The School Newspaper of Carlsbad High School

Lancer Link

Jackson’s physician found guilty

Created by Nic Flores

Nick La Bounty, Assistant Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






After over two years of uncertainty, the cause of Michael Jackson’s death has finally been decided.  On Nov. 8, Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of Jackson.  Murray, Jackson’s personal physician, was charged with administering a deathly combination of anesthesia and sedatives to the late singer.

The defense attorney claimed Jackson took eight tablets of Lorazepam in order to sleep better. Jackson was on this sedative to combat his tiredness and pre-concert anxiety.  The defense attorney went on to say Murray slipped a dose of propofol in with his Lorazepam, which supposedly killed Jackson instantly.  When Jackson, a noted insomniac, could not fall asleep, he would use the powerful propofol to find rest.

Murray’s case will now head to civil court where he could face charges of medical malpractice.  Surprisingly, Murray’s conviction of manslaughter may not even result in him spending time behind bars—a civil suit is the likely outcome.

Many Carlsbad High students fail to see why Murray has been held accountable for Jackson’s death.

“I think Murray is a good man and was just trying to keep MJ alive,” senior Ryan Black said.  “This is all just a huge misunderstanding.”

Other students choose to look pass all the media coverage and still think very fondly of the deceased singer.

“Regardless of what people think of Jackson’s character, the truth is he had an incredible impact on pop music,” senior Peter Schrupp said.  “He will live on as an icon.”

Murray was held without bail and still awaits his sentence.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

As a public forum for student expression, Lancer Link welcomes letters to the editor and comments on articles, but reserves the right to refuse inappropriate letters and comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Jackson’s physician found guilty

    Community

    Activities to do this summer in San Diego

  • Jackson’s physician found guilty

    News

    What to expect at grad week

  • Jackson’s physician found guilty

    Campus

    JUULs find their way to Carlsbad

  • Jackson’s physician found guilty

    News

    Seniors celebrate with spaghetti

  • Jackson’s physician found guilty

    Community

    Carlsbad blossoms into spring

  • Jackson’s physician found guilty

    News

    Join in on the fun at Fiesta del Sol

  • Jackson’s physician found guilty

    Campus

    Carlsbad High introduces new course

  • Jackson’s physician found guilty

    News

    Academic league shares their secret to success

  • Jackson’s physician found guilty

    Campus

    Swimming their way to the championships

  • Jackson’s physician found guilty

    News

    Trump’s actions and reactions

The School Newspaper of Carlsbad High School
Jackson’s physician found guilty