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Sunday 17 December 2017

Doctor charged over Jackson death

Dr Conrad Murray has been charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson (AP)
Dr Conrad Murray has been charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson (AP)
Dr Conrad Murray has been charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson (AP)

Michael Jackson's doctor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter over the pop singer's death.

Prosecutors announced the charge against Dr Conrad Murray, a Houston cardiologist who was with Jackson when he died on June 25. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

Murray will plead not guilty, said his lawyer Ed Chernoff.

Jackson hired Murray to be his personal physician as he prepared for a strenuous series of comeback performances in London.

Officials said the singer died in Los Angeles after Murray administered the powerful general anaesthetic propofol and two other sedatives to get the chronic insomniac to sleep.

Press Association

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