Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, may be facing a jail sentence after being charged with involuntary manslaughter following the singer’s death. The doctor was charged in Los Angeles yesterday (Feb. 8), and faces a potential four years behind bars for the allegations he faces.
Jackson’s prosecutors say Murray acted “unlawfully and without malice” and “without the caution and circumspection required,” when he administered the sedative that put the singer to sleep on the fateful day of his death. Murray’s lawyer, Ed Chernoff, claims: “We’ll make bail, we’ll plead not guilty and we’ll fight like hell.”
As expected, a small gathering of Jackson’s fans gathered outside the hearing, jeering Murray when he arrived and holding up banners claiming “Justice For Michael.” Tito, Latoya and Jermaine Jackson all appeared at the court hearing, alongside Jackson’s parents, Joe and Katherine.