Michael Jackson - Autopsy Doctor: 'Michael Jackson Couldn't Have Administered Fatal Drug Himself'

The doctor who carried out Michael Jackson's autopsy is adamant the King of Pop did not inject himself with the drug that cost him his life.
Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, stands accused of involuntary manslaughter amid accusations he administered the fatal dose of Propofol which resulted in his famous client's death on 25 June, 2009.
He has denied the charge and his defence lawyers insist it was the superstar himself who injected the drug.
But Murray's case suffered a blow on Tuesday (11Oct11) as the trial resumed following America's Columbus Day holiday, with Dr. Christopher Rogers testifying about his findings during the post-mortem.
The Los Angeles County Deputy Medical Examiner told the jury at Los Angeles Superior Court that he was unable to immediately determine the cause of Jackson's death when he carried out the autopsy the day after the singer died, and it was only when he received the results of toxicology reports that he could draw conclusions from the King of Pop's passing.
He ruled that Jackson, who had long experienced trouble sleeping, died of acute Propofol intoxication with contributory affects of benzodiazepines, an anxiety relief and sleeping aid.
But Dr. Rogers stated Jackson's death was highly unlikely to have been self-induced - because he would have been so drowsy from the other medication Murray had been giving him that it would have been almost impossible for the singer to administer the Propofol himself.
He told the court it was much more likely that Murray had simply miscalculated the dosage that he'd given to the star.
During Tuesday's morning proceedings, jurors were also shown a gruesome photo of Jackson's pale, rail-thin and lifeless, naked body lying on a gurney. They were also played a tape of Dr. Murray’s description of the hours immediately following the singer's death, during which the medic broke the sad news to the pop star’s children.
In the taped interview, recorded on 27 June, 2009, Murray recalled telling Jackson's daughter, Paris, adding, "She cried and was very stark," before explaining that he told her he had tried his best to save her father.
He revealed Paris told him she knew he had tried his best, but said, "You know, I will wake up in the morning, and I won’t be able to see my daddy."


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