Jackson's Doctor to Surrender

POSTED: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 8:31am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:00pm

With criminal charges imminent, Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray has agreed to surrender to authorities as soon as Friday.

Murray is in Los Angeles this week reportedly staying at the Santa Monica California apartment of his girlfriend, to work out details of his surrender.

For months, Murray has been under investigation for his role in Michael Jackson’s June 25th death.

Late Thursday afternoon, Murray’s lawyer posted on his website that the doctor will turn himself into authorities Friday.

Details of his surrender agreement remain unclear, including whether Murray will be taken into custody or appear at an arraignment on his own.

After a 7-month investigation, sources tell NBC News, the LA County District Attorney's office is expected to file an involuntary manslaughter charge against Murray for his role in the pop star's death.

"They have to show that Dr. Murray was indifferent to the possibility of Michael Jackson living or dying and of all the people on the planet you have to admit that this man wanted Michael Jackson $150-grand a month he was earning from Michael Jackson," said legal analyst Royal Oakes.

Murray's attorney says his client is innocent.

According to court documents, Dr. Murray has acknowledged giving Jackson the powerful surgical anesthetic Propofol and other drugs shortly before his death, to help him sleep.

His lawyer says he plans to plead not guilty.

According to an Associated Press report, a spokeswoman for Murray says the doctor expects to be charged with involuntary manslaughter and plans to turn himself in to authorities Friday whether the district attorney has filed charges or not.