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Friday, June 26, 2009

POLICE HUNT FOR DOCTOR WHO INJECTED MICHAEL JACKSON WITH PAINKILLER



Police were tonight hunting for a doctor who allegedly injected Michael Jackson with painkiller shortly before he collapsed and died.
Detectives urgently want to quiz the doctor over the singer's final moments at his home in Los Angeles yesterday but he is said to have vanished.
Jackson's family today revealed the 50-year-old had been having daily injections of Demerol, a synthetic pain-killing drug similar to morphine.

A close relative told TMZ,com, the website that first broke the news of the singer's death, he was injected at 11.30am shortly before having a catastrophic heart attack.
Less than an hour later, at 12.21pm, a 911 call was made from the house in Beverly Hills, raising the alarm and paramedics were told he was 'not breathing at all'.
A police source cited by TMZ alleged it was Jackson's doctor who had injected him before he died and that he had now vanished.
The doctor's BMW was towed from outside the singer's LA home last night and now he is nowhere to be found, the website said.

TMZ this evening named the doctor as Dr Conrad Robert Murray after 11 News in Texas reported that a car belonging to the physician's sister had been towed away from the house.
Jackson's long-term physician Dr Tohme Tohme today denied he had delivered the fatal injection and told the New York Post he was not at the singer's home when he collapsed.
Dr Tohme, who appeared at the UCLA hospital for a press conference earlier, told the newspaper: 'It's not me. I wasn't there at the house when this took place.'
A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police department confirmed officers were searching for a doctor who had been at the house when the singer collapsed.
He said: 'We are looking for him because that is a normal part of an investigation like this. We cannot confirm the name of the doctor.'

The revelation came after the Jackson's family lawyer blamed his sudden death on his inner circle pushing him too hard in the run-up to a series of comeback gigs in Britain.
This was despite revelations in a book last December that the singer was suffering from a chronic lung condition and had just six months to live.
Brian Oxman said the Jacksons believed Michael was addicted to painkillers and prescription drugs and were concerned about the 'stress' he was under ahead of the gruelling concerts in London.
The lawyer, who was with the family overnight, said the singer had been taking drugs for months in his battle to be fit for the string of gigs that had been due to start next month.

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