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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.

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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."

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The strange circumstances surrounding the death of Michael Jackson have law enforcement personnel working overtime to figure out exactly what happened.

It seems that the longer the investigation into just how the superstar passed away continues, the more disturbing and perplexing some of the details become.

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One of the theories investigators are exploring, according to TMZ, is that the singer's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray administered Propofol to him.

After giving Jackson the hospital-grade anesthesia, the mere possession of which is probably enough for him to face criminal charges, Murray left the room.

When he returned, he discovered Michael Jackson's dead body.

We emphasize that this is only a theory. However, it would explain the timeline gap between when Murray says he found MJ and when a 911 call was made.

The iconic Michael Jackson (1958-2009).

Sources say when paramedics arrived Michael Jackson was already dead - even though Murray would not let them pronounce him as such on the scene - and found with an IV in his arm, an IV stand nearby along with an empty IV bag and oxygen tank.

The paramedics on the scene say Dr. Conrad Murray's conduct was "strange" - he was "hard to deal with" and was "getting in the way" of emergency responders.

The paramedics wanted to pronounce Michael Jackson dead at the house but Dr. Murray, who has higher authority, insisted they transport the singer to a hospital.

At the UCLA Medical Center, doctors gave up on resuscitation efforts because Jackson was clearly dead, but Dr. Murray - now the target of a manslaughter investigation - continued CPR, which some of the doctors found odd, to say the least.

As always, more details as the story develops ...

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Michael Jackson's rumored love child, Omer Bhatti, has revealed how the star made him his "honorary" son after inviting him to move in with him years ago.

Omer Bhatti, 25, hails from Norway, and lived at Neverland ranch for eight years. Rumors say Jackson fathered him during a one-night stand with his mom, Pia.

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But he says there is no biological link between them, despite the rumors that he is Jackson's secret son. He says the music legend was just his "best friend."

Omer, who still lives in Norway, reveals that Jackson used to say that he was "like a son" to him and thinks that must be the reason for the love child rumors.

Confiding in a close friend from Oslo, Omer Bhatti said: “Michael Jackson is not my father. He and I were just very, very close. He was my best friend.”

Omer was a guest of honor at Jackson’s memorial service in L.A. two weeks ago – sitting along with the pop legend’s closest relatives in the front row.

“Michael always used to say I was like a son to him,” he said. “But my true parents are in Norway. The reason I was asked to sit with his family at the memorial service is because I was Michael’s closest friend – not because I am his son.”

Bhatti also confided in a girl pal: “Michael was such a special person to me and I cannot believe he is gone, I am in total shock. I have lost weight because I cannot eat anything. All I can think about is how Michael died.”

Omer Bhatti says he moved to Neverland Ranch in 1996 after Michael Jackson met him and his parents in Tunisia where 12-year-old Omer had been on holiday.

Jackson was so taken with Omer, who he dubbed "Little Michael," that he had the adolescent boy, his mother, father and sister move to L.A. with him immediately.

Michael gave Omer’s mum Pia a job as a nanny for his son Prince Michael and employed dad Huayoun as a driver. Meanwhile, he and Omer grew very, very close.

Another of Omer’s friends, Ricky Harlow, also reveals how Omer’s bond with Jackson grew so strong that he shared the star’s bed – while his family stayed in a cottage in a different part of the sprawling Neverland complex.

Amazingly, the sleepovers took place at a time when Michael Jackson was still reeling from allegations that he had molested 13-year-old Jordan Chandler.

Continue reading this article in the UK's Daily Mirror ...

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When paramedics arrived at Michael Jackson's house, he was already dead and it took them a while to even realize the victim was the music icon, new reports say.

Jackson was flatlined when the paramedics arrived shortly after noon PST on June 25. There was no electrical activity in Michael's heart and no sign of life.

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Paramedics wanted to pronounce him dead at the scene but Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal physician, insisted the singer be transported to the hospital.

As a higher medical authority than the EMTs, Dr. Conrad Murray had the power to overrule them. So it went and EMT personnel could not "call it" at his home.

Paramedics didn't realize for nearly 10 minutes the victim was Michael Jackson. As one emergency worker put it: "It just looked like a frail, old, sickly man."

Meanwhile, law enforcement sources continuing to investigate Conrad Murray say he kept a stash of drugs - including the powerful anesthesia Propofol, which they think stopped Michael Jackson's heart - hidden in his closet.

Sources say when the LAPD first searched Jackson's home the night he died, they did not turn up Propofol or many of the other drugs that were in his house.

Dr. Murray talked to the LAPD the following Saturday and the incriminating statements he supplied triggered another, broader search warrant, police are saying.

Cops returned to the house the next Monday and found "various drugs" clandestinely stashed in a closet of the guest room where Dr. Conrad Murray stayed.

Dr. Murray himself apparently told detectives about the closet when interviewed, triggering the search and ultimately a manslaughter investigation against him.

A law enforcement source tells TMZ that "The drugs were concealed... they weren't obvious." Among the stash - Propofol, the drug they believe killed Jackson.

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Dr. Conrad Murray is the target of a manslaughter investigation.

In an incredible twist just one month after Michael Jackson's death on June 25, police arrived armed with a search warrant authorizing seizure of documents at a storage locker in Houston belonging to the star's personal physician.

Law enforcement is hunting for "items constituting evidence of the offense of manslaughter that show Dr. Conrad Murray committed said criminal offense."

Bizarre findings in the investigation into Jackson's death have shed new light on the timeline of his passing and Conrad Murray's odd actions around that time.

Authorities believe Jackson died from an overdose of the powerful anesthesia Propofol, and that Murray may have administered it (he has not been charged).

Dr. Murray called 911 at 12:21 p.m. PST, and says he found Jackson in distress a half hour earlier. But Dr. Murray's employees made a trip to a Houston storage facility at 9:22 a.m. PST, raising all sorts of questions about what happened.


The storage facility manager says two women picked up 3-5 boxes and became nervous when the manager began questioning them about why they were there.

Also, authorities are keenly interested in talking to a woman named Stacey Howe who is in some way connected to Dr. Conrad Murray's medical practice.

During this week's Houston DEA raid of his office, federal agents seized two "Yahoo emails from Stacey Howie (sic)." In the raid of Dr. Murray's storage unit, the agents seized "correspondence addressed to Stacey Howe."

Howe is connected to Dr. Conrad Murray's Las Vegas medical practice.

Several items seized at Murray's Houston office where related to "Pamphlets on Sleep Center." The Sleep Center is located near Doctor's Hospital in Houston.

Dr. Murray was suspended from Doctor's Hospital - allegedly for not completing medical records in a timely fashion. All of these revelations, plus incriminating statements Murray himself made, make criminal charges likely.

All in all, it's not looking good.

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Everyone knows Michael Jackson had a close bond with his three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket. But what about his supposed "secret son" Omer Bhatti?

Some say that Bhatti, 25, is Jackson's son, the product of a one-night stand in Norway a quarter-century ago. Others say he was just one of many young musical talents Jackson mentored over the years, and was very close to the singer.

Either way, Omer Bhatti sat front and center at the King of Pop's memorial service earlier this month, and is currently staying at the Jackson family home.

Sources say Bhatti was a fixture at Jackson's Neverland ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif., after the two met in Europe in the 1990s, when Bhatti was around 11.

"Everyone knew him as 'Little Michael,' and Michael referred to him as 'Little Monkey,'" remembers Ricky Harlow, a rocker in the band Harlow, which was signed to Jackson's MJJ Records in 1996 – and enjoyed an open invitation to Neverland.

Omer Bhatti's relationship to Michael Jackson has fueled great speculation.

Harlow, then 15, spent many weeks at Jackson's ranch and remembers Omer Bhatti and Jackson as being very close. Nevertheless, he says that media reports hinting that Bhatti is the pop star's mysterious son make little sense.

"They did have a father-and-son type of connection," Harlow says.

"But I never thought he was his biological father. They met when Little Michael did a contest impersonating Michael Jackson in Europe in the mid-1990s."

"Michael saw it and was blown away and got in contact with the family."

Whatever their relationship might be, Michael Jackson's family recognized the bond and has taken in Omer Bhatti as one of their own.

"They definitely embrace him," says the source. "He lived with Michael like a son. After Michael died, he came to the Jackson family home in Encino."

"He came along with Michael's kids."

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Law enforcement sources say the L.A. County Coroner is scheduled to release the full autopsy results in the death of Michael Jackson next week.

The Coroner himself will release the findings mid-week, after he receives the final toxicology report from outside consultants working with the office.

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The cause of death of the music icon, who passed away June 25, will "almost certainly" be called a homicide - Jackson's life was taken by another person.

Based on what has become "clear evidence," causes other than homicide - natural causes, accidental, accidental overdose, suicide - have been ruled out.

For weeks, the LAPD has viewed Jackson's death as a homicide, even as they wait until every stone has been unturned before making the official call.

They have served multiple criminal search warrants - most recently at Dr. Conrad Murray's Houston offices. Some say he may face manslaughter charges.

Dr. Conrad Murray is actively being investigated as the person who may have administered the powerful anesthesia Propofol to Jackson the day he died.

Murray was the star's personal physician at the time. Both the Coroner and LAPD have  evidence that Propofol caused Jackson's heart to stop beating.

Part of the reason the investigation is taking so long? Law enforcement is finding a tangled web of aliases doctors used to prescribe drugs for MJ.

Michael Jackson used a variety of aliases to score drugs, such as Michael Armstrong, Jack London, Peter Midani and his personal favorite, Omar Arnold.

The L.A. County Coroner's office took Jackson's medical records from another doctor, Arnold Klein, last week. Klein used the name Omar Arnold on some files.

Inside those files, Klein refers to Jackson by his real name.

In several cases where Dr. Klein treated Jackson under the name Omar Arnold, he sent the singer to the Spalding Pain Medical Clinic in Beverly Hills, Calif.

There, he performed procedures on Jackson, who was given general anesthesia. But the files at Spalding referred to Jackson by an alias other than Omar Arnold.

The fact of the matter is that it has been hard to track Jackson's treatment because of the phony names and in some cases, lack of cooperation from his doctors.