Nearly seven months after the death of Michael Jackson (and more than five after his death was ruled a homicide), Dr. Conrad Murray has finally been charged with involuntary manslaughter for administering the overdose of Propofol that killed the superstar. “Murray’s criminal conduct and reckless actions taken in the care and treatment of his patient Michael Jackson make him a danger to the public,” said the Medical Board of California in court papers requesting his license to be suspended (for now, the court ordered the doctor not to administer sedatives or anesthetics). Murray, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, was released on $75,000 bail.
Jackson’s parents and many of his siblings, who attended the arraignment, express disappointment with the lesser charge. “He’s a monster,” she told reporters. “He should have pleaded guilty. He killed my son.” “Michael was murdered and although he died at the hands of Dr. Conrad Murray, I believe Dr. Murray was a part of a much larger plan,” said sister LaToya. “There are other individuals involved and I will not rest and I will continue to fight until all of the proper individuals are brought forth and justice is served.” Murray’s next court date is on April 5th.