Michael Jackson’s death was officially ruled a homicide by the Los Angeles County coroner yesterday, which suggests that Conrad Murray, the doctor who administered the anesthetic Propofol to Jackson the morning of his death, will probably go to jail on manslaughter charges. Meaning he’ll only be able to practice medicine in Mexico, India, Thailand, and South and Central America, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, Laos and most of Papua New Guinea after he gets out. According to Us Weekly
Detectives have been investigating whether Murray’s decision to administer Jackson propofol outside a hospital and as a sleep aid would be classified as negligence for an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Murray told LAPD detectives he was nervous Jackson was becoming addicted to propofol, so he was trying to wean him off. He’d been lowering the dosages and mixing it with two other sedatives, lorazepam and midazolam.
On June 25 — the morning Jackson died — Murray gave Jackson valium at 1:30 a.m. When that was unsuccessful, he injected lorazepam intravenously at 2 a.m. At 3 a.m., he gave the still-awake singer midazolam. He continued to try different drugs over the course of the morning.
At 10:40 a.m., Murray gave Jackson 25 milligrams of propofol — down from his usual dosage of 50 milligrams — after Jackson repeatedly demanded the drug.
Murray told detectives he then left Jackson alone to make personal phone calls. When he returned, Jackson wasn’t breathing. He was declared dead at UCLA Medical Center later that day.
I, for one, am happy to live in a time where the government keeps finding new ways to protect me from myself by legally giving credence to the phenomenon known as “perpetual victimhood.” Don’t punish addict; punish the dealer! Don’t punish the sex offender; punish the 14-year old girl who put her sexy pictures on MySpace! Don’t punish the fatass; punish McDonald’s for deep-frying in trans-fatty acids! Too bad pointing the finger isn’t an Olympic sport. We would fucking own it.