VIDEO: Michael Jackson trial: pop star's body riddled with powerful anaesthetic propofol
A TOXICOLOGIST confirms that significant amounts of the powerful anesthetic propofol were found in the blood, urine and liver of singer Michael Jackson when he died.
In the eighth day of the trial of Dr Conrad Murray, the singer's personal physician, the coroner's toxicologist testified to detecting significant amounts of the drugs propofol, lidocaine and lorazepam in Michael Jackson's body.
Dr Dan Anderson, who performed drug tests on the pop star during a post mortem, said he took eight specimens, including samples from the heart, liver, stomach and urine - all of which showed significant amounts of sedatives and the powerful anesthetic propofol.
Dr Murray, who was with Michael Jackson when he died, said he administered the drugs through an intravenous infusion to help Jackson sleep.
However, the doctor's defence attorneys claim it was Jackson himself who took an extra, fatal dose of the drug once Dr Murray was out of the room.
Dr Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter but could face four years in prison if convicted.