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Cover-Up in Michael Jackson Death?

3/1/2010 4:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson received the fatal dose of Propofol through an IV in his leg, and law enforcement believes Dr. Conrad Murray may have tried covering it up ... this according to law enforcement sources and an anesthesiologist who reviewed the case.

Cover-Up in Michael Jackson Death?

Dr. Murray told cops he administered only a very small amount of Propofol -- 2.5ml shortly before Jackson died. But Dr. John Dombrowski, a noted anesthesiologist and member of the board of the American Society of Anesthesiologists who reviewed the file, tells TMZ that 2.5ml couldn't put Jackson to sleep, much less kill him. Indeed, the Coroner's report notes the level of Propofol found in Jackson's body was equivalent to that found during "general anesthesia for major surgery."

A small, empty, 20ml bottle of Propofol was found in the bedroom, but there was a secret compartment in a nearby closet that could be the key to the prosecution's case. Several days after Jackson's death, law enforcement found numerous bottles of Propofol in that closet, including a large, empty, 100ml bottle with a large tear in the rubber stopper.

The tear could be critical evidence. There are two ways of administering Propofol. The first is sticking a syringe into the rubber stopper, withdrawing a small amount and then injecting it into the tubing. The second way is by using a spike -- which creates a tear in the rubber stop -- and connects the entire bottle of Propofol to the tube.

Dr. Dombrowski says if a spike is used to connect the bottle directly to the IV tube, the doctor must use an infusion pump to regulate the flow of Propofol -- otherwise, the patient could easily OD. There was no infusion pump found in Jackson's home.

Dr. Dombrowski and law enforcement sources believe Dr. Murray may have connected the 100ml bottle of Propofol to the tube, and then either tried regulating the flow by eyeballing it or just letting it flow by itself ... and Dr. Dombrowski calls either scenario "reckless." Remember, Dr. Murray himself told detectives at one point he walked out of Jackson's room to go to the bathroom.

If Dr. Murray did indeed attach the 100ml bottle to the tube and the contents emptied into Jackson's system, that would be 40 times more Propofol than Dr. Murray said he administered.

There is no explanation for the empty bottle of Propofol in the hidden compartment.

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136.

me    

In the post by TMZ, several words stick out: could, may have, if. None of those words stand up the burden of proof. Our legal system sets the bar at without any reasonable doubt. Was the whole bottle of propofol administered the day Michael died? Was it given at some other point when there was a pump? Thats doubt. This is ridiculous. Should he loose his medical license? Yes. Criminal case? No. This would not be happening if it were not Michael Jackson, the pedophile drug addict.

1641 days ago
137.

gs    

Michael Jackson received the fatal dose of Propofol through an IV in his leg, and law enforcement believes Dr. Conrad Murray may have tried covering it up ... this according to law enforcement sources and an anesthesiologist who reviewed the case for the LAPD.


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Dr. Dombrowski and law enforcement sources believe Dr. Murray may have connected the 100ml bottle of Propofol to the tube, and then either tried regulating the flow by eyeballing it or just letting it flow by itself ... and Dr. Dombrowski calls either scenario "reckless." Remember, Dr. Murray himself told detectives at one point he walked out of Jackson's room to go to the bathroom.

If Dr. Murray did indeed attach the 100ml bottle to the tube and the contents emptied into Jackson's system, that would be 40 times more Propofol than Dr. Murray said he administered.


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/01/coverup-michael-jackson-death-propofol-dr-conrad-murray-lapd-iv/10#comments#ixzz0gwNyvjUH

MURDER!!!!!!!

1641 days ago
138.

scum bag TMZ    

Remember, he did pass the insurance medical , and any IV scars would have been apparent then.

I agree with this. I'm a type 1 insulin diabetic. I inject over 6 x's/day, only using an insulin thin needle and on my legs, thighs. I am very thin, as was MJ, and have bruises all over my legs. I also often get IV's due to dehydration and blood drawn all the time, it sounds bad but I have bruises all over my arms etc. too when this is done and often small hemotomas. There would have been IV drug use signs on MJ, period!

Also, I take benzos often at night when glucose is high to sleep. Call me a drug addict too. You people have no clue. I don't for ONE minute believe MJ let some stupid ill prepared doc hook him up with this propofol BS, without any proper monitoring. MJ was stupid, nor did he want to die or have a death wish.

And what, his kids never said anything, no one in the house; this strange man coming in with oxygen tanks spending the night, putting their daddy to sleep, drug marks all over MJ and his kids, staff, etc...never said anything. BS, lies, lies, lies.

Get a clue people! OH and the trooth murray just LEAVES all the propofol (unmarked bottles) all over the place, found like 2 days later. Wouldn't the parmedics have seen that on scene.

LIES!

1641 days ago
140.

scum bag TMZ    

Awwww...but the sack o'sh.. went & had his picture taken outside MJ's tomb?? Didn't THAT show us how grief-stricken he was over all this? LOL!

What a 'hoot' this guy is, huh?

Posted at 10:47AM on Mar 1st 2010 by janalal4

You're an idiot. The pic was taken by TMZ which Murray has a contract with, thus all the so called court photos, old photos emerging. It's all a hoax! TMZ, the only source on the scene of doc murray. Crackin' up.



1641 days ago
141.

janalal4    

148. In the post by TMZ, several words stick out: could, may have, if. None of those words stand up the burden of proof. Our legal system sets the bar at without any reasonable doubt. Was the whole bottle of propofol administered the day Michael died? Was it given at some other point when there was a pump? Thats doubt. This is ridiculous. Should he loose his medical license? Yes. Criminal case? No. This would not be happening if it were not Michael Jackson, the pedophile drug addict.

Posted at 10:53AM on Mar 1st 2010 by Anne



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/01/coverup-michael-jackson-death-propofol-dr-conrad-murray-lapd-iv/10#c25858685#ixzz0gwOs0pVb

Doesn't matter how much Propofol is left 'in the bottle'. If excellent expert medical testimony is given, then the jury will be able to INFER how much Propofol was given & WHEN it was given based on the amount in MJ's system at the time of the autopsy. Eliminating 'reasonable doubt' that Murray gave too much Propofol the day MJ died on top of several rounds of benzodiazepines & that as a physician Murray should have 'known better'. Problem will come in if the prosecution chooses to 'complicate this issue' to the point the jury doesn't get it.

1641 days ago
142.

They were in it for the money    

Bottom Line-
This so called back alley Dr. is a LIAR!
Wonder who is paying the sleaze? It'll all come out - especially if the Jacksons have a PI in on this, on a fact finding mission and can connect everything together-Lord knows some of us have figured this one out already. Too bad UCLA didn't find the Propofol in the blood a lot sooner because then that skank would have been popped right in the ER.

1641 days ago
143.

Super    

THIS IS GREAT NEWS!!!

This "COVER UP" now leaves the door open for the prosecutor (LA DA) to increase the charge to "MURDER"!

LET'S DO IT, LA DA!!!!

1641 days ago
144.

Kendall Weddington    

I just read a wonderful article at: www.ebmpublishing.com, about the King. The article really reminded me of how great Michael Jackson was and in fact in spite of all the attention he's received it's still not enough. Mr. Jackson did more for others then most of us know. We lost a great talent but an even better person. RIP Michael Jackson, the King.

1641 days ago
145.

Stéphane    

I believe that to be sure of having the truth about themselves has really made Dr. Conrad Murray should pass the lie detector, I'd be more direct and inject her "truth serum" and there I am sure we have more information can be seen even know if he has accomplices as many people think.
Anyway, for my part I am convinced that Dr. Murray conceals information and he's lying since the beginning of the investigation.
It is a criminal who should pay for what he did, and it's more intentional homicide he committed being aware of the dangerousness of the product and the illegality of injecting this product for only in Hospital.

1641 days ago
146.

Real People    

NO COVERUP HERE.. Sorry Folks... MJ wanted his MILK. He knew his Milk was not to be given at home only during a surgery.Reports dont show a High level of Proponal or whatever. Ths stuff Can kill You if not given right. Thats why only used in a professional Hospital type setting. MJ knew this. Murrary knew this. If Murrary wouldnt give it to him, MJ would have hired Dr. say XYZ to give it to him. This Dr was just the last one standing holding the bottle. No Cover-up...

1641 days ago
147.

scum bag TMZ    

150. Remember, he did pass the insurance medical , and any IV scars would have been apparent then.

I agree with this. I'm a type 1 insulin diabetic. I inject over 6 x's/day, only using an insulin thin needle and on my legs, thighs. I am very thin, as was MJ, and have bruises all over my legs. I also often get IV's due to dehydration and blood drawn all the time, it sounds bad but I have bruises all over my arms etc. too when this is done and often small hemotomas. There would have been IV drug use signs on MJ, period!

Also, I take benzos often at night when glucose is high to sleep. Call me a drug addict too. You people have no clue. I don't for ONE minute believe MJ let some stupid ill prepared doc hook him up with this propofol BS, without any proper monitoring. MJ was stupid, nor did he want to die or have a death wish.

And what, his kids never said anything, no one in the house; this strange man coming in with oxygen tanks spending the night, putting their daddy to sleep, drug marks all over MJ and his kids, staff, etc...never said anything. BS, lies, lies, lies.

Get a clue people! OH and the trooth murray just LEAVES all the propofol (unmarked bottles) all over the place, found like 2 days later. Wouldn't the parmedics have seen that on scene.

LIES!

Posted at 11:07AM on Mar 1st 2010 by clarity


1641 days ago
148.

dont beLIEve the hype...    

152. Awwww...but the sack o'sh.. went & had his picture taken outside MJ's tomb?? Didn't THAT show us how grief-stricken he was over all this? LOL!

What a 'hoot' this guy is, huh?

Posted at 10:47AM on Mar 1st 2010 by janalal4

You're an idiot. The pic was taken by TMZ which Murray has a contract with, thus all the so called court photos, old photos emerging. It's all a hoax! TMZ, the only source on the scene of doc murray. Crackin' up.





Posted at 10:59AM on Mar 1st 2010 by say it ain't so



why is she an idiot? because she believes the hype? thats not fair. free will. that is her choice. "WE" know this is all scene 10. WE also know that WE are not just mere fans. this right here is the BIG PAYBACK. let her live with herself.

1641 days ago
149.

gs    

There is no way in hell that Murray (a cardiologist) did not know what he was doing
would stop this man's heart. People keep claiming he was a good doctor. Well if
that is the case and his patients are right then he took this man out. Any good
cardiologist knows this is a recipe for death. ANY DOCTOR KNOWS IF YOU DO THIS
YOU ARE GOING TO KILL THE PATIENT.

1641 days ago
150.

digital    

Yes, for a fact I know Fidel Castro was behind the whole incident. He just can't do the moonwalk anymore at his age.

1641 days ago
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