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.

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