The L A County coroner ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press on this afternoon. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the findings have not been publicly released. Murray, Jackson's personal physician is the target of a manslaughter probe.
Meanwhile, a search warrant affidavit revealed that Jackson had lethal levels of the powerful anesthetic Propofol in his system when he died in his rented Los Angeles mansion on June 25.
The document unsealed Monday allowed officials to raid the Houston offices and storage facility of Dr. Conrad Murray last month.
According to the warrant, Murray, Jackson's personal physician, had been treating the singer for insomnia with the sedative for six weeks. According to the document, Murray said he had been trying to wean Jackson off the powerful sedative by using smaller doses in combination with the sedatives lorazepam and midazolam.