Death ruled a homicide
Michael Jackson’s death has been rule a homicide by the Los Angeles County coroner. According to law officials a combination of drugs was the cause of Jackson’s cardiac arrest.
This development will likely brought criminal charges against Conrad Murray, the physician who admitted he administered propofol to Jackson the day of his death. Detectives have been investigating whether Murray’s decision to administer the star propofol outside a hospital and as a sleep aid would be classified as negligence for an involuntary manslaughter charge.
According to a search warrant unsealed on Monday, August 24, in Houston the Los Angeles coroner’s office found lethal levels of the drug propofol in Jackson’s body and that Murray told Los Angeles police officials that he was nervous due to the fact that Jackson was becoming addicted to the drug. To wean him off from the powerful anesthetic propfol, he’d been lowering the dosages and mixing it with two other sedatives, lorazepam and midazolam in order to help Jackson sleep. The toxicology report of Jackson’s body showed that besides propofol other drugs in Jackson’s system were found but none of them were believed to have contributed to his death. As the results of the findings a Jackson’s family statement release on Friday, August 28 said, “Again [we] wish (es) to commend the actions of the Coroner, the LAPD and other law enforcement agencies, and looks forward to the day that justice can be served.” At press time, The Los Angeles Police Department announced that different law enforcement agencies will launch “their own independent investigations into matters that the LAPD’s investigation uncovered that may not be directly related to the cause of death.”
To claim his innocence Murray released last week a video saying I “told the truth and I have faith the truth will prevail.” Never did he say anything about the drugs he administered to Jackson.
Written by Valerie V.