Michael Jackson doctor charged with manslaughter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's doctor has been charged
with involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death.

Prosecutors announced the charge Monday against Dr. Conrad
Murray, a Houston cardiologist who was with Jackson when he died
June 25. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

Murray's attorney Ed Chernoff says Murray will plead not guilty.

Jackson hired Murray to be his personal physician as he prepared
for a strenuous series of comeback performances in London.

Officials say the singer died in Los Angeles after Murray
administered the powerful general anesthetic propofol and two other
sedatives to get the chronic insomniac to sleep.

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