9 Feb 2010

Jackson's doctor charged with manslaughter

9:23 am on 9 February 2010

Prosecutors in Los Angeles have charged Michael Jackson's personal doctor with involuntary manslaughter over the singer's death.

Jackson, 50, died at his home in Los Angeles on 25 June.

Dr Conrad Murray has been a focus of investigations for months, since the coroner ruled Jackson's death was a homicide by drug overdose.

He was found to have a cocktail of drugs in his system, including two powerful sedatives.

Dr Murray has previously admitted administering a powerful anaesthetic to the singer before he died. But he says nothing he gave him should have killed him.

Dr Murray is expected to appear on Monday at the Los Angeles International Airport Courthouse.