Michael Jackson Case: No Plea Bargain for Dr. Conrad Murray

By Kamika Dunlap on April 16, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

There will be no plea bargain in the involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's doctor.

In the complicated Michael Jackson case, Dr. Conrad Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the King of Pop's death.

Murray's defense lawyers are currently putting together their legal strategies to prepare for the upcoming trial this summer, the Associated Press reports.

The case includes scientific evidence and involves drug dosages and medical protocol, as previously discussed. The 58-year-old cardiologist was treating Jackson for insomnia when the singer died on June 25.

His defense lawyer, Ed Chernoff, says he is concerned about the already potential damaging information revealed about Murray and whether an impartial jury can be seated for a trial.

As previously discussed, Murray has acknowledged administering propofol to Jackson. Propofol is an anesthetic used to render patients unconscious before major surgery. Multiple witnesses are claiming that Murray hid evidence before calling the police.

In addition, the coroner has ruled Michael Jackson's death at age 50 was a homicide caused by acute intoxication by the anesthetic propofol and other sedatives, as previously discussed.

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren will seek to prove that the doctor acted with "gross negligence" when he gave the singer propofol to help him sleep.

Recently, Murray's medical license was restricted to prohibit him from administering the drug propofol in California and Texas.

Chernoff said that he is unfazed by what prosecutors may present and that plea bargains are for guilty people.

Murray is already in debt and pleading to a felony would open him to liability in a civil damages trial.

As previously discussed, Joe Jackson's lawyer, Brian Oxman, said he plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Murray for the death of his son Michael Jackson.

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