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Aug 24th, 2009, 10:04 PM
from TMZ
Jackson Died from Lethal Levels of Propofol

Posted Aug 24th 2009 3:45PM by TMZ Staff
Michael Jackson had lethal levels of Propofol in his system when he died, this according to a search warrant affidavit that was unsealed in Houston today and obtained by the L.A. Times.

According to the report, Dr. Conrad Murray told cops he had been treating Jackson for 6 weeks for insomnia -- giving him 50 milligrams of Propofol every night through an IV.

Murray told cops he feared Jackson was getting addicted so he reduced the dosage to 25 mg.

The morning Jackson died, Dr. Murray gave Jackson valium at 1:30 AM, according to the report. Murray said the valium didn't work so he gave the singer an IV injection of lorazepam -- an anti-anxiety drug. Murray told cops Jackson was still awake, so he then gave him midazolam -- a sedative.

According to the report, Murray gave Jackson more drugs. He says at 10:40 AM, he administered 25 mg of Propofol. Dr. Murray told cops Jackson repeatedly demanded the drug.

As we first reported, cops found 8 bottles of Propofol in Jackson's house after he died, but they do not know where it was purchased.

According to the report, cops also found Valium, Tamsulosin, Lorazepam, Temazepam, Clonazepam, Trazodone and Tizanidine, along with the Propofol.

According to the report, the various drugs were prescribed by Dr. Murray, Dr. Arnold Klein and Dr. Allan Metzger.

Here's the search warrant affidavit that was unsealed in Houston today and obtained by the L.A. Times if you want to read it.

this is about to get ugly i mean REALLY UGLY

Aug 24th, 2009, 11:12 PM
How does that prove it was a homicide.

Yeah, the level of the drug was lethal. That's why he died. It doesn't make it a homicide.

Aug 25th, 2009, 12:33 AM
I guess it makes it a homicide because it was given by someone who should know the lethal dose to give but gave more. Also, homiciide does not always mean pre-meditated or even on purpose. It could be due to gross negligence which might be what they are charging. :shrug: