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Plan to surrender fails as DA delays filing

Associated Press / February 6, 2010

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Michael Jackson’s doctor wanted to seek his day in court yesterday by surrendering before being charged in the singer’s death, but prosecutors upstaged the plan by announcing that no case would be filed until next week. Los Angeles district attorney’s spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons released the plan less than two hours before Dr. Conrad Murray and his attorneys were going to show up at an airport-area courthouse in an effort to force the prosecution’s hand while avoiding having the physician arrested and handcuffed.

Sheen’s stolen car is found in ravine
A Mercedes that actor Charlie Sheen reported stolen from his LA home was found overturned hundreds of feet down a nearby cliff early yesterday, but there’s no evidence anyone was in the car when it went into the ravine, police said. Police and firefighters searched the area but found nobody in or around the car. Sheen, 42, was not believed to have been in the car because he would have been badly injured in the accident, police said. “It’s being treated as an auto theft investigation,’’ officer Bruce Borihanh said.

Recording artist gets harassing phone calls
Grammy winner José Feliciano told Florida authorities that he and a caregiver have received a series of harassing phone calls. Feliciano, 64, who composed the popular Christmas song “Feliz Navidad,’’ said he had received two calls on his cellphone. The singer says a male with a muffled voice told him he had to “get out.’’