Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Jackson's death caused by lethal injection
LOS ANGELES: Lethal levels of a powerful anesthetic caused Michael Jackson’s death, according to preliminary coroner findings cited in Texas court documents that were unsealed on Monday.
The documents include a pair of search warrants and affidavits filed by the police in July to search the Houston office and storage unit of Dr Conrad Murray, Jackson’s private doctor.
The police told judges in Texas and Nevada they suspected Murray of manslaughter. According to the warrants, Murray told investigators he had administered an intravenous drip of 50mg of propofol to Jackson nightly for six weeks before the singer’s death to help him sleep. Murray also administered lorazepam, an anti-anxiety drug, and midazolam, a muscle relaxant, to treat Jackson’s insomnia.
Murray administered propofol and other drugs, including valium, on June 25. “After some 10 minutes, Murray stated he left Jackson’s side to go to the restroom,” the documents say. “Murray stated he was out of the room for about two minutes maximum. Upon his return, he noticed Jackson was no longer breathing.”
News Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/world/us/Jacksons-death-caused-by-lethal-injection/articleshow/4934624.cms