London (ANI): Michael Jackson's personal physician, who allegedly administered strong anaesthetic to the star before his death, will be charged with manslaughter, according to recent reports. Dr Conrad Murray, who apparently admitted giving the sedative Propofol via an IV drip to help the singer sleep, will purportedly be taken into custody within two weeks.
According to Fox News, which quoted an anonymous police source, investigators may not go for a more serious charge of second-degree murder unless new 'smoking gun' evidence emerges, reports Times Online. Murray recently uploaded a video on YouTube, saying, “I have done all I can do [to help the police]. I told the truth, and I have faith the truth will prevail."
The medic has not been the only one at the centre of Jackson's death probe. The music legend's dermatologist, Dr Arnold Klein, has also been under the police scanner after he confessed giving the singer Demerol, a painkiller.
Meanwhile, Jackson, who died on June 25 at his rented LA mansion, is to be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, on August 29, on what would have been his 51st birthday.