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Jackson's doctor charged for murder?

india Updated: Jan 12, 2010 14:56 IST
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Conrad MurrayLate pop legend Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray is facing possible criminal charges in relation to the death of the pop icon last year.

Falling ill at his Los Angeles home June 25 last year, the singer was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. In the aftermath of his death, much of the blame for the King of Pop's demise was placed on his personal physician Murray, reports clashmusic.com.

Soon it emerged that the icon was addicted to a cocktail of painkillers and sleeping tablets, which contributed to his death. The Los Angeles county coroner last year returned findings of a homicide in its report on Jackson`s death.

Since then Murray has protested his innocence, even publishing a video on YouTube thanking his supporters. However, according to reports in the US, the doctor could be set to face criminal charges soon.

According to reports, an anonymous source claims that the Los Angeles Police Department have completed their investigation and are set to launch criminal charges against Murray.

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Murray has hired Britney Spears' former lawyer J. Michael Flanagan who he claims has experience in Propofol cases. Flanagan defended Spears in her hit and run trial back in 2007.

The singer's death certificate has leaked online stating the cause of death as "homicide" from "acute Propofol intoxication" due to an "intra-venous injection by another" and the family is hoping to find out the culprit.