When is overdosing your responsibility or your doctor’s? We’re about to find out after the LA County coroner’s finding that Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide. From the timeline of events, Jackson could not sleep despite repeatedly requesting increasingly powerful sedatives from his doctor (who else would have a doctor living with him 24 hours every day?) which sent him on a downward spiral toward his sad and solitary end.
The doctor appears to have been acting on orders from Jackson, who may have been so out of it that his judgement was clouded. Which begs the question: with a rich, celebrity patient like Jackson who has you on the payroll 24/7 WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO KILL HIM? And if the patient requests more and more drugs and you don’t give them to him, AREN’T YOU RISKING YOUR BIG, FAT, LUCRATIVE JOB?
The coroner may just be making the ruling to continue the investigation which often happens in celebrity or high-profile questionable deaths. But in so doing, the coroner also appears to be attempting to protect the reputation of a man who was obviously demented, among other numerous mental and self-inflicted health problems, and trying to solely blame someone other than Jackson for his own demise.
It’s clear Jackson’s reckless behavior with children, money, his body and life in general is a pattern that seems to have been ignored by the coroner to this point. His dependence on endless amounts of powerful sedatives just so he can make it through the night is indicative of the real cause of death here, whether the doctor was trying to kill him or not.