Michael Jackson

A law official working in the Michael Jackson’s death said on Monday, July 27, that the singer died of a powerful drug that his doctor administered to him.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said the drug propofol a powerful anesthetic was given to the King of Pop in order to help him sleep. That same law official also stated that on June 25, the day of Jackson’s death, his doctor Conrad Murray gave him the drug after midnight.

Even though toxicology reports are not yet ready, investigators’ theory is that propofol caused Jackson’s heart to stop.

Since the death of Jackson, Murray, 51, has been under investigation by the authorities and last week police raided his office in Houston. Murray has been cooperating with police and his lawyer, Edward Chernoff, said that his client “didn’t prescribe or administer anything that should have killed Michael Jackson.”

Propofol is a drug that can lower breathing, heart rates, blood pressure and because of the risk of complications the powerful prescription is only administered in hospitals. The drug’s package indicates that patients must be monitored, and that equipment to maintain breathing, artificial ventilation must be immediately available.

Written by Valerie V.

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