Michael Jackson's doctor on trial in singer's death

By admin
27 September 2011

More than two years after Michael Jackson went into cardiac arrest at his mansion, the doctor who was treating the "Thriller" singer will come before a jury Tuesday charged with responsibility for his death.

Dr. Conrad Murray's trial is expected to give the public a glimpse into the King of Pop's final days as he rehearsed for a series of concerts aimed at restoring a career shattered by a 2005 child molestation trial, despite his acquittal.

Jackson's parents, his sisters Janet and La Toya, and other family members are expected to attend the trial, which could run until late October and is being televised live.

Medical examiners have determined Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, at his rented Los Angeles mansion was due to an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and sedatives.

Prosecutors say Murray caused Jackson's death by giving him propofol as a sleep aid, and failing to monitor him properly.

Murray denies the charge of involuntary manslaughter but faces a prison sentence of up to four years if convicted.

-Reuters

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