Conrad Murray set for April 5 court date
Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who has been under investigation for his treatment of pop singer Michael Jackson, has now been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case, and returns April 5 for a hearing at the Los Angeles Airport court.
At that time, Dr. Murray’s case is expected to be transferred to the downtown Los Angeles court on West Temple Street to the long-cause court. Unless special permission is granted, the cardiologist must be at every court session.
Murray pleaded not guilty to the charges, more than seven months after he gave Jackson a dose of the powerful surgical anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid and left the singer alone.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, which is prosecuting the case, believes that after reviewing the evidence, including a three-hour interview with Murray, that involuntary manslaughter is the charge that can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — An ex-doctor who was also a minister was sentenced today to 14 years in federal prison for selling a “brown sludge” made of suntan lotion and beef flavoring as a miracle cancer cure to patients across the country, via ads on a religious TV network and her Mission Hills clinic.
Christine Daniel, 58, of Santa Clarita, who operated a clinic under such names as the Sonrise Wellness Center, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Timlin, who remanded Daniel into custody following the four-hour hearing.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A six-man, six-woman jury was seated today in the trial of Katherine Jackson’s $40 billion negligent-hiring lawsuit against the promoters of her late son Michael Jackson’s ill-fated London concert series over Conrad Murray’s work as the pop superstar’s personal physician.
Attorneys in the case still need to pick alternate jurors for the trial, which is expected to last about three months.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — An attorney for Michael Jackson’s personal physician appealed the doctor’s involuntary manslaughter conviction today, arguing prosecutors failed to prove the King of Pop was on a propofol drip the day he died and that the trial judge excluded critical testimony.
Conrad Murray, who is barred from practicing medicine, was convicted in November 2011 for administering a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic to Jackson in the bedroom of the singer’s rented Holmby Hills estate on June 25, 2009.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The intersection of 27th Street and Central Avenue was dedicated today as Dr. Bassett H. Brown Square in honor of the pioneering provider of health care services for the underserved in South Los Angeles.
Brown is the CEO of the Central Neighborhood Health Foundation, which is located at the intersection. He has been associated with the clinic since 1967, when he responded to a plea for a physician's assistant.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A Crenshaw-area doctor already imprisoned in a drug case faces an additional term behind bars when he is sentenced in December for submitting about $1 million in bogus bills to Medicare over seven months.
After less than a day of deliberations, a Los Angeles federal jury convicted Dr. Owusu Ananeh Firempong of five counts of health care fraud this week, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.