Having found lethal levels of the drug propofol in Michael Jackson's body, the L.A County Coroner has ruled his death a homicide.

What this means for his doctor, Conrad Murray is that he might very soon be facing legal charges on the murder of the King of Pop.

Dr. Murray told detectives that he had been treating Jackson for insomnia for about six weeks with 50 miligrams of propofol each night. When he realised that Jackson was forming an addiction toward the drug, he tried to wean him off by reducing the dosage to 25 miligrams and mixed it with two other sedatives, lorazepam and midazolam.

On the morning of Michael's death, Dr Murray said he tried to get him to sleep without using propofol so he gave him a valium at 1.30am. When that didn't work, he gave hi a shot of lorazepam half an hour later. And when that didn't work, he gave him a shot of midazolam another half hour after.

As the hours went by, Dr.Murray fed him various of drugs but nothing was working until finally he gave in after Micheal demanded that he gave him a shot of propofol at 10.40 am. And so he gave him the shot, went to the bathroom, came back two minutes later and he found Micheal Jackson had stopped breathing.

The police found 8 bottles of propofol in Michael's home but none of it traces back to Dr. Murray. Other pills and vials have also been found prescribed by various doctors including Dr. Murray, Dr. Arnold Klein and Dr. Allan Metzger.

If Murray's decision to give propofol to Jackson as a sleep aid outside a hospital setting reaches a level of negligence required for an involuntary manslaughter charge, then he is in for some serious shit.


Source: Los Angeles Times