Jackson Doc Gave Fatal Drug Dose: Source

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 27, 2009 5:30 PM CDT
Michael Jackson is seen in a 2005 file photo.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A law-enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation into Michael Jackson's death says the star's personal doctor administered the powerful drug authorities believe killed him. Jackson regularly received the anesthetic Propofol to go to sleep. The official, who requested anonymity because the probe is ongoing, said today that Dr. Conrad Murray gave Jackson the drug the last night of his life.

Murray was with Jackson when he died June 25 and has been identified in court papers as the subject of a manslaughter investigation. Murray's lawyer has said the doctor didn't prescribe or administer anything that should have killed Jackson.