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    Authorities: Jackson Doc Administered Lethal Drug

    Dr. Conrad Robert Murray, Michael Jackson AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Pool Photographer

    The Michael Jackson investigation is zeroing in on Dr. Conrad Murray.

    A law-enforcement source has told the Associated Press that the cardiologist, who has become the target of a manslaughter probe, administered the dose of propofol that officials believe ultimately killed the King of Pop on June 25.

    Authorities have determined that Jackson had been regularly using the potent anesthetic, which leaves people in a near comatose state, to help him sleep.

    E! News has confirmed that needle marks were discovered on Jackson's neck and arms during the dual autopsies performed on his body, and a source said that toxicology tests performed by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office found propofol in his blood.

    Officials carted off vials of the drug, which is marketed under the brand name Diprivan, following a search of Jackson's Holmby Hills home shortly after his death.

    Murray's attorney, Edward Chernoff, declined to comment "on rumors, innuendo or unnamed sources," but he previously told E! News that his client did not prescribe propofol for Jackson or administer any drugs that could have killed the star.

    Last week, authorities searched Murray's Houston offices and a public storage space rented in the doctor's name. They seized a number of items, including computer hard drives and tablets of an appetite suppressant and a muscle relaxer, but no propofol.


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