Manslaughter Charge Pending Against Michael Jackson Doctor Conrad Murray

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, who served as Jackson’s personal physician, is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop icon’s death.

Michael Jackson (Publicity photo)
Michael Jackson (Publicity photo)

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.

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Dr. Conrad Murray Facing Manslaughter Charge in Michael Jackson Death Investigation

Dr. Conrad Murray, who allegedly gave Michael Jackson the cocktail of prescription medications that led to his death, may face manslaughter charges. The Los Angeles Police Department has reportedly completed their investigation into Michael Jackson’s death and will be handing over the results to the District Attorney shortly.

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Michael Jackson

Dr. Conrad Murray, who served as Michael Jackson’s personal physician, has admitted to dosing the late pop icon with the powerful anesthetic drug Propofol. Jackson’s death was attributed to a lethal dose of Propofol, combined with a cocktail of other prescription medications.

Conrad MurrayMurray claims he did nothing wrong in administering prescription medications to Jackson and indeed, he may not have technically broken any laws. The D.A., however, reportedly intends to pursue charges of involuntary manslaughter against Murray due to negligence.

Dr. Conrad Murray continues to practice medicine in Texas. We just have to wonder, how insane are people willing to receive medical treatment from a man with this kind of history, facing criminal charges for killing someone? We wouldn’t get near him if he was the last doctor on Earth!

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Michael Jackson Doctor Conrad Murray to Be Charged With Manslaughter

Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Doctor Conrad Murray, will be charged with manslaughter in connection with the pop star’s death. Law enforcement officials told FoxNews.com on Wednesday that Dr. Conrad Murray will be arrested and charged with manslaughter within the next two weeks.

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Dr. Conrad Murray has been a person of interest to police authorities since Michael Jackson’s death on June 25. Murray has been accused of dosing the singer with the powerful anesthetic propofol hours before Michael Jackson’s death. Police have raided Murray’s home and businesses with warrants to collect evidence and medical records connected to his treatment of Michael Jackson.

Dr. Conrad Murray posted a video on YouTube on Tuesday thanking his friends and supporters. A spokesperson for Murray says he created the video for his friends and family because he is afraid to use e-mail or return phone calls due to death threats he has received.

* Update: The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office reportedly told AccessHollywood.com that no chargers are currently pending against Dr. Conrad Murray. The District Attorney’s office claims the FoxNews.com report saying Murray would shortly be charged with manslaughter in connection with Michael Jackson’s death is “completely and totally false.”

Michael Jackson’s Doctor Admits Administering Propofol Hours Before Death

Dr. Conrad Murray reportedly admitted to police officials that he administered the powerful anesthetic drug Propofol to Michael Jackson shortly before the singer’s death. According to unidentified police sources, Murray allegedly gave Michael Jackson an intravenous drip of Propofol, also known as Diprivan, just hours before he died.

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Unofficial reports ‘leaked’ by unnamed police sources claim that the Propofol injection was likely the cause of Jackson’s demise. Official autopsy results are expected to be released later this week.

According to MTV.com, Dr. Conrad Murray told the Los Angeles Police Department several days after Jackson died that he had given the drug to the pop icon. Court documents indicate police are currently investigating Murray for possible manslaughter charges in connection to Jackson’s death. Last week, police raided Murray’s office and a storage locker, seizing files relating to the doctor’s treatment of Jackson. On Tuesday, police arrived at Dr. Conrad Murray’s home with a search warrant for the property in a quest for additional evidence in the case.

Murray’s lawyer, Edward Chernoff, stated on Monday that everyone “needs to take a breath and wait for these long delayed toxicology results.” Refusing to comment on the latest allegations against Dr. Conrad Murray, Chernoff said “things tend to shake out when all the facts are made known, and I’m sure that will happen here as well.”

Propofol is an extremely powerful anesthetic  normally used to put patients under in advance of surgery. The drug is generally not supposed to be used outside of a hospital setting, where a patient can be monitored by an EKG and pulse oximeter. Neither of these safety devices were reportedly found in Jackson’s home at the time of his death.