Saturday, February 6, 2010

L.A. County D.A. to Charge Doctor in Michael Jackson Case - L.A. Times Article

Here is the link to a Los Angeles Times article regarding the decision to charge Conrad Murray, M.D., in Los Angeles County with involuntary manslaughter in connection with administering a combination of surgical anesthetic and sedatives blamed in Michael Jackson's death last summer. Settlement negotiations broke down last week. Dr. Murray is to be arraigned in the afternoon of February 8 at the Airport Court branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court.

DA to charge doctor in Michael Jackson case -

Involuntary manslaughter is the least serious homicide charge available to prosecutors, its maximum punishment of four years in prison. The charge, which applies to an unlawful killing committed without malice or intent to kill, turns on Dr. Murray’s alleged criminal negligence in allegedly giving Jackson propofol for an unapproved purpose -- the treatment of insomnia -- and outside of the normal operating room setting.

A felony complaint is only an accusation is not evidence of guilt. Dr. Murray is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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