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Doc to be charged in Jackson death case

Michael Jackson's doctor is set to be arraigned on a charge connected to the pop singer's death it emerged today.

Dr Conrad Murray is to be arraigned at a courthouse near Los Angeles airport, according to a person familiar with the planning, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the situation. The person didn't say what Murray would be charged with.

Jackson died June 25 at a rented mansion on the west side of Los Angeles. The airport courthouse handles criminal cases in the western section of LA.

Police have been investigating Murray since Jackson's death at age 50. The doctor told detectives he'd given the singer a powerful anesthetic and other sedatives to get the chronic insomniac star to sleep.

Jackson died soon after and investigators have been gathering evidence to try to show Murray was negligent in administering the drugs.

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