Propofol a contributing factor in Jackson's death
It is so sad that he died in the hands of that ........doctor.
Date: 7/28/2009 12:59:41 PM ( 7 y ) ... viewed 1397 times
Propofol a 'Contributing Factor' in Jackson's Death
Powerful Anesthetic Was Found in Singer's System, Along With Other Drugs
By RICHARD ESPOSITO, VIC WALTER, LINDSAY GOLDWERT and SHEILA MARIKAR
July 27, 2009
ABC News has learned that the autopsy of Michael Jackson found the powerful anesthetic propofol, as well as several prescription drugs, in his system, and law enforcement sources say that investigators believe their final report will list the propofol as a "contributing factor" in his death.
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Michael Jackson, left, and his doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray, right, are shown in these file photos.
(Getty Images/AP Photo)
Jackson's personal doctor, Conrad Murray, who was with him when he died June 25 at his rented California home, has been identified in court papers as the subject of a manslaughter investigation.
Murray's lawyers have maintained for weeks that the doctor was simply a witness in Jackson's death and had nothing to do with it.
"Dr. Murray didn't prescribe or administer anything that should have killed Michael Jackson," Murray's lawyer Ed Chernoff said July 6.
Murray's lawyer has specifically said his client never gave Jackson Oxycontin or Demerol, but he hasn't made the same claim about propofol, an anesthetic used to knock patients out for diagnostic tests or surgery that is recommended for use only under strictly controlled conditions.
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