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Coroner Confirms Michael Jackson Death A Homicide During Hearing

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This morning, the coroner who performed Michael Jackson's autopsy testified that his case has been classified as a homicide, whether MJ gave himself the final, fatal injection or not.

The defense called Christopher Rogers, chief of forensic medicine for the Los Angeles County coroner, to the stand today to question him about the unusually high amounts of propofol found in Michael's blood upon his death. It was their intention to have the coroner point out that it could have been possible for Michael to have administered the drug to himself, thus labeling his death a suicide.

But Rogers told the court that he considered MJ's death to be a homicide because of the "quality of the medical care" he was getting from Dr. Conrad Murray…or lack there of.

Rogers reminded the court that propofol is meant for hospital use only and had no place in the home of The King of Pop. He added, "If there was propofol there, the doctor should have been prepared for the effects."

He added that Dr. Murray was wrong to administer the anesthetic to MJ to treat his insomnia and further in the wrong to leave Michael's side while he was under.

So much for winning favor with "the facts."

The real fact is, this guy had no business treating MJ the way that he did. He took an oath to treat patients carefully and safely and from all the evidence we've seen & heard, he did neither.

We'd be shocked to our core if this doesn't go to trial. Honestly, how can it not?!

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31 comments to “Coroner Confirms Michael Jackson Death A Homicide During Hearing”

  1. 1

    He swallowed a winnie-the-pooh belt buckle. How is that homicide

  2. 2

    Ok seriously perez, this has to be a wind up right???
    Murray was ordered over 2 hours ago that he will stand trial for the manslaughter of Michael Jackson… Also withen minutes of that ruling his medical license was suspended!!

  3. 3

    Your breaking news is WHACK! Murray IS going to trial! and he also DID loose his medical license! THANK GOODNESS!!!! He is responsible for Michael's death and I'm glad the coronor was called to the stand because he without a doubt thru a big dagger at Murray's lawyer for trying to pull this "suicide" card. Murray's lawyers tried to incsinuate that Michael injected himself when Murray left the room. Then when their claim was shot down in court when truthfully brought up that Michael injecting himself was virtually impossible with one big reason being due to the injection site being placed at an angle in his thigh that he wouldn't have been able to reach. Now they are saying that Michael could have had some Propofol in a juice box that he sipped. Come on!!! If Murray believed Michael sipped his way to death, why did he have to lie and cover up from the beginning? We are one step closer to Justice4Michael ;)

  4. 4

    Re: MJ fan59 – Hey! How have you been? Murray lost his license? Thank goodness for that! Took long enough! When did that happen?

  5. 5

    well done to this Christopher Rogers guy is what i say… completly backfired for the defense… all in all a bad day for Murray then!!
    this is what happens when you clutch at straws and then call in the chief of forensic medicine thinking he will go along with whatever rubbish is being said.
    i read a quote that was said in todays hearing, something like Murray was too busy hiding evidence rather than caring for his patient Michael Jackson. This is what i and the other fans have been saying all along.
    The fact is there is more than enough evidence to convict Murray, he is guilty and im confidant justice for Michael will prevail.

  6. 6

    Hmm seems to me that everyone wants to point fingers at everyone else and not look to the source. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasnt MJ a grown ass 50yr old man? Wasn't he responsible for himself? Sure the Doc is questionable since he administered this drug, but all in all, Drs do what the paitent wants, specially if they are famous.. Why is everyone trying to bring this guy down? Sure he's shady and shouldn't have a medical license, but murder? Really? Heaven forbid we place the blame at MJ's feet..

  7. 7

    Mj is a dead pedophile.

  8. 8

    Peter Ped settled out of court with a lot more than one kid. His fans probably molest kids too.

  9. 9

    Re: pinkchik03 – Hey! Yes he did!! It was shortly announced after the verdict about him going to trial was made. Reps. for the medical board were at the hearing and it was said that if the judge ok'd him for Trial, they would push right away for his license to be taken away. I forgot the timeframe but Murray has to notify Nevada state as well about the rulings. So he's going to be cutt off everywhere he practices! Wonder who's gonna pay his lawyer bills now? AEG perhaps?? lol

  10. 10

    Re: MJ fan59 – i too was going to bring up about the defence suggesting that Michael had administered himself with the propofol… and the fact that two witnesses said that even if Michael had self-administered the final dose of the drug, his death would be a homicide because of Murray's actions. this speaks volumes about the extent of what murray did (or didnt do) to Michael.
    but as you pointed out, michael administering himself would have been virtually impossible!
    and yes Justice4Michael indeed!!! ;)

  11. 11

    Re: Kevin N Aimee Rebstock – I pretty much agree with you about MJ being responsible, but even so, this Dr. put money above ethics and should face the music. But what always amazes me about the posts on these MJ articles is how some of his fans are so blind to seeing him for what he was. I like his music, I recognize that he was enormously talented, but I can also see that he was a very disturbed individual. They read all the court reports and medical reports and pick out the parts that justify their believes, and fail to see him for the freak he was. Why is it that just because these fans like his music, they think the sun shines out of his ass? Kevin N Aimee Rebstock is quite right - he was a 50 year old man! He may have spoken with a fake little girl voice, but he was the one who paid the doctor to make him sleep.

  12. 12

    Re: Kevin N Aimee Rebstock – You said Correct you if you were wrong and this statement "Drs do what the paitent wants" is the reason why Murray's in the boat he's in now. So many doctors have said that what Murray did is wrong in so many way's. NO doctor is to do whatever the patient wants. Doctors are supposed to care for their patients but that care is supposed to be according to what will also keep them safe and healthy. Michael asked for help with his sleeping problem BUT it was Murray's job as a professional to care for Michael in ways that would help his problem and still keep him safe. My Grandmother suffers from insomnia badly. She could go to her doctor and ask for Propofol but it is not that doctors job to give it to her just because she is a patient and asked for it. At the end of the day the judicial system,medical board and coronor realizes that Murray is the one at fault so it doesn't really matter at this point what people think because Murray has a one way ticket to trial!

  13. 13

    Re: Kevin N Aimee Rebstock – Dr Murray is going to stand trial for the manslaughter of Michael Jackson because he gave him the fatal dose of drugs that killed him.
    and if that wasnt bad enough, he tried to cover up what he had done by hiding the drugs, making phonecalls to everyone but 911, performing CPR with one hand, which technically means he didnt actually perform CPR atall, and then went missing when the police wanted to talk to him.
    EVERYTHING Murray done that day was wrong, but by far the worst was allowing Michaels 2 eldest children witness their father dying right before their eyes.
    In my opinion Dr Murray is pure evil not to mention selfish, selfish in the fact that after he realised Michael wasnt breathing, rather than phone 911 which is what most normal people would do in an emergency he ran around the bedroom gathering up all the evidence of his drugs, yes drugs that shouldnt have been in michaels bedroom, drugs that are so dangerous they should not be used unless in a hospital.
    Dr Murray killed Michael Jackson, i only wish they could change the charge to MURDER! because he is a murderer!

  14. 14

    Re: rosebud99 – Wait a minute.. First of all, it's people like YOU who make us fans out to be dumbies who worshipped the ground Michael walked on and didn't see him as a human being before any and everything else. Michael, like any other human being had his faults but for you to imply that he was a freak and we failed to see this is a ignorant and false comment to make. You just said that we only read transcripts and medical reports that validate our points but my question to you and other doubters is what have you read in those same transcripts and medical reports that can validate your points?? And for the last time Michael didn't pay Murray a dime. That was AEG. Also his voice was not "fake" and I adore him for more reasons then just his music.

  15. 15

    Re: rosebud99 – The only freaks are people like you who are still throwing cheap shots at a man who is no longer here to defend himself. Don't be upset with me because unlike you, I have never seen any traits in Michael that would condemn him to be a "freak." I'm so tired of you people lashing out at us fans because we refuse to jump on your hater bandwagon. Calling Michael a freak… You guys purposely say foolish stuff like this because you know we are going to defend him. It's as if you want our (fans) attention. Michael's not here to defend himself anymore but please believe us fans will always speak out against people like you and we continue to fight for justice so deal with it. If you can't deal with it, then stop frequenting these "MJ articles" as you put it.

  16. 16

    Why the hell would he be giving him an anesthetic to sleep? Hes not an anesthesiologist!! Hell yeah this was homicide and malpractice!!

  17. 17

    Re: MJ ROCKS!!! – I mean honestly.. these people have some serious issues with Michael that are just beyond. The whole comment "rosebud" made about us seeing or taking info. from transcripts that show Michael in this Godly light is just pathetic. We can't add or subtract anything from documented facts that is or isn't there. And half of these people like "rosebud" have never even educated themselves with what's in these transcripts and documents that they speak of anyway. Every news report that I have been watching from CNN, to HLN, to TRU tv ect. have had people on there saying the same thing which is MURRAY IS GUILTY. He failed his patient. Whether Michael asked for the meds. or not. Whether Michael was a celebrity or not. Murray was the doctor and should have known better. "rosebud" get over yourself! and if you have such a big problem with the DA's case against Murray then take it up with the DA. Why don't you tell them that all the evidence and such regarding this case is all made up and unjustifiable instead of ranting about it to us fans?

  18. 18

    Michael Jackson fans are blinded by their love by this supposedly talented freak. Dr. Murry is being used as a scapegoat. He should be given an award for putting Peter Ped to death so Peter Ped can't molest any more kids.

  19. 19

    Re: MJ fan59 – That's great news! I heard Murray's lawyers were initially trying to convince the judge that he had no other way to pay his legal bills if he lost his license, apparently the judge bought into it:( It's good that there was a rep. there this time. AEG probably never wants to see Murray again after all the money they lost out on because of him!

  20. 20

    Re: rosebud99Re: rosebud99 – oh please, that has got to be one of the contradictory posts i have ever read!
    you need to realise rosebud that you have alot more in common with Michael than you realise.. - struggling to be accepted into society, being bullied, being called names, being ridiculed.
    you and your family live a different way of life than most, am i correct?? the same with Michael, his life was completly different to everyone elses, If being different makes Michael a freak then what does that make you in our society then?? heck you even live behind fences and gates aswell for gods sake!!
    you lot claim you want to be treated fairly and accepted into society (and rightly so i might add) and you are entitled to have an opinion about Michael but you base it on nothing, no facts or anything, just hearsay and gossip, where as opinions on your kind of people on the other hand…….
    and by the way, i have nothing against gypsies atall, i dont judge people because of what i have read or heard, im just pointing this out because i know some of the things you have had to deal with in your life boils down to the fact that people choose not to accept you. and when people cant accept someone it turns into hatred, which i find sickening!

  21. fiera says – reply to this


    He is guilty as sin!!!

  22. 22

    Re: MJ fan59 – "rosebud" get over yourself! and if you have such a big problem with the DA's case against Murray then take it up with the DA. Why don't you tell them that all the evidence and such regarding this case is all made up and unjustifiable instead of ranting about it to us fans?
    HERE HERE!!! i second that!!!
    To think i actually hesitated about posting my last response to Rosebud but then i thought you know what? why should i? everyone one of us is different, Michael struggled his whole life to be accepted for who he truely was, and why? because of people like Rosebud who think they know all there is to know.
    And my news sources are the same, Murray is guilty, if he hadnt of done what he did then michael would be here with us now and his 3 children would not be without their father who they loved so dearly.
    And i too am getting tired of people calling him a freak, if he was so much of a freak then how the hell did he manage to raise such normal bright well mannered lovely children?
    Those 3 children know michael better than anyone and they have only good things to say about him.

  23. 23

    Re: phillymonster – oh sorry, did we miss you out there? you come back here to see if you got a reaction but you didnt so you thought you would try again.
    well consider this your reaction you have been so desperatly waiting for the last hour, feel better???? oh good, now off you go.. have a nice day!

  24. 24

    Re: MJ ROCKS!!! – First of all, I agree that this so called doctor should be prosecuted. Regardless of the circumstances, he is culpable. Secondly, I really don't think my heritage has anything to do with my opinion. You are right that I shouldn't use the word 'freak', I only do that to save space because writing out all of MJ's 'eccentricities' would take up too much space. Thirdly, there is always someone on these posts who brings up the pedo business. Sorry MJ fans, but I believe he was a pedophile, and I also believe that his talent does not excuse him from that behaviour. And last of all, unlike you rabid fans, I am only reading and responding to these posts for the entertainment value. Y'know - watching tv, playing on the lap top - I don't take it too seriously.

  25. 25

    Re: MJ ROCKS!!! – "if he was so much of a freak then how the hell did he manage to raise such normal bright well mannered lovely children?"
    Exactly! Michael was a nice, down to earth, funny, loving, misunderstood, and wonderful father. I really wish sometimes that Michael would have done more interviews or would have publicly denounced what people had to say about him more often. But then again it wouldn't have mattered. People will believe what they want and will say what they want to say all out of ignorance because for some sick reason it gives them entertainment. Michael was true to himself and his children 24/7 365 days of the week so who gives a flying glittery glove about naysayers like "bud" and company.

  26. 26

    Re: rosebud99 – Yes, your right about someone ALWAYS coming on an MJ post and calling him a pedophile. I believe that some people think he was and I also believe that some people know's he wasn't but say that because they like to taunt us fans, knowing that we are going to disagree with that. You thinking Michael is a pedophile is your opinion but when will you guys ever realize that bringing it up 50 billion times is not going to re-open a case that was shot down back in 2005?? Go ahead and call Michael a pedophile. We're just going to keep letting you know that he wasn't and we will also continue telling you all to do your research on the case whether you take it seriously or not. And you have all the room in the world to lay out all of the eccentricities that you saw in Michael but don't forget to include your own.

  27. 27

    This is gross negilgence on an unfathomable scale. He was calling his girlfriend and hiding evidence while a healthy man was lying dying - maybe even already dead? WTF? For the defense to say that MJ "woke up" & gave himself more medication, even may have swallowed IV medication is beyond ludicrous. MJ should never have been allowed to take propathol to sleep and this poor excuse for a Dr should never have been given a license to practise medicine.

  28. 28

    Re: MJ fan59 – so who gives a flying glittery glove about naysayers like "bud" and company.
    OMGGGGG!!!! Now THAT made me laugh!!! LMAO!! :D

  29. 29

    Re: rosebud99 – There you go again rosebud, you think Michael was a pedophile but you dont give any valid reasons to back up why you would think that, but you are right, there is always people on here who say he was a pedophile, and there will always be people on here saying he wasnt. So your little pedophile digs about Michael are nothing new to us, just we have yet to come across someone who can provide proof that he was.
    i could accuse you of a crime, would that make it true? get real.
    And back to the topic in hand - the murdering doctor, imagine for a moment (for entertainment purposes of course!) that your father was administered with a drug in his bedroom, a drug that should never have been there in the first place, then when the doctor realised your father wasnt breathing rather than help him straight away he instead scullied around hiding evidence while your father lay dying, delayed calling the emergency services but managed to call everyone else, then i highly doubt you would have the same views, You would want justice for your father. and if anyone said to you well your father was to blame aswell i somehow cant see you nodding in agreement! you know it and i know it!

  30. 30

    Re: rosebud99 – oh and maybe your heritage dosnt have anything to do with your opinion, but i was pointing it out because i would have thought you out of all the haters ive come across on here would understand even a little of what Michaels life was like.
    you call him eccentric and a freak yet i know that people from your heritage have been labeled the exact same things as what you call Michael,
    Michael asked to be seen for what he was, a human being, the same as your people ask to be treated the same as the rest of society.
    In no way do i agree that some of you are made to be community outcasts, in fact i have spoken out for gypsies (local ones) several times because unlike you, i dont see them as freaks because they live a different life to me, or because of what i may or may not have heard about them.
    the point i was making was you should practice what you preech!!

  31. 31

    Re: Ghotbi54 – This is gross negilgence on an unfathomable scale. He was calling his girlfriend and hiding evidence while a healthy man was lying dying.
    im glad you bought up the bit about Michael being healthy, his autopsy report said he was healthy for a man of his age and it was said in court that michael was healthy and this was coming from a man who the defence called up to the stand!
    No mention of this long suffering drug addict that the haters on here keep bringing up!
    thanks ;)