Jackson Doc Could Face Indictment

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's doctor could soon be charged in connection with his death.

The Associated Press has learned that prosecutors are ready to seek an indictment of Dr. Conrad Murray on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

A law enforcement source says prosecutors will try to show that Jackson was a victim of gross negligence, in that the care provided by Murray was an extreme departure from the standard of care normally followed by physicians.

A spokeswoman for Murray and his lawyer says the doctor has no comment.

The spokeswoman reiterated that Murray had neither prescribed nor administered anything that should have killed Michael Jackson.

Jackson died at his Los Angeles home in June while under Murray's care. He was preparing for an ambitious concert schedule.

Prosecutors are waiting for Los Angeles police to turn over the case before presenting it to a grand jury.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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