In what will undoubtedly turn into one of the most highly watched homicide investigations in recent memory, a police official told the Associated Press yesterday that the L.A. County Coroner has ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide.
A toxicology report confirmed that Jackson had significant amounts of the anesthetic drug Propofol, along with several other sedatives, in his blood at the time of his death, a mixture that proved to be fatal.
Police have yet to charge anyone in the case, and may never file any charges, but the lead suspect is widely believed to be Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician and the doctor who was present during the pop star's death. Murray has consistently proclaimed his innocence, insisting that he was simply carrying out Jackson's wishes and that he had grown concerned that Jackson was addicted to Propofol.
OpposingViews asks: Should Murray be charged with murder?