Michael Jackson’s doctor, Dr Conrad Murray, is reported to be planning to surrender to police in Los Angeles Friday morning, where it is expected he will be charged for Jackson’s death.
According to TMZ, Murray will turn himself into police before he is taken to court in Los Angeles. Although prosecutors have declined to say whether they will charge Dr Murray, some news sources, such as TMZ and the Associated Press, have revealed that prosecutors plan to charge the doctor with involuntary manslaughter.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s spokeswoman, Sandi Gibbons, said that they could "neither confirm nor deny" whether Murray would appear at the airport courthouse tomorrow and the office policy was to file charges in the court district in which the alleged crime occurred.
Ed Chernoff, Murray’s lawyer, said, "We are prepared for whatever occurs. We have time to meet and strategies for possible scenarios, but in reality we’ve had eight months to do that."
Michael Jackson, the king of pop, hired Murray as personal physician during preparation for a series of comeback concerts in London starting July 13, 2009.
Murray administered the powerful anaesthetic propofol and two other sedatives to help the chronic insomniac to sleep on the night of his death. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office ruled the death was homicide by drug overdose. Although Murray has maintained that nothing he gave Jackson should have killed him, he admitted when questioned by police that he had given Jackson propofol, which Jackson called his “milk”.