Michael Jackson’s Doctor Charged With Manslaughter [NEWS] by Windowpane
Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 12:33 am
Filed under: Music News, Must Read

Michael Jackson’s former doctor has denied a charge of involuntary manslaughter over the singer’s death, at a court in Los Angeles. Dr Conrad Murray was bailed for $75,000 (£48,000) after pleading not guilty to “unlawfully, and without malice, killing Michael Joseph Jackson”. A judge must decide whether to proceed to trial. A conviction could bring a jail term of up to four years.

His death was ruled as homicide, mainly caused by the anaesthetic Propofol. A cocktail of drugs – including sedatives Midazolam and Diazepam, the painkiller Lidocaine and the stimulant Ephedrine – were also detected in his body, a coroner confirmed. Prosecutors had filed one count of involuntary manslaughter. Dr Murray stood straight and spoke softly as he addressed the judge. After entering his plea, Dr Murray surrendered his passport. He was then taken to have his fingerprints and a mugshot processed. The bail of $75,000 was three times the standard figure for involuntary manslaughter but only a quarter of what prosecutors had asked for. [Source]

The next hearing has been set for 5 April.

This is going to be a long, long, long trial. Here’s to hoping that justice is served.

Peace, Love & Michael Jackson


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