Michael Jackson's family members in court for Dr. Conrad Murray's 'not guilty' plea; full autopsy report released
The full autopsy report released Monday said the singer had been given an amount of propofol appropriate for "major surgery." The report includes a detailed description of Jackson's bedroom and a list of prescription drugs found in the home.
In the coroner's report, anesthesiology consultant Selma Calmes wrote: "There are NO reports of [propofol's] use for insomnia relief, to my knowledge. The only reports of its use in homes are cases of fatal abuse (first reported in 1992), suicide, murder and accident."
Joe and Katherine Jackson sat behind prosecutors Monday, along with LaToya, Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Randy Jackson. Katherine has custody of Michael's three children; Joe is seeking an allowance of $20,000 a month from his son's estate. The two have been separated for years but remain married.
Murray, who surrendered voluntarily, gave up his passport Monday afternoon and was taken into custody. He is expected to post bail.
Deputy Dist. Atty. David Walgren, who is also handling the attempt to extradite Roman Polanski to face sentencing in a 3-decade-old child-sex case, will handle the Murray prosecution, the D.A.'s office said.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Katherine and Joe Jackson arrive at the Los Angeles Superior Court Airport Courthouse on Feb. 8. Credit: Phil McCarten / EPA.
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