Manslaughter

Tuesday, Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, asked for a publicly-funded lawyer to handle his appeal on a manslaughter conviction in the pop star’s death, saying he could not afford to pay for one himself. Dr. Conrad Murray, serving a four-year jail term for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson in 2009, filed papers with Los Angeles […]

Dr. Conrad Murray filed an appeal in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday over his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of Michael Jackson, according to reports. In the paperwork, Dr. Murray has “in pro per” listed beneath his name on the legal filing, indicating he will be representing himself during his appeal. Additionally, Dr. […]

The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor accused in Michael Jackson’s death, finished closing arguments Thursday. Defense attorney Ed Chernoff argued that Murray, who has pleaded not guilty, shouldn’t be convicted of killing the King of Pop because the singer caused his own death by administering his own overdose of the anesthetic propofol. Chernoff […]

Addiction expert Dr. Robert Waldman was first up on the stand, and was immediately asked about the addictive powers of the sedatives given to Jackson. “I don’t recall ever seeing a Demerol addiction,” he told the defense, adding that if someone was withdrawing from the drug, they would suffer “dire sweating, increased heart rate, muscular […]

More than two years after superstar Michael Jackson’s death, a manslaughter trial for his physician, Conrad Murray, officially began Thursday as attorneys screened the first of about 160 prospective jurors. Los Angeles Judge Michael E. Pastor introduced the jurors to Murray and asked whether they could serve on a trial lasting 25 court days – […]