Jackson's Doctor Pleads Not Guilty, Speedy Trial May be Televised
Dr. Conrad Murray said "Your, honor, I am an innocent man..." and plead not guilty today to involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of Michael Jackson, according to LA Now. After entering his plea, Murray, whose medical license has been suspended, invoked his right to a speedy trial which would force the case to begin by March 28. Judge Michael Pastor commented on how rare it is for a defendant to push for a quick trial but honored the request and set jury selection for March 28.
Judge Pastor also shared that he is inclined to allow the trial to be televised, which is expected to last two months.
Earlier this month, Murray's attorneys said they had evidence that Michael Jackson self-injected or drank the fatal dose of surgical anesthetic propofol when the doctor wasn't looking.
Hours before Dr. Conrad Murray appeared in court for his arraignment, a homeless person was found dead on the court grounds.