LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide involving a lethal combination of drugs.
Michael Jackson was allegedly killed on June 25 even as the corpse-like King of Pop was preparing for a dramatic comeback effort in London.
The final autopsy results and complete toxicology report "will remain on security hold in a specially constructed, sealed hyperbaric chamber at the Los Angeles Police Department," according to a release.
The 320-page list of drugs found in Jackson's system was used as probable cause to investigate Dr. Conrad Murray.
Murray had previously told detectives he was worried Jackson might become addicted to drugs, and had tried to wean Jackson from them, putting together combinations of "alternative methods" that had eventually succeeded in knocking out Jackson on the two nights before his death.
On that fateful night, his methods apparently failed. Murray described the events to detectives:
At about 1:30 a.m., Murray told Jackson, "Night, night!" and tucked him into bed.
At about 2 a.m., he noted Jacko was still wide awake, so Murray told him a bedtime story, then left to get some coffee.
At about 3 a.m., Murray self-administered more coffee, then turned on C-SPAN for Jackson, who was still wide awake.
At about 5 a.m., Murray was startled to find he had been asleep for some time, but noted Jacko was still awake. Tired and cranky, he smothered the star with a pillow until he passed out, then went to the kitchen to get himself a couple of red bulls.
At about 5:06 a.m., Jackson re-awakened and demanded powerful sleep medications. He was then strapped down and shown footage of himself practicing his latest routines and, though he yawned a great deal over the next 5 hours or so, he was still unable to attain sleep.
At about 10:40 a.m., Murray was startled from a heavy slumber by Jackson's now insistent pleas for sleep medication, the document said.
Unable to take it any more, Murray allegedly administered a lethal cocktail of drugs to Jackson.
If convicted, Murray is expected to be out of prison long before Jackson is finally laid to rest.