Michael Jackson’s death was surrounded by a lot of mystery, which slowly unraveled after Los Angeles County coroner has ruled his death a homicide.
According to the coroner, the cause of his death was cited a combination of drugs. The ruling creates more likely that criminal charges will be filed against the late singer’s physician Dr. Conrad Murray, who was with the King of Pop the day he passed away on June 25.
A report claims “a designation of homicide means that Michael Jackson died at the hands of another, but does not necessarily mean a crime was committed.”
Dr. Conrad has become the person of interest in the manslaughter investigation conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department to determine the event that led to Michael’s death due to cardiac arrest. According to a search warrant affidavit unsealed in a Houston court on Monday, August 24, Dr. Conrad admitted he’d been treating Michael for insomnia for six weeks, during when he gave the superstar 50 milligrams of propofol every night.
Fearing that Michael could be addicted to propofol, Dr. Conrad admitted to lowering the dosages and mixing it with two other sedatives, lorazepam and midazolam. He confessed that on the morning Michael passed away, he gave him the same combination of drugs that made him sleep.
Detectives are still investigating whether Dr. Conrad’s action can be classified as negligence for an involuntary manslaughter charge. Meanwhile, Michael’s family is still waiting for the final words from authorities on what killed the late singer.
And while the official cause of Michael’s death will remain sealed until the manslaughter investigation is completed and the final autopsy report is released by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, the Jacksons have confirmed to bury Michael in a private ceremony at Holly Terrace in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California on September 3.