Our long, national, pop-culture-based nightmare is almost over. Conrad Murray's, on the other hand, is just about to begin.
While the doctor's attorneys confirm to E! News that Murray will be arrested tomorrow and charged, most likely with involuntary manslaughter, no specifics on his surrender have yet been set.
Which means they're cutting it pretty fine, since Murray attorney Michael Flanagan said that Murray's arraignment on charges relating to Michael Jackson's death is set for tomorrow afternoon.
"We are presently negotiating with the district attorney's office the surrender of Dr. Murray," Murray's other lead attorney, Ed Chernoff, added in a statement. "The specifics have not yet been agreed to...until then we will not be sharing agreement terms or conducting interviews with the media."
As for those specifics, Flanagan told E! News that he would prefer his client turn himself in at the actual arraignment, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the LAX courthouse (so much for flight risks).
However, the Los Angeles district attorney could alternately demand that Murray surrender earlier in the day at a police station.
"Nothing has been finalized," Flanagan said. "He will either turn himself in before or after the arraignment."
A spokeswoman for the D.A. refused to confirm or deny the planned sequence of events, but one thing seems certain: No matter how they end up doing it, they're doing it tomorrow.
Enjoy your last day in the wild, Connie!
—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum
(Originally published Feb. 4, 2010, at 8:43 a.m. PT)
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