Michael Jackson’s embattled personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, will face a manslaughter charge within the next two weeks, law enforcement sources say.
The source initially said Conrad Murray could be arrested next week, but investigators have decided to execute one more search warrant at an L.A. pharmacy.
Murray's arrest is now expected the following week. He is believed to have administered the fatal dose of Propofol to the singer at his home early June 25.
Meanwhile, Jackson’s longtime dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, will be hit with charges related to medical malpractice in connection with Jackson's death.
Dr. Arnold Klein is also rumored to be the biological father of two of Michael's children. Sources say he will not be arrested for at least another two weeks.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office sought to quell the rumors of the doctors' impending arrests, saying in a statement:
“Until the police complete their investigation and bring it to our office, there is absolutely no way to know what charges may be filed and against whom.”
As the exhaustive investigation into Michael Jackson's death nears its conclusion it appears Dr. Conrad Murray, left, and Dr. Arnold Klein will both face charges.
But a source tells Fox News that the DA's office is currently in talks with investigators about whether they will offer Dr. Conrad Murray the option of surrendering in L.A., rather than arresting him in Houston, where he is currently living.
Investigators initially hoped to, or at least weighed if they could charge Murray with an even more serious crime, since a defendant may be prosecuted on a second degree murder charge in California even without the presence of a motive.
Prosecutors doubt that a jury would convict him without one, however, as no one believes Murray meant to kill Jackson. A manslaughter charge is more likely.
Law enforcement sources previously stated that Murray admitted he gave the star the intravenous anesthetic Propofol to help him sleep hours before he died.
Propofol was at least a contributing factor in the 50-year-old entertainer's death, though toxicology results also revealed the presence of Xanax in his system.
Dr. Arnold Klein, a Beverly Hills dermatologist, has admitted giving the painkiller Demerol - but not Propofol - to Michael Jackson, who suffered from insomnia.
Murray posted a video on YouTube yesterday, ostensibly as a way of thanking friends and patients, but likely gearing up for the media battle he is sure to face if he is charged. The video statement was his first public comment since June 25.