Dr. Murray charged with Michael Jackson’s death

, Staff

Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s personal physician, was charged on Monday with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly injecting the King of Pop with lethal levels of a powerful anesthetic, propofol, while treating him for insomnia.

The charge filed by the Los Angeles District Attorney alleges Murray “did unlawfully, and without malice kill Michael Jackson.” Court documents state that Jackson, who died last June at the age of 49, was given an overdose of the hospital strength drug.

During his arraignment on Monday, Murray’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client, who has denied any wrong doing. Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz set bail at $75,000 and ordered Murray to surrender his passport. The judge refused to suspend Murray’s medical license provided he doesn’t administer anesthesia saying, “I don’t want you sedating people.”

Murray is due back in court on April 5.


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