Police don’t believe Jackson doctor’s story

Dr. Conrad MurrayPolice don’t believe Dr. Conrad Murray’s version of what happened the day Michael Jackson died. For one thing, “lethal levels” of propofol were found in the singer’s system, but Murray claims to have only given Jackson 25 milligrams.  “It doesn’t make any sense,” Dr. John Dombrowski, a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists told the Los Angeles Times. “I cannot believe that was the number that was given. Such a small amount won’t tip anyone over in terms of respiratory depression.” Medical experts say it takes approximately 400 milligrams of Propofol for someone of Jackson’s size to sleep for 8 hours — so it’s believed Murray gave Jackson more than 400 milligrams, on top of the other drugs he’d already administered. Not only that, but Murray admitted to giving Jackson 50 milligrams of propofol on a daily basis for several weeks before he died, but was worried that he might get addicted and cut back to 25 milligrams. This means Jackson already had an immunity to a much higher dose than Murray claims to have given him on the day he died.  Dr. Scott Engwall, vice chair of anesthesiology at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine, said that for an average person without a high tolerance to drugs, 50 milligrams of propofol might be enough to make them doze off for 5 to 10 minutes, but for someone like Jackson, who had been using it nightly, it might be enough to close his eyes briefly — or it might not work at all. The police also don’t believe Jackson was alive when the 911 call was made — paramedics say when they arrived they believed Jackson had been dead for at least an hour.

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  1. Carmie56 • August 28, 2009 @ 10:21 AM

    What a shame….all these speculations whatever happened it will not bring him back….too bad he had to go this way…

  2. Kim • August 28, 2009 @ 12:33 PM

    Too bad he was murdered. Only 50 years old and his parents are still healthy into their 80s. He could’ve had a much longer life if this idiot hadn’t been pumping him full of drugs every few minutes. It’s awful to be sleep deprived but he shouldn’t have trusted this guy just because he has a medical degree.

  3. Jelina11 • August 28, 2009 @ 12:55 PM

    I think that this is horrible! first of all, no offense to Michael or family but before he died everyone would call him “the murderer” but now that hes dead people are worshiping him and calling him the “King of Pop”seriously people you cant love him just cuz hes dead!!! the only people who have really appreciated him are the ones who NEVER stopped listening to his music no matter what anyone said!
    People have got to stop pretending! as for the doctor bit, hes a jerk who’s probably lying and enjoying all this publicity! that was probably the plan all along.

  4. Mary • August 28, 2009 @ 2:09 PM

    The Murderer, When and who was Michael supposed to have murdered? Have I missed something here? Michael will always be King of POP he was a great entertainer and like Elvis his musicc will be played for decades to come!

  5. Pauline Leanage • August 28, 2009 @ 2:56 PM

    “The Murderer”? Have to agree with Mary – I didn’t know that he murdered anyone either! LOL!
    I think his life and unfortunate death, and his music career are two separate entities. He was definitely a musical genius. His personal life, however, was plagued with controversy. It’s inevitable that his death will be analyzed.

  6. tributegirl • August 28, 2009 @ 3:23 PM

    Yeah, that “murderer” stuff doesn’t make any sense in regards to Michael himself. But I think this doc is lying through his teeth, and apparently he has given two different stories concerning the timeline between administering the medication and when Michael stopped breathing, so he is already contridicting himself.

  7. Debbie Magnin • August 28, 2009 @ 7:11 PM

    i agree Michael was accused of molestation and lots of other junk but never murder. As far as a high immunity goes I have an excessively high immunity to painkillers and antibiotics even intravenously so i can say it takes an extremely high dosage to help me and there is no doctor worth his salt who will allow it, prescribe it, or administer it. this doctor was in it for the money nothing else. I just had surgery and even though the painkillers did not work on me though would only allow a small amount every six hours this guy admits every half hour he was administering drugs into Michael so he had probably overdosed him already and the propofol was the last straw. it is sad two lives destroyed because of one drug problem.

  8. Shauna • August 29, 2009 @ 2:20 AM

    2 lives? dont forget his kids

  9. tributegirl • August 29, 2009 @ 10:58 AM

    True, Shauna, there were many people devastated by his death, it didn’t just affect him and his doctor.

  10. time sort of well wasted • August 29, 2009 @ 9:27 PM

    I do not believe that the doctor is telling the truth, but Michael would have gotten the drugs, no matter how. So, in a sense, he killed himself. Not to take the blame away from the doctor, but Michael was screwed up, and he would have not stopped until someone was able to let him sleep. He should have been confined to rehab, or had a watch with responsible people, like the nurse, I think or maid or something, that said she would not give him anything. Michael should have taken responsibility for his actions, if people close to him did not.

  11. time sort of well wasted • August 29, 2009 @ 9:30 PM

    Also… if the doctor was innocent, why was he nowhere to be found, after Michael’s death? A well-timed vacation? I think not. I think the person that wrote that Michael was a murderer, meant the molestation part, and got mixed up?

  12. Patrica • September 5, 2009 @ 6:09 AM

    I totally think the Dr. is guilty of something, murder I am not so sure. He was only doing what Michael Jackson paid him for. Let’s face it when you have someone offering to pay you what Jackson pays his Drs to get whatever he wants when he wants it, you do what you are told or walk away from the payday. I truly look at Michael as the predator, he seeks this people out who seemingly need the money badly for whatever reason and offers them something too good to turn down. It isn’t right but I can’t fault any of the Drs pharmacists etc for doing what they were being paid to do. Michael is just as guilty of his own death and the Dr and anyone else who provided him with scripts for whatever his drug of the day was!
    His family will just have to finally face the fact he was a junkie, legal or o/w a junkie none the less, they can deny all they like about not knowing but does anyone out there really believe what they are spewing. They seem to be looking for a large payday themselves trying to sue everyone in sight for his murder when in fact Michael orchestrated his own death as far as i am concerned.

  13. Patrica • September 5, 2009 @ 6:20 AM

    The problem with people taking prescription drugs especially narcotics is they don’t see that they are addicts when they get hooked on the stuff. Then they need stronger stuff to keep them feeling that high they felt and on and on till they end up just as Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley did. Neither of those men ever admitted to being “hooked” on the pills they were taking. They got them legitly so it was ok. It is not ok at all, in both those cases did you see how many bags of these so called legit script bottles they took out of their respective homes? Michael abused those drugs as sure as if he shot or snorted a ton of cocaine and no use pretending o/w. His family needs to get a grip and let what is going to be be. They have all told so many lies they no longer even know the truth as it really is. Michael said he was abused by his father and that he hated him and was terrified of him, his brother in two interviews said that wasn’t true, they weren’t abused and Michael loved his father and wasn’t afraid of him, take off the rose coloured glasses and see it all for what it really was and get on with your lives, let his children get on with their lives without having to see it day after day in the tabloids, on the news and hearing people talk about it all the time. The Jackson family has led a sad life behind closed doors, they may have been successful publicly but privately they all seem to have been living a life of hell for whatever reason.

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