Michael Jacksons doctor Conrad Murray appears in court
Late pop king Michael Jackson' s personal physician Conrad Murray will appear in a Los Angeles court Monday over the possible suspension of his medical license.
Murray, who faces involuntary manslaughter charges for his role in Jackson's death, will try to keep his medical license that the California attorney general's office is seeking to revoke. He has fought against the move, saying he needs it to make a living.
Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center about two hours after he was found not breathing at his rented Holmby Hills estate on June 25,2009 when he was preparing for his comeback London concerts.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office determined that the singer's death was the result of "acute propofol intoxication." Coroners found high levels of powerful anesthetic propofol -- a white liquid that the singer called "milk " -- in his system when he died.
Murray claimed Jackson was a chronic insomniac who had depended for years on the drug to sleep, police documents stated. This potent drug is usually administered by licensed anesthesiologists in hospital operations.
Murray, 56, a cardiologist who was licensed to operate in Nevada, California and Texas, pleaded not guilty over the charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the superstar's death from an overdose of propofol at a court hearing on Feb. 8.
He was released on 75,000 dollars bail and was banned from administering any such heavy sedatives to patients. The charge carries a potential four-year prison term.