Michael Jackson Doctor Charged With Manslaughter

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.

Jackson hired Murray to be his personal physician as he prepared for a strenuous series of comeback performances in London.

Officials say the singer died in Los Angeles after Murray administered the powerful general anesthetic propofol and two other sedatives to get the chronic insomniac to sleep.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Yallsoundstupid Location: North Carolina on Feb 14, 2010 at 09:03 PM
    First of all you know as well as the whole world no that Michael was not a child molester and people need to stop repeating what they have heard. All of yall sound so simple minded. Michael might have had some problems along the way but not for minute do i believe he would hut a child. Maybe all of yall are mad because just like the liars that spreaded that stupid rumor want monsy as well. No one should be glad that anyone dies, remember what you say about someone else might come true about someone you really love. Michael left a family and children that really love him and despite yall few he had millions of fans and he still have them. So stop sounding ignorant and dumb about someone dying because it is not cute and not smart at all. Try to put love in your heart and if you were not there to see these lies stop running your mouth and making a fool out of yourselves. Get your Bible and read it. And you will know that you are not to judge anyone only God himself can do that okay. Pray!
  • by Sad on Feb 8, 2010 at 05:48 PM
    This is sad. Dr. Murray needs to be left alone. M.J. got what he deserved and is probably dancing on a hot skillet in hell.
  • by phil on Feb 8, 2010 at 05:07 PM
    Are we all forgetting MJ was a child molester. I know, some of you don't believe it BUT FOR ME I TRULY BELIEVE HE WAS. So who cares about how he bit the dust. We all should be glad he is gone. Children are safer for it.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2010 at 05:01 PM
    California,You need to leave this man alone.This guy done nothing wrong.MJ asked for it.If anything this man done this country a favor.This guy is not an O.J.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Feb 8, 2010 at 02:41 PM
    His medical license should be permanently revoked in all 50 states.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Feb 8, 2010 at 02:18 PM
    This man is being used. Mama Jackson and her brood of brats don't want to see MJs death as an overdose of drugs. Next they will sue him and try to take every thing he has. Justice run amuck again.
  • by debra Location: kinston on Feb 8, 2010 at 01:56 PM
    Well Sue: yes Michael probably "got what he wanted" as far as the drug goes, but I'm sure he figured this doctor knew what he was doing. If this so -called doctor had stayed with the patient and done, as all the experts say he should have done...Michael wouldnt have gotten the part he didnt bargain for. It's really awful that you call him a spoiled brat, when you KNOW nothing of him personally. Yes, Michael was rich...but, in my opinion, he paid for it dearly. All he tried to do was share his many talents with the public b/c he loved doing what he did. Just b/c he was talented enough to be paid dearly....you shouldn't be so jealous and you shouldn't speak ill of the dead ...in MY OPINION !
  • by sue Location: greenville on Feb 8, 2010 at 12:52 PM
    I don't understand why charge anyone with anything. That Michael Jackson wanted something he got it. So if he wanted that drug he would of gotten it anyway. I haven't heard of to many that ever said no to MJ anyhow. He was a spoil brat and got what he wanted. He got a little more then he wanted this time.
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