Monday, February 8, 2010

Jackson physician charged




STEVE COOLEY · District Attorney                                                          JOSEPH SCOTT · Director

JOHN K. SPILLANE · Chief Deputy District Attorney                                    SANDI GIBBONS · P.I.O.
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· News Secretary

                                                                                                 SHIARA M. DÁVILA · Asst. P.I.O.

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Feb. 8, 2010



Jackson physician charged


                        LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s physician was charged by the District Attorney’s Office today with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the entertainer’s death last summer.


                        Dr. Conrad Robert Murray, 56 (dob 2-19-1953), was charged in case No. SA  073164, filed at the Airport Branch of Los Angeles Superior Court.  The count alleged that Murray “ did unlawfully, and without malice, kill Michael Joseph Jackson…in the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony; and in the commission of a lawful act which might have produced death, in an unlawful manner, and without due caution and circumspection.”


                        Arraignment was scheduled for later today in Department 144 of the Airport Court, 11701 S La Cienega Blvd. 


                        Jackson, 50, was stricken at his North Carolwood Drive home on June 25, 2009, and taken to UCLA Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. 


                        Deputy District Attorney David Walgren of the Major Crimes Division will prosecute the case.  Walgren has worked closely with the investigative agencies – the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.  Both agencies worked diligently and exhaustively to collect the evidence leading to filing of the case.


                        If convicted, Murray faces a possible maximum four-year state prison term.  Sentencing will be up to the court.




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