Charges Imminent in Michael Jackson Death?
Sources say that Dr. Conrad Murray will likely be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
As we reported earlier this week, the case of Michael Jackson’s death is finally closed. A leaked and verified death certificate confirms what many people suspected: that his June 25th passing was the result of “acute proprofol intoxication” and “intravenous injection by another” — in other words, homicide.
Insiders now say that charging Jackson’s former physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, for involuntary manslaughter is now a question of when, rather than if.
“Dr. Murray has to be charged for propofol because it’s illegal for that drug to be used in a residential setting,” said Ian Halperin, the author of Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson. “It would be highly unacceptable if no one is held accountable.”
According to court documents, the propofol was also administered to Jackson without any medical need. However, a spokesman for Murrary’s attorney denied that the doctor gave Jackson anything that could have killed him.
“This trial could end up being a trial of medical practice,” the spokesman said. “The question is what discretion does a doctor have to treat a patient, and if a doctor makes a mistake, is it a crime?” Go to PopEater for more on this story. (PopEater)