Michael Jackson’s personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray will be charged with manslaughter in the next two weeks, according to FOX News:
The source initially said Dr. Conrad Murray could be arrested as soon as next Wednesday — but investigators have decided to execute one more search warrant, likely at a Los Angeles pharmacy, next week in an attempt to gather more evidence against him. The arrest is now expected the following week.
Murray isn’t the only doctor who faces criminal charges in connection with Jackson’s death on June 25. A law enforcement source told FOXNews.com that Jackson’s longtime dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, will be hit with charges related to medical malpractice. Investigators are still building their case against Klein, and he will not be arrested for at least another two weeks, the source said.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office is currently in talks with investigators about whether they will offer Murray the option of surrendering in Los Angeles, or if he will be arrested in Houston, where he is currently staying.
Investigators initially had hoped to charge Murray with a more serious crime than manslaughter — a defendant may be charged with second degree murder in California without the presence of a motive — but prosecutors are concerned that a jury will be unlikely to convict without one, sources said. Unless a “smoking gun” is found in next week’s search, Murray will be charged with manslaughter.
Of course, the saddest part of this story is that shortly before his death, Michael had just discovered a way to revert to his former black self and was primed to record Thriller 2: Doo Dat Doom Dat Doo Sha-moan! Except not really, but try telling that to one of his crazed fans. Seriously, I had one tell me at Starbucks Michael could really change into a car. But no mention of a child seat in the back. Cuckoo!