Michael’s personal physician, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court where Murray pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star’s 2009 death.
Conrad Murray has lost his appeal against his conviction for killing Michael Jackson.
A three-judge panel at California’s Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the disgraced physician’s 2011 conviction for involuntary manslaughter, ruling there were no errors during his six-week trial and that there was sufficient evidence to support his conviction.
In the ruling, the judges stated Murray’s belief his patient had administered a fatal dose of powerful anesthetic Propofol himself was just a theory, noting the doctor’s fingerprints were all over the bottle of the drug and that he had lied to police who arrived at the star’s home after his overdose in June 2009.
The ruling went on to state: “Murray’s callous disregard for Mr. Jackson’s health and safety was shown throughout the trial from the manner in which he administered a number of dangerous drugs to Mr. Jackson without the appropriate medical equipment, precautions or personnel in place, and to the manner in which he left Mr. Jackson unattended.
“The evidence demonstrated that Mr. Jackson was a vulnerable victim and that [Murray] was in a position of trust, and that [Murray] violated the trust relationship by breaching standards of professional conduct in numerous respects.”
The panel also rejected Murray’s claims that the judge presiding over thecase improperly excluded jurors from hearing key evidence and should have sequestered jurors.
Murray was released from prison last October after serving two years of his four-year sentence. If he had won the appeal, it would have helped with his bid to get his medical license reinstated.