Michael Jackson's Doctor to Be Charged with Manslaughter?
Michael Jackson’s family is outraged by reports that Dr. Conrad Murrray will soon be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Involuntary manslaughter is just a slap on the wrist and it's a slap to the face of the Jackson family.
Michael Jackson's family is outraged by the involuntary manslaughter charge.
Jackson family attorney Brian Oxman told INSIDE EDITION the Jackson family wants Dr. Murray charged with second degree murder for administering the powerful anesthetic propofol to Jackson on the day he died.
“This doctor shot Michael Jackson with this drug when he knew there was an unreasonable risk to his life outside a hospital setting,” said Oxman.
If convicted of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Murray faces up to four years in prison.
A second degree murder conviction would carry 15 years to life.
"This is far greater than an involuntary manslaughter charge. This is to the level of absolute recklessness,” said Oxman.
Dr. Murray is expected to be arraigned at a Los Angeles courthouse. He's been in town since the weekend, meeting with his lawyers and bracing himself for the criminal charges expected to be filed after seven months of investigation.
Dr. Murray's Houston medical offices have a closed for business sign, signifying the state of the embattled doctor's practice.
All the public has heard from Dr. Murray so far is a video in which he says he did nothing wrong.
The expected criminal charges would come just days after Jackson was honored at the Grammys.