Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Dr. Conrad Murray May be Charged With Manslaughter Any Second Now.
I really hope the LAPD has their shit together this time. Lord knows, they've effed up way too many high-profile cases in the past. (Makes you wonder how they handle "low-profile" cases, but whatever, right? EYE ROLL!) At least some other authorities are involved to help them out.
FOXNews is reporting that Michael Jackson's personal "doctor", Conrad Murray may be charged with manslaughter within the next couple of weeks.
"The source initially said Dr. Conrad Murray could be arrested as soon as next Wednesday -- but investigators have decided to execute one more search warrant, likely at a Los Angeles pharmacy, next week in an attempt to gather more evidence against him. The arrest is now expected the following week.
Murray isn't the only doctor who faces criminal charges in connection with Jackson's death on June 25. A law enforcement source told FOXNews.com that Jackson's longtime dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, will be hit with charges related to medical malpractice. Investigators are still building their case against Klein, and he will not be arrested for at least another two weeks, the source said.
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office is currently in talks with investigators about whether they will offer Murray the option of surrendering in Los Angeles, or if he will be arrested in Houston, where he is currently staying.
Investigators initially had hoped to charge Murray with a more serious crime than manslaughter -- a defendant may be charged with second degree murder in California without the presence of a motive -- but prosecutors are concerned that a jury will be unlikely to convict without one, sources said. Unless a "smoking gun" is found in next week's search, Murray will be charged with manslaughter."
Can a syringe and a gross of Propofol be considered a "smoking gun"?