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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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32.

mimi    

this is 2nd degree MURDER!

this doctor is so incompetant and is a liar. conrad murray should never practice medicine again.

i think he may have also robbed michael.

1675 days ago
33.

MJ is the love of my life    

Fxxk you, Murray! That's all I gotta say. *cries*

1675 days ago
34.

MarCanada    

So how is this quack still practising medicine. The world has lost the greatest entertainer of our time, and Murray can go about his day, filling out prescriptions and putting other lives at risk. Murray was calling a patient at the time Michael was reported dead to give him his test results. The guy has balls. He's a killer. And I agree with the other poster that Murray should have been jailed the day Michael died. Shame on that son-of-a-you-know-what. May be rot in his jail cell, and then hell.

1675 days ago
35.

Tinka    

25 mg = 2,5 ml

1675 days ago
36.

pdxmike    

Dr. Murray will walk. He won't lose his license.

Doctors are legal drug dealers. They are allowed to administer drugs. That is what they get paid to do. If you think this is bad, then imagine what would happen if doctors had to pee in a bottle every few months to keep their license to sell drugs to WHOEVER THEY WANT!

1675 days ago
37.

Darlene    

And this surprizes you?!!

1675 days ago
38.

I want ya back!    

33 A Pheonix - magical, special and very apt!!!

1675 days ago
39.

lankandiva    

TMZ ARE IN ON THIS LIE...ROFLMFAO...

LOVING THE NEW HEADLINES LATELY...TAKE A HINT HEY??

beLIEve...

LOVE YOU MORE MICHAEL "JOE" JACKSON...ONE LOVE AUSTRALIA..

ONLY TIME WILL TELL..PEACE..

1675 days ago
40.

amd    

Oh LOL, LOL, LOL.......

TMZ are getting more and more brazen in their hints each week.

The words and phrases they use are almost hitting us over the head with a sledgehammer. Just from the titles and content of all their MJ stories the past week or so say it all....HOAX.

How much more obvious can you be TMZ?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

1675 days ago
41.

Harpo Marxist    

I'm glad the Doctor is Black otherwise Sharpton and friends would be all over this.

1675 days ago
42.

pia    

What scene or act is this ? Dim those lights because I still want to see how this all unfolds.

I still love you more

1675 days ago
43.

Me    

OMG!
They still believe in a hoax... These ppl need help in a professional way - MOST URGENTLY!!!
This is called long term denial.

Where the hell do you see a hint in this report?
This is just absurd!

1675 days ago
44.

redskittles333    

Michael made his own choices. He chose to be addicted to drugs. Many people tried to help him quit and he chose not to. The Dr. shouldn't ever be allowed to practice medicine again in any state or country. He should be held accountable. But, Michael Jackson killed himself. If Conrad Murray wouldn't have given him the drugs Michael would have gotten them from some other doctor. I honestly don't believe that he tried to kill him.

1675 days ago
45.

lankandiva    

WOW..ROFLMFAO..AND WE GET CALLED NAMES????

INSTEAD OF EXPECTING OTHERS TO FILL IN THE GAPS AND SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU..DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSION INSTEAD OF INSULTING US..

WHATS ABSURD IS THAT THERE ARE TO MANY PEOPLE ON THIS BOARD THAT ARE HYPOCRITES,AS SOON AS THEY DONT LIKE WHAT ANOTHER SAYS THEY ARE READY TO THROW INSULTS...

IF YOU KNEW WHAT MICHAEL WAS ABOUT THAT BE THE LAST THING ANYONE WOULD DO...

SO JUDGEMENTAL AS IF THEY ARE GOD??

PLEASE..I CAN SAY ALOT FOR MANY HERE BUT I WONT ANYMORE..I THINK ITS PATHETIC AND CHILDISH...

SOME MAY SEE THINGS OTHERS DONT..YOU HAVE YOUR BELIEFS WE HAVE OURS..THATS FINE..QUIT WITH THE INSULTS...

ITS ALL ABOUT L.O.V.E NOT HATE..

WE ARE ALL HERE FOR ONE REASON AND THAT IS FOR MICHAEL JACKSON..

PEACE..ONE LOVE AUSTRALIA


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