Michael Jackson’s Doctor to Turn Himself in to Police
Although he has yet to be formally charged, Michael Jackson‘s former physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is expected to surrender himself to the authorities this week, according to his legal team.
Murray’s lawyer told CNN that his client is “more than ready to surrender and answer to any charges,” though he claims that they have not yet been informed as to where or how Murray should surrender.
Dr. Murray has been the focus of an ongoing investigation into the unexpected passing of the late King of Pop, whose death was ruled a homicide, due to a lethal combination of the drugs Propofol and Lorazepam. Though Murray proclaimed his innocence via a YouTube video last year, a spokesperson for his defense team said that they expect his charges to be announced within the next day.
Murray, who had been treating Jackson for insomnia for the six weeks leading up to his death on June 25, told police that he had administered three anti-anxiety drugs to the singer to help him sleep before bed on the night of his death. The police affidavit states that “upon his return, Murray noticed that Jackson was no longer breathing.” Jackson’s friends and family immediately suspected foul play, but up until now no charges were made.
Jackson received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards this past Sunday, Jan. 31, and a tribute was performed in his honor, featuring Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Smokey Robinson and Celine Dion.