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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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601.

emmy    

Murray deserve to be in prison not in his office.He kil MJ.
Justice for Michael..Love you MJ..Rest in peace dear Michael...

1521 days ago
602.

emmy    

Murray deserve to be in prison not in his office.He kil MJ.
Justice for Michael..Love you MJ..Rest in peace dear Michael...

1521 days ago
603.

elaine     

Someone on here needs to be a Dr. or see a one before commenting.
I suggest DR.Benjamin's articles on Huffington Post. Doesn't matter what the dose was. What matters is that Murray performed a proceedure that he was not qualified to do with a drug he was not qualified to use, he didn't have the proper equipment and he didn't do it in the proper setting plus he left the room. Murray is a murderer and he sold the medical profession out for $150. thousand a month.

1521 days ago
604.

Shayna    

Seriously this whole thing is a joke. If it was anyone else then it would be just another OD by a drug addict. MJ was an addict and had been for years. His family even tried and intervention. So, why in world are they holding someone accountable for his choices. We do not see news of local man OD's and cops search for dealer. This whole thing is a joke and a waste of tax payers money!

1520 days ago
605.

mspaap    

HOW CAN MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THINK MICHAEL JACKON'S DEATH WAS A CONSPIRACY WHEN MURRAY ENGAGED IN THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS.



1. Failure to call 911 for over 73 minutes or more
2. Failure to place cardiac arrest patient on hard surface until a paramedic assistant tell the cardiologist to do this.
3. Inject heart stopping drug without medical equipment available to restart heart.
4. Talk on the three times with others while patient is dying or already dead.
5. Try to blame deliberate actions on patient.
6. Fail to sign patient death certificate and let family member do it
7. Can't call for medical help that was less than 10 minutes away but can make no less than 3 phone calls while Michael is dead or dying. BY THE WAY. THERE WAS A PHONE IN MICHAELS ROOM ACCORDING TO THE POLICE TRANSCRIPT.
7. State he has nothing to apologize to patients family about



1517 days ago
606.

jolanda dams    

michael was talking about conspiracy self before his death. beside michael said when he came back from his last tour that it was his last, when 2 people from sony-records asked why he said that it would be his death. he was eating drinking and sleeping too less becouse he was too much buyssy with the trainingbbut when he became moneyproblems the recordindusty forced him to go on tour. michael said ok but just for 10 concerts but they wanted him to do 50 concerts. michael had to make 2 records for sony but he is death more worth than alive. p.s. michael was against drugs he was no junky

1516 days ago
607.

r.schildt    

To Maya post 2.5 ml & 25 mg ,depends what strength the solution was.I recall later 25 mg was mentioned and this dose would make semnse "as a small dose"

1356 days ago
608.

r.schildt    

testing. You ourself give this correct e-mail address in green.
Something you do not like about my comment?

1355 days ago
609.

danger baby    

Here's an article that talks about Murray's house going into foreclosure possibly by November ('09). This person (see below) from Stewart Title was quoted in the article.

What about having an MJ fan club leader call or email her for a status report? Was he foreclosed? What's happened to the property since last July when that news article was written?

As one of the videos pointed out, Colony owns that development.

Mary Hunt
VP / Commercial Escrow Officer - Post Closing
376 E Warm Springs, Suite 190
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702.316.5823
866.523.9406 efax
E-Mail: mhunt@stewart.com

1241 days ago
610.

mysteria333    

you mean theres a cover up in the michael jackson body doubles death!!

1208 days ago
611.

fatima    

All fans loved Michael jackson for his dance and for being a entertainer. I love Michael jackson Minus of his dance.I hate his dance forver.Murrey isnt the only killer they all people they killed him for their mere entertainment.and now still they hoping that he come back and start dancing for them.A 50 60 or 70 years old man should dance for them WTF. GOD please rest him for ever and Never let him do that **** dance again Never

1185 days ago
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