Murder? Nah! Assisted suicide...maybe!
Michael Jackson died in his rented mansion June 25 from a deadly dose of the powerful anesthetic drug propofol, according to an affidavit unsealed Monday.
American Age, as you know, brought the report two evenings ago about what the L.A. County Coroner’s office stated about the cause of Michael Jackson’s death namely, that it was a homicide.
However, as much as we want to accept that description, we are struggling. In fact, if we were the attorney’s for Dr. Conrad Murray we might even look to petition the District Attorney’s office now, considerably ahead of time.
Two articles below this one is an additional article covering MJ’s death and probes some interesting commentary. It is called ‘One Lethal Cocktail’ and we urge everyone who is interested in this matter to give it a read.
The only possible path that the D.A.’s office could use as far as we can see is in some particulars involving the timeline of events; furthermore, we would also like more information about Dr. Klein and his apparent slight of pen with prescriptions. The Timeline:
Conrad Murray, the Las Vegas cardiologist whom Jackson called his personal physician, told detectives that he had been treating Jackson for insomnia for about six weeks, and had been giving Jackson 50 milligrams of propofol every night using an intravenous drip, the report notes.
Murray said he feared that Jackson was forming an addiction to the drug, which the singer allegedly referred to as “milk,” and that he was trying to wean him off of it. So he lowered Jackson’s propofol dosage to 25 milligrams, mixing it with two other sedatives, lorazepam and midazolam, according to the report.
We believe that this is an acceptable intervention strategy and the practice used by most rehabilitation services. However, based on our interviews we found that the prescribing doctor normally lessens the dosage in increments of 25% rather than in half. Therefore, in MJ’s case propofol would have been decreased to 37 milligrams for approximately 2 or more weeks then to 25 milligrams for two or more weeks then to 12 milligrams for two or more weeks. This is the standard procedure.
So he lowered Jackson’s propofol dosage to 25 milligrams, mixing it with two other sedatives, Lorazepam and Midazolam, according to the report. On June 23, two days before the singer’s death, he reportedly gave Jackson Lorazepam and Midazolam, withholding the propofol.
Big mistake! Again from our perspective although Murray substituted the other 25 milligrams of propofol with the two benzodiazapams, he nonetheless handn’t cured MJ of his dependence on the powerful anethestic.
On the day Jackson died, Murray tried to induce sleep at 1:30 a.m. with Valium; at 2 a.m. with Lorazepam; and at 3 a.m. with Midazolam, according to the affidavit, after Murray failed to put Jackson to sleep with additional doses over the next few hours, apparently MJ got upset and began demanding his “milk” to which Dr. Murray administered 25 milligrams at approximately 10:40am.
Oh the lifestyles of the rich and famous! This report in and of itself speaks volumes of the levels of MJ’s tolerance levels. Moreover, we do not know what else MJ was ingesting at various intervals; however based on the evidence collected — bags full of prescription medications and bearing names to more than 20 individuals — which certainly indicates collusion with others, albeit, doctors or friends or other family members.
Given the state of Jackson’s tolerance and known addictions coupled with all other evidence collected in multiple places we do not feel as though Dr. Conrad Murray should be charged with homicide. Negligence maybe; but the greater concern here is Michael Jackson’s children and loved ones. Any time there is a pending trial all money and assets are placed into a “frozen status.” This does harm to Mr. Jackson’s heirs.
And finally we here at American Age still hold to assisted suicide as cause of death whether Murray or Jackson were conscientiously aware of it or not.
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