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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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46.

Lynda    

News flash, mahafakir!

While Michael Jackson does indeed bear some of the responsibility for his own death, a doctor is under ethical obligation to do no harm. That means not giving drugs to a known addict just because he asks for them.

The doctor should shut up, serve the time and lose his license.

1724 days ago
47.

lasagnaxxxvii    

Well, Mark, I'll tell you what I think of your post. How old are you, obviously not old enough to understand that the death of Michael Jackson struck the WHOLE WORLD with grief and sadness, and not without good reason. He was bigger than Elvis, bigger than any other entertainer in the world, because of his unbelievable talent, and his undying commitment to make the world a better place for everyone. If you can't see that, you, my friend, missed out on one of the best things that has ever happened in the music industry. Of course it was big news, an otherwise perfectly healthy Michael Jackson dies at the hands of a money-hungry doctor, all because he wanted to sleep. Furthermore, the drugs he was given that day weren't even for insomnia. Valium and Klonepin are for anxiety. Maybe if he had administered some actual sleep medication, such as Seconal or Tuinal, Michael would have gotten a good night's sleep and this nightmare would have never happened. The fact is, we can't bring MJ back from the grave, and it's a shame he had to go out like that when he was about to make the biggest comeback in music history. Dr. Murray needs to be held responsible for his ignorance, no question about it. What I don't get is why these haters think Michael Jackson was such a horrible person, without any knowledge or understanding of who he really was. And they idolize other entertainers who are repeatedly caught in morally compromising situations, have never contributed anything worthwhile to society, and could care less about the plight of children in the world. People need to prioritize, think about what's important. Michael Jackson thought about it so much it killed him. What do you think kept him awake at night? It certainly wasn't guilt about anything he had done, it was worry that nothing will be done to help his causes after he's gone, and he had every reason to worry. Modern man has forgotten how to be empathetic and compassionate for others, it really is pathetic, and totally disappointing. Why don't you ramble about something that matters, not about how you're so sick of someone you are inferior to, if not because of his talent, fame, and humanitarianism, then because you will never amount to the man he was. It must suck to be so self-absorbed and jaded, I feel sorry for you.

1724 days ago
48.

AREALDISH    

I CAN NOT BELIEVE DOC CONRAD WILL ONLY GET 4 YEARS FOR MURDER....
INSANITY IS IN OUR SYSTEM. IT'S LEGAL FOR A DR. TO MURDER A GUY WITH MONEY. IT WAS IMMORAL AND UNETHICAL TO DO WHAT HE HAS DONE.
CONRAD MURRAY SHOULD SERVE AT LEAST 10 TO 20 YEARS IN JAIL. HE KILLED MJ - FOR MONEY - AND THEN LET HIM DIE WHEN HE SAW THE CRISIS
HE HAD MADE. 911 SHOULD BE DIALED IMMEDIATELY. MICHAEL COULD OF GOTTON HIS OWN PRESCIPTION DRUGS AND DONE IT HIMSELF, BUT HE GOT A GREEDY PIG DOC THAT SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL FOR EVER AND LOOSE HIS LICENSE. HE KILLED MICHAEL. I AM SURE HE WOULD NOT OF DONE THIS FOR HIS MOTHER IF SHE COULDN'T SLEEP.... I AM SURE OF THIS AND SURE HE DESERVES ALOT OF JAIL TIME... MORE THAN 4 MEASLY YEARS...
THAT'S A JOKE AND WILL SET A PRESIDENCE FOR OTHER DOCTORS TO GO
AND KILL PEOPLE...

1724 days ago
49.

Meh_227    

For all the people sick of hearing about Michael Jackson, why are you people always on forums or websites making comments about him? I'm sick of reading about how sick you are hearing about him.

Stop Googling "Michael Jackson", stay off websites about him, and stop taking time out of your precious, busy, productive, talented days to tell us (who really don't give a sh*t about how you feel) about how you are so sick of hearing about him.

And for all the idiots who think the doctor should get off because Michael asked him for drugs, the law and medical ethical practice does not work that way. If I begged, I mean begged, my doctor to inject me with a lethal drug because I want to die, his a** is going to jail for murder. Kevorkian went to jail for providing the means by which terminally ill people could kill themselves. He wasn't even there and the law said, you can't do that.

So shut your ignorant mouths up and go read a book and actually learn something before posting your stupid comments.

1724 days ago
50.

T-Dogg    

Well none of us has the right to take a life, so the doc should be punished. But let's not act like MJ was oh so innocent and not asking for this either.

1724 days ago
51.

Gabby    

Tanbiker@ Ya know, you can just go tel h3||. Who are you to say he was a phedophile! There was NO evidence,And tht doctor knew better. Sure, maybe he woulda got fired, but its better then killing someone and getting put in jail for it! So why dnt you get your fcking facts straight. He wasnt miserable, he was happy to do his tour, he wanted to live. So why doesnt someone "SNUFF" You!

1724 days ago
52.

Tena Clark    

Michael was an adult who knew what he was putting in his body. I don't think it should be considered murder, neglect or anything remotely connected to murder.

As far as The Jackson Family suing the doctor....give me a friggin' break! Have they spent all their money?

I loved Michael Jackson, and worked The Jackson Reunion tour in the mid-eighties and he was a very troubled (yet kind) young man. He gave much to the world.

1724 days ago
53.

kayann98    

WOULD U JUST LET MICHEAL REST IN PEACE!?!?!? IM SURE IF HE WAZ HERE HE WOULD BE DISGUSTED WITH THE MEDIA. R.I.P. MJ, LONG LIVE THE KING OF POP!!!!!!!!!!!

1724 days ago
54.

ycav4424    

Why did they shut off the comment sections on most of these aol news stories. They didn't shut them off on the black voices or latino pages. Sphere doesn't seem like a temporary shut down, going on 3 months now.

1724 days ago
55.

notagain42    

I think Michael wanted to die, he wasn't planning a comeback, his life was a joke to almost everyone, but the fans he had left, I'm not talking about the ones that claimed to be fans after he died, if those people would of showed him how much they cared about him before he died, he might not be dead today, but they didn't give a sh*t less about him, they just wanted to jump on the I love and miss Michael bandwagon, how pathetic

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1724 days ago
56.

THERESA    

Okay folks first off I think 4 years is a slap on the wrist. But you know what? This M-FER ent gonna last 4 days in prison. Too many MJ fans there. RIP MJ WE ALL L-O-V-E YOU.

1724 days ago
57.

notagain42    

I think Michael wanted to die, he wasn't planning a comeback, his life was a joke to almost everyone, but the fans he had left, I'm not talking about the ones that claimed to be fans after he died, if those people would of showed him how much they cared about him before he died, he might not be dead today, but they didn't give a sh*t less about him, they just wanted to jump on the I love and miss Michael bandwagon, how pathetic

1724 days ago
58.

watdafuk    

Did kardashian have to pay for an extra seat for that ass?

1724 days ago
59.

rggirt    

Conrad Marray is NO DOCTOR!! He's a murderous greedy dirt bag who killed Michael Jackson with his total and shocking negligence, which can even be construed as intentional, since it was so risky. This monstrous idiot represents exactly what we can expect from our affirmative action "doctors", mamely nothing. Have you noticed that his licenses in TX,CA,NV have not been touched in spite of his gross negligence and manslaughter. It's only because he was licensed as a black "affirmative action doctor", untouchable in the eyes of our sicko liberal medical licensing leaders.

1724 days ago
60.

sevda cetmiyilmaz    

I am so Glad that Michael's doctor has been charged. It's about time.
Now we can finally get justice but I am also in agreement with Michael's family in saying that the for year sentence is not good enough and he deserves life in jail. He shold never ever be allowed to see the light of day again.
Michael is NOT A DRUG ADDICT!!!!.
he was getting help through rehab so don't anyone dare tell me that he wasn't deliberately killed.
Michael was shafted out of the way for his money. I will always believe that. T%hose of you that are blaming Michael, well, you need to wake up and smell the coffee. Conrad Murray is a cold blooded killer and deserves to rot in hell.

1724 days ago
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