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No charges likely in Jacko death investigation until new year

By | Published on Thursday 3 December 2009

Police investigating the death of Michael Jackson say no one will be charged with anything before the end of the year, with some sources telling the LA Times that making a decision as to whether to file criminal charges at all is “months rather than weeks away”.

As much previously reported, Jackson’s personal doctor Conrad Murray has been accused of negligence in administering the dangerous drug propofol to the singer to help him sleep. It was that drug that seemingly killed him. Others may have broken laws in providing Jackson or Murray with the drug.

The LAPD’s long drawn out investigation into Jacko’s demise is still ongoing. Sources say that the medical data relating to the singer’s death is complex, and that experts have had to be drafted in to help. Those experts still have work to do.

Murray, of course, insists he acted competently in the administering of drugs to Jackson prior to his death, even though that last dose of propofol proved lethal. He’s also reportedly told investigators he was trying to wean the singer off the drug, to which he was addicted.

Either way, it’s likely to be a while before the LA District Attorney decides whether to prosecute anyone in relation to the singer’s death.

Meanwhile, Eminem, who has fought with his own prescription drug addictions in recent years of course, has said Jacko’s dependencies sound similar to those he battled with. Shady says that it is all too easy to get addicted to dangerous medications when you’re rich and famous enough that doctors will provide whatever drugs you demand.

Starting by observing that “it’s hard to decipher what the fuck is true” with regards Jacko, he adds: “There’s the story of how he woke up at whatever time and he needed something to go back to sleep because he has this or that and it didn’t work – that’s exactly what used to happen to me. I could just say, ‘Yo, I need this and this and this’, and they’re going to give me whatever I want”.

Some have speculated that the LAPD’s investigation into Jackson’s death has unearthed a network of medics and pharmacists who feed millionaire celebrities’ prescription drug addictions for a handsome fee, some operating within the law, others pushing their luck.