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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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61.

Ricky    

Somebody give that man a huuuuug.

1683 days ago
62.

pia    

52 Cedric

Couldn't agree more

1683 days ago
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MarCanada    

Coroner's findings are clear - Murray is a killer. He should also have his medical licence taken away. It's obvious involuntary manslaughter was a plea deal - for it to be murder, it would have had to have been premeditated. But still, Murray deserves the book thrown at him.

MJ would be alive and thriving if he had gotten the right help.

Miss him dearly.

Justice for Michael.

1683 days ago
64.

gs    

Indeed this is a high profile case. If the doctor does walk and only gets a
slap on the wrist I agree doctors that are handed out these drugs to celebrities
just because they ask and getting them hooked is going to explode.

I would bet that all those doctors are watching this case to see what happens.
So yes if he walks that will indeed send a strong message. The message that
well what these doctors are doing we really don't take it that seriously and
if death occurs then it is the patients fault.

1683 days ago
65.

ttfantasimal    

I have to agree with Susie. Michael was handcuffed when he surrendered himself.And he was body searched & 'inspected' before. The good Dr should NOT have chosen the good ride on MJ's coattails over his oath of Do NO Harm.HE should be cuffed & shackled.I heard the Defense say it would influence prospective Jurors.The Day MJ died,it flooded the TV, airwaves, & crashed the Web.Since June 25th, I dont know how a Jury Pool can be Un-Influenced!!! If you didn't know then, U heard it somewhere over the course of the Last 7 months. How can you find 1 person,let alone 12-16 ppl that hadn't heard or unbiased?? 4 yrs as a Maximum is incredibly low. This is more Catastrophic than the OJ Case on a Global level.

1683 days ago
66.

becky    

What does this get him? 7 years and he is out in 9 months on good behavior?

1683 days ago
67.

rs    

0. What does this get him? 7 years and he is out in 9 months on good behavior?
Posted at 3:29PM on Feb 8th 2010 by becky


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No maximum sentence is 4 years. He will probably not get that. He may do about a
year in prison with parole and probably a book deal.

1683 days ago
68.

MJ-UNBREAKABLE    

AHA? What does it mean he get charged?

I would really like to know the amount he gets for "immolating" four years in prison??? I bet after these years he will be made! grrrrr.... and the real criminals counting their money they earned with Michael's death. Guess who could it be!

Michael Jackson is unbreakable - FOREVER!
www.mj-unbreakable.com

1683 days ago
69.

Dustin    

Thank you Dr. Murray for helping put a child molesting addict in hell.
Children are safer with MJ rotting in hell.

1683 days ago
70.

screamin in dig    

4 years in prison is a little lite!! Toataly bogus!1 Planned hoax! Guarantee this wont be on court tv like other hi profile cases!! That is the first thing that is a clue that it is a hoax you dumb stupid people !Wake up and look around! This is all fake!!!!!

1683 days ago
71.

Susan    

What are the Suspected Child Abuse Report that is in the complaint? TMZ is not talking about this. Is it against Dr. Murray or MJ?

1683 days ago
72.

MJlover4ever    

MJ was killed by the greedy hangers-on, and Dr. Murray is one of them. Let's stand up and make it right for Michael. MJ true fans, join me at http://MichaelJacksonRedemption.com

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1683 days ago
73.

Ron    

Here is another example of Celebrity Injustice. Had you the common man administered aspirins to a sick child, and that child dies as a result of aspirin overdose you'd be charged with "voluntary manslaughter". Trust me as a former homicide investigator for a major city I have seen this happen. Also, if you were a heroin addict and administered a "hot shot" to another hype, you'd be charged with voluntary manslaughter here in California. But because you are a high profile MD, admionistering a Schedule 1 drug in a non-hospital setting, against ALL practical medical safety guidenlines violating the first rule of medicine of "do NO HARM", and you get Involuntary Manslaughter! What INJUSTICE for this overpaid, criminal MD

1683 days ago
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gs    

68. Here is another example of Celebrity Injustice. Had you the common man administered aspirins to a sick child, and that child dies as a result of aspirin overdose you'd be charged with "voluntary manslaughter". Trust me as a former homicide investigator for a major city I have seen this happen. Also, if you were a heroin addict and administered a "hot shot" to another hype, you'd be charged with voluntary manslaughter here in California. But because you are a high profile MD, admionistering a Schedule 1 drug in a non-hospital setting, against ALL practical medical safety guidenlines violating the first rule of medicine of "do NO HARM", and you get Involuntary Manslaughter! What INJUSTICE for this overpaid, criminal MD
Posted at 3:56PM on Feb 8th 2010 by Ron D


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Great point and post thank you

1683 days ago
75.

Della    

66. Thank you Dr. Murray for helping put a child molesting addict in hell.
Children are safer with MJ rotting in hell.

Posted at 3:40PM on Feb 8th 2010 by Dustin

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Inbred idiot who doesn't understand the justice system or who has read anything..Idiot


Stop making stupid comments
http://mjjr.net/content/mjcase/main.html

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