Michael Jackson's Family Loses Court Battle Over His Death

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Getty ImagesIt's been four years since Michael Jackson passed away in June 2009, and now the verdict has been reached in the trial over whether AEG Live was liable in the legendary singer's death. Today the jury decided: AEG did hire Dr. Conrad Murray. However, they also decided that Murray was not unfit to treat the star, meaning the Jackson family loses.It's a little ironic that in the criminal case over Jackson's death, Murray was ruled to have done things that ultimately killed the star...Read Full Story

Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced to 4 Years in Michael Jackson Manslaughter Case

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Dr. Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson earlier this month, has been sentenced to four years in prison, the maximum possible in the case. Due to new laws, Murray will serve his sentence in the Los Angeles County jail system instead of a prison, and he will likely serve a little less than two years total.LaToya Jackson commented after the hearing: "Justice was served. Now we just have to deal with the jail overcrowding." Her brother, Jermaine...Read Full Story

Dr. Conrad Murray Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in Death of Michael Jackson

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Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Monday, over two years after pop singer Michael Jackson's death from acute Propofol intoxication.In the moments after the verdict was announced, a crowd gathered outside the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center burst into cheers.Murray was remanded into custody without bail – a surprise, given his lack of a prior criminal record. Neither he nor his legal team showed any emotion as the verdict was read.Murray, who had...Read Full Story

Dr. Conrad Murray's Manslaughter Trial Postponed

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A judge has been forced to delay the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician of the late Michael Jackson, from its scheduled April 5 date to May 9. The prosecution and the defense are said to be still passing information between them.Dr. Murray -- who faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter relating to Jackson's death -- is seeking a quick court case due to financial difficulties.He consented to the new trial date after meeting with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor and...Read Full Story

Michael Jackson's Doctor to Stand Trial for Involuntary Manslaughter

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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor has made the decision to send Michael Jackson's doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray, to trial for involuntary manslaughter. A number of witnesses have raised questions over Dr. Murray’s professional conduct on June 25 2009, the day the singer died of acute intoxication by the hospital grade anesthetic Propofol.During the preliminary hearing -- where the prosecution had to convince the judge there is sufficient evidence for a full trial -- witnesses...Read Full Story

Preliminary Hearing Continues for Michael Jackson's Doctor

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A preliminary hearing into the cause of Michael Jackson's death heard testimony from Los Angeles police detective Orlando Martinez yesterday, who said that in an interview the singer’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, admitted he had been giving the later singer the powerful anesthetic Propofol for two months before his death.Michael was found dead from acute Propofol intoxication at his rented Los Angeles house on June 25 2009, while he was under the care of Dr. Murray, who has pleaded...Read Full Story

Dr. Conrad Murray's Lawyers Will Likely Claim Michael Jackson 'Killed Himself'

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Dr. Conrad Murray will soon go to trial over the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson -- who died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009-- and an initial hearing on Wednesday indicated his legal team plans to argue the iconic star administered the lethal dose of the anaesthetic himself.Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney David Walgren spoke out after the doctor’s lawyer clashed with prosecutors over who should test residue from two syringes discovered in the star’s bedroom...Read Full Story

Dr. Conrad Murray Won't Appear in Court Until Next Year

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It appears that Dr. Conrad Murray won't appear in court until sometime next year. The 57-year-old cardiologist -- who is accused of administering a lethal amount of the anaesthetic Propofol to Michael Jackson prior to his death on June 25, 2009 -- appeared at Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday for a brief session, where a preliminary hearing date of January 4 was set by Judge Michael Pastor.The preliminary hearing will see prosecutors lay out some of the evidence against Dr. Murray -- who...Read Full Story

Judge: MJ's Doctor Allowed to Keep His Medical License

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Michael Jackson’s physician Dr. Conrad Murray hasn't been cleared of involuntary manslaughter charges in the star's death, but a judge yesterday said he can continue to practice medicine. In a court hearing in Los Angeles yesterday, Judge Michael Pastor admitted he did not have the power to overturn the decision previously made by another judge.He said: "I don't have ability to revisit the actions of one of my colleagues. I do not have jurisdiction to revisit this matter. It doesn't...Read Full Story