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|Court Won’t Review Conviction of Michael Jackson’s Doctor|
|Written by Terri Vermeulen Keith | City News Service|
|Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:12|
LOS ANGELES — The California Supreme Court has declined to review the case against Dr. Conrad Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving singer Michael Jackson a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol.
Jackson died June 25, 2009, at age 50 while he was in Los Angeles and under Murray's care, preparing for a series of 50 sold-out concerts in London.
Murray, now 61, was convicted in November 2011 and sentenced to four years behind bars. He was released from a Los Angeles County jail in October.
“I’m greatly disappointed,” Murray’s appellate attorney, Valerie G. Wass, said Wednesday, April 23, of the California Supreme Court's decision to deny the defense’s petition seeking review of the case. “We intend to take it up to the federal court …"
Wass said she believed Murray has a “better chance of a favorable resolution” in federal court.