Prosecutors Display Photo of a Deceased Michael Jackson on Gurney During Opening Statements

I know “shock and awe” often works well for prosecutors trying murder cases, but dang, did they have to show the jury a photo of a deceased Michael Jackson lying on a gurney during their opening arguments in the manslaughter case against Dr. Conrad Murray? I have never heard of anyone using anesthesia as a cure for insomnia. If you ask me, Michael Jackson was asking for trouble when he embarked down the dangerous road of using such powerful drugs to get some sleep. The doctors who introduced and injected him with these drugs all deserve to be behind bars. Still, he shares some blame in his death.

Prosecutors show photo of deceased Michael Jackson

"Lethal Levels" of Anesthetic Propofol Killed Singer Michael Jackson, Death Ruled a Homicide by LA Coroner

It is a sad commentary that Michael Jackson led such a tormented life. The fallout from his death continues. According to a search warrant obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the late singer had lethal levels of Propofol in his system when he died. The report states that Dr. Conrad Murray told cops he had been treating Jackson for six weeks for insomnia and giving him 50 milligrams of Propofol every night through an IV. He also told the cops that he feared Jackson was getting addicted so he reduced the dosage to 25 mg and reportedly mixed it with two other sedatives — lorazepam and midazolam. On June 23, two days before Jackson’s death, he reportedly administered those two medications and withheld the propofol. Michael Jackson was murdered and those doctors who fed him such dangerous drugs should be brought to justice and their medical licenses should be revoked immediately.

On the morning Jackson died, Murray tried to induce sleep without using propofol, according to the affidavit. He said he gave Jackson valium at 1:30 a.m. When that didn’t work, he said, he injected lorazepam intravenously at 2 a.m. At 3 a.m., when Jackson was still awake, Murray administered midazolam. Over the next few hours, Murray said he gave Jackson various drugs. Then at 10:40 a.m., Murray administered 25 milligrams of propofol after Jackson repeatedly demanded the drug, according to the court records.

Although Murray acknowledged to police that he administered propofol, authorities said they could find no evidence that he had purchased, ordered or obtained the medication under his medical license or Drug Enforcement Administration tracking number. However, police detectives saw about eight bottles of propofol in the house along with other vials and pills that had been prescribed to Jackson by Dr. Murray, Dr. Arnold Klein and Dr. Allan Metzger.

Other drugs that were confiscated in the search included valium, tamsulosin, lorazepam, temazepam, clonazepam, trazodone and tizanidine. They also found propofol in Murray’s medical bag. Murray told detectives that he was not the first doctor to administer the powerful anesthetic to Jackson.

Murray said he noticed injection marks on Jackson’s hands and feet. When he asked Jackson about them, the pop star told him he had been given a “cocktail” to help him. In addition to Murray, authorities subpoenaed medical records from Dr. Arnold Klein, Dr. Allan Metzger and Dr. David Adams, the affidavit states. They also asked for medical records from Dr. David Slavitt, who conducted the independent medical examination of Jackson for Anschuntz Entertainment Group, Dr. Randy Rosen and nurse practitioner Cherilyn Lee. They also subpoenaed records from Dr. Mark Tadrissi, who stored medical records with Adams.

Jackson’s doctor told authorities he left Jackson’s bedside for no more than two minutes before returning to find the pop star not breathing. Jackson reportedly fell asleep at 10:40 a.m. Source: LA Times

This is, indeed, a very sad end to a life that had an impact on so many people across this world. I don’t want to blame his family for his downfall, but I have to wonder if they couldn’t have done more to help Michael Jackson, rather than use him as their meal ticket. It is equally amazing that Dr. Arnold Klein said on the Larry King Show that he repeatedly told Michael Jackson that propofol was a dangerous drug, but it seems that there is some evidence that he clearly knew more than he professed. Dr. Murray had no business administering such dangerous drugs when he clearly did not possess the expertise to do so.

DEA Agents, FBI and Law Enforcement Search Las Vegas Home of Dr. Conrad Murray, Personal Physician of Michael Jackson

URGENT:  DEA agents, FBI and police swarm down on the home of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s personal physician. They are at the doctor’s home as part of a manslaughter investigation into the singer’s death.Murray was Michael Jackson’s personal physician and was with Jackson when he died. 

Murray, who is based in Las Vegas and is licensed in California, Nevada and Texas, had his Houston office and a storage unit searched last week by DEA agents. Court records show the agents were seeking evidence of whether the doctor committed manslaughter.Police said Murray is cooperating and have not labeled him a suspect.

Well, I am sure that by now, he may have removed anything incriminating from his home, but his computers and laptops may tell a vastly different story. No matter how you look at this, he’s in some serious trouble.

Still developing. More to come.

Dr. Conrad Murray Exhibits Strange Signs in the Death of Michael Jackson

The fallout in the death of Michael Jackson continues. According to TMZ, law enforcement has reportedly said one of the theories they’re exploring in the King of Pop’s death is that Dr. Conrad Murray administered Propofol to the singer and then left the room, eventually to return to a dead body.

Our sources say when paramedics arrived Michael Jackson was found with an IV in his arm, an IV stand nearby along with an empty IV bag and oxygen tank. We’re told paramedics who arrived on scene say Dr. Murray’s conduct was “strange” — he was “hard to deal with” and was “getting in the way” of emergency responders.

As we already reported, paramedics wanted to pronounce Jackson dead at the house but Dr. Murray insisted they transport the singer to the hospital. We’re told at the UCLA Medical Center — after doctors gave up on resuscitation efforts because Jackson was clearly dead — Dr. Murray continued CPR, which some of the UCLA docs found curious. Source: TMZ

All I can say is, enough already. If the cops have enough evidence of probable cause, they need to just arrest Dr. Murray. There are several bothersome actions on the doctor’s part in this case. First, he was nowhere to be found after Jackson’s body was taken to the hospital and he was pronounced dead. Second, he left his car at the residence, yet he claimed he did not know the address to call 911 earlier. Third, he lawyered up quickly. Fourth, he reportedly had some of his employees remove boxes from his storage facility in Houston and lastly, he has not spoken to the parents of Michael Jackson to explain the chain of events that occurred. Sorry, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, well it is most certainly a duck.

Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s Personal Physician, Houston Clinic Raided by Federal Agents and Police

Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor, is in the hot seat as we speak. According to Houston’s KTRK-TV, the federal agents and the police have descended on his Houston, carrying out a search warrant at this hour. The agents and police reportedly arrived at approximately 10:20am and have swarmed inside the Armstrong Medical Clinic, where Dr. Murray has his office. You will recall that Dr. Murray became a central figure in the investigation of the death of the King of Pop because he had been recently hired by Jackson, was with him in his mansion and tried to revive him.

Several marked Houston police cruisers are at the scene, as well as a couple of uniformed officers at the front door of the clinic. A couple of people have been let inside the business, but they left again after a few minutes.

Law enforcement authorities told ABC News the warrant for the search was based on preliminary results of the autopsy made available to them, which indicate Jackson’s death was tied to the drug Propofol, a powerful anesthetic normally used only in hospital operating rooms.

Edward Chernoff, who represents the physician Conrad Murray, posted a statement on his law firm’s website late Tuesday saying investigators from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office have asked for medical records in addition to those already provided by Murray.

“The coroner wants to clear up the cause of death; we share that goal,” Chernoff said in his statement. “Based on Dr. Murray’s minute-by-minute and item-by-item description of Michael Jackson’s last days, he should not be a target of criminal charges.”

Although Chernoff has said the doctor didn’t give the pop star any drugs that contributed to his death, Murray has nonetheless received attention from those angry over the singer’s death. Source: KTRK-TV

I am sure there is more to the doctor’s actions than we are being told about. Personally, I believe this doctor knows more than he’s saying. His statement that Michael Jackson had a weak pulse when he found him cannot be corroborated by anyone, certainly not Michael Jackson. Who knows if that was really true.

This story is still developing. There is more to come…….