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LAPD NOT treating Michael Jackson's death as homicide

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UPDATE: It looks like TMZ’s report that the LAPD were listening to LaToya Jackson’s ramblings and were treating Michael Jackson’s death as a homicide simply aren’t true, Access Hollywood says.  Boy, we’re glad technological advances make media reports inaccurate and ubiquitous these days. What wonders today!

The site said authorities were focusing on the vials of the anesthesia Propofol found in MJ’s home, saying there was “plenty of powerful evidence” linking Dr. Conrad Murray as the man behind the, um, trigger. This evidence apparently included an IV stand, an oxygen tank and the drugs themselves.

But LAPD Media Relations Officer Sara Faden told NBC News that those rumors were false, and there was no homicide investigation.

Murray’s lawyer would not confirm or deny whether his client gave Jackson the Propofol, but a spokesman for the attorney said investigators hadn’t said there was a homicide investigation.

Technically the probe is still “ongoing,” like our interminable coverage of this junk.

And if you’re feeling especially ghoulish today, check out video obtained exclusively by Us magazine of Jackson’s 1984 Pepsi shoot at blogs.tampabay.com/juice. It’s not light viewing, but it shows why Michael started his painkiller addiction shortly afterward.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:45am]

    

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