According to the official ambulance report, Conrad Murray, physician for Michael Jackson, did not tell paramedics responding to the 911 emergency call that he administered propofol to the “King of Pop”
News Of The World reports that while the doctor did tell the emergency unit that he sedated Jackson with Lorazepam and fluids to rehydrate him, he omitted telling them that he had also administered propofol.
Despite Jackson showing no heart activity by the time medics arrived, the performer was given 2 rounds of heart revival drugs.
Dr. Murray, who was the ranking medical professional at the scene, demanded that the pop star be transported to the hospital and be given a 3rd round of drugs, which also failed to revive him.
TMZ reports that the significant omission of telling paramedics about the powerful drug will almost definitely be used against the doctor by prosecutors at his trial.
A Jackson family insider said, “This is the clearest suggestion yet that Murray misled the paramedics. Why didn’t he tell them about the Propofol? We are sick at what this report indicates.”
The physician is currently charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly administering the fatal dose of propofol, a charge that carries a sentence of 2-4 years in prison if convicted.
Though Conrad Murray did later tell police that he administered 2.5 ml of propofol to the pop icon, the emergency team was not told at the time the singer was transported to the hospital.
Did you know? The Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health reports that propofol has an “amnesia effect’, so while the patient is receiving the medicine he/she will not likely remember events that occur. The patient may or may not be able to open his eyes or answer questions. In some cases, the medication can also produce hallucinations. (See slideshow for photos)