Investigation of Michael Jackson's Doctor Intensifies
Things are heating up in the investigation of Dr. Conrad Murray, who treated Michael Jackson until the singer's death on June 25.
TMZ reports that Murray has confirmed to police that he administered the anesthetic Propofol to Jackson just hours before his death. Last week it was reported that both of Jackson's autopsies—the one conducted by the Los Angeles Coroner's Office, and a second one done by private pathologists at the Jackson family's request—confirmed potentially lethal traces of Propofol in Jackson's system.
Police now believe that Murray, who's being investigated for manslaughter, may have hooked Jackson up to an IV drip of Propofol and fallen asleep himself, causing him to miss the fact that Jackson's heart had stopped beating.
Also according to TMZ, police are searching Murray's Las Vegas home this morning. the police reportedly arrived with a search warrant for Jackson's medical records. Last week, agents for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and Los Angeles Police Department officers searched Murray's Houston office.
Hopefully Murray has a good lawyer or six...