While the minute details of Dr. Conrad Murray’s movements are being combed over, there are other people in Michael Jackson’s life who probably should be examined for their roles in his death.

Sources tell me that during Michael’s 2005 child molestation trial, his nanny and aide-de-camp, Grace Rwaramba, kept an IV drip at his bedside. Rwaramba slept in a cot at the foot of his bed.

It’s unclear what was in the IV, but considering what’s come out since Michael’s death, it’s not too much of a jump to think that Rwaramba was giving him Propofol. The singer started using the powerful anesthesia at least in the early 90s, administered by a variety of people.

What makes this 2005 scenario remarkable is that several of Michael’s brothers, including Jermaine, Tito, and Randy, all saw the IV drip and the cot. They discussed it at length, but no one did anything about it.

This may be because, as I wrote in June 2005, Jermaine had had a romantic relationship with the nanny. Michael never knew it.

But as I also wrote’at the time, Jackson had spent the better part of the five-month trial appearing in court as if he were stoned or sedated. His morning arrivals were always full of drama including one when he showed up in pajamas.

Now my sources conclude that Grace was putting Michael out and then waking him up in the morning. The story as I wrote it then was called “Is Jacko Cut Off From Family by Nanny?”

What’s striking about this is that several times during Jackson’s stay in Bahrain, Rwaramba was said to have returned to the U.S. alone. Insiders said at the time she was picking up Jackson’s prescription medications. No one knew what those were at the time.

Today, Rwaramba has, according to sources, installed herself at the Jackson home in Encino and is preying on Katherine Jackson as a kind of Rasputin. “She’s chewing Katherine’s ear off about the real Michael who only she knew,” says a source. “If only Katherine knew what Grace really did to Michael, she’d throw her out.”

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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