Michael Jackson's doctor to surrender Monday on involuntary manslaughter, set to plead not guilty
Dr. Conrad Murray, physician to late pop singer Michael Jackson, will surrender Monday in Los Angeles to face charges of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death last June, Murray’s legal team said.
“Of course, we’re pleading not guilty,” Miranda Sevcik, spokeswoman for Murray’s counsel, told amNewYork on Sunday.
Murray, 56, a cardiologist, was probed for giving sedatives and the anesthetic propofol to Jackson, 50, as sleep aids. The King of Pop never regained consciousness.
Murray’s surrender Monday at 1:30 p.m. to prosecutors at a courthouse, which will be followed by an arraignment, allows him to avoid arrest.
Jackson’s family last week called the involuntary manslaughter charges “a slap on the wrist.”
Murray had been set to turn himself last Friday, but the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced it wouldn’t file charges until this week.