Michael Jackson's Doctor Pleads Not Guilty

Judge might allow TV coverage of Conrad Murray trial
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2011 2:45 PM CST
Michael Jackson's Doctor Pleads Not Guilty
Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s personal physician, center, and his attorneys Edward M. Chernoff, left, and J. Michael Flanagan, appear in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.   (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, Pool)

Conrad Murray entered a plea of "not guilty" today against charges of being responsible for Michael Jackson's death, the LA Times reports. Murray, who, when asked, started to say “Your honor, I am an innocent man—" before being cut off by the judge's request for a plea, later invoked his right to a speedy trial, meaning the case will have to start by March 28. The judge indicated that he would probably allow television coverage of the proceedings. Murray faces up to four years in prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
(More Conrad Murray stories.)

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