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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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Great way 2 start the week?!!!

1508 days ago


BUT why on earth would he then hide the empty bottle in a secret drawer at the murder scene??? - its a ridiculous theory Harvey. Surely he would put the bottle in his pocket and get rid of it, no?

1508 days ago


Is this the same close where the bloody clothes were found?

You started this TMZ, now please finish it.

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1508 days ago


Dear Michael, because you yourself was such a wonderful, loving, caring, honest... person, you unfortunately trusted people too much. Money drives people to do terrible things.
If everyone had been as loving, caring... as you were, the world would have been a very different place.
We miss you so much more than you could ever imagine. Your legacy will live on forever. I truly believe that you were chosen as one of God's messengers. Jesus taught us to be pure and innocent like children and you were. He also taught us to give and help the less fortunate and you did. God made you the most famous star worldwide, which is probably also why he through you showed the world that raise really doesn't matter. Why else would he have given you vitiligo. It must have been to prove that it doesn't matter if your skin was black or white, you were still the same Michael Jackson. I believe that by reading your lyrics, poems ans reflections we learn more about God's will.
It was probably God's plan to take you back at this point because your death really woke us all up and had us pay more attention to what you really stood for. Listen to Michael with an open mind and his brightness and awareness will blow you away.

1508 days ago


A M E N !!!

Michael the Arch Angel

from Asd

1508 days ago


What happened to my post???

A M E N !!!

Michael the Arch Angel

from Amsterdam

1508 days ago


When it comes to propofol there are 10mg in 1mL. Therefore 25mg = 2.5mL.

1508 days ago


Who Is It?
Of course they can now report this because the cat is out of the bag thanks to the VH-1 report. Every news mag knew there was a cover-up, they all squirreled around asking questions in the first month or so, but later nobody had the courage to report it until now--why? The answer to that question is one of the keys to this case. But as I stated in a previous story, the best way to get justice for Michael is ironically the very thing that often distressed him in life--the media..that is, if they're not a part of the cover-up themselves.
Dr. Murder with or without the help of others implicated himself from day one when he gave false statements to the police, ER and EMT, then left the hospital leaving the LAPD to search for him. His reasons for administering the Prop, leaving the room after Michael was sedated, making phone calls, administering fake CPR, hiking the room temperatures up, scattering prescription bottles around the room and worst of all, calling Prince, Michael's own son in to witness his handiwork...
Now I can't wait to see Tohme, Randy Phillips and all the other heads roll...
(Who Is It?)
It Is A Friend Of Mine
(Who Is It?)
Is It My Brother!
(Who Is It?)
Somebody Hurt My Soul, Now
(Who Is It?)
I Can't Take This Stuff No More
I Am The Damned
I Am The Dead
I Am The Agony Inside
The Dying Head
This Is Injustice
Woe Unto Thee
I Pray This Punishment
Would Have Mercy On Me

No peace till Justice!

1508 days ago

patricia mcclain    


1508 days ago


Beautiful post! (:o}>

Isis and Tellit and others who believe this is a hoax--
Just a thought and not trying to be b!tchy but....
Maybe TMZ has been reading these MJ boards and most certainly have seen all of the theories, particularly the hoax theory. Perhaps TMZ maybe wording things "mysteriously" just to yank your chain. And then sitting there laughing at the replies? IDK...jmo. (o:

1508 days ago


I agree with Veronica.
In my belief system, I believe we make a contract with God before we incarnate, and Michael was supposed to die at age 50. If it wasn't from an OD, then he would have been shot or hit by a bus, etc.
Last I knew, his children (Paris) thought that AEG "worked Daddy too hard." Prince knows more, thanks to Dr. Murray summoning that child to come upstairs and see his father's dead body to cover his own ass. I think Blanket is very confused. I'm glad Katherine put the kids in therapy, and is giving them a sense of normalcy. As Liz Taylor put it. "His amount of fame was insurvivable. RIP Michael. Love you more. PS: need to shut the F**k up! Loser!!!!!

1508 days ago

brigha UK    

17. Murray stated he was weaning MJ off propofol and had reduced the dosage given nightly from 50 mg down to 25 MG

Posted at 3:55AM on Mar 1st 2010 by Chico

I doubt that MJ was using propofol regularly before he met Murray. I suspect he only used it as a last resort when certain events (such as the O2 concert) stressed him out and interfered with his sleeping pattern. Remember, he did pass the insurance medical, and any IV scars would have been apparent then.
So, any claim by Murray to be 'weaning MJ off propofol' is merely an attempt by Murray to justify his behaviour, since it was Murray that previously provided him with the higher doses.

1508 days ago


Phil Spector didn't mean to kill a woman by sticking a loaded gun in her mouth, but he did and now he's doing big prison time for 2nd degree murder.
Murray didn't mean to kill Jackson by giving him propofol under dangerous unapproved conditions, but he did and should receive the same penalty as Spector. Murray definitely tried to cover up, he had just killed a man with his reckless behavior.

Is Murray being charged only with involuntary manslaughter because police screwed up the case by not sealing the house as a crime scene initially?

1508 days ago

billy buck    

My oh my! They're still discussing Jackson's death? His body has already completely decomposed. It's done with. The party is over. He passed away in June of last year, boys and girls. Let it go. This guy will or will not go to jail, either way it isn't going to effect the outcome as far as Jackson is concerned. Either way, he has passed away. Sad, but true. RIP Michael Jackson.

1508 days ago


16. Interesting phrases, terms & words being used increasingly frequently here on your MJ page lately, TMZ..."Impostor", "Fraud", "Fake", "Hoax", "Life is a carnival", "Secret", "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!", 'Airport versus Hospital', "Didn't act alone", "It's all going to come out", "Murder--metaphorically--", "Bogus", "Another hoax" & now "Cover-up"...Why, anyone would think you are trying to tell us something here! ;)
Come on, boys, quit playing hooky with us: spill the beans, share the candy, score another MAJOR First again!! 'Ya know it, ya want IT'... :P
Oh & one more thing: just a friendly word of advise-Don't attempt to pull a Perez Hilton & get away with it!!!

Posted at 4:00AM on Mar 1st 2010 by Isis

I agree with ISIS - like your NAME by the way!!!!!...very revealing ;-)

What's the go TMZ???...using LOTS of words these past few weeks in your MJ stories alluding to something that isn't quite as it seems....mmmmmmm...very intriguing...very hoax like. Yeh come on spill it - we know you know. Otherwise go to the LAPD and do their job for them...

Can't wait to see what your coming MJ stories are about! Perhaps there will be a Phoenix included there somewhere...he he he

With L.O.V.E

1508 days ago
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