This makes it likely criminal charges will be brought against Conrad Murray, the physician who admitted he administered a powerful anesthetic propofol the morning he died. 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.
The Los Angeles coroner’s office found lethal levels of propofol in Jackson’s body after he died, according to a search warrant affidavit unsealed in a Houston court Monday.
The official coroner’s report is sealed at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department due to the ongoing investigation.
The Los Angeles Times, which obtained the warrant, reports Murray admitted to LAPD detectives that he’d been treating Jackson for insomnia with propofol every night for six weeks.