Statements from Jackson’s family, Dr. Murray’s attorney and the LA County Coroner’s officeAugust 29th, 2009 - 5:01 am ICT by BNO News
ANTIOCH, California (BNO NEWS) — Michael Jackson’s family and the attorney of his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, both issued statements after the Los Angeles County Coroner ruled the star’s death a homicide on Friday. The earlier statement and press release from the Los Angeles County Coroner can also be found below.
Jackson family statement
“The Jackson family again wishes to commend the actions of the Coroner, the LAPD and other law enforcement agencies, and looks forward to the day that justice can be served.”
Statement by Dr. Murray’s lawyer
“This press release contains nothing new. For two months we have been hearing the same information, usually from leaks out of the coroner’s office. One has to wonder why the coroner felt compelled to release anything to all if the police investigation is not yet complete.
In any case, this has all the earmarks of police gamesmanship, and we will not be responding until we get a full autopsy report, including the entire list of drugs found in Mr. Jackson, their quantities, and all other data that would allow independent medical experts to analyze and interpret.”
Statement by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office
“Attached you will find a press release from The Department of Coroner officially announcing the final cause and -manner of death for Mr. Michael Jackson.
There will be no on camera appearances from the PIO/Media representatives for the Department of Coroner.
The complete Coroner report will remain on Security Hold until further notice at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney.”
Los Angeles County Coroner Press Release
“RE: Coroner Case Number 2009-04415 - JACKSON, Michael Joseph
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner completed its investigation into the death of Michael Joseph Jackson, age 50, who died on June 25, 2009.
The cause of death was established as:
* ACUTE PROPOFOL INTOXICATION
* OTHER CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO DEATH: BENZODIAZEPINE EFFECT
The manner of death has been ruled: HOMICIDE
The drug PROPOFOL and LORAZEPAM were found to be the primary drug responsible for Mr. Jackson’s death. Other drugs detected were: Midazolam, Diazepam, Lidocaine and Ephedrine.
The final Coroner’s report, including the complete toxicology report will remain on Security Hold at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney. In accordance with this request, the Department of Coroner will not comment on its completed investigation.”
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- Michael Jackson's personal physician convicted of involuntary manslaughter - Nov 08, 2011
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- Jackson doctor Murray charged with involuntary manslaughter - Feb 09, 2010
- Michael Jackson's doctor Dr. Conrad Murray to face man-slaughter charges? - Jan 11, 2010
- MJ's family seeks justice over drug death - Aug 29, 2009
- L.A. coroner press release regarding Michael Jackson's autopsy - Jun 27, 2009
- Lawyer: Jackson doctor Murray to surrender himself at 1.30 p.m. PST - Feb 08, 2010
- Dr. Conrad Murray faces manslaughter hearing - Jan 05, 2011
- MJ's death ruled as homicide - Aug 29, 2009
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