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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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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.

Posted at 8:56AM on Mar 1st 2010 by TONY

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I thought about this just after I learned his 'cause of death' but after considering it, I don't think 'suicide' fits with who MJ was. I think he would fear doing this for religious reasons. I don't think he would want to leave his children. I also think he really wanted to perform again. MJ was really devastated by the toll the trial took on his reputation & think he wanted nothing more than to re-establish himself as the 'King of Pop' in the mind of the public. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't considered that tho'.

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There is something wrong here. The early original report said 25mg. propofol. Not 2.5. There is a dangerous mix-up.

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That could be the point of all of this. They have all of this evidence. Yet here is this doctor who has killed the King of Pop.

Not only that the evidence is staring you right in the face. It keeps growing. They are even showing you what it is. He should be charge with murder, but he is not. He still has his license. Not only that, he is not licensed to practice medicine in the state of California only Nevada and Texas, but he is walking around, free to carry on like it never happened.

What kind of system is that. Is there a cover up? He has told several stories. He either lied or is not telling the entire story.

IS someone trying to get US to see the flaws in the judicial system? That money walks - I mean who is paying the docs legal bills? Why is he out on bail. If someone poor committed a crime they would be locked up.
Whether it was involuntary manslaughter or murder.
This man should be locked up.
Or is it real?

What are you suppose to get from all of this?

1665 days ago


If Conrad Murray would of just given Michael Jackson the propofol like he had been for weeks before this I believe stronger than anything in my heart that Michael Jackson would be alive today. But it was Murray's bright idea to start experimenting with Michael's life by trying to wean him off propofol to begin with.

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Does ANYONE know who is paying this "dr.s" legal fees? I would really like to know.....

1665 days ago

danger baby    

Which explains the some 73 minutes the LAPD speculates Murray waited to call paramedics. I think he was busy cleaning up the area and MJ, and trying to cover his tracks. Imagine his fear once he realized he had killed the most famous man on the planet. He is such a quack and a liar. The proof of what a low life he is is on his youtube video, in which is demonstrates great concern with only HIMSELF. Not one word about MJ, MJ's family's loss, or the fans' loss. This guy is a MAJOR a-hole.

I know WHY the DA's only went for the charge they did (they think it's their best bet of 100% nailing him), but I still don't like it. And it really galls me that Murray is given such respect by the courts. No handcuffs at the court hearing, no restriction on his ability to practice (except he cannot administer sedatives), and he still gets up every day and has a normal life. That effing pr*ck.

Just a note, no way in hell would Michael rest in bed NAKED. That just would not happen. He was modest in the extreme, which came through in every interview he ever gave. So why was it that all his clothes were removed? Why did Murray remove them? When MJ arrived at UCLA he had no clothes on, according to various reports.

As to the bruising, I hope that is investigated VERY thoroughly to determine if it was already on MJ's body when the paramedics got to 100 North Carolwood. It's possible it was caused by the paramedics during transport, but it's also possible that happened to MJ before the paramedics got there. If so, the paramedics would have made note of it in their write up.

The one thing we know is that Murray is a liar. He lied to police and did a LOT of things that look very suspicious in retrospect. While I still think it's more likely that this is all on Murray's shoulders, I also don't think we should rule out foul play.

Let the facts tell us the story. Too bad we don't have access to all of them. MJ's fans would have solved this months ago.


60. Which explains no drug residue in the IV bag that was found...except he would have changed the tubing itself since there was no drug residue in the upper part of the tubing, either, and if the drug had dripped thru the tubing, there would still be
residue in the top of the tubing and the spiked part of the tube. The only drug residue found in the tubing was down by the injection site at the bottom of the tubing.
Soooo did he change the tubing out, too, and inject some drug into the injection site just to make it look like he "only" gave a small bolus??

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1665 days ago

Jamaican Sam    

Illegal music downloading led Michael Jackson to kill himself by physician.

Round up all the illegal music downloaders.

The doctor should go free. His fans killed him.

1665 days ago


122. If Conrad Murray would of just given Michael Jackson the propofol like he had been for weeks before this I believe stronger than anything in my heart that Michael Jackson would be alive today. But it was Murray's bright idea to start experimenting with Michael's life by trying to wean him off propofol to begin with.

Posted at 9:33AM on Mar 1st 2010 by Kathy

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LOL! Yes, this tells us MUCH about this doctors 'skill' doesn't it? He thinks he's becoming addicted to Propofol so he supposedly 'cuts the dose in half' yet doesn't seem to mind pumping him full of other addictive benzodiazepines?

How about cut out the Propofol entirely, order a 'sleep study', call up an addictionologist & tell him your entirely in over your head as his treating physician & ask him to take over?

Right. No money in THAT for this quack!

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not surprised! That is probably why Murray left the house before help arrived! Look everyone or almost everyone knows Dr. Murray killed Michael Jackson by giving him to much propofol. FACT!!!!! so why is he still out? if it was anyone else they would already been in jail! why isn't their a trial yet? They couldn't wait to take Michael to court! why the delay w/ Murray? He honestly should not be back at work out on bail or not! God be w/u Dr.Murray u will have to live w/ the fact that u are the one who killed Michael Jackson. that will not change. like I said God be w/u!!

1665 days ago

danger baby    

in my previous post, i was quoting rainbow (see below) who was making the point that the IV upper tubing had no drug residue. somehow the attribution got lopped off. sorry about that.


Posted at 6:44AM on Mar 1st 2010 by rainbow4321

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danger baby    

Ri-i-i-i-g-h-t. Murray was SOOOO concerned that MJ was getting addicted to Propofol that he decided to cut his dosage. Which explains perfectly why Propofol was found FLOODED in MJ's system. It was even in his eyeballs. Murray is a quack and a liar. Murray's ONLY concern (all his baby mamas and lawsuits against him prove this) was, and IS, for himself. Lies, lies, lies, and a humongous aptitude for self-pity. He's got the 'woe is me' down pat. I hope he rots his sorry ass off in jail.

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

Posted at 9:26AM on Mar 1st 2010 by ninni

As a couple of people have already pointed out, 25mg = 2.5ml
It says ml in the article, so it is correct, right?

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Dr. Murray admitted to administering 25 mg of Propofol, not 2.5 ml.
25 mg would put a person to sleep.
Another empty bottle makes an interesting story, but the prosecution would have to prove that it was used on the day MJ died. If they can prove it based of the concentration of Propofol in his blood and organs - good. If not, it is just an interesting story...

1665 days ago

danger baby    

Who is paying the doctor's legal fees? Yes, I have asked that question repeatedly. Maybe someone should call his lead attorney's office (Ed Chernoff) and ask. I think he's out of Texas. Might be Houston, but haven't verified it.

1665 days ago


astabasta, i think they just make up this s--- as they go along!!! it is so frustrating just to get some much needed facts in this case. sue from tampa

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