Coroner's investigator testifies about propofol in Jackson's room
Dr. Conrad Murray's preliminary hearing to determine if there's enough evidence to go to trial is expected to last two to three weeks.
January 7th, 2011
08:44 PM ET

Coroner's investigator testifies about propofol in Jackson's room

A coroner's investigator testified Friday that she recovered a dozen bottles of propofol from the closet of Michael Jackson's bedroom, including an empty bottle found on the floor near his bed.

Propofol is the surgical anesthetic that the Los Angeles County coroner concluded killed Jackson when it was combined with sedatives given the pop star to help him.

Seven pill bottles containing prescription sedatives were found on the nightstand next to the bed where Jackson was sleeping, Coroner's Investigator Elissa Fleak said.

Fleak was the 16th witness to testify in the preliminary hearing to decide if the involuntary manslaughter case against Dr. Conrad Murray will go to trial.  The hearing is expected to last two or three weeks with 20 to 30 witnesses.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    shantel you sound angry.. i love angry black women, come over to my trailer in south kcmo and you can hang out with me. i still have my thiller outfit. i just got back from go-chicken-go and stoped by quik trip and picked up some fanta to go with it. we can watch some tv if you want i have sanford and son on dvd also i have nakedgun 1,2,33 1/2 also it has oj in it. anyways if you have to fly in i can pick you up in my 82 camaro, i dont have spinners on my car but the seats do recline. if you dont want to watch tv we can play some tonk or dominos and sip on some syszerp.

    January 9, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Appreciate that intelligent post about MJ, especially since I was a big fan of his and was aware from the media that he had trouble sleeping. Great performer he was!

    January 9, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. helenhull102951

    It does not matter if he was murdered or if it was suicide, the CHILD MOLESTER/FREAK/WANNA-BE/WIERD MOTHER-F–KER is dead... May he rest in HELL!!! Children are safe and we don't have to hear that god awful noise he called music again. So leave the doctor alone and let the crap end!!! I am sick of hearing about him and his TRUELY SCREWED UP FAMILY. He died the way he wanted, just like his idol *THE REAL KING OF MUSIC ELVIS* MAY ELVIS REST IN PEACE!!! As for M. Jackson play and rest easy children of the world the MOLESTER is dead, at least that one is... *Wayne*

    January 9, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. helenhull102951

    And Cesar my man you're an ignorent individual, go back to mexico!!! *Wayne*

    January 9, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @HelenHull102957: You've truly got to be the dumbest, most ignorant, uneducated hog in the land. I feel sorry for your husband if you have one. Now go into your closet and stay there until someone wants to make love to you, which is not until your next life-sorry hog face.

    January 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Veritas

    Micheal rest in peace you were a great talent lost to a world that didnt completly understand you. OJ on the other hand guilty and when the kangaroo court found you innocent you just couldnt let it go. your book If I Did It was him laughing in the faces of his victims families. But he showed everyone what he's made of by commiting an armed robbery i suppose he's innocent of that too NOT!

    January 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    @Veritas: Watch out, HelenHull hates black people and hispanics. She just may insult you for your nice post on MJ.

    January 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. biebers pube

    @ Shantel hows the poop taste?

    January 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. shadowmia

    Actually the 14 (not 12) bottles of Propofol were not found in Jackson's home. They were found in Murray's home–officers acting on a tip searched Murray's home and discovered both the Propofol and other drugs that which were found in Michael Jackson's body.

    CNN should made a better effort to get its facts and stories correct.

    January 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ultravioletrae

    very misleading story, doesn't give readers the sense of how commonly used propofol is, and how small the doses are in each bottle. it also doesn't give the readers a sense of what medications were in those 7 bottles, that they were appropriate medications given jackson's history, and that they were actuallly being underutilized by jackson. the reason jackson died is the gross negligence of dr murray, who could have easily administered these drugs safely, and could have just as easily monitored and resuscitated the patient if needed. please try to give at least some thought as to how this story is reported.

    January 10, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  11. LOW LYF

    HEY RUFFNUTT AFTER YOU PICK UP SHANTEL COME GET ME WE CAN ALL GET HIGH OFF SOME WEED AND I CAN GET MY THREEWOLF T-SHIRT FROM YOU WHEN YOU TAKE IT OFF WHEN YOUR GETTIN WITH SHANTEL

    January 10, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      look. not everyone can handle the power of my three wolf t-shirt. you have to restrain yourself and be a good dumptruck other wise there will be more low lyf's running around.

      btw a good dumptruck backs up to dump it's load.

      January 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
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