Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who has been under investigation for his treatment of pop singer Michael Jackson, has now been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case, and returns April 5 for a hearing at the Los Angeles Airport court.
At that time, Dr. Murray’s case is expected to be transferred to the downtown Los Angeles court on West Temple Street to the long-cause court. Unless special permission is granted, the cardiologist must be at every court session.
Murray pleaded not guilty to the charges, more than seven months after he gave Jackson a dose of the powerful surgical anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid and left the singer alone.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, which is prosecuting the case, believes that after reviewing the evidence, including a three-hour interview with Murray, that involuntary manslaughter is the charge that can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.