Photo: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times — Michael Jackson’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, escorted into the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles 02/08/10
The late MIchael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is out on bail today after being charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the entertainer’s death last summer. Murray pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in a courtroom near Los Angeles International Airport yesterday. The doctor faces a maximum of four years in prison.
As a condition of his $75,000 bail Murray, a licensed cardiologist, is not allowed to prescribe heavy sedatives, especially propofol. A coroner’s report released yesterday listed propofol, routinely used in major surgery, as a key factor in the death of the King of Pop on June 25, 2009. Murray is accused of administering a fatal dose of propofol to Jackson as a sleeping aid.
In the courtroom, media from around the world as well as members of the Jackson family. Murray is due back in court April 5, to set a date for a preliminary hearing. The Los Angeles Times has more on the Murray hearing and the coroner’s report on Jackson’s death here.
Photo: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times — La Toya Jackson, looking into the camera, is followed by her father Joe Jackson, wearing a hat, as both arrive at the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles 02/08/10