Monday, March 22, 2010
The plot sickens!
According to sources, Dr. Conrad Murray halted CPR on ailing Pop Star - Michael Jackson - that fateful day last June, in order to scoop up incriminating evidence (such as dirty syringes and empty vials once-containing dangerous controlled substances) that may have established habitual drug abuse to prying eyes.
The flames have been fanned by an eye-witness to the intriguing events.
Allegedly, when Alberto Alvarez (a logistic's director) was summoned to Michael Jackson's side on the eve of his death, the pop singer was lying in his bed with an IV attached to his leg, mouth open wide, and no apparent sign of life.
Murray continued to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as Alvarez continued with CPR.
Their frenzied life-saving efforts proved to be fruitless - at which point - Michael Jackson was declared dead.
On the heels of that somber pronouncement, Murray allegedly dashed out of the hospital facility, to carry out a bizarre task.
Murray insisted that he needed to pick up some cream from Jacksons upscale rental home in the Valley - "so people wouldn't find out about it" - Alvarez asserted to investigators in recent days.
But, Dr. Murray's lawyer was quick to pooh-pooh the notion that his client tried to hide drugs.
In fact, the attorney - Ed Chernoff - accused Alvarez of giving different accounts on two separate occasions when interrogated by Police investigators in charge of the case.
"He didn't say any of those things, then two months later, all of a sudden, the doc is throwing bottles into the bag," Chernoff sniffed to reporters.
"Alvarez's statement is inconsistent with his previous statement. We will deal with that at trial."
The Los Angeles coroner ruled Jackson's death was a homicide triggered by an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and two other sedatives which were administered to Jackson (by Dr. Murray) to alleviate a bout of insomnia which was troubling the Pop Star.
Propofol is usually restricted to medical facilities, and generally administered by a qualified professional in a strict controlled setting, with constant monitoring to prevent potential mishap.
In a nutshell, propofol depresses breathing and heart rate while lowering blood pressure, a potentially deadly combination when not properly administered by a health care professional.
The prosecutor's office has alleged - by virtue of an involuntary manslaughter charge - that Dr. Murray's failure (negligence?) to abide by proper protocol resulted in Michael Jackson's untimely demise.
Now it appears that more serious charges may be lurking on the horizon!