Doctor implicated in Michael Jackson’s death fights to keep medical license
Associated Press • April 1, 2010
Lawyers for Michael Jackson’s doctor say he must be allowed to continue practicing medicine to pay for his defense on a manslaughter charge in the pop star’s death.
Lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray filed papers Thursday in response to a bid by the California attorney general to suspend his medical license pending trial in Los Angeles.
Murray, who was working as Jackson’s personal physician, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the singer’s death in June from the anesthetic propofol and other drugs.
The doctor was already in financial difficulties before the death and his attorneys wrote he now is “without fear of overstatement, hanging on by a thread.”
Murray is scheduled for a court appearance Monday.