Randy Jackson expresses faith in LA justice system
LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson’s youngest brother said Monday that his family is disappointed in a recent ruling allowing a doctor charged in the pop singer’s death to keep his medical license, but they have faith in the judicial process.
Randy Jackson’s written statement came a week after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled he didn’t have the authority to suspend the license of Dr. Conrad Murray. Murray faces an involuntary manslaughter charge in Jackson’s death nearly a year ago. The cardiologist has pleaded not guilty.
“The recent court proceedings have been difficult for us as a family,” Randy Jackson wrote. “However, it is a necessary process that we are well prepared to endure in our fight for justice for Michael.”
The statement said the Jackson family was disappointed in the ruling, but expressed support for the California Attorney General’s office, which sought to suspend Murray’s medical license until his case is decided.
“Despite our strong feelings about the outcome, we have continued respect and faith in Judge Michael Pastor, the Deputy District Attorney David Walgren and our judicial system,” the statement read.
Randy Jackson had to be hospitalized after experiencing chest pains the day after last week’s court hearing, and he thanked doctors and fans for their support.
“I am feeling much better, invigorated and spiritually strong,” he wrote. His statement did not address what doctors had determined happened to him.
Randy Jackson accompanied his mother and father and siblings LaToya and Jermaine Jackson to last week’s court hearing. The Jackson family has shown up to all court hearings in Murray’s case.