The circus continues…
The saga of Maurice Clemmons, a deeply troubled and violent man finally came to an end this morning, when he was shot and killed by a Seattle Police Officer. Clemmons was the prime suspect, and was being pursued by police for the brutal murder of 4 Lakewood Policemen Sunday as they sat in a coffee shop before their shift.
Investigators said they believed Clemmons — who had a violent criminal history in Arkansas and Washington — was aided by a network of friends and family before he was killed at about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Pierce County Sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer said his agency had arrested three people for rendering criminal assistance to Clemmons and had taken a getaway driver into custody.
“We expect to have maybe six or seven people in custody by the day’s end,” Troyer added. “Some are friends, some are acquaintances, some are partners in crime, some are relatives. Now they’re all partners in crime.”
On Monday, officers detained a sister of Clemmons who they think treated the suspect’s gunshot wound.
“We believe she drove him up to Seattle and bandaged him up,” Troyer said.
As has hit every news outlet in the world by now, Michael Jackson’s death has been ruled Manslaughter, which is to say…
Police have yet to establish a motive for the crime, beyond malpractice by MJ’s Doctor – Dr. Conrad Murray. What is apparent though, is that significant portions of Dr. Murray’s initial testimony to police don’t stand up to closer scrutiny.
Whether other people were involved, or whether there was a plot of some sort appears to be pure conjecture at this point. Conjecture which morbidly will likely become legend as time goes on.
The most damning evidence against Dr. Murray is the timeline established by police and sequence of events leading to MJ’s death – Continue reading
Saw a report last night that claimed Jackson was paying Dr. Murray $150,000 a month – but that Murray had several defaulted debts in the $400,000 range…
$150k a month will buy a whole lot of poison.
LAS VEGAS — Authorities searched the sprawling Las Vegas home and medical office of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor Tuesday, seeking documents as part of a manslaughter investigation into the singer’s death.
Los Angeles police and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents entered Dr. Conrad Murray’s home in a gated community while others across town searched Murray’s medical offices, Global Cardiovascular Associates Inc.
Michael Flanagan, assistant special agent in charge of the Las Vegas DEA office, said the warrants were sealed and he couldn’t say what documents agents were seeking. He said he expected the search would last five hours.
It was the second time in less than a week that investigators targeted Murray’s property. Last week in Houston authorities searched his clinic and storage. Court records show they were seeking evidence of whether the doctor committed manslaughter.
With toxicology reports pending, investigators are working under the theory that Murray gave Jackson the powerful anesthetic propofol to help him go to sleep, and the drug caused his heart to stop, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Murray told investigators he administered propofol sometime in the early morning of June 25, the day Jackson died, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
The official told AP that Murray left the bedroom where Jackson was sedated and returned to find the star unresponsive.
Police have said Murray is cooperating and have not labeled him a suspect.
Gotta go with Nina here…