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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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Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

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

Michael did request this drug from other Doctors and Nurses but they said NO...Murray choose to let money over rule his ethics as a Doctor...Michael Jackson did not kill himself or the death certificate would say suicide not HOMICIDE! That is the problem in this country we have these shady Doctors who keep getting away this! NO PATIENT whether it is Michael Jackson or someone who works at a gas station should be able to tell a Doctor what their care should be, that is the responsibility of the Doctor!
Murray obviously knew he was WRONG or he would told paramedics or the ER Doctors what he gave him....and then he leaves the hospital before anyone can question him??? Shows me he knew he was wrong....if he believes he told the troot then he would not have left the hospital on that day and showed up a few days later with an attorney!
I am just wondering if this happened closer to home, lets say your mom, dad, son, daughter, brother or sister if you would still say it is NOT the good old DOCTORS FAULT?????

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dr cyclops    

about time they get rolling on this thing,anyone who got to see the this is it video knoiws michael jackson was still a genious and wasnt hepped up on drugs..dr murry mudered that man and he will pay...that concert would have been out of this world and its a damn shame we will never get to see it...michael jackson loved this world and he loved everyone and treated everyone with respect......any haters "you must go now"

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Why is Murray still free then? Are u paying with us?

Some people try to win time to make us forget about it. No way. Never!

Justice for Michael.

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65. 56. To all "beLIEvers":
You should use your skill of investigaton and energy to urge justice for Michael Jackson and his orphans!
Posted at 6:36AM on Mar 1st 2010 by Me

Is that you Karen Faye?? Or is it perhaps Samantha de Gosson???? ROFLMAO!!!!!!!

Read more:

Posted at 7:11AM on Mar 1st 2010 by RowdyAngel

Good joke.
No, I'm not even from the US.

You prefer to support a man who had better things to do than to monitor Michael Jackson's respiration and cardiac function.
Yes, Murray has his fans - what a waste of affection...

1699 days ago


This will never end.

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It doesn't matter how he died the point is he is dead and that is a good thing.
All pedophiles should follow his example and hire Murray.

1699 days ago


good morning janala4, very good post. this is all so very sad how it went down!! i just pray everyday that michael did not suffer in any way and that he just fell asleep peacefully!!! sue from tampa

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pmiller, those people will never realize that, until they are in the same shoes!!! and you know what i mean, until it happens to one of there family members it will never sink in. the doc should have said no on so many levels when it came to mj but all he could see was the almighty dollar!!! very sad!!! sue from tampa

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I cannot believe all the morons are here droning about all this bullsh*t. If you would put all the time and energy wasted on a DEAD MAN maybe you could "CHANGE THE WORLD" like your stupid freak idol said. There is no man or woman, dead or alive, that should be idolized in this way. He was a mentally disturbed freak, he asked for it, he got it. End of story.

1699 days ago

Alice(from Romania)    

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You'll get by...

MJ ForEver in My Heart

1699 days ago


doesn't anyone think that MJ paid this doctor to kill him?. i think it was a planned out suicide. The doctor made a hefty paycheck and he is not telling anyone the truth.

1699 days ago


AMY DEAR!!!! WELL THEN WHY ARE YOU HERE?you must find it interesting to be commenting on this thread? there are other threads that are not about michael jackson and his life and death, obviously you werent interested in him when he was alive, so why comment now that he is gone?alot of us on here have followed michael since he was 5 so there is our reason for being here!!! what is your reason? have a nice day!!! sue from tampa

1699 days ago


I have watch Michael death from the very beginning I knew as soon as they said that the doctor couldn't call right away because there wasn't a lan line and that he didn't know the address that this was fishy. I knew that Michael was dead before the EMT were called. Just listen to all the evidence from the very beginning. Commom Sense tells you that this doctor is quilty of murder from the very beginning. If the LAPD would have block off Michael home in the very beginning as a crime scene and not let anyone in that home until the investgation was over they would have found that out in the very beginning. But instead they aloud people in there who to say that stuff was removed that was important to the case. anyways this doctor was in it for the money that is pretty clear to me not in for the care of Michael. My father was a Policeman for years so I know what to look for listen for and this man is quilty to many circles for me and cover ups. I like to know where he is getting the money to pay for all of his legal fees etc. He claims he is broke so who is paying for all of his bills? Michael we will get justice for you this man and whom ever else is involved will pay for your death MAY YOU REST IN PEACE OUR ANGEL YOUR ARE LOVED MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN


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* 1/3 cup orange juice
* 1/3 cup honey
* 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon minced garlic
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