The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office could file charges against Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson within the next few days. Dr. Conrad Murray, whoÂ servedÂ as Jackson’s personal physician, is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop icon’s death.
A lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray told the press Tuesday his client was prepared to surrender to authorities if charges are filed against him. The L. A. County District Attorney’s Office has not yet filed any charges against the doctor, but multiple sources are reporting they are close to doing so.
Dr. Conrad Murray has previously admitted to administering the powerful anesthetic propofol to Michael Jackson before the singer’s death. Jackson’s autopsy lists his cause of death as a “homicide” caused by “acute propofol intoxication” in combination with other drugs.
Attorney Brian Oxman, speaking on behalf of the Jackson family on CBS’ The Early Show, said a charge of involuntary manslaughter was not a harsh enough punishment for Dr. Murray. “That is just a slap on the wrist, and a slap in the face, because Michael Jackson was someone who we knew was in danger of being brought to his knees, brought to his death, by the use of these medications,” Oxman said.
More details emerging from the official Michael Jackson autopsy report show the pop icon was reportedly “fairly healthy” for a 50-year-old man. Jackson’s death was ruled a homicide from an overdose of the anesthetic Propofol and sedative Lorazepam.
According to new information released from the Michael Jackson autopsy report, the singer was in relatively good health for his age and height. However, Jackson’s body was punctured by needle marks and he did suffer from lung damage and arthritis. No illegal drugs or alcohol was found in his system, although earlier reports indicate marijuana was found in Jackson’s home at the time of his death.
The report also states Michael Jackson had numerous scars, including scars around his face that may have been caused by plastic surgery. The singer also reportedly had tattoos under his eyes, his eyebrows and across his head, where Jackson was reportedly going bald.
The full autopsy report remains sealed and no one has yet been charged with Jackson’s homicide. The drugs contributing to Jackson’s death were administered by his personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray, who currently remains a target of investigation over his treatment of Jackson.