February 8, 2010 22:45

Dr Conrad Murray charged with involuntary manslaughter over Michael Jackson's death

Murray could now face up to four years in jail

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Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in the singer's death.

The physician, who was charged earlier today (February 8) in Los Angeles, could now face up to four years in jail, reports The AP.

Accused of acting "unlawfully and without malice" in bringing about Jackson's death, prosecutors said that he acted "without the caution and circumspection required", when he administered a powerful sedative to help the singer sleep.

Despite the charge, Murray's lawyer Ed Chernoff revealed that he would plead "not guilty" and that they will "fight like hell."

At the hearing the doctor was jeered by fans of the late singer, who hoisted banners asking for "Justice For Michael" as he arrived.

Also attending court were Jackson's parents Joe and Katherine, and his siblings Tito, LaToya and Jermaine.

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