The doc’s attorney Ed Chernoff insists Murray "didn't prescribe or administer anything that should have killed Michael Jackson."


Conrad Murray Comes Under Scrutiny for Giving Superstar Propofol
The N.Y. Post is reporting that Michael Jackson’s personal, $150k a month doctor, Conrad Murray, administered the powerful sedative that likely killed him, according to law enforcement sources.

The news comes just a week after local police and federal authorities raided his Houston clinic, and targeted him in the manslaughter investigation.

Murray was hired as Jackson’s physician by AEG after he had demanded as much as $1 million per month.

The doc’s attorney Ed Chernoff insists Murray "didn't prescribe or administer anything that should have killed Michael Jackson."

Jackson regularly received the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep. The law-enforcement official told Associated Press that Murray personally gave Jackson propofol, the powerful anesthetic Jacko used to fall asleep, on the last day of his life.

The 51-year-old Murray was with Jackson when he collapsed after suffering cardiac arrest at his $100,000 a month Los Angeles mansion on June 25.

The Jackson family is currently mulling a wrongful-death lawsuit against Murray.

Last week, the LAPD, along with Houston cops and DEA agents, raided Murray's Armstrong Medical Clinic and hauled out a cache of documents and a copy of a computer hard drive. His storage facility was also searched at the request of the L.A. Coroner's Office.

There's still no official cause of death, pending the result of toxicology tests, but police also found the appetite suppressant phentermine, anti-anxiety drug clonazepam, IV lines and oxygen tanks in Jackson's home.

Propofol, which also causes euphoria in patients, can depress breathing and lower heart rates and blood pressure. It is only supposed to be administered in hospitals, while instructions warn that patients must be continuously monitored with equipment on hand to maintain normal breathing and provide artificial ventilation if necessary. Oxygen "must be immediately available," in the event of an emergency.

Jackson had difficulty sleeping, and the law-enforcement source said he hired various doctors to give him propofol, using the drug like a chemical alarm clock.

Jackson would decide what time he wanted to awaken, and at that hour a doctor would stop the intravenous drip of propofol, causing Jackson to arise like a patient recovering from anesthesia.