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Jackson family wants harsher charge against doctor

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.


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