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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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586.

Rachel    

oh please figure it out..of course its being covered up...BUT the truth will unfurl...the LIE becomes the truth...
PS did you all see the VH1 clip part 1 pause at 4:46...what do you see? :D
I know what I saw...they can't decieve me anymore...

1658 days ago
587.

Nessie    


No wonder MJ stayed away from his family. When you read the following, you'll understand more...

237. Dear TMZ,


I am writing to you on behalf of the story that you wrote about Jermaine Jackson and his ex wife Alejandra Oaziaza. I am a Jackson family insider. It has come to my knowledge that she is writing gossip sites spreading malicious lies about this family and his relationship with his children, Jaafar and Jermajesty Jackson. Alejandra has been living with Katherine Jackson since 1985, illegally while married to someone else and even ran away from her country of South America. She lied about her real age and the status of her marriage at the time, she was married to Nicholas Ray! She married Nicholas Ray in 1987 in a secret ceremony because she needed a green card and was in the country illegally. She left her homeland of Columbia as a minor to which her family did not know where she was, she came to America to live with Nicholas’s family, whom she had met in Columbia.
Alejandra met Randy Jackson when she was 16 years old and lied to him about her age, telling him she was 18 years old. He moved her into the Jackson family home on October 16th, 1985. She was a minor at this time and the Jacksons continued to let them live with her because she also told Randy Jackson she was homeless. This was not the truth, she had been living in Beverly Hills with Nicolas’s family but also lied to them and said she was moving back to Columbia, when in fact she had taken up a residence at the Jackson family home.

She married Nicholas Ray on March 2nd, 1987 while still living with the Jacksons. She kept this marriage a secret because she continued to live at the residence. Nicholas lived in Brentwood, California and was lied to as well. Alejandra told him she was going back to Columbia to be with her mother and brother. She moved out of the Encino Compound briefly in 1988, Randy Jackson brought her a condo in Beverly Hills but later kicked her out because he found out about her relationship with Nicholas. At this time, Alejandra had dropped out of school and lost all contact with the Jacksons, she flew out of the country to Columbia. Katherine Jackson knew at this time she was pregnant with her first child and ordered for her to come back to the family home. She had been writing to Katherine and making phone calls to her to get Katherine on her side. Randy Jackson brought back Alejandra and their daughter Genevieve, at this time he was married to Eliza Shaffy and Alejandra knew of this marriage. He separated from Eliza and later divorced her in 1991. At this time, him and Alejandra had a room at his mother’s home with their daughter Genevieve, their adopted son and Alejandra was pregnant with their son Randy Jr. Randy Jackson married Alejandra Jackson on February 13th, 1993. They had a private ceremony that was actually not legal because Alejandra was married to Nicholas Ray.

Before Randy Jr. was born, Alejandra flew back to Columbia claiming that Randy Jackson had threatened to kill her, she lived here for 6 months until again Randy Jackson came to get her where she went back to the Jackson family home. On March 5th 1995 Alejandra married Jermaine Jackson, Randy’s big brother without ever telling Randy. Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra had been having an affair since 1991. So Alejandra is a liar, she’s crazy and should not be trusted. She has caused trouble and rifts within the Jackson household for years and should not be held in good favor. It was later acknowledged by the judge that Alejandra Jackson’s marriage to Jermaine Jackson held no merit because she had been married to Nicholas Ray since 1987! She had even been receiving money from Nicholas throughout her marriage to Jermaine. She also lied and said she filed for divorce from Jermaine, when in actuality, Jermaine filed for divorce. The court papers can prove this.
Katherine Jackson has spoken to me several times about Alejandra and how she wanted to testify in court to get Alejandra out of her home. The judge is only letting Alejandra live at the residence because she has no job, no support at this time in her life. Katherine, Michael, Janet, and Jermaine Jackson have all supported Alejandra Jackson. They have given her cash, money orders, gift cards and other valuable assets to help her by the judge that Alejandra Jackson’s marriage to Jermaine Jackson held no merit because she had been married to Nicholas Ray since 1987! She had even been receiving money from Nicholas throughout her marriage to Jermaine. She also lied and said she filed for divorce from Jermaine, when in actuality, Jermaine filed for divorce. The court papers can prove this.
Katherine Jackson has spoken to me several times about Alejandra and how she wanted to testify in court to get Alejandra out of her home. The judge is only letting Alejandra live at the residence because she has no job, no support at this

1657 days ago
588.

Rito Valdez    

8. #Maya, correct! And the autopsy report doesn´t mention a high dosis of propofol, neither in MJ´s blood or other body fluids.
No word about such a high dosis, that would have been given to sedate him.
TMZ should get informed better before posting those wrong informations!

Posted at 3:39AM on Mar 1st 2010 by Chris

On Nancy Grace when the autopsy was first released they said some part of his eyes and his stomach had propofol in them. Also, some guy said sarcastically "What was he doing? Drinking it?" Murray overdosed him and killed him and then tried covering it up... end of story!!

1657 days ago
589.

LoveHimMore    

Comment #656 definitely looks like the kind of tell-all trash that Grace Rwaramba was threatening to write if Katherine kicked her out of Hayvenhurst, & I wouldn't be surprised if it was written by Grace Rwaramba, or someone working with Grace to split up the family for her evil gain, as Randy Jackson twittered on randyjackson8.

Stay tuned for big bombs to drop about the evil nanny.

1657 days ago
590.

danger baby    

Not 'end of story', more like 'beginning of story'. Many believe that Murray had been hired to do what he did. I don't know what to think. It's almost too easy to say that Murray was incompetent or in over his head. And even the LAPD says the answers Murray gave them during their interview seemed 'scripted'. As if he had been coached, though that could have been done by his lawyers. The fact that he waited so long to call paramedics, then 'disappeared' from UCLA...the fact that he was in desperate need of money and therefore susceptible to an offer from those who may have wanted MJ dead...I just don't know. There is NOT fire every time there is smoke, that we know, but with all his personal and financial problems, Murray would have been just the kind of doctor who MJ's enemies would have wanted to hire.

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On Nancy Grace when the autopsy was first released they said some part of his eyes and his stomach had propofol in them. Also, some guy said sarcastically "What was he doing? Drinking it?" Murray overdosed him and killed him and then tried covering it up... end of story!!

Posted at 8:20PM on Mar 5th 2010 by Rito Valdez

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1656 days ago
591.

leebee    

Wether it's a cover up or not, michael jackson is a good man who was doing something for the common good, we are too blind to see his message that all common people are being enslaved by the mass media/world governments. If he faked his own death i respect him for putting his family first after all he is just a man who is treated like an idol. Put yourself in his shoes-constant media attention, both good and bad. no one knows who he truly is but his family and friends. We have no right to judge him just let him get on and bring up his children normally like we all do ourselves. leebhenry@yahoo.co.uk

1656 days ago
592.

fan    

How is he dead when no huge, repeated doses were administered?
He obviously died after nonstop Propofol, hour after hour.
The man was mentally sick & begging to blank out.
Murray was hired because of his criminal agreement. What is the cover-up?

Autopsies are exaggerated crap. It listed MJ's height as 5' 9". How was he taller than men at that height, with no platform shoes?

1656 days ago
593.

danger baby    

I am pretty sure the LA Coroner got the measurements right. He was 5'9", a little on the small side, and definitely thin enough that if I'd seen him on the street, I would have said to myself 'anorexic'. Poor thing. He should have been consuming at least 4,000 calories daily with that rehearsal schedule, but instead had beet juice and granola and other low-calorie crap for breakfast (probably less than 350 calories in one meal alone -- CAN WE SAY INSANE??????. It's shocking that AEG did not have a nutritionist on board to see to MJ's diet and health. yes, i know, hindsight is 20/20, but anyone with two eyes could have seen the condition he was in. It's bs when people say that he was fed broccoli and chicken bits by people on staff (AEG) who made sure that he ate. That's NOT what was needed. What was needed was a 24/7 PLAN and calibration of intake versus energy expended on those dance routines. What would have been so hard about that?? And WHY, WHY, WHY did no one from AEG do a background investigation of Conrad Murray, even WHEN MJ insisted that AEG hire him? Isn't that standard? WTH! I am furious at AEG for their lack of professionalism. Why did they not vet the man who was put in charge of keeping their star alive?? To me this is just incredible. As to Shaffel's charge that MJ was on the phone begging him for $7 million, I could swear I read that MJ was after that money to settle with Debbie Rowe. I will have to check again (it's been awhile), but that is what I recall. That money was needed for Debbie Rowe, to get her off his back. Michael Jackson was let down by AEG, by his friends and associates, and, ultimately, by every one of us, who did nothing. What happened to him was so very wrong. Matt Lauer inviting Tommy Motola on to the Today Show after MJ passed, to have him comment on MJ, that was the height of insensitivty and idiocy. Either that, or what it was simply corporate America protecting its own. Why we put up with this crap is beyond me. And, yes, if you can't tell, I am very ticked off tonight.

1655 days ago
594.

rediscover    

I can't get over the fact of how conrad murray is a Heart Specialist;
and murray stopped m.j.s heart with illegal drugs and is not charged
will murder just like the murderer He is today!!!! PEACE

1654 days ago
595.

CONSPIRACY2murder    

"Dr" MURRAY: THE PINOCCHIO (REFUTING LIES TOLD BY "DR" & HIS ATTORNEYS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IMDXs6htmI













MICHAEL JACKSON MURDER - Who, Why, How? Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IH7S3VhlTU&feature=video_response

1654 days ago
597.

Kaijin    

I don't believe anything in this investigation anymore. nothing makes sense & stories keep changing. maybe the hoax thing is real...

1640 days ago
598.

r.s first comment    

It was murder,2-degree.The reason for charging manslaugher is that they don´t want another "O.J.Simpson".One juror does´nt see it, and dr
Troot walks free.Somebody gives him money. He lawyered up pretty fast, and that doesn´t come cheap, esp. as he already had debts close to 1/2 million. The amount of propofol he says he gave does not match with the much,much greater amounts found at autopsy, and yes it was even found in Michaels eyes.See posts 135 & 138 by janalal. Very good and exact descriptions on propofol doses and
more.The combination Michael-murray was deadly. Ultimately the responsibility lies with murray ,he took the oath, had a MD attatched to his name,made the wrong moves before,during and after Michael´s death.And has been lying ever since.Michael paid with his life for trusting Troot, now it is Troot´s
time to pay.---Don´t be too harsh on thr hoax-believers.They share a common delusion because for them it is too painful to think of Michael as dead.It is a sad and tragic story.

1630 days ago
599.

michael lover    

Michael Jackson is not dead.Ihave listed some proofs in my new hub http://hubpages.com/hub/Michael-Jackson-isnot-dead

1616 days ago
600.

jolanda dams    

i don't believe that michael killed himself becouse he wanted to do the concerts also for his children. they hadn't seen him never on tour, so he wanted them to see this. if you love your children you don't do something like this. i think sony was the one wich said to doctor murray to kill michael.he was talking about corruption so i think he knew that he would die too soon

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