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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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121.

dont beLIEve the hype...    

Aaahh yes... MJ loves Phineaus Taylor Barnum. Mr Barnum purchased a museum in NYC a long time ago, way before our time, and he created a masterpiece in providing the town, with some of the most exquisite, if not mind boggling features of its era. alot of hoaxes in Mr. Barnum shows. things that will make you go wow, interesting, but is it real?? only we can be the judge as to what is real or fake. we take away what we can decipher. but in the end, there it is, still gnawing away at our conscience, provoking us, as if there is a possibility that maybe... please fill in with what ever you like. perhaps the title of this article.

1661 days ago
122.

Vanesa    

Its all disguised, and someone is prottecting Murray... it was on purpose, this was murder.

1661 days ago
123.

whatev    

MJ I love you

1661 days ago
124.

JR    

122. Yeah it would explain everything why Murray waited so long. Propofol leaves the system quickly I read. He was covering up indeed. Hoping it would not be traced. How is he not jailed? This is outrageous. MJ was murdered. Murray was used to do it I reckon. Michael should be still here.

1661 days ago
125.

janalal4    


131. 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...


Posted at 10:00AM on Mar 1st 2010 by NeverMind



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Yes 25 mg would put a patient to sleep but not for long. Below is the 'dosage parameters' for the average adult patient. 2.5mg per kilogram would work out to roughly 50mg for someone MJ's weight. Notice what it says at the bottom about IV benzo's affect on this dosage.

I think this doc is a liar & gave MJ at least 50 mg, probably more in the form of a bolus. On top of all the IV benzo's, it blew MJ over the edge.

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Adult Patients: Most adult patients under 55 years of age and classified as ASA-PS I or II require 2 to 2.5 mg/kg of DIPRIVAN Injectable Emulsion for induction when unpremedicated or when premedicated with oral benzodiazepines or intramuscular opioids. For induction, DIPRIVAN Injectable Emulsion should be titrated (approximately 40 mg every 10 seconds) against the response of the patient until the clinical signs show the onset of anesthesia. As with other sedative-hypnotic agents, the amount of intravenous opioid and/or benzodiazepine premedication will influence the response of the patient to an induction dose of DIPRIVAN Injectable Emulsion.

1661 days ago
126.

susie    

Hi Deb, I saw your post on the old topic and I answered you there for the very last time.

Tellit, I wanna thank you, you've understood everything, now I'm sure you know me, I'm proud I have found such a lovely and strong person here, so intelligent and sensitive, realistic. There are not barriers in your heart.
This is a board, but I can feel you behind all the written words and I always read your posts with great attention.
Thank you sweetie, God bless you.

God bless Chile, Haiti and all the nations all over the world.

1661 days ago
127.

Marla    

I hope that Murray has the decency to hang himself from a very high tree!!!

1661 days ago
128.

dont beLIEve the hype...    

i agree with what JR said, but in a diffrent sequence. i like it like this... "How is he not jailed", "Michael should be still here", "This is outrageous"

the greatest show on earth, in deed.

and before you go crazy JR, im not putting words in your mouth, im merely re-arranging what you said to fulfill my need. its what we do here, and anywhere else, where there is gossip...

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129.

janalal4    

138.
131. 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...


Posted at 10:00AM on Mar 1st 2010 by NeverMind



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/01/coverup-michael-jackson-death-propofol-dr-conrad-murray-lapd-iv/9#c25857238#ixzz0gwDHjZIQ

Yes 25 mg would put a patient to sleep but not for long. Below is the 'dosage parameters' for the average adult patient. 2.5mg per kilogram would work out to roughly 50mg for someone MJ's weight. Notice what it says at the bottom about IV benzo's affect on this dosage.

I think this doc is a liar & gave MJ at least 50 mg, probably more in the form of a bolus. On top of all the IV benzo's, it blew MJ over the edge.

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Adult Patients: Most adult patients under 55 years of age and classified as ASA-PS I or II require 2 to 2.5 mg/kg of DIPRIVAN Injectable Emulsion for induction when unpremedicated or when premedicated with oral benzodiazepines or intramuscular opioids. For induction, DIPRIVAN Injectable Emulsion should be titrated (approximately 40 mg every 10 seconds) against the response of the patient until the clinical signs show the onset of anesthesia. As with other sedative-hypnotic agents, the amount of intravenous opioid and/or benzodiazepine premedication will influence the response of the patient to an induction dose of DIPRIVAN Injectable Emulsion.

Posted at 10:13AM on Mar 1st 2010 by janalal4



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What's worse is instead of a 'bolus', this @ss may have spiked the bottle(one found in the closet), piggybacked it into the lower portion of MJ's existing IV. Attempted to infuse a 'bolus' by using the roller clamp on the tubing, set the flow, left the room & come back to an empty bottle. If an IV is laying against the vein wall, the flow will be eratic causing a larger 'bolus' of fluids to infuse than had been intended. I can see this idiot doing something like this. However, this makes one wonder, why keep the empty bottle where it could be found?

There are a number of scenarios that could have occurred here but I'd bet whatever the truth IS? We haven't heard it from Murray's lips yet.

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130.

brigha UK    

I'm not totally familiar with american law, but I expect it is similar to the UK. Murray would not be charged with murder as that charge requires 'mens rea' (an INTENTION to kill).

Considering the potential earnings involved, it would be very difficult to prove that Murray actually intended to kill his patient. So, involuntary manslaughter is a preffered charge as the DA only has to show recklessness or negligence. Motive would be irrelevant.

If they tried for a murder conviction, quite simply they would lose the case and Murray would walk free.

So, I think people are missing the point here. It is the LEGAL SYSTEM which is to blame for allowing ridiculously low sentences for such crimes.

It's ironical that MJ faced up to 20 years for molestation, yet Murray only faces 4 years for killing a man! Similar anomalies also occur here in the UK. Kill someone with a gun and you get 15 years; but negligently starve a child to death and you get 3 or 4. It is plainly unfair and injust.

Maybe all you Americans who are disgusted with the system should start an organised campaign to contact your senators or the legislature to express your disapproval with the system and demand a review of sentencing policy.

Sadly, it will be too late for MJ, but it might help future victims.

1661 days ago
131.

c    

finally this is starting to make since. michael everytime i listen to your this is it c.d. i get sick. but i do it anyway because m.j. was sick when he asked for the dr. to do things for him and they did it anyway. they are finally going to reputable drs. thank you kallyfornya. i love it when the govanator says that.

1661 days ago
132.

c    

the guvenator needs to terminate the disreputable drs. ahstilavista baby. i know all the words to all of his movies.

1661 days ago
133.

astabasta    

There are a number of scenarios that could have occurred here but I'd bet whatever the truth IS? We haven't heard it from Murray's lips yet.

Posted at 10:21AM on Mar 1st 2010 by janalal4

No we have NOT! Changing stories is a dead give away. ALWAYS. He is lying his a** off. We all know that, Dr. Murray. You should be afraid.

And how about expressing some excuses, regrets and compassion towards Michael´s family, huh? But you wouldn´t do that, would you? Only thing on your mind is to save your own behind, as Katherine Jackson put it so precicely.


1661 days ago
134.

jessica lacey    

THERE WAS A LOT OF ? IN THIS CASE , AND ALOT OF WHYS ,YES MICHAEL IM SURE ASK FOR THE PROPOFOL FOR THE REASON OF WANTING TO SLEEP,IF HE HAD NOT GOT IT FROM DOC MURRAY SOME ONE ELSE WOULD HAVE CAME ALONG TO GIVE IT TO HIM. BUT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN WATCHING HIM AND NOT LEFT THE ROOM .I THINK MICHAEL WAS TAKEING PROPOFOL WAY BEFORE HIS PASSING , AND THINGS JUST WENT WRONG THAT DAY ,MORE THAN LIKELY HE WAS DEAD WAY BEFORE THE 911 CALL. YES , DOC MURRAY CAUSED MICHAELS DEATH ,JUST REMEMBER HE HAS TO LIVE WITH THAT THE REST OF HIS LIFE,FOR TAKING HIS LIFE ,THAT TO ME WOULD BE A VERY HARD THING TO LIVE WITH.ESP SOME ONE SO LOVED AS MICHAEL .

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135.

janalal4    

And how about expressing some excuses, regrets and compassion towards Michael´s family, huh? But you wouldn´t do that, would you? Only thing on your mind is to save your own behind, as Katherine Jackson put it so precicely.




Posted at 10:42AM on Mar 1st 2010 by astabasta



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/01/coverup-michael-jackson-death-propofol-dr-conrad-murray-lapd-iv/10#c25858069#ixzz0gwLznwYz

Awwww...but the sack o'sh.. went & had his picture taken outside MJ's tomb?? Didn't THAT show us how grief-stricken he was over all this? LOL!

What a 'hoot' this guy is, huh?

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