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Jackson Doc Releases Video; Fox Says Charge Looming

Posted Aug 19, 2009 9:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Updated: Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray, the target of a manslaughter investigation into the pop star’s death, has released a YouTube video in which he tells friends and supporters he has been truthful.

The video represents the first public statement by Murray since Jackson died on June 25, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sources have said Murray supplied Jackson with the intravenous anesthetic propofol to help him sleep.

Murray apparently was referring to his interviews with Los Angeles detectives when he says, "I told the truth and I have faith the truth will prevail." Murray also thanks his friends and patients for their support. "Please don’t worry. As long as I keep God in my heart and you in my life, I will be fine,” he says.

A source tells Fox News that Murray will be charged with manslaughter within two weeks.

The Los Angeles Times story didn’t say whether Murray’s lawyer, William Stradley, approved or knew about the video. Stradley, a partner with Stradley, Chernoff & Alford in Houston, did not immediately return a phone call from the ABA Journal.

But Fox cites a TMZ report that the video was arranged by a publicist for Murray's lawyer.

Updated at 11:05 a.m. to include Fox News story predicting that Murray will be charged in two weeks.

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