Murry was paid for a very delicate service which he failed with the expense of MJ life! So very sad that The Legendary King Of Pop left us so soon then necessary.......I always love you MJ for the brillant musician and lyrics that came from your hearts of hearts! So touching to the soul and spirts of all. God Bless you and now may you rest in peace from everyone that was so harmful to you......... =(

1883 days ago
88.

M!    

When people take harder drugs, trun to something like that, there is always a reason!
When people know about it and know someone who is doing that, they should assist one in finding the reason and solve problems.
NOT helping to get more drugs.

Michael Jackson was a GOOD Man, and that can be analyzed from his ideas, his songs, his opinions and attitudes.
Instead of that you jump on what people who did not even known the man personally think about him. Or people who have been jealous of him think of him.
Keep an eye on what sources you get your knowledge from. The source says a lot.

And remember some of the other tings MJ stod for www.healtheworld.us/members

Trust me he was a REAlly GOD man.

He used money on him self, familly, help his mom with money... BUT ALSO THE REST OF THE WORLD.
There is alot of rich people who has more then enough money to help out in the world. Those who do, do it only in places where they get someting out of it too. MJ MADE MONEY OF HIS TALENT. and SHARED IT WITH THE WORL´.

1883 days ago
89.

bobmoo79    

Elvis was an addict and died due to his own addiction and self medication. Elvis was a junkie who killed himself with an OD.

Michael Jackson may or may not have been an addict - that has not yet been verified but has been often denied by people who worked closely to him in recent months. He sought out medication to elleviate verifiable complaints and to help with chronic insomnia. He took responsible precations in using this medication by paying for medical staff to care for him in an effort to prevent the worst happening. He had been told by his own doctors that Propofol was 'safe' and so he used it in the knowledge that he would be ok. Through the medical staff's failures he died. Michael Jackson was victim of somebody else's bad advice and their failures. As much as you hate to admit it, Michael Jackson made bad judgement calls on people, but he was a victim none the less.

It is Elvis who should be victimised by all you who call MJ a junkie, not MJ himself.

1883 days ago
90.

Karen Ann    

I think this is so stupid. Even though Dr. Murray was very wrong and should be investigated and possible charges brought against him, no one gave Michael Jackson the drugs without his knowledge or permission. I hardly call this murder. If it was, all the other enablers of other people who die from overdoses, *Anna Nicole Smith, Andy Gibb, Heath Ledger, etc., etc., should all be brought up on murder charges too.

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