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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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556.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Tom Barrack AEG STATION CASINOS COLONY CAPTIPAL lives in CALIFORNIA next to NEVERLAND worked for RONALD REAGAN as SEC OF THE INTERIOR.T.R.W.one member is JAMES R WELLER advisor to the WHITE HOUSE under RONALD REAGAN.INDIAN CASINO'S are using FEDERAL POLICY allows indian casino's to ignore ALL local zoning and planning.INDIAN CASINO'S are outside of state and local government and law enforcement.They create ISLAND'S OF NON-JURISDICTION.

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557.

Linda Lovelest    

616. How to change the flow of a conversation IS TO CHANGE YOUR NAME i am tellit then i am something else Then back to TELLIT aka LIKEITIS then i go back to OTHER NAMES.busted tellit,, multi nics is me

Posted at 3:33PM on Mar 2nd 2010 by mY nA me ToDaY is TELLIT
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rofl...you haven't busted jack crap! lol....no LIKEITIS..no OTHER NAMES...

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558.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

A conversation with JERMAINE near the GIVING TREE ,I would like to see MICHAEL buried at NEVERLAND..why would JERMAINE want his brother RESTING at NEVERLAND.make MONEY and SAVE money,,JERMAINE is working for AEG TOM BARRACK AEG LIVE would love to see a graceland at NEVERLAND.

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559.

danger baby    

"Tone", maybe change your name to "Tone Deaf"? The Los Angeles Coroner released the official 'final' autopsy report on February 8th. It was ALL over the news. Have you been living under a rock? It's not ONLY on the Smoking Gun website. It's readily available within a few keystrokes -- all over the 'net. Stop being such a lazy ass and repeating garbage you heard.

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617. Yes! There's been a huge cover-up! The story changed from "Jackson family told TMZ MJ was given his last demerol shot at 11:30 am. to MJ was murdered by Dr. Murray's administration of Propofol.

As far as the smoking gun having access to the toxicology report, not likely. MJ's autopsy and toxicology report is top secret.


Posted at 3:53PM on Mar 2nd 2010 by tone

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560.

danger baby    

Tone -- Also (forgot to mention) the toxicology findings were included in the autopsy report. Propofol was the chief culprit, with two other benzos found only in trace quantities. You can also read the comments by an anesthesiologist, who stated that that level of Propofol is consistent with the level found in someone who is undergoing major surgery. Murray lied when he said he only administered a small dose. The science says otherwise. I apologize for my earlier harsh tone. That was really not necessary.

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561.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

GRACE and her LAS VEGAS CONDO did AEG,TRW or MJ pay for that?? AEG bet 10-1 odds RED ROCK CASINO say ""NOT ME JOSE"" or jose B

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563.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

7-1 ODDS AEG paid or it on LOAN just like the HOLMBY HILLS HOME bait house

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564.

danger baby    

How much did Grace's condo cost? Do the research, then provide a link to the title info, etc. Thanks.

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565.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

PAPER TRIALS WILL GET YOU JAIL TIME,,,THE CASINO OWNS THE CONDO OR THE TITLE IS BEHIND A SECOND PARTY (((family trust ""will"")))

1632 days ago
566.

danger baby    

The LA Coroner had no difficulty determining the cause of death: Acute Propofol Intoxication. It's there in the autopsy report. The benzos were hardly detectable, but must have had an amplifying effect on the Propofol. MJ would have died from the Propofol even if the other sedatives had not been given to him during the night. I'll bet Murray did hook up that 100ml bottle, and with nothing to regulate the flow, MJ OD'd on the Propofol. The benzos just made it happen faster.

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KevinMD is bogus! An anesthesiologist would not write an article like that. You can't come to any conclusion whether MJ died of an overdose, heart, kidney or lung failure without an autopsy report.
Many of us could see that MJ was emaciated in the last weeks before his death. A medical history would list his diseases and disorders that eventually lead to death. In the matter that Dr. Murry came into the picture not prepared for an emergency, No Naloxone on hand to counteract the effect of benzo overdose, unavailability of a difibrulator, I just wonder if Dr. Murry was set up some how as a scapegoat or lied to about MJ's true condition.

Posted at 7:23PM on Mar 2nd 2010 by tone

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danger baby    

Several of those posts by KevinMD were written before the autopsy report was released. I found his speculations helpful. I have no idea whether Murray was used by others to get to MJ. I guess that could be added to all the other options we have on the table: A. He's a murderer; B. It was an accident; and C. He was the fall guy for the Puppet Master.

One OTHER theory goes something like this. MJ demanded Propofol from Murray in no uncertain terms. I think we caught glimpses of the force that was within MJ a few times when watching TII. I remember one exchange with Kenny Ortega in particular (MJ: "You start that piano"...with Love, L.O.V.E.). Make no mistake, that was an order. I am sure MJ knew how to give orders. If he was unhappy that Murray was holding out or not cooperating, he may have become demanding. And Murray, having had enough, may have thought something like this: "You want Propofol? I'LL GIVE YOU Propofol". And that is exactly what he did. Hooked him and said the hell with it and let it flow. Murray may not even have been conscious that he was ticked off. The unconscious is quite sneaky. Ignore it at your peril. I just wonder if that had anything to do with it. Murray being fed up with MJ's 'demands' for his milk.


KevinMD is bogus! An anesthesiologist would not write an article like that. You can't come to any conclusion whether MJ died of an overdose, heart, kidney or lung failure without an autopsy report.
Many of us could see that MJ was emaciated in the last weeks before his death. A medical history would list his diseases and disorders that eventually lead to death. In the matter that Dr. Murry came into the picture not prepared for an emergency, No Naloxone on hand to counteract the effect of benzo overdose, unavailability of a difibrulator, I just wonder if Dr. Murry was set up some how as a scapegoat or lied to about MJ's true condition.

Posted at 7:23PM on Mar 2nd 2010 by tone

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Who Cares reads a wonder    

tri lateral damage HOW I TOOK DOWN THE KING OF POP slow start in 1991 Neveralnd money pit move GRACE IN get the records and be friends with the kids,talk to MJ be the NANNY,GET IN CLOSER.TOHME be in the background slow easy,,,Jermaine talk to MJ put in the security team and drugs hand pick the team.TOM BARRACK IS THE MONEY BIG PLAYER on the last phase MONEY LOANS TAKE OVER.

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569.

danger baby    

Oops. There should have been a row of asterisks between the of my post and tone's post (which I quoted). As in:

at your peril. I just wonder if that had anything to do with it. Murray being fed up with MJ's 'demands' for his milk.

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KevinMD is bogus! An anesthesiologist would not write an article like that. You can't come to any conclusion

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570.

VAK    

To allow one's self to be injected with a powerful drug used for surgery was very risky in the first place. Both Dr. Murray and Michael Jackson are to blame for undertaking such an irresponsible matter. Don't get me wrong, I am a long time Michael Jackson fan and have been deeply angered and saddened since his death. I am fully aware of the fact that MJ loved his privacy and lived a secluded life to an extent. However, he should have sought the help of the right medial professionals to treat his serious insomnia and other physical and or emotional issues. Self preservation should have been first and foremost. Using this surgical sedative was not a good decision for either of the involved parties. Nevertheless, I could only imagine that it was quite exhausting for a doctor, or any other person for that matter, to sit up in a chair all night to watch another person sleep while under the influence of a powerful drug that required constant monitoring. Personally, I have sat up all night with a sick loved on several occasions. In reality, you can believe that it was very exhausting. When I got home, I had to sleep for more than eight hours to recover from one all nighter. Human beings are nocturnal and have to sleep at night. Being deprived of sleep at night can take a serious toll on your body. I believe that Dr. Murray had grown tired of performing the all night duties described above. He was probably just as worn out as Michael Jackson was after rehearsing all day. Nevertheless, he continued to perform the risky job of injecting Michael Jackson with the anesthesia in question on a nightly basis as requested. With the motivating factor being money. It likely to assume that he may have wanted to get a few hours rest that particular night and thought it may have been okay to inject a little more than usual. Neverthless, to our dismay, he may have overslept and awakened only to find a "deceased" Michael Jackson. In earlier reports it was mentioned that Michael Jackson's chef stated that Dr. Murray did not come downstairs at the usual time (around 9:00 am) to get Michael's breakfast the morning of June 25, 2009. Furthmore, while it may seem safe to assume, that he may have been trying to cover up his actions by not getting help earlier, etc. It should also be noted that Dr. Murray may have not been too pleased with the fact that he had not been paid for his six weeks of service performed by June 25th 2009. With this, his motivating factor had not been realized therefore rendering him useless to perform his new found 3rd shift duties overseas. Not to mention the stress of illegally obtaining the surgical sedataive and concealing its nightly use.

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