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Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, spoke for the first time about her son's death last night on Fox News, calling in to speak to Geraldo Rivera.

Asked how she feels about Dr. Conrad Murray and his role, she said: "All I know is that my son is dead and I don't think he just died of natural causes."

Well, yeah.

"He's too young for that. Something happened, I don't know what."

Katherine Jackson also denied her husband, Joe, is banned from their Encino home and said that Michael's children Prince, Paris and Blanket, who she currently has custody of as instructed by the late star's last will, are all "doing fine."

Debbie Rowe, the biological mother of the elder two, will have visitation with the children, but did not ask for custody and will receive no compensation.

Listen to Katherine Jackson's interview with Geraldo below ...

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As investigators try to piece together the relationship between Dr. Conrad Murray and other medical professionals in the death of an icon, the L.A. County coroner's office indefinitely delayed the release of Michael Jackson's autopsy results.

A meeting between officials from the D.A.'s office, the LAPD and the coroner's office to discuss progress in the case resulted in Chief Ed Winter of the coroner's office saying ... he could not say when the cause of death would be announced.

"I have no idea," Winter said.

A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said the coroner's staff asked for a delay but that there are no disagreements in theprobe over the interpretation of evidence, including toxicology tests, or the direction of the inquiry.

Law enforcement officials initially said the toxicology results, which are expected to make clear what killed Michael Jackson, would be made public this week.

The delay comes as investigators hunt for evidence of communication between Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, and other health practitioners.

Smiling Michael Jackson

Warrants for searches conducted this week on Murray's Las Vegas properties authorized federal drug agents and LAPD detectives to seize e-mails, letters and notes between the cardiologist, Jackson and Beverly Hills dermatologist Arnold Klein.

Also seized was correspondence with:

  • Hollywood rheumatologist Allan Metzger
  • Los Angeles nurse Cherilyn Lee
  • Las Vegas dentist Mark Tadrissi
  • Beverly Hills anesthesiologist Randy Rosen
  • NYC ear-nose-and-throat specialist David Slavit

Jackson was a past patient of Rosen. Arnold Klein, Metzger and Lee bad been treating Jackson at the time of his death. Lee has said Jackson's asked her in April for Propofol, the potent anesthetic law enforcement sources said was found in his home.

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Michael Jackson spent his final hours in Dr. Conrad Murray's bedroom. In his personal physician's bed, as a matter of fact, investigators are saying.

Law enforcement sources say Jackson did not want people going in and out of his room, so he used Murray's bedroom when he received his IV of Propofol.

Michael Jackson Jr. Birth Certificate

Dr. Conrad Murray administered the powerful anesthesia to Jackson - as he was doing almost nightly - hours before he died, as the singer lay in his bed.

Emergency workers found an IV stand, an empty IV bag and oxygen tanks in Murray's room. Cops found a secret stash of Propofol and other drugs hidden in a closet connected to Murray's room in their searches after Michael passed away.

At some point, Dr. Conrad Murray left the room when Jackson was receiving an IV drip of Propofol and the doctor may have even fallen asleep. Cops believe by the time he woke, Michael Jackson's heart may have already stopped beating.

Dr. Murray was not in Jackson's house during the day. He would show up in the evening and leave in the morning. Law enforcement believes the doc may have regularly gone there at night to administer Propofol via IV so he could sleep.

Law enforcement officials believe that Dr. Conrad Murray may have discovered Michael Jackson around 9 a.m. on June 25 the day of the singer's death.

One theory cops are working on in their massive manslaughter investigation is that after discovering Jackson either in distress or dead, Dr. Murray called two employees in Houston and told them to remove boxes from his storage unit.

Both women - LaQuisha Middleton and her sister, LaQuanda Price - say Dr. Murray did not call them, but police think that's dubious. The stories of these women conflict. One says a box of needles was retrieved; the other, a chair.

As for what may have been in the boxes, law enforcement is investigating whether Dr. Murray had Propofol delivered to his Houston medical office ... possibly put in his storage unit ... and then FedEx'd to Los Angeles as needed.

Dr. Conrad Murray rented the storage unit April 1 and staff went back on four different occasions before Jackson's death. Law enforcement remains on the hunt for evidence of Propofol when they searched Dr. Conrad Murray's home and offices.

According to the search warrants, authorities were looking for, among other things, "records, shipping orders, distribution lists, use records relating to the purchase, transfer, receiving, ordering, delivery and storage of PROPOFOL."

The warrant also stated officials were looking to prove a number of alleged violations, including "prescribing to an addict" and "excessive prescribing."

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Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, will get custody of his three children under terms of a deal that's just been reached, according to reports.

According to reports, Debbie Rowe, the mother of the Michael's eldest two children, Prince Michael I and Paris Jackson, will get visitation, but no cash.

Though he did not go into specifics, Katherine's attorney Londell McMillan said on CBS' The Early Show Thursday: "It's an agreement, an agreement for the best interests of the children. This is not a money deal. This is not about money."

Since the singer's June 25 death, Katherine Jackson, 79, was named the legal guardian and has been in control of Prince, Paris and Michael's third child, Blanket.

Blanket (a.k.a. Prince Michael Jackson II) was born to an unnamed surrogate, though recent tabloid reports have suggested that his biological mother is Pia Bhatti.

That would be the mother of Omer Bhatti, MJ's supposed "secret son."

But back to Debbie Rowe. The singer's ex-wife has sent mixed signals on the subject of whether she wants to be the children's guardian since he passed away.

NBC's Today show reports that under the new deal, Debbie Rowe, who will not receive money, will retain her parental rights but has agreed not to claim custody.

Mother of Prince Michael

Katherine Jackson will raise Michael Jackson's kids, as he requested. Debbie Rowe will be allowed visitation with Prince Michael and Paris Jackson, her biological children.

NBC also reports that Prince and Paris know Debbie Rowe is their mother, and as a central part of the agreement, they will begin to have a relationship with her. A child psychologist will supervise the process, according to reports.

McMillan said , "We will be making an announcement shortly on that issue, and all the parties are resolved. There is no situation better for these children than for them to be raised and reared in the loving care of Mrs. Katherine Jackson."

He dismissed reports that crazy Joe Jackson shouldn't be involved in raising the star's children. Said McMillan, "I don't think it's valid at all. I think that Joe Jackson is the husband of Mrs. Jackson, but he is not living in Los Angeles."

Katherine Jackson was also left 40 percent of Michael Jackson's estate, whereas Joe and Debbie Rowe were omitted from the will altogether.

Michael appointed his two longtime business partners, John Branca and John McClain, as co-executors. Katherine wants to be included on all future dealings regarding the estate, but denies she is challenging the executors or will.

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Two weeks ago, rumors began circulating that a Norwegian dancer, Omer Bhatti, is the secret son of Michael Jackson, a love child resulting from the King of Pop's one-night stand with his mother, Pia Bhatti, a quarter-century ago.

Speculation then increased when photos surfaced of Omer Bhatti sitting with Jackson's brothers at his memorial service July 7, and when it was revealed that Bhatti lived at Neverland Ranch with Jackson when he was a kid.

But last week, according to The Mirror (UK), Omer said that while he and the star were very close, and he was "like a son" to him, they are not related.

That made sense ... at least as much as anything regarding Michael Jackson can. But now, Michael's insane father, Joe, is weighing in on the subject.

In an interview with NewsOne, Joe Jackson is now saying Michael Jackson is the father of Omer Bhatti, and that he always knew Omer as his son.

Compelling, yes. But there are a couple of problems with this account:

  1. Joe Jackson is typically not lucid.
  2. When Joe Jackson does have a coherent thought, it more than likely is based around a shameless attempt to cash in on someone or something.

More than likely, Joe either has no clue where he is at this moment, or is angling to make money off of this story somehow. A pimp always finds a way.

The kid himself has explained the relationship with Michael, and with a lack of anything more concrete to go on, it's still hard to believe that the 25-year-old is the secret love child of Michael Jackson. Oh, and Omer Bhatti is WHITE, people.

Here's the recent Joe Jackson interview in question ...

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Michael Jackson's chef, Kai Chase, is speaking out about the day the King of Pop died and the role played by the singer's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.

Chase said she knew something was amiss when Murray didn't come downstairs to get the juices and granola he routinely brought Michael Jackson each morning.

Kai also said she was also used to seeing the doctor coming down the steps carrying oxygen tanks. But Murray didn't come downstairs on the morning of June 25.

"I thought maybe Mr. Jackson is sleeping late," Chase said.

"I started preparing the lunch and then I looked at my cell phone and it was noon. About 12:05 or 12:10 Dr. Murray runs down and screams, 'Go get Prince!'"

"He's screaming loud. I run to the den where the kids are playing. Prince runs to meet Dr. Murray and from then on, the energy in the house just changed."

"I walked into the hall and I saw the children there. The daughter (Paris Jackson) was crying," Kai Chase continued. "I saw paramedics running up the stairs."

Celebrity chef Kai Chase has also worked with numerous other stars.

Then, a small group consisting of the three children, their nanny (Grace Rwaramba) and Chase held hands and began to pray in a circle, the chef recalled.

As paramedics raced to the room - with Jackson already dead - Chase said, "We were all praying, 'Help Mr. Jackson be O.K.' "Then everyone was very quiet."

At about 1:30 p.m. she said that security guards told her and other staff to leave the property because "Mr. Jackson was being taken to the hospital."

Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m.

Authorities raided the home and office of Murray's in Las Vegas Tuesday, following a raid last week at his clinic and storage facility in Houston last week.

Investigators believe Jackson died from a fatal dose of Propofol, an anesthetic allegedly supplied by Dr. Conrad Murray sometime the morning of June 25.

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The legal team for Katherine Jackson, the late Michael Jackson's mother, has asked a judge for the power to request info on her son's estate from the executors.

Lawyers for Katherine asked for authority to subpoena attorney John Branca and former music exec John McClain, the two men named by the pop icon in his last will as the executors. They want to interview them and search their records.

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff will not respond to their request until Monday. On that day, he plans to consider a wide range of matters.

Some close to the situation have suggested that Joe Jackson is driving Katherine's legal challenges to the late singer's will, and that the family is divided.

Issues include whether the special administrators will continue their roles and whether an allowance will be granted to Katherine Jackson and Michael's three children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris Jackson, 11, and Blanket, 7.

Katherine Jackson was named guardian of Michael's three children.

Debbie Rowe is the biological mother of Prince and Paris. As for Blanket Jackson, his mom is unknown, though recent rumors suggest it may be Pia Bhatti.

Tuesday's filing was meant to expedite the process of obtaining "important personal, business and legal information and documents relating to Michael Jackson."

That's according to written statement from L. Londell McMillan, who is part of Katherine Jackson's legal team, in advance of the upcoming August 3 hearing.

They're also seeking "life insurance policies, settlements and disputes as well as agreements between temporary special administrators and Michael Jackson."

Time will tell whether Katherine Jackson is able to make her voice heard - and what the true agenda behind any of this is, as Michael's will seems clear cut.

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DEA agents, the LAPD and Las Vegas police are executing search warrants on the Las Vegas home and office of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray.

Officials raided Dr. Murray’s gated community and his office, Global Cardiovascular Associates today. His Houston office was similarly searched last week.

This marks the latest development in a month-long manslaughter investigation that places Murray at the center of the mystery surrounding Jackson’s death.

Law enforcement officials believe Murray gave Jackson Propofol, a powerful anesthesia, hours before his death. Reports say he admitted as much in interviews.

Dr. Murray's lawyer, Edward Chernoff, has said only that the doctor "didn't prescribe or administer anything that should have killed Michael Jackson."

The investigative team heading the probe into Jackson’s death are conducting interviews with physicians and personnel at medical facilities in Las Vegas.

Like last week, the warrants issued today permit the authorities to search for "property or items constituting evidence of the offense of manslaughter that tend to show that Dr. Conrad Murray committed the said criminal offense."

Toxicology reports are still pending, but investigators are working under the assumption that Propofol caused Jackson's heart to stop, officials believe.

A search warrant was granted based on preliminary toxicology reports that indicate that Propofol contributed to the death of the King of Pop on June 25.

Michael Jackson is believed to have been using the drug for about two years and investigators are trying to determine how many other doctors administered it.

An AP source says Jackson relied on Propofol "like an alarm clock." A doctor would administer it when MJ went to sleep, then stop it when he wanted to get up.

Authorities also raided a storage unit belonging to Murray in Houston, where two unnamed women were seen removing files shortly after Jackson passed away.

Police say Dr. Conrad Murray is cooperating and is not a suspect.

Murray became Michael Jackson's personal physician in May and was to set to accompany the superstar to London for a series of concerts starting this July.

He was staying with Jackson in the L.A. mansion and, according to Chernoff, "happened to find" an unconscious Jackson in the pop star's bedroom June 25.

Though police say he was dead when paramedics arrived, Murray tried to revive him by compressing his chest with one hand while supporting his back.

Police found Propofol and other drugs in Jackson's home. An IV line and three oxygen tanks were in the room. Murray also kept a secret drug stash.

Using Propofol to sleep exceeds the drug's purpose, as it can depress breathing and lower heart rates and blood pressure. Because of the risks, Propofol is supposed to be administered only in medical settings by trained personnel.

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Police have long believed Dr. Conrad Murray administered Propofol, a potent anesthesia that should never be found outside a hospital, to Michael Jackson.

They have also been operating under the assumption that this killed him.

Well, there's a good reason police believe Murray gave the star the drug. It turns out he admitted doing so two days after Jackson's death back on June 25.

Dr. Conrad Murray told the LAPD he administered Propofol to the music icon hours before he died. This is according to multiple law enforcement sources.

Murray gave Jackson an IV drip of the powerful anesthesia.

Police believe Murray simply wasn't paying attention when the star's heart stopped beating, thus accounting for the timeline gap in between when the coroner's office believes Jackson flatlined and when the 911 call was placed.

One theory? Dr. Conrad Murray fell asleep while the drug was being administered and awakened to find Michael Jackson dead of cardiac arrest. The singer died by the time paramedics arrived, though Murray did not let them call it there.

An IV drip of Propofol allows for a constant, steady infusion of the drug during a period of time determined by the trained professional administering it.

Again, this is supposed to take place in a hospital.

Moreover, it is considered reckless in the medical community for a doctor to administer an IV drip of Propofol without the patient being monitored by an EKG, which monitors the patient's pulse. No EKG was found in Michael's house.

Another device called a pulse oximeter is used to determine the oxygen saturation in the patient's blood. If the patient's breathing slows to dangerous levels, an alarm will alert the treating physician. No oximeter was found in the house.

No one knows precisely why the drug was administered.

If the above is all true, however, we suspect it is only a matter of time before Dr. Conrad Murray faces the music, possibly even manslaughter charges.

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Contrary to reports, Omer Bhatti says he's not Michael Jackson's love child.

But is the 25-year-old connected to the late superstar in a different way?

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In recent weeks, Omer Bhatti has been said to be Michael Jackson's "secret son," a product of a one-night stand Michael had with his Norwegian mom, Pia.

Omer says it's not true, but rather Michael was just a father figure to him while his family lived at Neverland Ranch when he was a young boy (weird, yes).

We thought that was the end of it.

But today, Star Magazine claims the biological mother of Michael's third child, Prince Michael Jackson II (a.k.a. Blanket) is ... none other than Pia Bhatti.

Is Omer Bhatti's mom Pia also Blanket Jackson's mom?

Blanket was born to an unknown surrogate in 2002. His birth mother has never been ID'd. Debbie Rowe is (supposedly) the mother of Jackson's other kids.

As for Pia Bhatti, the one-time dental hygienist lives with her husband in a middle-class suburb of Oslo, Norway, and refuses all requests for interviews.

"Pia was sworn to secrecy about Blanket," says a source. "Michael liked the mystique. He never wanted anyone to know the truth about any of his children."

The report claims that Omer Bhatti, who dazzled MJ with his moonwalk in 1996, became so close to the pop star that Jackson wanted Pia to carry Blanket.

Of Pia being Blanket’s mom, the source continues: "But you only had to see her with Blanket. She treated him as her own for one very good reason - he is."

Michael Jackson Biography

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