Michael Jackson's Fatal Syringe Up for Grabs
Could hit Vegas auction house by June with a price tag of $5M
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2010 9:56 AM CDT
In this March 30, 2005 file photo, Michael Jackson exits a courtroom in Santa Maria, Calif.   (AP Photos/Hector Mata, pool, File)
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(Newser) – Another piece of strange Michael Jackson memorabilia is going up for sale, but this one might win the prize for most disturbing: It is, allegedly, the syringe that administered a fatal dose of drugs. “This is one of the sickest lots ever put up,” a source tells the Mirror, adding that the bizarre souvenir is being shopped around Vegas auction houses with a price as high as $5 million.

“The syringe is no longer needed in the inquest or in Dr. Murray’s forthcoming trial,” continues the source; it was obtained secretly, and its owner is “making sure it is legitimate and his to sell.” The singer’s family is attempting to stop the sale. Making the story even more macabre: It could go up for auction on June 25, the first anniversary of Jackson’s death.