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Michael Jackson's doctor to appear in court in bid to keep medical license

Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who was with Michael Jackson at the time of the music legend's death last year, is escorted by a law enforcement officer into the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles, where he was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Murray pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $75,000.

Dr. Conrad Murray, who faces involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of Michael Jackson, will be in court for a hearing Monday morning.

The California attorney general's office is seeking to have Murray's medical license suspended. Murray is fighting that move, saying he needs to practice medicine to make ends meet.

The pop singer had high levels of the powerful anesthetic propofol in his system when he died last year, according to the L.A. County coroner’s office.

Murray has pleaded not guilty and maintains that he did nothing wrong. Murray told investigators that Jackson, 50, was a chronic insomniac who had depended for years on propofol -- a white liquid that the singer called "milk" -- to sleep, according to police affidavits filed in court.

When Murray was charged earlier this year, some Jackson family members attended the hearing. It's unclear whether any family members will attend Monday's hearing.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Conrad Murray. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

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As a Christian, I Pray everyone does not condemn Dr. Murray and forgives him for whatever part he had in the untimely death of Michael Jackson.

Dr. Murray ought to play the race card - it's effective and immediately silences critics.

He should have had his license suspended on June 26, 2009. The medical board of CA covers up for these bad doctors by allowing them to continue to practice medicine. It's totally ridiculous. I wouldn't let this man treat my dog.

Michael Jackson brought this on himself.
The doc just assisted his wishes.

They should yank Dr Feelgoods AMA license; however, Jackson knew what he was doing when he hired this guy for his prescribed medication...he should agree to a plea deal where he is convicted for manslaughter but no jail time...I feel sorry for this dupe...

"bid to keep medical license"? why would he bother? does he think anyone would seek out his services? "i think i'll go see that nice dr conrad murry"?

I sure hope the Court invalidates Murray's California license to practice medicine in this state. He isn't a Physician. He is a Prescription Drug peddler for hire to highest bidder. The attorneys can sieze his California assets for their fees.

At this point does it really matter if he gets to keep his medical license? Who in their right mind would seek him out for medical treatment?! Though I suppose just to be 100% sure we should bar him from the practice of medicine....so I would be in favor of revoking his license. I will shed no tears if he is no longer able t practice his trade. Similar situation with Howard K. Stern in the wake of the criminal charges against him in relation to the death of Anna Nicole...anyone seeking him out for legal advice? I know that the allegations against him don't stem from legal malpractice but it would seem to be a moot point as to his ability to serve as an attorney. I hope that both of these shady characters get what they deserve.

Dr. Murray will walk... maybe a fine, a short suspension, but NO jail time, and he will keep his license in the long run. Doctors are the drug dealers for the upper classes. Every community in America has it's doctors that are giving scripts to the "worthy."

You've got to yank his license right now. People's lives are more important than his ability to make a living. I've spoken to several doctors, including an anesthesiologist, who are the only ones who should be using the stuff, and they were all appalled at what this guy did. Whether it's criminal - I can't say. It's clearly not good doctoring.


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