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Michael Jackson's doctor will be charged with manslaughter



Dr. Conrad Murray, the personal physician of Michael Jackson, will be charged with manslaughter within the next two weeks, a source tells Fox News.

The law enforcement source said an arrest could come as soon as next Wednesday, but authorities are going to conduct one more search, probably at an L.A. pharmacy, Fox reports. That would extend the investigation and delay the arrest, the network's Web site says.

The DA is supposedly discussing with police whether Murray will be allowed to surrender in Los Angeles, or if he's going to be served in Houston, where he is now. Fox says investigators had hoped to pin Murray with a second-degree murder charge, but were afraid they wouldn't be able to get a conviction. The case will hinge on Murray's admission that he gave MJ the anethetic propofol, a drug that is usually reserved for surgeries.

Murray posted a video on YouTube Tuesday for his friends and patients (watch it above), thanking them for their support and saying that "the truth will prevail."

At least Conrad will be going down with another MJ doc. Fox says dermatologist Arnold Klein also will be charged with crimes related to medical malpractice, but his arrest is at least two weeks away as investigators build their case.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:51am]


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