LA Coroner: Propofol Intoxication Killed Michael Jackson

World | February 10, 2010, Wednesday // 16:29|  views

The Los Angeles coroner's report on Michael Jackson concluded the singer died of acute propofol intoxication. Photo by BGNES

The Los Angeles coroner has released the autopsy report on singer Michael Jackson, who died on June 25, 2009.

The 51-page report supports the conclusions made last August, that Jackson died of "acute propofol intoxication".

The singer's personal doctor, Conrad Murray, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, said in court on Monday that he is innocent, and that Jackson had injected himself with propofol, a powerful anesthetic, to help him sleep.

Dr Selma Calmes, an anesthesiology consultant hired by the coroner to review the findings of the investigation said that "there are no reports of its use for insomnia relief, to my knowledge.

"The only reports of its use in homes are cases of fatal abuse (first reported in 1992), suicide, murder and accident," Dr. Selma Calmes wrote.

Meantime, Dr Murray has been released on Tuesday on bail of USD 75 000.

According to Dr Bruce Cranner, a New Orleans defense lawyer in medical cases, prosecutors may have a "pretty good case" against Murray if they can show he did not take proper precautions when giving Jackson the propofol.

The full autopsy report is available online HERE

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