LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney says Michael Jackson's family believes an involuntary manslaughter charge against the singer's doctor would be "a slap on the wrist, and a slap in the face."
Brian Oxman told CBS' "The Early Show" that Dr. Conrad Murray displayed recklessness in dispensing powerful drugs to help Jackson sleep. Oxman says that warrants a second-degree murder charge.
Law enforcement officials say prosecutors plan to pursue the lesser charge, which carries a maximum jail sentence of four years. The district attorney's office isn't commenting.
Jackson died June 25 from an anesthetic overdose. The Los Angeles County coroner's office ruled the death a homicide.
Murray maintains nothing he gave Jackson should have killed him.