Michael Jackson’s doctor pleads not guilty
mother Katherine, and siblings LaToya, Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Randy sat behind prosecutors.
“Looking for justice,” was all Jackson’s father said as he walked past a crowd of reporters and into the courthouse.
Murray arrived about an hour later and also walked past the crowd into the courthouse as one person was heard to shout “murderer.”
The charge was expected, and Murray’s attorney, Ed Chernoff, had said he would surrender to authorities at the courthouse.
“ We’ll make bail, we’ll plead not guilty and we’ll fight like hell,” Chernoff said before the charge was filed.
Jackson, 50, hired Murray to be his personal physician as he prepared for a strenuous series of comeback concerts in London. Officials say the singer died after Murray administered the powerful general anesthetic propofol and two other sedatives to get the chronic insomniac to sleep.
Known as “milk of amnesia,” propofol is only supposed to be administered by an anesthesia professional in a medical setting because it depresses breathing and heart rate while lowering blood pressure.