Jackson's doc ready to surrender: lawyer
Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murrey's attorney has said that his client is ready to surrender before the police if charges against him are filed in the death of the singer.world Updated: Feb 03, 2010 21:45 IST
Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murrey's attorney has said that his client is ready to surrender before the police if charges against him are filed in the death of the singer.
A lawyer for Murrey said on Tuesday that the Houston-based doctor who is in Los Angeles is prepared to surrender if authorities file charges against him in the pop star's death, the Los Angeles Times reported.
"I don't have any specific information that leads me to believe he is going to be charged this week but if he is, we've made it clear he's available to turn himself in," lawyer Ed Chernoff said.
Murrey admits giving propofol to Jackson shortly before his death on June 25 last year, according to police affidavits. Jackson's death has already been ruled as a homicide and the autopsy lists the cause as an "acute propofol intoxication" in combination with the use of sedatives.
Murray and Chernoff arrival to LA from Houston has fuelled speculation that authorities, who have been mulling a manslaughter case against the doctor since last summer, were about to file charges.
A spokeswoman for the LA County district attorney's office declined to say whether prosecutors planned to file a case against Murray.
"All I can tell you is that we have not filed anything. When and if we do, we will let everyone know at one time," spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said.