With the news that Michael Jackson's death is being considered a homicide due to the information obtained from his autopsy, more information about the doctors treating Jackson has come to light.
Apparently, the King of Pop's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, the man that was with MJ when he died, waited almost an hour and half from the time Michael stopped breathing to call 911.
According to a police affidavit, Dr. Murray first realized that Michael had stopped breathing around 11 a.m. on June 25th. This was after spending the evening with the singer and treating his insomnia with various powerful drugs.
The statement that Murray gave in the affidavit was that around the time Michael stopped breathing, Dr. Murray stepped out for a few minutes to use the bathroom. When he returned, Michael was not breathing and considering Dr. Murray waited 82 minutes to call for help, it is assumed he used that time to revive him himself.
However, the police have discovered that during those 82 minutes, Dr. Murray spent 47 of them on three separate phone calls, starting at 11:18 a.m., only minutes before Murray confessed Michael had stopped breathing. The affidavit suggests Murray was either "not paying full attention to Jackson's monitoring, or was frantically making calls following the discovery that the singer had stopped breathing."
Also, the police report reveals that Dr. Murray did not inform the paramedics or the hospital staff that at around 10:40 a.m., he had given Michael his final and lethal dosage of Propofol, a hospital-strength anesthetic. Dr. Murray only confessed that he'd given MJ the sedative lorazepam and an antidote. Once the investigation was under way, the police searched Michael's home and found "a variety of sedatives and other prescription drugs in multiple vials and bottles – none of which were labeled as prescribed to any patient."
There has also been no record of Dr. Murray purchasing any Propofol under his medical license number.
All of this, combined with the fact that the good Dr. Murray went into hiding when the coroner's office and detectives went in search of him, builds up a very strong case against the man. Once this information became public, his attorney released this statement:
"Much of what was in the search warrant affidavit is factual. However, unfortunately, much is police theory. Most egregiously, the timeline reported by law enforcement was not obtained through interviews with Dr. Murray, as was implied by the affidavit. Dr. Murray simply never told investigators that he found Michael Jackson at 11:00 a.m. not breathing."
Well, its hard to interview someone who doesn't want to comply with the police and runs away. If he'd stuck around to talk to the police, maybe they wouldn't have to "imply." But then again, for some people, it's hard to come up with a cover story on the spot. That is, if he needed one.
Things are about to get very interesting.
[Image via WENN.]