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Michael Jackson died of lethal doses of propofol

A mixture of Valium with two other sedatives was enough to kill the singer, says coroner Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran

 
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The personal physician of Jackson, Conrad Murray, singer denies having left him alone after giving sedatives Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of anesthetic propofol mixed with other drugs, police documents say The King of Pop Michael Jackson in one of his presentations
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The personal physician of Jackson, Conrad Murray, singer denies having left him alone after giving sedatives
Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of anesthetic propofol mixed with other drugs, police documents say
The King of Pop Michael Jackson in one of his presentations

Because of a strong insomnia, Michael Jackson spent his last hours begging for a dose of a potent anesthetic, the doctor's statement is Conrad Murray to Los Angeles police and integrates court records unsealed on Monday.

The personal physician of Jackson, told officers he was the singer's insomnia had six weeks and therefore, medicated with 50 mg of propofol, every night. Police said he feared that Jackson was addicted and reduced the dose by half.

According to him, one day before the death of MJ was administered the drug Valium, but as not had the desired effect, he applied an injection of lorazepam, an Anti-Anxiety. Murray told police that Jackson was still awake and medicated with sedative midazolam.

Although the doses of drugs other drugs were given to the singer. At 10:40 am, he administered 25 mg of intravenous propofol, the records show. The doctor told the police that Jackson repeatedly called for the drug.

This dose, mixed with the cocktail of sedatives in the system of the pop star, was enough to kill him, the report concluded preliminary toxicology released by the coroner's office Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, County of Los Angeles.

The document outlines the chronology of the first detailed description of the final hours of the singer is based, in addition to tests in the three-hour interview that Murray gave police detectives from Los Angeles, two days after the death of the musician, on June 25 .

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First hints

In searching the home of the star officers found eight vials of propofol, but Conrad Murray did not know the origin of the anesthetic. On the same day the police also found Valium, Tamsulosin, lorazepam, temazepam, clonazepam, trazodone and Tizanidine, along with propofol.

Various medications were prescribed by doctors Murray, Arnold Klein and Allan Metzger, reported the Police Department of Los Angeles.

Authorities have not publicly like Jackson, Murray and the other doctors had propofol, which is normally used in hospitals for anesthesiologists. Another unanswered question is exactly when Jackson stopped breathing. Both are crucial to the criminal investigation.

Closing minutes

In testimony Murray reportedly told police that 10 minutes after administration of propofol, "left side of Jackson to go to the bathroom and came out of the room for about 2 minutes max. Upon returning, he noticed that Jackson was no longer breathing" . He said he began cardiac massage and asked them to call the singer's eldest son, Prince Jackson.

The doctor said he realized that Jackson was not breathing around 11 am, but local emergency services, the 911 was only called at 12:21. Police suspect that at this time Murray has made three calls to mobiles, totaling 47 minutes, according to testimony presented last month, when authorities dispatched a search warrant for the doctor's office.

The cardiologist also failed to tell paramedics and emergency physicians who had administered propofol, a critical omission that puts into question the treatment of the singer and that could strengthen the hypothesis of manslaughter, authorities said.

Medical experts said that a dose of 25 milligrams in one of Jackson's size should not have been enough to kill him. But the combination of propofol with other drugs, could have been more dangerous.

"You get to give a lot of drugs and do not know what the final effect might have," said Scott Engwall, vice chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, UC Irvine School of Medicine. "When you give a bit of a drug and another a little, it starts to add up," he emphasized.

Treatments

Authorities have searched the records for at least five different doctors who treated Jackson as well as pharmacies, in Las Vegas and Beverly Hills, but Murray is the only name in court papers as the target of the murder investigation.

The hiring of a private doctor was the singer calls by the company AEG Live, the promoter of the tour which he premiered in London. Every month, the doctor was paid approximately $ 300 thousand. He remained beside the singer until the end of the series of 50 concerts.

Murray told police that other professionals had administered propofol in Jackson, including a doctor from Las Vegas, David Adams. He also reported an episode in which the doctor gave propofol Adams to Jackson during a dermatological consultation.

A curiosity displayed in the document is that the cardiologist had refused to sign the death certificate at UCLA Medical Center. Despite evidence to the doctor does not officially declared his guilt.

The document indicates that both doctors' and paramedics UCLA LA Fire Department said the singer's personal physician disclosed that he had only given the medication Lorazepam to Jackson before the medical emergency ", omitting the administration of propofol.

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