Conrad Murray was arraigned today on the charge of Michael’s Involuntary Manslaughter. He told Judge Pastor:
“Your Honour I am an innocent man, therefore I plead not guilty.”
The date of his trial has been set at March 28th with jury selection.
Outside court, his lawyers argued that he has been waiting twenty-two months for his side of the story to be heard. As Michael died only nineteen months ago to the day, the Defense attorneys have got this wrong too.
Judge Pastor inferred that he is not against the proceedings being televised, and will hear arguments about that on February 7th. Many media outlets have requested television rights.
Mrs Katherine Jackson, eldest daughter Rebbie, and her son Randy were present in court today.