Michael Jackson's Dr. Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter
Dr. Conrad Murray Pleads Not Guilty; Jacksons Upset With Lenient Charge
February 8, 2010 at 2:10 PM (PT)
THE NEW YORK TIMES reports MICHAEL JACKSON's personal physician, CONRAD MURRAY, was charged TODAY (2/8) with involuntary manslaughter for providing JACKSON with a powerful anesthetic, propofol, that was ruled to be the major factor in his death nine months ago. KNX-A/LOS ANGELES reports that MURRAY pleaded Not Guilty to the charge.
MURRAY admitted JACKSON the drug shortly before the singer was found unconscious on JUNE 25th. The LOS ANGELES coroner ruled that JACKSON died from "acute propofol intoxication," combined with other sedatives.
Jacksons Wanted More Serious Charges
Also in the courtroom for the arraignment were members of MICHAEL JACKSON's family. entered the courthouse near Los Angeles The L.A. TIMES reports that brother JERMAINE and parents JOE and KATHRYN JACKSON seen entering the courthouse.
JOE JACKSON’s attorney BRIAN OXMAN said that the JACKSON patriarch and sister LAYTPOYA were disappointed in the charge. "They thought the charges should be more serious than involuntary manslaughter," he said."There was disregard for the safety of human life."