Every one awaits the Michael Jackson toxicology report to see just what killed the King of Pop. It has long been speculated that the drug propofol caused Jackson’s heart to stop. According to the AP, an anonymous law enforcement official says Jackson’s doctor did administer a a powerful anesthetic to help him sleep that most likely caused the cardiac arrest.
Michael Jackson’s personal doctor administered a powerful anesthetic to help him sleep, and authorities believe the drug is what killed the pop singer, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Monday.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said Jackson regularly received propofol to sleep, a practice far outside the drug’s intended purpose. On June 25, the day Jackson died, Dr. Conrad Murray gave him the drug sometime after midnight, the official said.
Dr. Conrad Murray has been identified in court papers as the subject of a manslaughter investigation. Murray’s lawyer, Edward Chernoff made the following statement:
the doctor “didn’t prescribe or administer anything that should have killed Michael Jackson.” When asked Monday about the law enforcement official’s statements he said: “We will not be commenting on rumors, innuendo or unnamed sources.”
Toxicology reports are reportedly to be released in the near future.