Dr. Conrad Murray, who administered an anesthetic to Michael Jackson shortly before the pop superstar's death last June, is expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter this afternoon.
His attorneys say they expect that single charge, the Associated Press reports, will be brought by prosecutors in Los Angeles. And Murray's lead defense lawyer, Ed Chernoff, tells the AP that "we'll make bail, we'll plead not guilty and we'll fight like hell."
TMZ.com and several other news outlets are reporting that the doctor will make a court appearance around 4:30 p.m. ET.
Update at 2:41 p.m. ET. It's confirmed. The AP now writes that:
Michael Jackson's doctor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death. Prosecutors announced the charge Monday against Dr. Conrad Murray, a Houston cardiologist who was with Jackson when he died June 25. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted. Murray's attorney Ed Chernoff says Murray will plead not guilty.