Detective describes Jackson doc's timeline of meds

Detective describes Jackson doc's timeline of meds
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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 7:23pm

LOS ANGELES — A detective has testified that the doctor charged iin the death of Michael Jackson told police he had given the singer a powerful anesthetic at least six nights a week for two months before his death.

Los Angeles police detective Orlando Martinez said Monday that Dr. Conrad Murray told him he avoided giving propofol to Jackson until about 10:40 a.m. on the day he died.

Martinez says Murray reported giving the pop star 25 milligrams of the anesthetic — about half the usual dose.

Martinez says Murray told police he had given Jackson several sedatives intravenously earlier in the day.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors contend he administered a lethal mix of propofol and other sedatives to the singer.

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