The cardiologist who was with Michael Jackson when he died in L.A. last year is now accused of acting “unlawfully and without malice” in bringing about his death.
A complaint filed by prosecutors stated that Dr. Conrad Murray acted “without the caution and circumspection required” when he administered a powerful sedative to the King of Pop in an effort to help him sleep.
A chronic insomniac, Michael Jackson tragically died after Dr. Murray administered the powerful general anesthetic Propofol along with two other sedatives to help him sleep.
After reviewing toxicology findings, the coroner ruled Michael’s death a homicide, but Dr. Murray made bail at $75,000. Soon after the charge was filed yesterday, Michael’s family members, hundreds of fans, and media members arrived at the courthouse beside Los Angeles International Airport. Dr. Murray pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he faces a four-year prison term.
Hollywood celebrities’ frenzy over pills—from sedatives to painkillers—has always been controversial, especially with the alarming number of stars succumbing to overdose and addiction.
What effect do you think Dr. Murray’s case will have on the almost hush-hush world of celebrity narcotics?