Conrad Murray back in court for Jackson arraignment
Dr. Conrad Murray — who faces an involuntary manslaughter charge connected to Michael Jackson’s death — is being arraigned at the Los Angeles Superior Court. He will likely plead not guilty to the charge; a date for a trial has not yet been set. UPDATE: Murray has indeed pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. His trial is now set for March 28.
Earlier this year, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney David Walgren ruled that there was enough evidence to send the case against Murray to trial. “Michael is not with us today because of an utterly inept, incompetent, reckless doctor, the defendant Conrad Murray,” Walgren had said. Prosecutors accused Murray of giving the pop star a lethal dose of propofol prior to his death in June 2009; Murray’s lawyers have suggested that Jackson may have poured the drug into a drink when the doctor was not present.
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