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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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61.

lankandiva    

Hehe hello my friend pia,

gal i cant view videos properly still..maybe its my damn notebook..i will keep trying cant tell ya what i think yet,once ive seen them ill email you..hope all is well..and i agree with you huns..we re all here for MJ..

one LOVE and RESPECT...Australia..beLIEve

mmm..i was watching part 4 of the jackson reality show today..yes wer are way behind here but im grateful they are showing it..some interesting things i noticed..will catch up in a mail..

1647 days ago
62.

janalal4    

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.



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/01/coverup-michael-jackson-death-propofol-dr-conrad-murray-lapd-iv/#comments#ixzz0gvUSlhOe

A LARGE tear in the rubber stopper would indicate that the stopper was most likely 'SPIKED'. Had Murray used a needle to withdraw a small amount from the bottle then the hole in the stopper would be practically non-detectible. Sounds like this 100ml bottle in the closet was 'spiked' with IV tubing & hung when infused.

1647 days ago
63.

Rx    

Let the good doctor go. The pedophile iced himself.

1647 days ago
64.

brigha UK    

48. 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.

Posted at 6:10AM on Mar 1st 2010 by redskittles333

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To try to justify Murrays actions is not only foolish but dangerous.
It's totally irrelevant whether MJ begged him for the drug or not.

MJ was not a simple addict. He did not use drugs to obtain an artificial ‘high’.
He had a problem with PRESCRIPTION drugs, which had been initially LEGITIMATELY prescribed in order to alleviate genuine medical conditions such as anxiety, lupus and chronic insomnia.

Doctors had a responsibility to carefully monitor the medication levels to ensure addiction did not occur. The patient has no such obligation. The patient simply assumes that, when a doctor prescribes medication, the medicine is not only safe, but necessary.
Therefore, the medical profession have to accept FULL responsibility for his initial addiction, for accelerating that addiction throughout his life and ultimately for his death

It is no excuse to argue that MJ would have obtained propofol from another doctor if Murray had not been compliant. Two wrongs do not make a right. It is common for doctors to regularly receive irrational requests from their patients, but ethical doctors do not comply with those requests. To justify Murrays actions means you agree that doctors should be free to concede to their patients wishes, even when such demands may not ultimately be in the patients best interest.

Murray owed a duty of care to MJ. He knew that propofol was not recommended for insomnia. He knew that MJ was taking excessive levels of medication. He must have been aware that MJ had previously spent time in rehab and had a psychological issues.

So, Murray simply had a choice. He could have ethically advised rehab or therapy. Yet he simply (like every other doctor in MJ's life) accepted a huge salary in return for compromising his ethics.

So, Murray went far beyond being negligent, way beyond being reckless. He was influenced by money, and therefore an involuntary manslaughter charge is derisory for such a crime.

1647 days ago
65.

Inma    

it is impossible that Michael KNEW exactly the dosage (LETHAL), the mixture of substances (LETHAL), and the consequences (LETHAL)of all medications that your doctor was administering, IT IS IMPOSIBLE....here are hiding things that we will never know

i think:

1.) someone was interested that Michael comply with the 50 concerts, and does not mind at all the dispensing and mixing of medicines (and this may mean that Michael was not 100%)

or

2.) someone was interested in Michael died before concerts

and Murray was just a hand-gun

moves too much $$$$$$$ on this story

THANK YOU MICHAEL!
ILYM :`(

1647 days ago
66.

shuffler    


*Everyone knows Dr Troot doesn't lie.
*He is a good cardiologist.
*He would never overdose his patient. Not even for the high sums he was asking to be paid.
*Dr Troot has his heart in the right place (mostly 'cause nobody has decided to rip it out yet)
*Dr Troot loves you all.




1647 days ago
67.

Nessie    


To try to justify Murrays actions is not only foolish but dangerous.
It's totally irrelevant whether MJ begged him for the drug or not.

MJ was not a simple addict. He did not use drugs to obtain an artificial ‘high’.
He had a problem with PRESCRIPTION drugs, which had been initially LEGITIMATELY prescribed in order to alleviate genuine medical conditions such as anxiety, lupus and chronic insomnia.

Doctors had a responsibility to carefully monitor the medication levels to ensure addiction did not occur. The patient has no such obligation. The patient simply assumes that, when a doctor prescribes medication, the medicine is not only safe, but necessary.
Therefore, the medical profession have to accept FULL responsibility for his initial addiction, for accelerating that addiction throughout his life and ultimately for his death

It is no excuse to argue that MJ would have obtained propofol from another doctor if Murray had not been compliant. Two wrongs do not make a right. It is common for doctors to regularly receive irrational requests from their patients, but ethical doctors do not comply with those requests. To justify Murrays actions means you agree that doctors should be free to concede to their patients wishes, even when such demands may not ultimately be in the patients best interest.

Murray owed a duty of care to MJ. He knew that propofol was not recommended for insomnia. He knew that MJ was taking excessive levels of medication. He must have been aware that MJ had previously spent time in rehab and had a psychological issues.

So, Murray simply had a choice. He could have ethically advised rehab or therapy. Yet he simply (like every other doctor in MJ's life) accepted a huge salary in return for compromising his ethics.

So, Murray went far beyond being negligent, way beyond being reckless. He was influenced by money, and therefore an involuntary manslaughter charge is derisory for such a crime.

Posted at 7:28AM on Mar 1st 2010 by brigha UK

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from Asd

1647 days ago
68.

pia    

Dr. Conrad Murray , some might have called him that, but others would call him a paid .....!!

1647 days ago
69.

Saddenend    

This all now makes sense. How could MJ die based on the doses Murray said he had - and yet the autopsy says that MJ had enough Propofol in him to kill a horse.

The DA should drop involuntary manslaughter charges and go for second degree murder.

MJ DID NOT HAVE TO DIE.

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janalal4    

70. 48. 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.

Posted at 6:10AM on Mar 1st 2010 by redskittles333



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/01/coverup-michael-jackson-death-propofol-dr-conrad-murray-lapd-iv/5#c25854982#ixzz0gvbKGFoJ

Also to say that an addict 'chooses to remain addicted' is quite foolish as well. Ask any addict if they CHOOSE to be an addict & see what most of them say. It's hell on earth & most people do not want to live that way. They may not have found what works for them to get clean. Maybe Michael Jackson tried to stop using many times & could NOT. I think he must have made some attempt or he wouldn't have lasted this long! We don't know the answer to that. To simply say he 'chose not to stop' is very judgemental & may not be accurate at all. However, what is WORSE is to simply say, 'he would have found another doctor to give him drugs'. Well if that's the case, isn't it time we put Murray & all those like him OUT OF BUSINESS? A prosecution in this case will send a message to all those docs out there willing to continue to prescribing to addicts, particularly celebrity addicts that they may want to reconsider. What can't be done is to continue giving these docs 'slaps' on the wrist for their actions. A doctor is a DOCTOR who should be held to the 'higher standard' in these cases. The 'patient' is simply that, a person who should not be allowed to mandate their own care in exchange for $$$$.

1647 days ago
71.

Saddenend    

So Murray is innocent?

Even if Michael chose an extreme method to help his insomnia, Michael certainly did not want to die, nor kill himself in the process.

MURRAY is guilty of killing someone who trusted him to be a good doctor, not the reckless piece of sh&t that he is.

Michael did not have to die.






76. 70. 48. 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.

Posted at 6:10AM on Mar 1st 2010 by redskittles333

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72.

Inma    

Posted at 7:28AM on Mar 1st 2010 by brigha UK

thank you very much brigha, for explain exactly what I meant and I can not, because I have no knowledge of English

1647 days ago
73.

Illinois person    

A "cover-up"? Gosh, no kidding. First of all, why is the good DR allowed to be called and/or referred to as a DR? This from someone who didn't even know how to perform proper CPR? From the good DR's own words he said "I did all that I can do" boy you said it, didn't you? This is what happens when you get caught up with witch dr's. I mean any DR that drops all other patients for the sake of one means a red flag should go up right then and there. This guy is (was) nothing more than a usual hangers-on whom Jackson often associated with. Every business associate whether professionally or on a personal level stabbed Jackson in the back and our good Dr is by no means any exception. He does, however, hold the honor of being the one that did him in once and for all. This should be a good lesson for all of the rich and famous who've either fallen on hard-times and/or have their addictions too; either pull it together or get out of show business all together before it's too late. Fame is a real bitch!

1647 days ago
74.

ralph    

A conviction because Murray nickel and dimed Michael across death's threshold is the 12 month suspended sentence.

A conviction because Murray let a whole bottle drain into MJ while Murray took a leak is the 48 month sentence.

A jury that can't determine which set of objects were used during MJ's final hour is an acquittal. Confusion on the medical items (syringe vs. drip) implies evidence tampering (and there was a lot of opportunity for that).



Playing doctor to the star is like playing the Price is Right. The one who comes closest to the actual lethal dosage, without going over, wins.

Dr. Chopra beleived the other contestant would exceed the price of his showcase and bid only $1 when he refused to help MJ. Now he advances to the book round.

1647 days ago
75.

Heather    

Sooooo....with so many lies and cover ups and stuff has does anyone think that perhaps this is on big cover up and MJ's death is a huge hoax?????

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