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Michael Jackson: Doctor's lawyer says singer was not injected with Demerol

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A lawyer for Michael Jackson’s personal physician tells the Los Angeles Times that reports that the singer was injected with Demerol just before his death last Thursday are “absolutely false.” “There was no Demerol. No OxyContin,” Edward Chernoff, attorney for Dr. Conrad Murray, told The Times. Chernoff says Jackson wasn’t breathing and had a weak pulse when Murray found the singer in bed in his Holmby Hills mansion, so the doctor began administering CPR. Chernoff was present during the LAPD’s three-hour interview with Murray on Saturday. Investigators say the doctor is in no way a suspect and told the L.A. Times that reports that Jackson was injected with Demerol or other painkillers are coming from outside the investigation. Chernoff says Murray will wait until the investigation is complete before speaking publicly about the tragedy.

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