Michael Jackson's death ruled a homicide

By WLOX Staff

LOS ANGELES (WLOX) - The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide. The finding makes it more likely criminal charges will be filed against the doctor who was with the pop star when he died.

The official said the coroner determined a fatal combination of drugs was given to Jackson hours before he died in his rented Los Angeles mansion on June 25. Findings have not been publicly released.

Forensic tests found the powerful anesthetic propofol in Jackson's system along with two sedatives, the official said.

Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson 's personal physician, is the target of a manslaughter probe headed by Los Angeles police.

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