Murder, Suicide, Negligence, or what?

29603326-29603329-lmediumThe Los Angeles County coroner’s office determined the cause of death was “acute propofol intoxication.” Lorazepam, another sedative sold under the brand name Ativan, contributed to the death.
Additional drugs detected in Jackson’s system were the sedatives midazolam and diazepam, the painkiller lidocaine and the stimulant ephedrine.
Dr. Conrad Murray, the Las Vegas cardiologist who was the pop star’s personal physician, told police he gave Jackson propofol that morning after a series of sedatives failed to help Jackson sleep.
Murray has been interviewed twice by police. According to court records, he told investigators that over about six hours he injected Jackson with two doses each of lorazepam and midazolam. Finally, around 10:40 a.m., Murray said he succumbed to Jackson’s demands and administered propofol, a drug Murray said he had given Jackson every night for six weeks. He said he had diluted the propofol with lidocaine.
 That dosage is very small and by itself it’s very unlikely it would have killed him. But with the other drugs there was a “benzodiazepine effect,” according to the coroner, and it was deadly. “It’s hard to set any level because of the way those act in synergy,” he said. Given after the sedative lorazepam, “Even a small dose of propofol might have a very large effect.”
Inasmuch as MJ seemed to tolerate the amount of the benzodiazepams given (double or triple dosages) we believe he either had a lofty relationship with these medications and therefore built a tolerance; or somehow during the early morning hours MJ received a stimulant to keep him awake; or and perhaps most logical is the notion that Dr. Murray was negligent and made a very poor decision to administer propofol in addition to the drugs he’d already injected MJ with.
One final issue we at American Age have: Why would MJ hire a doctor who was $680,000 in debt, defaulting on student loans, with several judgments against him unless he wanted someone who was desperate?
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