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Dr. Conrad Murray has officially been charged with manslaughter by the Los Angeles D.A. and the evidence that might be used against him is out.

First, Dr. Murray claimed to the police that he only administered a small amount of Propofol (2.5 ml) to Michael Jackson but a professional Anesthesiologists and a member of The American Society of Anesthesiologists tells TMZ that amount of Propofol would not have been enough to put Michael Jackson to sleep, there alone kill him.

Second, although there was only a small bottle of Propofol found the day of Michael’s death, authorities later found several bottles of Propofol in a hidden closet in Michael’s room including a 100ml bottle that had a tear in the rubber stopper. The amount found in Michael’s body was that of a normal person who was put under anesthesia for a major surgery, that was 40 times more the amount of what Dr. Murray said he administered.

Third, the way the Propofol was administered might of ultimately been what killed Michael Jackson as the anesthesiologist who spoke to TMZ explains:

“The tear could be critical evidence. There are two ways of administering Propofol. The first is sticking a syringe into the rubber stopper, withdrawing a small amount and then injecting it into the tubing. The second way is by using a spike — which creates a tear in the rubber stop — and connects the entire bottle of Propofol to the tube.

Dr. Dombrowski says if a spike is used to connect the bottle directly to the IV tube, the doctor must use an infusion pump to regulate the flow of Propofol — otherwise, the patient could easily OD. There was no infusion pump found in Jackson’s home.”

Dr. Conrad Murray has a lot of explaining to do or else he will end up in jail. His negligence is what ended up killing Michael Jackson.


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