Jackson doctor negotiating surrender: Lawyer
Michael Jackson's doctor was set to surrender to authorities yesterday to face criminal charges filed against him arising from the pop star's death, his lawyer said.
"Dr Conrad Murray has agreed to surrender himself tomorrow," lawyer Ed Chernoff said in a statement here Thursday. "The particulars of Dr Murray's surrender have not yet been arranged."
The TMZ.com entertainment website -- which broke the news of Jackson's death in June last year -- reported that Murray would be arraigned and charged with involuntary manslaughter on Friday.
The website, citing law enforcement sources, said Murray would turn himself into the Los Angeles Police Department before being taken to appear in court at 1:30 pm (2130 GMT) local time.
Chernoff said he had been negotiating the procedure for Murray's detention in an effort to avoid a high-profile arrest of the doctor.
"An arrest of Dr Murray would be a waste of money, time and resources. We've always made it clear: You tell us where; we'll be there," Chernoff said. "I'm sure something can be arranged."
Reports of Murray's looming manslaughter case follow a painstaking seven-month investigation by police.