Police remain silent over claims Jackson's death points to Dr Conrad Murray
Shock new pictures of Michael Jackson showing his bruised and needle-ridden legs have prompted further speculation that the singer’s death is now being treated as homicide.
Los Angeles police are keeping schtum about news that the investigation into Jacko’s death is concentrating on Dr Conrad Murray, following evidence indicating that the anaesthesia Propofol was the cause of the singer’s death.
Investigators into the King of Pop’s death say the drug – which is usually confined to hospital use only and administered intravenously – was injected into Jackson to attempt to cure his chronic insomnia.
Dr Murray has spoken out saying he arrived at Jackson’s home on the day of his death and attempted to revive the singer with CPR. Lawyers for Murray have rejected claims he ‘furnished or prescribed’ Jackson with drugs.
Celeb gossip site, TMZ, who were the first to break the news of the King of Pop’s death, have quoted law enforcement sources as allegedly saying that there is ‘plenty of powerful evidence’ that Dr Murray administered the drug to the singer.
Evidence including an intravenous drip stand and an oxygen tank were both found at Jackson’s home.
U.S. press are reporting that Murray is refusing to co-operate with police in Los Angeles to help with their investigation, although the doctor has been interviewed twice under caution.
Suspicions arose over Murray’s professional conduct after it was revealed that the medic waited for half an hour before calling an ambulance to see to Jackson.
Meanwhile, a lawyer for Murray has refused to say either way whether the doctor did adminster Propofol to a sleepless Jackson.