July 10, 2009

Was Michael Jackson murdered?

I used that headline the day after the death was reported, and today I see "LAPD not ruling out homicide in death of Michael Jackson, top cop says":
Depending on "corroboration from the coroner's office as to the cause of death," [Police Chief Bill] Bratton suggested the investigation could lead to criminal charges. Detectives are focusing on five doctors who had treated Jackson in the past and whether they supplied him with the powerful sedative Diprivan.
Bratton is certainly not saying that the doctors may have intentionally killed Jackson.

21 comments:

The Drill SGT said...

The police are rightly keeping their options open. It's a case of the highest visibility. The worst thing thay can do in a death is assume natural causes or suicide, and not take all the steps to preserve evidence and pursue leads.

they are trying to ensure they can charge a doctor or hanger-on with some form of reckless endangerment or conspiracy.

AllenS said...

He was killed by who nose.

John said...

Adam Curry former MTV VJ and conspiracy (all kinds) theorist extraordinaire said much the same thing in a CNN interview last week.

One thing he pointed out was that Jackson had been contracted for a number of concerts in London. The promoters, in order to get bonding/insurance would have insisted on physicals and would not have signed him up had he not passed them.

And now all of a sudden he is dead?

Adam has considerably more on his "No Agenda" podcasts with John C Dvorak at noagenda.Mevio.com

His theories, not mine. I am just stirring the soup, so to speak.

John Henry

traditionalguy said...

When you have, or had for a while, a billion dollars of might and have reached 50 years old, then clearly MJ killed himself with his own choices. To continue operating under the illusion that he was a child is one thing for MJ himself, who used that as his schitk for the public fame and fortune, but when will an adult call BS? The LAPD guys are riding MJ's public myth for their own profit. It's Hollywood baby.

chickenlittle said...

In any case diprivan propofol is not something to mess with in the home. It's also known as "milk of amnesia."

Scott said...

Michael Jackson was killed by ACORN.

Fred4Pres said...

Michael Jackson died of enui.

Scott said...

Spit ennui.

(That would be funny if it was actually pronounced like it looks.)

Have a canapé.

Maguro said...

I suspect Bubbles the chimp...he always looked kinda shifty to me.

Fred4Pres said...

ennui. damn fingers. my bad.

kentuckyliz said...

MJ only wanted to do 10 concerts and they scheduled 50.

After rehearsals, if it looked to the promoters that this was going to be an awful show and they would stand to lose multimillions....

I say follow the money. Who had how much at stake?

The promoters, the heirs, the executors.....

Joe said...

Good God, Michael Jackson could have gone to the concerts and just stood on stage and made millions. Killing him would make no sense.

SteveR said...

I didn't kill him, he was already dead to me.

mariner said...

Joe:
Good God, Michael Jackson could have gone to the concerts and just stood on stage and made millions.


That would work for the first few concerts. If they didn't meet expectations, the rest of the tour could have been a big loser.

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

Since when is the only motive to commit murder that the victim doesn't make enough money? I can think of at least 100 better motives to commit murder.

We don't even have the toxicology reports. Perhaps he was poisoned. Even if it was extreme sedatives, perhaps the "doctor" (who knew the dosage) intentionally upped the dosage beyond what a 120-pound man could handle and did not resuscitate.

Joe said...

That would work for the first few concerts. If they didn't meet expectations, the rest of the tour could have been a big loser.

So, wouldn't a better tactic been to make the millions and then have him choke to death on a ham sandwich?

Chris Althouse Cohen said...

Also, some of it depends on whether you think of negligent homicide as murder. Even if it was an accidental overdose, if it was administered through injection by doctors, I would think that would be negligent homicide.

If he was taking some prescription drugs intravenously, seems to me that's a perfect opportunity for a doctor to commit murder. Give him a little injection that he consents to, and while he's incapacitated as a result of that drug use, inject him again with the amount you know it takes to cause an overdose. Then don't rescue him, wait until you know it's too late to call 911 and "perform CPR." Could seem like a perfect crime. And you have no reason to believe his doctors wouldn't do that. These could not be normal people. Maybe the doctor was obsessively in love with him and had some psychotic reason to want to kill him. It doesn't have to be a conspiracy to collect money.

ryanshaunkelly said...

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

Beat me, hate me
You can never break me
Will me, thrill me
You can never kill me
Jew me, sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kike me
Don't you black or white me

All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don't really care about us

princess said...

conspiracy..TRULY MISSED MICHAEL you will always be NUMBER ONE and no other will take your place.RIP

pumpkin said...

So many unanswered questions. According to La Toya Jackson the family didn't even know who Contad Murray was never mind he was MJ's personal physician, why did the family seem to be so distant, none of them seemed to know what was going on, so how often did they visit him, you mean if he had injection marks on his neck arms etc no-one noticed or said anything? I believe it was an overdose not intentional, administered by Murray, Murray then panicked when MJ went downhill and tried to resuctitate him without the help of 911 because he was scared for himself selfish bastard, maybe MJ could have been saved we will never know, I feel desperately sorry for MJ sadly misjudged all his life and even in death still speculation. I hope he finds peace wherever he is and is looking down on all of us and being glad he is no longer here.

pumpkin said...

So many unanswered questions. According to La Toya Jackson the family didn't even know who Contad Murray was never mind he was MJ's personal physician, why did the family seem to be so distant, none of them seemed to know what was going on, so how often did they visit him, you mean if he had injection marks on his neck arms etc no-one noticed or said anything? I believe it was an overdose not intentional, administered by Murray, Murray then panicked when MJ went downhill and tried to resuctitate him without the help of 911 because he was scared for himself selfish bastard, maybe MJ could have been saved we will never know, I feel desperately sorry for MJ sadly misjudged all his life and even in death still speculation. I hope he finds peace wherever he is and is looking down on all of us and being glad he is no longer here.