Monday, August 24, 2009

Michael Jackson's death considered homicide

A report by the Los Angeles coroner reveals there were lethal levels of the powerful anesthetic drug propofol in Michael Jackson's blood, according to a search warrant affidavit unsealed Monday in Houston, Texas. The coroner is calling the late pop star's death a homicide, a law enforcement official said Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

CBC reports:
The coroner's report has still not been officially released, but the coroner determined Jackson died of a fatal combination of drugs, including propofol, on June 25, according to the official. There were two other sedatives also found in his blood. The fact that the coroner considers the death a homicide makes it more likely criminal charges will be filed. READ MORE