The syringe that allegedly administered the fatal dose of prescription drugs to Michael Jackson is set to be auctioned for as much as $5 million.
The syringe that was obtained secretly is being touted around Las Vegas auction houses to go under the hammer on the first anniversary of Jackson’s death June 25, the Mirror reports.
One source claimed the syringe is no longer needed in the inquest or trial of Jackson’s personal doctor, Conrad Murray, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Murray has pleaded not guilty.
The Jackson family is said to be furious that someone is yet again trying to profit from the pop star’s death.
The man in possession of the needle has been in meetings with his legal team to make sure it is legitimate and his to sell. He may have to sell it in a country that does not have reciprocal legal agreements with the U.S. such as Brazil or Libya.