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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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91.

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The freak died just like any crackhead in a crack house.
He wanted the drug he got the drug.

1605 days ago
92.

Melanie    

Dr Murray is not the only one covering up MJ's death. Lets include the LAPD, the prosecuters office and everyone else involved. Justice for MJ.

1605 days ago
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myra    

I like to know another thing why is that if someone else kills another they are behind bars? But this doctor is charged and is out on bail and is aloud to still practice medicine doesn't make sense to me does it to anyone else? Another thing that bothers me is that the media is still calling Michael Jacko that is not his name it is MICHAEL J JACKSON get it right that is so disrepectful to his children and his family and exspecilly Michael. he went thru enough while alive let him rest in peace. Get his name right. I have always wanted to meet Michael but unfortunally I didn't get to that was one of my dreams to meet before i left this earth but i didn't get the chance. I wished that i could figure out this case for them and nail this doctor to the wall for the rest of his life. REST IN PEACE MICHAEL WE LOVE YOU MISS YOU MYRA

1605 days ago
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sue    

chef kooky that sounds just delightful however i do not eat fish. it still sounds like a very yummy dish!!!! thankyou for all your recipes they are so wonderful. sue from tampa

1605 days ago
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Kathy    

This is to redskittles333. You say he didn't mean to kill Michael!! Well "HELLO" he did kill him!!!

1605 days ago
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Debbie    

Well eveyone, i guess we can all see now where this is all going. This so called doctor is guilty as hell and he's going to walk just because of the LAPDs dislike for Michael. Facts are being disclosed a little at a time so there won't be a huge outcry once they are come out, this sucks!

1605 days ago
97.

jayell    

They keep coming up with all this alleged evidence, expert statements, etc., but they only want to charge him with "involuntary" manslaughter? Sounds like the DA is covering something up as well. Why not charge him with what it was -- MURDER!!!

1605 days ago
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107. chef kooky that sounds just delightful however i do not eat fish. it still sounds like a very yummy dish!!!! thankyou for all your recipes they are so wonderful. sue from tampa

Posted at 9:15AM on Mar 1st 2010 by sue

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Hey retard who cares what you eat.
It's about Michael not you.

1605 days ago
99.

ninni    

There is something wrong here. The original report said 25mg of Propofol.

1605 days ago
100.

astabasta    

49. OMG!
They still believe in a hoax... These ppl need help in a professional way - MOST URGENTLY!!!
This is called long term denial.

Where the hell do you see a hint in this report?
This is just absurd!

Posted at 6:01AM on Mar 1st 2010 by Me

I agree. And WHY would there be hints??? Doesn´t make sense. This is not a virtual GAME designed to entertain you for heaven´s sake!!!
A man died by the hand of another. Your little games divert attention from that fact.

1605 days ago
101.

Debbie    

Dear Kooky,
I also do not care for fish, if you've ever had food poisoning you know what i mean, enjoy your recipies and definitions though. Thank you for making me smile.

1605 days ago
102.

tabloid baby    

"...THIS ACCORDING TO..."

THIS aint the 11 oclock Eyewitness News.

Hire somebody who knows how to write a gdam lede.

1605 days ago
103.

ninni    

There is something wrong here. The original report said 25mg of Propofol.

1605 days ago
104.

emily    

damn you conrad!!!!! accident is even worse than foul play! you f*cking idiot.

1605 days ago
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Kathy    

Michael is not with us anymore and the reason is because Conrad Murray overdosed him. Not with just propofol but all those other drugs he administered to him. So in actuality it doesn't matter if he administered propofol because he had already OD'd Michael with all the other drugs before propofol. I bet before the propofol was administered Michael didn't even know his own name from all the other drugs Murray gave him first to try and wean him off propofol. So how someone can say this is not Conrad Murray's fault that the greatest entertainer and person in the world is dead? You all must be on some kind of drugs to be able to denie that "CONRAD MURRAY KILLED MICHAEL JACKSON"!!!!!!!!!

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