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Jackson's doctor to turn himself in Friday

By Alan Duke, CNN
Dr. Conrad Murray has said he gave Michael Jackson a powerful anesthetic before his death.
Dr. Conrad Murray has said he gave Michael Jackson a powerful anesthetic before his death.
  • "An arrest of Dr. Murray would be a waste of money, time and resources," attorney says
  • Michael Jackson's doctor to be arraigned Friday afternoon, law enforcement source says
  • Dr. Conrad Murray flew to Los Angeles last week in expectation of charges
  • Murray says he gave Jackson prescription drugs, anesthetic to help him sleep

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician, has agreed to surrender to Los Angeles prosecutors Friday on charges stemming from the pop star's death last summer, his lawyer said.

"The particulars of Dr. Murray's surrender have not yet been arranged," Ed Chernoff said. "Please call the D.A.'s office for those details."

Prosecutors have not announced any charges.

Dr. Murray's lawyers and Los Angeles prosecutors are discussing when, where and how Murray will be taken into custody after charges are filed in the pop star's death, which is expected to happen Friday morning.

Chernoff wants to avoid having his client handcuffed and publicly paraded in front of reporters before he appears for arraignment, which is expected to happen Friday afternoon.

Chernoff said he and Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney David Walgren "share the goal of the efficient administration of this process."

"An arrest of Dr. Murray would be a waste of money, time and resources," Chernoff said. "We've always made it clear: You tell us where; we'll be there. I'm sure something can be arranged."

A law enforcement source told CNN that Murray would be arraigned at the courthouse near Los Angeles International Airport at 1:30 p.m. local time Friday.

Watch Murray's first public statement, from August Video

Murray traveled to Los Angeles last week from his home in Houston, Texas, in expectation of possible charges.

Murray was hired to be Jackson's personal physician last spring as the entertainer prepared for his comeback concerts in London, England.

The doctor told Los Angeles police investigators that he was with Jackson through the early morning hours of June 25 in an effort to help the pop star fall asleep, according to a police affidavit.

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He administered sleep aids, and after Jackson finally began sleeping in the late morning hours, Murray said, he left the bedroom for "about two minutes maximum," the affidavit said.

"Upon his return, Murray noticed that Jackson was no longer breathing," it said.

Murray stayed with Jackson as an ambulance rushed him from his $100,000-a-month rented mansion in Holmby Hills to UCLA Medical Center.

Efforts at CPR proved fruitless, and Jackson was pronounced dead at 2:26 p.m.

The Los Angeles County coroner ruled Jackson's death a homicide resulting from a combination of drugs, primarily propofol and lorazepam.

The coroner's statement said Jackson died from "acute propofol intoxication," but there were "other conditions contributing to death: benzodiazepine effect." Lorazepam and two other drugs Murray said he used are benzodiazepines.

Murray told investigators he had given Jackson three anti-anxiety drugs to help him sleep in the hours before he stopped breathing, a police affidavit said.

Murray had been treating Jackson for insomnia for six weeks at the time of the singer's death. He told investigators he gave Jackson 50 milligrams of propofol, the generic name for Diprivan, diluted with the anesthetic lidocaine every night via an intravenous drip.

Murray told police he was worried that Jackson was becoming addicted to the drug and tried to wean him off it.

During the two nights before Jackson's death, Murray said, he put together combinations of other drugs that succeeded in helping Jackson sleep.

CNN's Ted Rowlands contributed to this report.