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Conrad Murray Charged in Michael Jackson Death

2/8/2010 4:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray has just been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.

Conrad Murray

According to the criminal complaint, the D.A. alleges Dr. Murray "did unlawfully, and without malice, kill Michael Joseph Jackson ... in the commission of an unlawful act, not 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."

Dr. Murray will be arraigned today at 1:30 PM. As we first reported, he will plead not guilty.

Dr. Murray is expected to show up at around 1:00 PM, accompanied by his lawyers and a bail bondsman. Bail should be set at $25,000.

Dr. Murray administered Propofol to Jackson just before he died, and the L.A. County Coroner's Office has determined Jackson died as a result of acute Propofol intoxication.

If convicted, Dr. Murray faces a maximum of four years in prison.

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46.

moveover    

He shouldn't get ANY time at all. He happened to be there when Michael Jackson finally did HIMSELF in. He's a scapegoat.

1617 days ago
47.

Just Me    

I completely agree Deb. I loathe Sneddon!

1617 days ago
48.

Shane    

I'm not going to rush to judgment until all the evidence and facts are in. What ever happened to innocent until proved guilty? What a bunch of friggin' idiots to assume guilt before he is tried before a jury of his peers!

1617 days ago
49.

Paula Duvall    

Too bad that the prosecutors couldn't charge him with murder! Especially since he is supposed to be a doctor...and, should know that layering drug, after drug, after drug...with no effect...meant that Michael needed a second, and, perhaps a THIRD medical opinion! Murray's "bedside manner" strayed far afield of "professional ethics", let alone "common horse-sense"! He is a disgrace...on so many levels! Thanks to his ineptitude, and ignorance, the world is poorer for Michael's loss...and, all that we are left with is just another dumb spook...

1617 days ago
50.

Lacey    

A few months ago, I was Team MJ and couldn't wait for Conrad Murray to fry. Now, I could care less. Michael would have found someone else to give him drugs, if Murray hadn't. Michael knew the chances and took them. He was drug addict. He wasn't going to live very long anyways, with the chooses he made.

1617 days ago
51.

gs    

If Murray sees any prison time at all it will probably be just enough
months for him to write a book and believe me he will get it published for a large sum.

I agree this bail sent a strong message about his case. So this is probably why Murray
is being seen in public now at coffee shops etc. I would be he is really not that stressed
out about this anymore. His lawyers don't seem to worried either.

Hate to say it but this situation does not look good.

1617 days ago
52.

jrad247    

ok I get but does everyone remember that MJ laid there and allowed this guy to hook him up with highly inappropriate drug...

1617 days ago
53.

Just Me    

Shane, he already admitted it two afters MJ died.

1617 days ago
54.

kinm    

great - this is not good for anyone, but at least we learn the lesson here - you need to do your work, well !!!

1617 days ago
55.

ladybuttercup    


of course it's without malice he did not intensionally kill MJ. He was I agree acting very stupid with all $$ signs in his eyes and was not acting as a proper doctor with the authority and delegations that come with that.. He was never out to kill MJ. look at the money he was making and now lost since this.

as sad as i am that MJ is gone we are not looking at someone who set out to kill and destroy him either. This is horrible i agree but we have to keep the LOVE going thats what MJ would want as well.

1617 days ago
56.

Cedric    

This whole case seems strange. Things are not adding up as they should. I wonder if the beLIEvers are right in assuming that this is all a hoax...Let's imagine for a moment that Dr. Murray plead Not Guilty for reasons unknown to the public, such as Michael is indeed alive. Obviously, it sounds ludicrous, and if Murray ends up going to Jail (or June 25th passes without MJ coming "back to life"), I'll believe he's gone. Till then, this whole thing smells fishy. In my CURRENT opinion, I think this whole thing is a media hoax orchestrated by MJ (and it's been in development for YEARS) to prove:

a) the media lies
b) they cover negative stories to up sales
c) people are quick to condemn people without proper proof...and proof does not consist of what you read in the papers or about strange coroner reports that make no sense.

I guess well see....THIS IS IT.

1617 days ago
57.

gs    

44. A few months ago, I was Team MJ and couldn't wait for Conrad Murray to fry. Now, I could care less. Michael would have found someone else to give him drugs, if Murray hadn't. Michael knew the chances and took them. He was drug addict. He wasn't going to live very long anyways, with the chooses he made.
Posted at 3:07PM on Feb 8th 2010 by Lacey


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See this is what is going on right now. You are hearing more of this and not much from
people who believe other wise.. What a shame, because this is why this man is going
to go free and so are the other doctors that are in Hollywood and other places doing the
same thing. Yes this is the thinking that will free this man and also help those other
doctors who are doing this and worse feel safe. If this guy walks get ready there will be
more deaths among celebrities just like this one.

1617 days ago
58.

Slick    

Where does Michael Jackson's responsibility lie in all of this mess?

Michael killed himself by someone else's hand, period. I'm not condoning Dr. Murrays actions to make an extra buck for being Jacksons personal live in doctor, but I don't think he should be charged with criminal or involuntary manslaughter. Michael was PAYING and demanding for the specific services rendered by Dr. Murray. Michael was a man who was running around from doctor to doctor to get what he wanted.

Aside from the fact that there should be a law that, If a celebrity or any person who can afford a "live in" doctor, should be mandatorily checked in on by an outside investigator/source. If Murray gets charged, then every other doctor that dealt him drugs should be brought up on smaller charges. I think Dr. Murray is being singled out and made an example since Jackson was World Famous.

1617 days ago
59.

frank    

Im sure he did it because micheal wanted to b white

1617 days ago
60.

pamela    

This charge isnt even a felony!! WTF???

1617 days ago
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