Sharpton: Jackson family not taking "accusatory tone" in star's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Though Michael Jackson's family wants a second autopsy, the Rev. Al Sharpton says the Jackson family has "not taken an accusatory tone toward anyone" in Jackson's death.

The Los Angeles County medical examiner said the singer had taken an unspecified prescription medication before his death, but the autopsy found no indication of trauma or foul play. With more test results needed, an official cause of death could take weeks.

People close to Jackson have said since his death that they had been concerned about his use of painkillers.

But a lawyer for Jackson's doctor says any drugs that Dr. Conrad Murray gave him were prescribed in response to a specific complaint and did not contribute to the star's death.

Appearing on CBS' "Early Show," Sharpton said the family got a second autopsy because "they wanted to be sure they have all the facts" and not because they had specific suspicions.

Jackson family attorney Londell McMillan tells NBC's "Today" show Jackson had appeared healthy enough to be rehearsing for his upcoming concerts, and the family is "quite clearly troubled" about the circumstances surrounding the death.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Kevin Location: Knoxville on Jun 29, 2009 at 08:54 AM
    I knew it would only be a matter of time before the press mongers of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton took the stage. These guys need to crawl under a rock and stay there - forever!


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