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Michael Jackson Doctor Ready to Surrender

2/3/2010 8:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray -- the doctor who administered the fatal dose of Propofol to Michael Jackson -- has made plans with the L.A. County District Attorney's Office to surrender on charges of involuntary manslaughter ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We've learned the D.A. has been in touch with Dr. Murray's lawyers. The plan -- the D.A. will file charges and then immediately notify Murray's lawyers. The lawyers will then bring Dr. Murray to the downtown L.A. courthouse and surrender to a judge. By surrendering, Dr. Murray would not be arrested and handcuffed.

We're told the D.A. has already drafted the criminal complaint and it could be filed as early as today. If convicted of involuntary manslaughter Dr. Murray faces a maximum of 4 years in prison.

A lawyer claiming to rep the Jackson family says they are upset with a 4 year maximum sentence, calling it "just a slap on the wrist."

Dr. Murray has too many court cases on his plate. We've learned he was due in Las Vegas court this morning. Murray is being sued by medical imaging company for non-payment of fees. Problem is .. Dr. Murray is in L.A. waiting to surrender. So the Las Vegas judge just issued a default judgment against Dr. Murray.



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16.

A.M.D.    

Why even bother, this is the same as spitting on MJ's grave. When I thought that the man could not have been disrespected further, "This Is It". Yes It Is"! I can't even say more....

1637 days ago
17.

Gitanjali    

A-"GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE" I SAID BEFORE.
B- IS/WAS NOT QUALIFIED TO GIVE PROPOFOL.

HE KILLED A HUMAN BEING. HIS MALPRACTICE WILL NOT PAY A PENNY CAUSE WHAT HE WAS DOING WAS NOT HIS JOB AND WASN'T QUALIFIED.
HE MIXED 3 DRUGS AND LEFT A HUMAN BEING, WHO MADE HIM RICH, HE
NEGLECTED HIM FOR 47MINUTES TO MAKE A PHONE CALL.

IF HE WAS QUALIFIED/OR NO HE SHOULD KNOW THOSE DRUGS HE COMBINE WITH PROPOFOL TO MAKE MJ SLEEP REACTED AND MADE HIS HEART BEAT SLOW AND THAN STOPED.

HE IS GULITY OF NEGLIGENCE AND MUST BE PUNISHED SO HE SHOULDN'T TRY THIS CRAP ON SOMEONE ELSE.
THIS THE WAY MEDICAL LAW SAYS "GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE" GUILTY!!!

1637 days ago
18.

arthur jackson    

What a shame. Everyone is guilty except the nut bag that chose to be a drug addict. When will society let addicts be responsible for their own behavior? Can I now go back and have the guy arrested that sold me heroin, which caused me to commit a crime? Let's blame him for the robberies I committed. And here I thought I was the one responsible for my behavior. I feel much better now that I know it wasn't me, but the dealer. This sick piece of crap named Michael Jackson chose to be what he was, A FREAK!!!!!!!!!!!! There are consequences for our behaviors, some die, some live and some just lose it! Michael died as a consequence of his decision/choices. The Doctor just happened to be his dealer!

1637 days ago
19.

Vickydb    

Murder is Murder... I don't care what MJ did the doctore took responsibility for his life when he gave him the drug to sleep. I think he should be charged with murder. MJ fans should write the DA s office and demand justice. We should all stand together and protest the DA s office demanding justice for his murder. How would you like it if you hired a doctor to take care of a loved one and they were murdered because the doctor was on the phone. It is time doctors are held responsible for their actions. Let MJ s death be for a cause. Doctors should not get away with murder. To many of them do. Who will pay next in the hospital or at home?

1637 days ago
20.

smith    

What if your mother/grandmother had hip surgery and could not get relief and the doctor just kept giving pain med, sleep med, but nothing worked, and the patient kept asking. So lets just say it is the good Dr. Murray who decides, I'll shut her up and give diprivan, so he gives it and the patient stop breathing, only thing, no one is there to protect the airway. Have you ever seen anyone struggle for air, well it is not a pretty sight. The fact is this begging for drugs happens all the time in the hospital setting, we are just thankful that we have doctors that will stand up and tell the patients that enough is enough.

Dr. Murray should spend the rest of his life in jail. If he had not been on the phone talking with the whores of his kids, he would have recognized Michael was in trouble and called 911. This so called doctor let Michael die. Why is it that he did not call 911 right away, he was covering his tracts. He need to suffer just as Michael did.

1637 days ago
21.

Kristin    

I don't think the doctor should be charged. No one forced the drugs down his throat, he took them because he wanted to. We all know that Jack is crazy, and that he was manipulative...look at the truth people; he was a great entertainer, yes, but as a human being, he was a piece of s__t. He dyed his skin, slept with monkeys, mo;ested children, and lived in a fantasy world--literally. This doctor is NOT responisible for his death. Michael Jackson is responisible for his death.

1637 days ago
22.

Shelbie Simpson    

JUST 4 yrs in prison for killing our beloved angel, Michael Joseph Jackson...thats BS...he MURDERED the KING of POP not accidentally either... in my opinion Dr. Murderer i mean Murray knew he was giving MJ a fatal dose of Propofol, he's a dr. for crying out loud, if ur dr. u SHOULD know how much is too uch! Gosh...well at least ther is some justice for Michael...miss and love you MIchael Joseph Jackson!

1637 days ago
23.

Mary    

Drug abuse is an illness and should have been treated as just that. Dr. Conrad became MJ's drug dealer. He was not trying to cure the problem therefore, he is responsible for his actions according to the law. 4 years is crap!!!

1637 days ago
24.

denise    

Please leave Michael Jackson alone people. What if this was a relative of yours. That doctor should be charged with first degree murder. His patient put his trust in him and the doctor failed to follow through. In doing so, he took three children's father away from them FOREVER. Michael did not do anything wrong, nor illegal. He had a medical issue; he sought medical attention for the issue, legally and above board. His fatal mistake was to put his trust in a physician with no morals. Regardless of how much jail time this "doctor" receives, he should never be allowed to practice medicine again. His actions were inexcusable, PERIOD! Rest in Peace Michael Jackson. You are loved and missed dearly. Truly GONE TOO SOON!

1637 days ago
25.

LORI    

MICHAEL JACKSON KILLED HIMSELF WITH A LIFE OF DRUGS!! THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY DOCTORS WHO GAVE HIM WHAT HE WANTED. IF NOT THIS DOC THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN ANOTHER ONE. MICHAEL IS THE ONLY ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OWN DEATH.. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS OWN LIFE.. MAYBE HIS GREEDY FAMILY SHOULD HAVE STEPPED IN!! NOTICE HOW FAST THEY GOT A TV SHOW.. GREEDY IDIOTS ALL OF THEM. I FEEL SORRY FOR THE KIDS!!!!

1637 days ago
26.

Richard    

Obama told his audience: "When times are tough, you tighten your belts. You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college. You prioritize. You make tough choices. It's time your government did the same."---------------------------
AND NANCY PIGLOSI JUST GOT CAUGHT FOR SPENDING OVER 101,000.00 FOR BOOZE FOR HER N FRIENDS WHILE FLYING ON USAF JETS, AND NOBUMMER WASTING TAX PAYER DOLLARS ON HIS JAUNTS TO NYC WITH THE 1ST BUFFOON FOR A NITE OUT FOR DINNER. WHATS NEXT THESE LOSERS ALL NEED TO BE FIRED NOW.....

1637 days ago
27.

Marie    

I have a question? If it were your loved one who had an addiction problem, would you feel the same way? Tell them to just get over it..oh the world is better off without you? I would hope not! Michael Jackson was a father, a son, and a brother. He and his family have the right to have justice done to the so called Dr. who murdered him. Doctors are supposed to know when enough is enough even when the patient dosn't. There are millions of americans who are perscription junkies and we give them rehab. Michael spent his entire life entertaining and performing and when his songs were at the top of the charts nobody was complaining...So just remember before you trash someone else..that karma will come back and bite you!!! So get off of your self rightious soap box and show some respect for this family!!!

1637 days ago
28.

lasagnaxxxvii    

I can't believe what I'm reading from some of you idiots !! First of all, Propofol is only to be given in a hospital setting with an anaesthesiologist beside the patient to monitor breathing, heart rythym, and vital signs. It is to be used before surgery to put people to sleep, and should never be given anywhere else. Dr. Murray was well aware of that, being a medical doctor himself, and should be punished for neglect and manslaughter. He says he tried to perform CPR on Michael's bed, but anyone who has taken a CPR course OR is in the medical profession knows that when you want to perform CPR, the patient must be on the FLOOR. And don't forget he administered klonepin and valium before using the propofol, knowing that he could not leave Michael alone for a SECOND or he could possibly stop breathing or go into cardiac arrest, not to mention there were many oxygen tanks in his home that he should have hooked up to MJ before loading the syringe with Propofol. What he did to Michael is unlawful unethical, negligent, and inexcusable. He knew better. Second, MJ didn't "dye" his skin to become white, as so many ignorant people claim. He suffered from a skin condition called vitiligo, and when you lose pigment in your skin, especially being african-american, it is impossible to match the pigments to be a darker color, there is NO pigment in the skin, therefore, you must use a lighter shade to match the skin tones. Third, he was acquitted on the molestation charges, and if any of you knew what kind of man Michael Jackson was, you would know he was innocent. I understand that today's society is unwilling to accept someone who actually cares about children and loves them without jumping to the conclusion that they are sick, twisted pedophiles, and that's too bad. Yes, he was addicted to prescription drugs, and his many facial reconstructive surgeries were not to change his appearance, but to satisfy his addiction to pain killers. There will never be another human being like MJ, and it's a shame because he was probably one of the greatest men to have walked the earth. All of this hatred for him for no other reason than ignorance and jealousy is uncalled for, and you all should be ashamed of yourselves. God bless the children and family of the King of Pop, the greatest humanitarian and entertainer of ALL time.

1637 days ago
29.

JUDY    

YES, BLACK'S ARE STUPID FROM FOLLOWING IN THE WHITE MANS STUPIDY.

1637 days ago
30.

dxxy4u    

If Dr. Murray had given Michael those treatments or drugs under false advice, without telling Michael the dangers of such, I would say this case have merit. But to be the administer under Michael's advice, leaves this case wide open. This is not an open and shut case. A good lawyer can work with a case like this. I'm sure there is some docket case that can be used to Dr. Murray's defense.

1637 days ago
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