As Doc Snoozed, Aide Killed Jacko With Demerol: Source

Doctor was asleep as fatal dose was given
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2009 9:50 AM CDT
In this July 7, 2006 file photo, Dr. Conrad Murray poses for a photo as he opens the Acres Homes Cardiovascular Center at the Tidwell Professional Building, in Houston.   (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, File)
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(Newser) – In the race to figure out what—and who—killed Michael Jackson, the Sun declares itself the winner. A source tells the British tabloid that at Jackson's request, an aide gave him Demerol “but it was too soon after receiving the anesthetic” Propofol earlier in the day from Dr. Conrad Murray. “That’s what killed him,” says the source.

Murray was reportedly asleep, forcing Jackson to ask the aide for painkillers. Because there’s no detail too small—or disturbing—to print, the tab adds that a picture of the room Jackson allegedly died in has been released, showing a plethora of medical equipment including an incontinence pad. Katherine Jackson, for one, doesn’t “think he just died of natural causes,” the entertainer's mother told Geraldo yesterday, TMZ reports.