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Michael Jackson doctor charged in pop icon's death

UPDATE (WKOW) -- Michael Jackson's personal doctor, Conrad Murray, has been released from jail after posting $75,000 in bail hours after pleading guilty to a manslaughter charge.

Los Angeles Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore says Dr. Conrad Murray was released Monday afternoon.

An attorney for Murray says the doctor intends to continue his medical practices in Las Vegas and Houston until his trial.

California officials, though, say they are going to ask the court to suspend Murray's medical license while he is free on bail.


LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- Prosecutors in Los Angeles have filed charges against the cardiologist who was with pop star Michael Jackson when he died last summer.

Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death and could face up to four years in prison if convicted.

Murray's attorney says his client will plead not guilty.

Jackson hired Murray to serve as his personal physician as he prepared for a series of performances in London.

Authorities allege Murray administered a powerful anesthetic and other sedatives to get Jackson, a chronic insomniac, to sleep.

Jackson died in Los Angeles June 25.

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