Coroner Confirms Jackson's Death Was Homicide

Two sedatives blamed for entertainer's demise
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2009 2:27 PM CDT
A bottle of the drug Propofol is seen at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday July 28, 2009. Dr. Conrad Murray gave Michael Jackson the powerful anesthetic before he died.   (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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(Newser) – Confirming reports leaked Monday, the LA County coroner's office said today that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide. The ruling means someone else caused the death but does not assign blame or even necessarily mean a crime was committed, MSNBC reports. The official cause of death is "acute intoxication" with the powerful anesthetic propofol, which Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, has acknowledged administering. The full autopsy report was not released.