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Michael Jackson's Nurse Served With Subpoena As Investigators Gather Medical Records

July 23, 2009 12:23 PM ET

Michael Jackson's nurse/nutritionist Cherilyn Lee was served with a subpoena yesterday as investigators continue to seek out all medical records pertaining to the singer, Us Weekly reports. In the days following Jackson's death, it was Lee who said that Jackson "desperately" sought Diprivan, the brand name for the powerful sedative Propofol, to help him sleep. Lee is said to be cooperating with law officials, and the subpoena was only necessary because medical documents are protected by law, Us writes. Earlier this month, Jackson's friend and dermatologist Arnold Klein — the rumored father of Jackson's eldest two children — was also served with a subpoena.

As Rock Daily reported yesterday, over two dozen law officials raided the Houston, Texas, offices of Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray. According to the search warrant, law officials were looking for "evidence of the offense of manslaughter." Murray has been the central target into the investigation of Jackson's death, as the doctor was the last person to see the singer alive.

An overdose of Propofol — a strong anesthetic which is only supposed to be for hospital use — could cause someone to stop breathing, leading to carbon dioxide buildup in the body that could result in sudden cardiac arrest, which is what ultimately caused Michael Jackson’s death. Investigators are reportedly weighing whether Jackson's death should be ruled an accidental overdose or homicide.

In other Jackson news, AEG Live, the concert promoters behind Jackson's planned This Is It! run of concerts in London, have asked for all documents and legal papers related to an upcoming August 3rd probate hearing, signaling that the company is seeking to get involved in the hearing in some capacity, TMZ reports. As Rock Daily previously reported, AEG Live was on the verge of — or have already completed — deals to turn the This Is It! rehearsals into a feature-length movie and also have plans to have a tribute show for television.

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Michael Jackson Doctor's Houston Offices Raided By Law Officials
Michael Jackson "Desperately" Sought Sedative, Nutritionist Says
Michael Jackson's Death Might Be Ruled Homicide, Police Chief Says

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