The Jacksons, People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray

A judge has dealt the card of suspension. His license was revoked and he is ordered to stand trial at this point after a 6 day premilinary hearing took place for 6 days. In this case, Michael Jackson’s death could result in him being sent to prison at a later time.

20 witnesses spoke up and claimed that Dr. Murray WAS negligent in his care for Michael Jackson which means he will be tried for MANSLAUGHTER!

According to Yahoo! News:
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor on Tuesday told Dr. Conrad Murray that after listening to six days of testimony at a preliminary hearing, he thought there was enough evidence to support a possible finding of guilt at trial for the cardiologist to be convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
The ruling sets the stage for a high-profile trial that will examine all aspects of the pop star’s death and try to finally place responsibility for his demise at the age of 50.

Moments after he delivered the ruling, Pastor also suspended Murray’s license to practice medicine in California, a move that the physician’s attorney warned could prompt two other state where he has clinics to do the same.

Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s June 2009 death, with prosecutors accusing him of providing the singer with a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol and other sedatives. The doctor has pleaded not guilty and is due back in court on January 25 for another arraignment.

Murray’s attorney, Ed Chernoff, called the suspension the “nuclear option,” noting that Murray hadn’t practiced medicine in California since Jackson’s death.

“If you do that, he’s dead in the water,” Chernoff said. “He has no practice anymore. His patients have no doctor.” ( WELL YEAH HE’S A GONER, BUT THE SAD PART IS HE TOOK AWAY AN ICONIC ITERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR WHO JUST SO HAPPENED TO BE A FATHER AND FAMILY MAN WHAT ABOUT THAT?)

A prosecutor portrayed Murray in closing statements Tuesday as a doctor who showed poor medical judgment and who had cost the Jackson family dearly.

“Because of Dr. Murray’s actions, Michael is gone,” Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said. “Because of Dr. Murray’s actions, Michael’s children are left without a father.”
On the final day of the preliminary hearing, another of Murray’s attorneys grilled experts on the possibility that Jackson somehow gave himself a fatal dose of propofol.
A coroner’s official and a prosecution expert said that while it’s possible Jackson swallowed propofol when his doctor stepped out of his bedroom, it was unlikely. Both said if that’s what happened, it doesn’t change Murray’s culpability.

What do you think should happen to Dr. Conrad Murray after he stands trial? Do you feel like it was his fault or do you think MJ killed himself? Weigh in on comments.

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