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- Posted on Feb 2nd 2010 5:20PM by Dan Reilly
Murray, who practices in Houston, worked as Jackson's personal physician while the entertainer prepared for his 50 'This Is It' comeback shows at London's O2 Arena. The 50-year-old Jackson died in June after Murray gave him what the AP refers to as "the powerful general anesthetic propofol and two other sedatives" to help combat insomnia.
Though no official announcement has been made and the District Attorney has declined to comment, Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, expects the charges to be announced within the next two days. If the anonymous official is correct, the criminal complaint would then lead to a hearing where a judge would hear witness testimony and decide whether or not Murray will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter.
"We continue to maintain that Dr. Murray neither prescribed nor administered anything that should have killed Michael Jackson," the doctor's spokeswoman, Miranda Sevcik, told the AP.