The long road to Dr. Conrad Murray‘s arrest for the death of Michael Jackson was supposed to reach it’s end today with his arraignment on manslaughter charges. But TMZ reports that, after months of investigation and case-building (he was originally expected to be charged last August), the District Attorney’s office and LAPD are now feuding over how Murray will arrive in court. Seems the lawyers worked out a plan where the doctor would arrive in court of his own free will. Unfortunately, no one told the cops, who prefer a more public affair when murder is involved—the kind with handcuffs and whirling sirens.
Jackson’s family aren’t the only ones irritated with these delays; Murray’s legal team calls the dilemma “insane.” “Dr. Murray will wait for a call as to where and when he will surrender,” said a representative, but promised they’ll arrive in court at 1:30pm PST if they haven’t been contacted, whether or not charges are filed. Murray has been accused of criminal negligence in his administering of the drug Propofol, leading to the superstar’s lethal overdose. He is expected to plead not guilty.
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