Dr. Conrad Murray was charged with the involuntary manslaughter of pop star Michael Jackson on Monday. "[Murray] did unlawfully, and without malice, kill Michael Joseph Jackson… in the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony; and in the commission of a lawful act which might have produced death, in an unlawful manner, and without due caution and circumspection," wrote the District Attorney of Los Angeles in the decree.

In response, Murray entered a plea of not guilty. Judge Keith Schwartz set bail at $300,000 and put restrictions on Murray’s medical practice in California and Texas. The judge specifically forbade him from prescribing or administering propofol, the drug that killed Jackson, or "any heavy sedatives" to his patients, according to E! News.

Chapman Holloway, an attorney for the Jackson family, which is not involved with the Murray case, said, "A murder charge would require intent, but it becomes involuntary manslaughter when a defendant did something that posed a high possibility of death or grave injury. The issue will be whether or not administering the drugs he administered in the manner he did was likely to cause death or serious injury." –JOE GALBO


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