Dr. Conrad Murray has just pleaded not guilty in the death of Michael Jackson.
According to TMZ, he told the judge, “I am an innocent man, Your Honor.”
The actual charge Murray claims he’s innocent of is involuntary manslaughter. "I definitely plead not guilty,” added Murray.
What’s next? A trial is now set for March 28, and if Murray is convicted, he could face 4 years in prison.
During a preliminary hearing attended by 22 witnesses, prosecutors presented evidence that they say will prove Murray's gross negligence killed Jackson. Murray waited up to an hour to call 911 after realizing Jackson had stopped breathing and did not tell paramedics that that singer had been given propofol, according to testimony.
Murray has said he gave the singer a low dose of propofol after spending 10 trying to get him to sleep using other medications. He said that he left the room for two minutes to use the restroom and then found that Jackson was not breathing.
"I think our case is really solid," the Associated Press quoted defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan as saying. "We were very pleased with the way the evidence went at the preliminary hearing... This should result in an acquittal."
It could go either way! What do you think? Should Conrad Murray go to jail over Michael’s death or is he innocent?