CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Tues. Aug. 25, 2009: Dr. Conrad Murray, the Caribbean-born doctor of the late King of Pop, Michael Joseph Jackson, administered `lethal levels` of popofol to the singer on the day he died, an unsealed search warrant released Monday says.
According to the warrant, Jackson received a cocktail of painkillers and sedatives including the powerful anesthetic propofol, which were administered by his live-in doctor, the Grenada-born, Trinidad-raised Murray.
Officer Orlando Martinez of the Los Angeles Police Department, in the affidavit, says Murray admitted that on June 25,2009, he administered several drugs to Jackson in the early morning hours and at approximately eleven in the morning, Jackson stopped breathing.
Murray stated, according to the affidavit, that he administered CPR and then accompanied Jackson to UCLA Medical Center. Officer Martinez also said that Dr. Conrad Murray admitted to him that he had administered 25 mg. of propofol along with Lidocaine to Jackson intravenously in the early
morning hours of June 25, 2009.
Martinez stated he also spoke to Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Spencer Shelton who stated that according to DEA records, Dr. Murray never ordered, purchased nor received any propofol.
Murray reportedly admitted that he initially successfully put Jackson to sleep without using propofol at 1:30 a.m. on the morning of June 25, the day Jackson died.
Then at 2 a.m. Murray stated that he gave the singer 2mg of lorazepam through an IV, according to the affidavit.
At 3 a.m., Murray then gave Jackson midazolan, followed by another 2mg of lorazopan at 5 a.m. when the singer still could not sleep.
Then at 7:30 a.m., Dr. Murray gave him an additional 2mg ofmidazolan. Murray told investigators he was at Jackson`s bedside the whole time monitoring the singer with a pulse oximeter.
At 10:40 a.m., when Jackson still could not fall asleep and after `repeated demands/requests from Jackson,` Murray gave him 25mg of propofol diluted with painkiller lidocaine.
Murray told investigators he left the room for 10 minutes to use the bathroom and when he returned Jackson was not breathing. He said he then initiated CPR and tried to resuscitate Jackson with flumazenil, a drug to reverse the effects of the sedatives in his system.
When that failed, he then called Jackson`s personal assistant, Michael Amir Williams, for help. He also reportedly asked the singer`s chef to send Jackson`s oldest son upstairs to the bedroom as he continued cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
However, Murray waited about 82 minutes before anyone called paramedics to the home, according to the court documents. Jackson was eventually taken to University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, where he died.
Los Angeles Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, Dr. Sathyavagiswaran, is quoted as saying he had reviewed the preliminary toxicology results and his preliminary assessment of Jackson`s cause of death was due to lethal levels of propofol (diprivan),` the search warrant affidavit revealed.
Murray remains the focus of a manslaughter investigation. The final results of the autopsy have not been released.
In a YouTube statement last week, Murray insisted, `I have told the truth and the truth will prevail.`