Today, Conrad Murray’s home in a Las Vegas gated community was searched by police, as part of the investigation into Michael’s sudden death.
Edward Chernoff, the doctor’s lawyer said that they were looking for Michael’s medical records. He said the warrant “authorised investigators to look for medical records relating to Michael Jackson and all of his reported aliases”.
He added that the doctor was present during the search and co-operated fully. The police seized mobile phones and a computer hard drive. Doctor Murray has been questioned twice by police. but has not yet been named as a suspect.
The warrant, filed in Harris County District Court, said authorities were looking for “items constituting evidence of the offence of manslaughter that tend to show that Dr Conrad Murray committed the said criminal offence”.
Such charges against a doctor for the death of a patient are extremely rare and require authorities to show there was a reckless action that created a risk of death.
Items seized during the searches included 27 tablets of the weight loss drug Phentermine, a tablet of the muscle relaxant Clonazepam, two hard drives, notices from the Internal Revenue Service and a registration for controlled substances.