Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Michael Jackson doctor back at work

Conrad Murray has returned to his medical practice

Michael Jackson's doctor has returned to Nevada to resume his medical practice and await trial.

Dr Conrad Murray - who has denied manslaughter charges in the case investigating the death of the King of Pop - was in Las Vegas making arrangements to work from another physician's office pending an April 5 evidentiary hearing in Los Angeles, said his spokeswoman Miranda Sevcik and his lawyer Edward Chernoff.

Chernoff vowed in a web posting that Murray "is going to keep practising medicine", adding: "We're not sharing the location because the doctor's primary concern is for his patients' privacy."

Murray moved his practice, Global Cardiology Associates, out of a Las Vegas office building in August, said Mary Russell, property manager for the building.

Murray, a 56-year-old cardiologist, also continues to operate the medical practice in Houston that he resumed in November, Chernoff said.

Murray is licensed to practise medicine in Nevada, Texas and California, although the California Medical Board is preparing to seek removal of his licence there.

Murray pleaded not guilty on Monday to an involuntary manslaughter charge carrying the possibility of up to four years in prison.

Cooper said Nevada authorities were aware that as a condition of Murray's release on 75,000-dollar bail, a judge in Los Angeles barred him from administering any anesthetic agent, specifically the drug propofol.

The Los Angeles coroner cited propofol as the cause of Jackson's death, with other drugs as contributing factors.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz also ordered Murray to surrender his passport, after a prosecutor suggested he might flee to his native Grenada or to Trinidad, where he has a child.

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