August 28, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Jackson Death Ruled A Homicide

Posted: 02:48 PM ET

Editor's Note: Larry King Live will have all the latest news on Michael Jackson tonight at 9pmET/6pmPT.

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) - The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide involving a combination of drugs. michael_jackson_2005_gi

"The drugs propofol and lorazepam were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson's death," said a news release issued by the coroner Friday. "Other drugs detected were: midazolam, diazepam, lidocaine and ephedrine."

The release said Jackson died from "acute propofol intoxication," but it added "other conditions contributing to death: benzodiazepine effect." Lorazepam, midazolam and diazepam are benzodiazepines.

The full and final autopsy report and the complete toxicology report "will remain on security hold at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County district attorney," the release said. "In accordance with this request, the Department of Coroner will not comment on its completed investigation."

Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician, told investigators that he had given Jackson three anti-anxiety drugs - lorazepam, midazolam, diazepam - in an effort to help him sleep in the hours before he stopped breathing, according to a police affidavit made public earlier this week.

Murray also told detectives he administered a dosage of the anesthesia propofol, diluted with lidocaine, to Jackson a short time before he stopped breathing, the same affidavit said.     

The 32-page sworn statement was written by Los Angeles Police Detective Orlando Martinez to outline probable cause for warrants to search Murray's offices, home and storage rooms in Texas and Nevada.

Murray told detectives that he had been treating Jackson for insomnia for six weeks, giving him 50 mg of propofol, the generic name for Diprivan, diluted with the anesthetic lidocaine every night via an intravenous drip, the affidavit said.

Worried that Jackson might become addicted to the drug, the Houston cardiologist said, he tried to wean his high-profile patient from it, putting together combinations of other drugs that succeeded in helping Jackson sleep during the two nights before his death.

But on the morning of June 25, other drugs failed to do the job, Murray recounted to detectives in an hour-by-hour account that was detailed by Detective Martinez:

- About 1:30 a.m., Murray gave Jackson 10 mg of Valium (diazepam).

- About 2 a.m., he injected Jackson with 2 mg of the anti-anxiety drug Ativan (lorazepam).

- About 3 a.m., Murray then administered 2 mg of the sedative Versed (midazolam).

- About 5 a.m., he administered another 2 mg of Ativan.

- About 7:30 a.m., Murray gave Jackson yet another 2 mg of Versed while monitoring him with a device that measured the oxygen saturation of his blood.

- About 10:40 a.m., "after repeated demands/requests from Jackson," Murray administered 25 mg of propofol, the document said.

"Jackson finally went to sleep and Murray stated that he remained monitoring him. After approximately 10 minutes, Murray stated he left Jackson's side to go to the restroom and relieve himself. Murray stated he was out of the room for about two minutes maximum. Upon his return, Murray noticed that Jackson was no longer breathing."

Efforts at CPR proved fruitless. Jackson was pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center at 2:26 p.m.

Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, issued a statement this week dismissing media accounts of this final section of the timeline.

"Dr. Murray simply never told investigators that he found Michael Jackson at 11 a.m. not breathing," Chernoff said. "He also never said that he waited a mere 10 minutes before leaving to make several phone calls. In fact, Dr. Murray never said that he left Michael Jackson's room to make phone calls at all."

Chernoff declined comment on Friday's announcement from the coroner.

When Los Angeles police conclude their criminal probe, it will be left to the Los Angeles County district attorney to decide who - if anyone - to prosecute in Jackson's death.

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angelswings   August 28th, 2009 2:49 pm ET


Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 2:51 pm ET

The emphasis seems to be on an acute propofol intoxication. Can one become intoxicated acutely from 25 mg of propofol (as Murray said he administered), or is it because of the combination or because it was added up because Mj had built up the propofol in his body, considering he had been taking this for a long time?

jacqueline from holland   August 28th, 2009 2:52 pm ET

thank god justice will be done happy 51 birthday michaellllllllll

8080   August 28th, 2009 2:53 pm ET

Eli- MURRAY is lieing. He gave much much more than 25mg. Forensics do not lie

jacqueline from holland   August 28th, 2009 2:54 pm ET

i wish you can see this thank god

Tina (Germany)   August 28th, 2009 2:57 pm ET

I really feared it would be something like accident and I hoped for manslaugther to get atleast a little bit of justice and now it is homicide.

The time line and the weird phone calls and not finding a phone to call 911 were already enough for that.

mariau   August 28th, 2009 2:58 pm ET

i guess God is not sleeping for MJ and tomorrow his birthday..

i thank God for this.. - this just part that Media really irresponsible for doing their jobs. making false report.. they should make an apology to people and clean MJ's name..

Lori   August 28th, 2009 2:58 pm ET


Diane in Minneapolis   August 28th, 2009 2:58 pm ET

Eli –

I think they were questioning Murray's truthfulness when he said he only gave 25 mg. A nurse was on here saying that Murray would have had to give him more than that to knock him out. But...maybe it was toxic enough combined with those other drugs. I think earlier they had determined that his heart stopped correct? Or did he stop breathing first...I can't remember. What a sad sad tragic waste.

mariau   August 28th, 2009 2:59 pm ET

lori - Justice for Michael.. and media should apologize ...

Lori   August 28th, 2009 2:59 pm ET

Incompetence in the guise of Dr. Murray killed Michael Jackson

Let's see some arrests!

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:02 pm ET

lori – i hope tomorrow will be a good day to arrest murray

Jacquelyn   August 28th, 2009 3:03 pm ET

Now time for the arrest. Murray and numerous others.

Diane in Minneapolis   August 28th, 2009 3:06 pm ET

I think they can proceed with an arrest now that the coroner confirmed and announced homicide. Although maybe they might wait and take more time getting evidence. Anna Nicole and Heath Ledger are still so recent that they are probably fed up and will make an example of Murray. Also, I hope a law for Dr.s and pharmacies comes out of this like Chopra talked about. That would be a good piece of MJ's legacy. This is really so heartbreaking.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 3:09 pm ET

I don't think it was first degree murder. It can well be a combination of all the pills together cause a breath depression and finally cardiac arrest. 25 mg propofol alone probably not, but looking at the time line which was revealed, all the other benzo's were giving mostly per IV. It was too much during a short period of time. His breath was probably low already and the propofol did the last kick.

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:10 pm ET

i guess this is 2nd degree murder

sherry   August 28th, 2009 3:12 pm ET


Gene   August 28th, 2009 3:13 pm ET

Not only quacker kills to MJ. oter peoples same thing who is envolments. who to payeing for dcotor attonrey. who. I am to waiteing who is to post thiese bails moenys if they haveing it. if paid. then you kowing some body is giveing dcotor thiese moenys beacuse dcotor haveing no moenys. oh mabye he steals to MJ moenys. see he is dirty liers men YOU TO RUN BUT YOU NOT TO BE HIDE DCOTOR MURAAY. F basterds men.

8080   August 28th, 2009 3:13 pm ET

Murray here in the US if you want to get a lesser sentence- The Jury want's to hear the TRUTH, not what your lawyer thinks will cover your pansey A**. It is time Conrad – no more lies

Jessica   August 28th, 2009 3:15 pm ET

what about the poor little girl, now young woman who was held captive for 18 years. this poor baby gave birth to two girls while in captive, first one when she was 14 years old. phillip garrido should have his balls cut off!

Gene   August 28th, 2009 3:16 pm ET

YES! thiese basterd dcotor he kow what to happeneing if he walkeing away. he did thiese onto puposes. Now you be seeing I am pissed thiese off now surely. you ladies to esuseing me onto here for thiese baddest words. police best to takeieng him right nows berfoe somebody esle makeing him targets. you understandeing. a death men canot say noting.

Maureen (UK)   August 28th, 2009 3:20 pm ET

What a tragic loss of life, I hope all the others involved & those who knew what was going on but were only bothered about their bank accounts get caught as well.

Look after your rockstars better AEG !
Who did Dr Murray ring on the morning of the 25th June and forgot to tell the police about ? Why was he afraid to tell the police who he rang ?

There are 2 calls unaccounted for ?
(BTW it's not Joe Jackson).

Samantha - South Africa   August 28th, 2009 3:20 pm ET

This what we've been thinking all along and our suspicions have now been confirmed!!!

Dr Murray better enjoy his time in the outside world coz pretty soon,this scumbag would be put behind bars!!!!

Lori   August 28th, 2009 3:21 pm ET

Maybe a good prosecutor can prove intent. Maybe they can make a murder 1 charge stick. Murray lied. There was some kind of a cover up. The time line and the accounts do not square up.

Michael was robbed of his life.

Justice for Michael.

Samantha - South Africa   August 28th, 2009 3:21 pm ET

@ Maureen

I strongly believe one of those unaccounted calls was to none other than Frank DiLeo!!!

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:21 pm ET

maureen (uk)
i think sooner or later we will find out the truth.. i mean the whole truth

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:23 pm ET

sorry guys i can't stop crying right now.. it's still difficult to imagine that MJ was murdered by some greedy doctors.. i'm too upset.. and angry

Gene   August 28th, 2009 3:23 pm ET

Answer to eli. my freinds sayeing yeserday what dcotor do he makeing layereing of thiese drugs into MJ. means that drug wrok now overpower to each oters. ---MJ vindicateing now onto nasty words for long times he is thiese drug addicts. NOT NEVER IS TRUTHS! Thiese dcotor he is haveing halves baked not good dcotor at all. AEG payeing him oh yes they do. they are supposely thiese employer onto MJ. they haveing rights about who is to be hire.

Maureen (UK)   August 28th, 2009 3:24 pm ET

Samantha- South Africa, Mariau
Yes, definitely Dileo & the other was AEG.

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:24 pm ET

i never believe that Michael was an addict.. never.. he always said..
i would not make my life vulnerable.. never..

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:27 pm ET

maureen(uk) - this was well planned.. now it's true that Michael was murdered.. then.. let's just wait for the others..

Samantha - South Africa   August 28th, 2009 3:28 pm ET

@ mariau

I'm listening to Michael right now............the tears are going to come down anytime now 🙁

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 3:30 pm ET

@Gene, I don;t know what you exactly mean,

but to me not so miuch has changed: Michael was addicted to medication in order to easy his pain, anxiety and insomnia. He had been taken all kind of benzo's for a long time. This is not the question.

The question is now, can those that prescribed those medications for him, also under aliases, be prosecuted?

Gene   August 28th, 2009 3:30 pm ET

I am to telleing right now. this is HIT. I am thinking MJ he sayeing NO not to wrok 50 show. put feet down.AEG get mad. deleio get mad. I kow what going on here.

Maureen (UK)   August 28th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

Yes I remember. You're right Mariau, it's very upsetting. The upside of this is that the Autopsy Report has found the vital evidence needed for a conviction.
Thanks for the lovely clip.

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

Samantha – South Africa - ooohhh me too..

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:33 pm ET

as we go on to our own analysis and conclusion - we're very near..
and we should just and be patient. it's really heart broken ..
but we all know that MIchael was really good man.. so the truth will prevail..

Brigida, Italy   August 28th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

We knew it from the first day and it took 2 month to be official now.

and I'm so glad, that they talk about homicide and not somewhat like overdose of an addict. I feard it the whole time but now I'm sure the truth will come out soon. Now, like you all say, media should start to clean up all the garbage and finally recognize who Michael really was!

Lori   August 28th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

Gene 🙂 you are so fierce. I believe that you do know. This is just the tip of the iceberg. All hell will be breaking loose now. This was not simple. This was a conspiricy. Conrad Murray is not the only villian in this piece. Michale was led like a lamb to the slaughter. All the doctors that treated Michael, all of the doctors that wrote scripts for Michael, all the pharmacies that dispensed medications, your time is coming.

Justice for Michael! Justice for Michael.

Samantha - South Africa   August 28th, 2009 3:35 pm ET

I was expecting this outcome but I feel so sad coz Michael would still be here with us had it not been for these scumbags whom he couldn't even trust with his life with!!!

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:36 pm ET

LORI - ohhh yes.. this was all conspiracy from the very start.. right lori..

Gene   August 28th, 2009 3:36 pm ET

I am meaneing MJ is not thiese biggest drug addict likeneing media always to sayeing he is. true, he takeing pills for pains whatever it is to be. but thiese what dcotor is doing lookeing likeing hit. MJ is never main hard drug junkey men NO. NEVER!

Maureen (UK)   August 28th, 2009 3:37 pm ET

The film clip was great ! It has our names on it, did you make it ?

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:39 pm ET

🙂 🙂 - for all of us

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:40 pm ET

maureen – 🙂 yes.. for MICHAEL JACKSON FANS... to remember him.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 3:40 pm ET


I am not sure that hell will break loose. It could end in a softy, I am not assured.

Lori   August 28th, 2009 3:42 pm ET

Eli this is not going to go away. It is the propofol that makes it unique. Things are going to change.

Gene   August 28th, 2009 3:44 pm ET

Answer me to question. Ok. lookeing like quacker he is to haveing thiese drug into his own bag. Ok. you thinkeing how many oter dcotor they will to be useing any drug what they seeing on tables. like in hopsital. if you are going you takeing your owen drug hopsital telleing to you NO they canot to be useing your drug only thiese drug from them even if same things. understandeing? now question is now who is supply onto quacker dcotor. haveing to be some body esles. mabye hand to thiese hand oter dcotor giveing to quacker into his hand no trial for paper.

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:45 pm ET

samantha - ohhh no.. it's make me cry again..

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:53 pm ET

samantha – you make me cry 🙁
gene – you make me laugh again for the term quaker doctor 🙂 🙂

yes.. i just pray that this conspiracy will resolve in the right time..

mariau   August 28th, 2009 3:57 pm ET

i think 'DOCTOR PROPOFOL" will gonna serve his sentenced for life improsonment..

Samantha - South Africa   August 28th, 2009 4:02 pm ET

@ Mariau

About the crying,I guess that's the effect Michael has on us.....

jolande   August 28th, 2009 4:03 pm ET

i hope justice wil be done , and dr murray will be arrested .
now he is responsible for michaels dead,
he gave him so much drugs how could he ever woke up.
that is not a doctor who heals people but a doctor who kills people
its not in my art to hate people byt that conrad i hate so much ,dont let him walk the streets again take him to jail as soon as posibble best will be before michaels funeral,
even your gone happy birthday i wil light a candle and think of you its now 10 inthe evening in the netherlands so in 2 hours i wil remember you michael rip

mariau   August 28th, 2009 4:06 pm ET

Samantha – South Africa
oh yes - i missed him so much.. the smile - everything about Michael
oh God please bring back Michael to us.. please.. for exchange of Michael.. Please God take dileo, AEG/ murray, klein, martin bashir, diane dimond, nancy grace, and all MJ's haters.. please God..

b   August 28th, 2009 4:09 pm ET

mariau – that is a great video. So sweet of you to have all of our names on it 🙂

Samantha – it made me cry. He looks like a kid full of joy. It feels like he is never supposed to leave this world. But gone too soon.
Those pictures of Michael remind me of Paris, Prince and Blanket. They do look like him. I think they all got Michael's smile. And blanket is just a little Michael.

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 4:14 pm ET


Thanks for the childhood clip.

It only looks like it was yesterday.

mariau   August 28th, 2009 4:14 pm ET


Jessica   August 28th, 2009 4:16 pm ET

Eli...I hope other doctors that were prescribing benzo's and other anxiety/sleep drugs will be reprimanded. They were aware he was addicted and either should have seeked "addiction" help for him or not prescribed anything. Remember Dr. Drew said looking at that list of drugs, it was obvious he was tolerant to them. He needed an addiction team to help him. Where was the help when he needed it?

Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 4:17 pm ET


I now see you added our names to the tribute clip.
Bless your heart, what a wonderful thing to do!!


Eli, Jerusalem/Israel   August 28th, 2009 4:18 pm ET

Jessica, you are right.

What also bothers is me is e.g. Miko saying he never saw anything, or even Jermaine was/is in denial.

Luda   August 28th, 2009 4:30 pm ET

Why do I have the impression I always read the same article???

angelswings   August 28th, 2009 4:35 pm ET



Sheletta   August 28th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

Good Afternoon Everyone: You know what will be a GOOD B'day grift for us for Michael if they would arrest Dr Feelgood and DrFix'smyskin Man. What in the worl are they waiting for????????

Mary U from Ohio   August 28th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

i have been on other site... The Today Show Aug 25 had all the Med that kill Michael that Mat said the Coroner released... Wait a minute the report on came out what time....Why is it still unsealed......Still no arrest is coming anytime soon... Still????????????.
London News Paper is reporting something different...

Luda   August 28th, 2009 4:40 pm ET

Mary U,
what is London News Paper reporting???

mariau   August 28th, 2009 4:40 pm ET

yes i agree with you.. to arrest "DR. PROPOFOL" AND "DR. DEMEROL"

sarah   August 28th, 2009 4:59 pm ET

we already know that , arrest those doctors already ..............


cherubijne, The Netherlands   August 28th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

Lieve (in the Dutch language) Dear Mariau,


With love

Terri   August 28th, 2009 5:02 pm ET

Hello ladies and gene , I was watching the news saw the reports im glad they didnt label it a over dose on MJ part,

Terri   August 28th, 2009 5:04 pm ET

@Mariau thank you for the tribute clip its awesome such a beautiful thing to do for MJ

angelswings   August 28th, 2009 5:05 pm ET


Terri   August 28th, 2009 5:08 pm ET

hi angelwings

angelswings   August 28th, 2009 5:09 pm ET


Terri   August 28th, 2009 5:11 pm ET

well we can at least be happy for the report and it being a homicide and not a drug overdose by himself so perhaps it wont get cover up and swept under the rug

Diane in Minneapolis   August 28th, 2009 5:15 pm ET

Mariau –

Beautiful tribute! Thanks for putting our names on there. Very well done! Bless you.

Patty Anderson   August 28th, 2009 5:15 pm ET

Maybe we will see an arrest for his birthday. Glad it is official. Dr quack is at fault.

Lori   August 28th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

There is going to be a lot of "fault" to go around. Murray is not the only one in trouble.

Terri   August 28th, 2009 5:25 pm ET

I quite agree @ Lori I think Klein has alot to do with this mess. He always seems to be lying through his teeth when he talks

FARAH   August 28th, 2009 5:26 pm ET

Samantha – South Africa

it makes me cry

I agree with u. It really did.

Terri   August 28th, 2009 5:27 pm ET

when they raid Micky Fines Pharmacy they found 27 perscription that Klein had written out for himself. Its against the law for doctors to prescribe for themselves so who do you think those were for? Michael?

Terri   August 28th, 2009 5:32 pm ET

Did eveyone leave?

Terri   August 28th, 2009 5:36 pm ET

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Federal agents have launched “their own independent investigations into matters” uncovered by Los Angeles police while looking into Michael Jackson’s death, the Drug Enforcement Administration says.

Terri   August 28th, 2009 5:37 pm ET

Thats why I dont think anyoen will be arrested just yet ,the Feds are doing independent investigation of their own

ELLE74   August 28th, 2009 6:15 pm ET

MARIAU,what a beautiful thing to do -thank you-we just have to keep on writting and speaking and talking about this great lovely man,who in my heart and I firmly believe in yours too,will live 'tiill the last breath that I take-I grew up in 80's,he was my idol and remained one not just for spectacular performances he gave back to us ,fans on tours or just because of his music,but mainly because he was extremely loving person,his heart was bigger than universe itself-he gave and gave and those who needed;and was forced to give to those who used him(only they know how they sleep at night)-
we must try to understand his life-he was bigger than life-imagine living like this,so,please,let's not judge him but make an effort to understand him;I surely do.and therefore he will always be the one and only MICHAEL Joseph JACKSON!
Happy Birthday my love and know that you're in my heart forever!

The justice will be served and dr.Noknoledge will have to respond to some schocking things he did while Michael was struggling for his life!

irene   August 28th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

Smthng else – MJ WAS A GOOD MAN.....
* % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % *

“MOTHER”, by Michael Jackson

Eons of time I’ve been Gestating
To take a form been hesitating
From the unmanifest this cosmic conception
On this earth a fantastic reception
And then one fateful August morn
From your being I was born
With tender love you nurtured a seed
To your own distress you paid no heed
Unmindful of any risk and danger
You decided upon this lonely stranger

Rainbows, clouds, the deep blue sky
Glittering birds that fly on high
Out of fragments you’ve made me whole
From the elements you fashioned my soul
Mother dear, you gave me life
Because of you, no struggle or strife
You gave me joy and position
Cared for me without condition
And if I ever change this world
Its from the emotions you’ve unfurl’d
Your compassion is so sweet and clear
Your finest feelings I can hear

And now that I have come so far
Met with every kind and czar
Encountered every color and creed
I go back to that starry night
With not a fear for muscle or might
You taught me how to stand a fight
For every single wrong and right
Every day without a hold
I will treasure what you’ve mold
I will remember every kiss
Your sweet words Ill never miss

No matter where I go from here
Youre in my heart, my mother dear.

MJJ, Dancing the dream

* % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % * % *

Enjoy reading Alice in Wonderland in heaven – listening to Chopin and Beethoven Im sure – sitting in a big beautiful tree, reserved for you 51 years ago – fantasizing – looking over the beautiful peaceful fields of silver, gold and green. Youre at home now. Your first happy birthday.

irene   August 28th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

He was a human being as well…. a good* one

* %* a son……

A father… *%* *%* A friend…..

angelswings   August 28th, 2009 7:58 pm ET


Givonne   August 28th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

What mad science!

Dorothy Jackson   August 28th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Alot of us knew that Michael was murdered! The truth is out and I pray that the Fake doctor, get charged with 1st degree Manslaughter and becomes someone's ***** until he dies and forever rots in eternal fire. From the bottom of my heart L LOVE YOU MICHAEL JACKSON.

Luda   August 28th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Angelswings: he is watching the news... LOL

Lois   August 28th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

sorry correction – what the hell???

Good evening all....excuse the typo lol, being up since 4:30 am so am a wee tired lol

Lois   August 28th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Thank you moderator for fixing that spell error 😉

Lois   August 28th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

*spelling error – yikes, I think I need a coffee or something lol

Wendy Keegan   August 28th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Dr. is charged with homicide. I agree his license should be taken away and he should do time, but where oh where and why oh why didn't they stop giving Michael the drugs in the first place? Where was the word "NO." Where was Peter Pan's hero? I miss Michael. I want him to still be here. The domino affect is playing in my mind. What if they took Michael to rehab.... what if he didn't sign for 50 concerts... I feel bad for his kids having to re-hash this. People will profit as much as they can.

Larry, can you explain where my thinking is wrong? I listen to you each night. So, if you can explain this on Monday or Tuesday I'd appreciate it. Larry, the comfort through all this is watching Shrek 1, 2 & 3. I didn't know you could sing or carry Sleeping Beauty.

jacqueline   August 28th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

good evening Lois

Lois   August 28th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

hi jacqueline – good evening 🙂

seems everyone is everywhere tonight lol

Caren perks   August 28th, 2009 10:56 pm ET

Michael Jackson committed assisted suicide. He lived the most dysfunctional life imaginable. This is not murder! He was a drug addict and his Dr. was the pusher. Plain and simple. I hope he had good care for his kids, I can't imagine growing up in a house like that. Time will tell.

sarah   August 28th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

If Michael want it to commit suicide, he would have done long time ago, he had a sleeping problem, doctors hooked him on soooooo many lethal drugs, even if MJ asked for those drugs doctor should have said No, not make money out MJ misery ........don't judge people let the GOD be judge ...............


Cocovelvet   August 28th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

Dr. Quack Murray and Dr. Feel-Good Klein, you two can start keeping yourselves busy by packing slowly to go forward and answer for your deeds...not forgeting the other accomplices in this deadly and evil act of enabling MJ into addition........SHAME ON YOU ALL

Caren   August 28th, 2009 11:29 pm ET

Amen Sarah! He may not have wanted to commit suicide, he made very poor choices for getting sleep help! We have all had trouble sleeping, why didn't he draw the line, it was his choice. No Dr. would hook me on drugs – MJ had talent singing and dancing, but sadly lacking in other life skills.

MaryRM   August 29th, 2009 8:48 am ET

Michael suffered from Lupus. Managing the recurring pain through medication is what sufferers do. Michael had built a tolerance to several meds, many of which are commonly used to help Lupus sufferers. Many people even take medical marijuana to reduce the pain (found in his home). Glaucoma can be a problem (medication for this found in his home that was initially thought to be heroin). Insomnia is a common side effect for people taking medication for Lupus. Now add to that the excitement and pressures of preparing for a comeback show and imagine the insomnia.

Of course, at this point in his life, after many years of this affliction, he needed competent medical care, not a doctor without the strength to say no just because a patient gets demanding.

If you say Michael should have checked into rehab, imagine the predators who have stalked him for years taking the opportunity to slander his name and do everything in their power to take away his children while he cleansed.

Before slamming Michael, people should try to understand how he reached this level of drug tolerance and addiction. The media could have helped, many times over the years, to inform and educate, which used to be part of the job. However, when compassion and understanding were required, he got ridicule because it required no research and made easy money.

Prejudice is ignorance.

claire   August 30th, 2009 2:03 am ET

Its about time murray pays, This has gone on for to long. Poor Michael never stood a chance.

Happy 51 st Birthday. God bless you my sweet angel.

Mary U from Ohio   August 30th, 2009 1:23 pm ET

Michael was not a drug Addict...Me as a Fan could see his preformances.... that he would of never been that good preforming on Stage or on Videos if he was.... as much as he the write songs ... a person on drugs would not be able to do that... Michael cares about himself as a person and caring.... .the could never harm himself....

Mary U from Ohio   August 30th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

They just want to ruin Michaels name til the end of our lives and so on and so on.... What did Michael ever do to them???.....

Naza Ragimova   August 30th, 2009 5:12 pm ET

First,I want Myrray to give up his medical practice and God'll fix you!

Caren   August 30th, 2009 11:09 pm ET

MJ was not an innocent bystander in this, he made choices and those choices were bad. He had enough money to buy the Dr. he wanted and he got what he paid for. IF it wasn't Dr. Murray it would have been another one – they were pawns that did as they were told – by MJ!

Lillian   August 31st, 2009 1:57 am ET


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LARRY KING LIVE'S Emmy-winning Senior Executive Producer Wendy Walker knows what it takes to make a great story.

With anecdotes, provocative emails, scandals, show transcripts and insights into Walker's long working relationship with Larry King, her new book PRODUCER issues readers an invitation to listen in on the most intriguing conversations on the planet.

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