A law enforcement official told the Associated Press on Monday that Dr. Conrad Murray has been identified in court papers as the subject of a manslaughter investigation surrounding the death of Michael Jackson.
According the the source (who wished to remain anonymous), Jackson regularly took the powerful anesthetic Propofol to go to sleep, and Dr. Murray administered the drug the night before Jackson's death. Authorities believe that the drug is what killed Jackson.
Murray was present when Jackson passed away on June 25th, but his lawyer maintains that he did not prescribe or give Jackson anything that should have killed him.
In our opinion, it doesn't really matter whether or not it should have killed him, because in the end it looks like it did.
Regular use of an anesthetic for a sleeping aid is a serious abuse and regardless of whether or not Dr. Murray gave Jackson the dose that killed him, he definitely enabled and perpetuated Jackson's serious drug addiction.
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