When EMTs arrived there was evidence someone had been performing CPR on Michael for "quite some time." There was evidence of Lidocaine — an old-school drug that can be used to treat disturbances in the heart’s rhythm. Medics took over performing CPR but determined Jackson was lifeless — and wanted to call the coroner to pick up the body.
We’re told Jackson was flat-lined when EMTs arrived.
But our sources say M.J.’s doc demanded EMTs continue performing CPR anyway, and demanded that they take Michael to the hospital.
Once they arrived at UCLA, we’re told Jackson’s doc continued to personally administer CPR — even though it was clear Jackson was already gone.
In Houston reports the man LPAD is now interviewing is Dr. Conrad Robert Murray, who had been living with Jackson in his rented mansion. We’re told Murray attempted to revive Michael until paramedics showed up at the scene.
The station reports the car that was towed from Michael’s house last night was registered to Murray’s sister. Law enforcement is looking for the doctor so they can question him.
It has been widely reported Debbie Rowe gave up her parental rights to Paris and Michael Jr. That is not true.
During the custody fight that Rowe had with Jackson in 2005, she attempted to give up her parental rights, saying Michael was the greatest father ever. Retired Judge Stephen Lachs, who presided over the hearing, initially ruled her rights were terminated … but then Lachs reversed his decision.
Here’s what happened. We spoke with Lance Spiegel, the lawyer who repped Jackson at the time. Spiegel says under the law, the Department of Children and Family Services must conduct a parental fitness investigation before parental rights are terminated and that didn’t happen with Rowe.
So Rowe has never given up any of her parental rights. As a result, under California law, Rowe is now presumed to be the person who will get custody. The only way Rowe can be denied custody is if a court determines it would be "detrimental to the children."
As for whether Rowe will ask for custody …. our sources say you can bet on it. We’re told if Rowe gets custody she will get "a huge amount of child support from Jackson’s estate.
We’re told Joe Jackson recently wanted to put Michael in a rehab facility in Palmdale, California for what he considered an "addiction" to morphine and prescription drugs.
Family members say they felt he was unable to perform for his upcoming concerts because of his drug use.
Members of the upcoming tour tell TMZ Jackson was generally lethargic and very late for rehearsals.
There are reports Jackson OD’d yesterday on Demerol, a drug similar to morphine.
Interestingly, Jackson wrote a song called "Morphine" in 1997. One of the lyrics — "Demerol. Demerol. Oh God he’s taking Demerol.