Dr. Conrad Murray
The attorney for Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, has denied that his client left the singer alone after administering the drug propofol, calling the information and timeline in a search warrant affidavit "police theory."
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"Much of what was in the search warrant affidavit is factual. However, unfortunately, much is police theory," Ed Chernoff said in a statement posted on his firm's website. "Most egregiously, the timeline reported by law enforcement was not obtained through interviews with Dr. Murray, as was implied by the affidavit. Dr. Murray simply never told investigators that he found Michael Jackson at 11:00 am not breathing. He also never said that he waited a mere ten minutes before leaving to make several phone calls."
The affidavit, unsealed Monday, showed lethal levels of propofol were found in Jackson's body and said Murray gave Jackson 25 milligrams of propofol at 10:40 a.m. on June 25, the day of his death, after administering various drugs over the course of the night. It said Murray left the room to call his Houston office and family members, but Chernoff claimed Murray "never said that he left Michael Jackson's room to make phone calls at all."
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An anonymous law enforcement official told the Associated Press Jackson's cause of death has been ruled a homicide. The official coroner's report is being withheld at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department. Chernoff declined to comment on the homicide ruling.
"Most of the reports by 'anonymous' sources have been proven wrong," Chernoff said. "We will be happy to address the coroner's report when it is officially released."