Jackson 'three' to face charges?
Jul 16, 2009, 9:35 GMT
Referring to Prince Michael and Paris\' natural mother Debbie Rowe, Ian said: "It appears that both Debbie and Katherine Jackson are being deemed as undesirables to get custody of the children. Somebody independent is going to have to step in and determine the fate of the children. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO
Michael Jackson's death "will result in charges", it has been alleged.
The late pop icon's unofficial biographer Ian Halperin has claimed the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating three people in relation to Michael's death.
Ian said: "My source didn't use the word 'homicide', but confirmed they are looking at three suspects. I think it's safe to assume it's the doctors. There are two doctors and then one other person who's definitely not a doctor. I'm convinced, based on information from my source, that yes, homicide or not, there will be charges laid against certain people for acting inappropriately and illegally."
Ian - who has written a book called 'Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson' - added there will be "mayhem" if it transpires there was foul play in Michael's death.
The biographer also spoke about the looming custody battle for the 'Beat It' singer's three children Prince Michael I, 12, Paris, 11, and seven-year-old Prince Michael II.
Ian claims that Michael's mother Katherine Jackson may not even get custody of them, despite being named as guardian in a will made by her son in 2002.
Referring to Prince Michael and Paris' natural mother Debbie Rowe, Ian said: "It appears that both Debbie and Katherine Jackson are being deemed as undesirables to get custody of the children. Somebody independent is going to have to step in and determine the fate of the children.
"The sentiment is that both parties are not capable of being legal guardians. Perhaps California Child Welfare should step in and find suitable guardians. The concern is that the kids are not in a stable, comfortable environment."
Debbie recently denied reports she had agreed to give up her parental rights and drop her custody battle in return for a $4 million payment.
Despite recent reports Michael's death - the singer passed away last month after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest - was being treated as a homicide by police, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman has insisted it is not the case.
Asked about the status of the investigation, LAPD officer Tenesh Dobine said it was "ongoing".
When he was pressed on whether it was not a homicide investigation, he replied: "That's right."
A spokesman for the lawyer of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael's personal physician who was with the star when he died, has said police have not told him the case is being treated as a homicide.