Update

Michael Jackson's Family Reacts with Outrage to Charge

UPDATED 02/08/2010 at 07:00 PM EST Originally published 02/08/2010 at 03:20 PM EST

Michael Jackson's Family Reacts with Outrage to Charge
Katherine and Joseph Jackson
Deano/Benassi/Splash News Online
Involuntary manslaughter wasn't a tough enough charge against Michael Jackson's doctor, his family said Monday.

"He's a monster," said the pop singer's mother, Katherine Jackson, after a hearing for Dr. Conrad Murray.

"This charge is a slap on the wrist," said Brian Oxman, longtime lawyer for Jackson's father Joseph. "There's great disappointment here. [Conrad Murray] should've been charged with a higher degree of responsibility. What he did was reckless. It was a disregard for human life."

Murray, who has denied any wrongdoing, surrendered to face allegations of administering a lethal dose of the hospital anesthetic propofol to the late singer.



“Michael was murdered and although he died at the hands of Dr. Conrad Murray, I believe Dr. Murray was a part of a much larger plan," said Jackson's sister, LaToya. "There are other individuals involved and I will not rest and I will continue to fight until all of the proper individuals are brought forth and justice is served."

Additional reporting by HOWARD BREUER

See what other readers have to say about this story – or leave a comment of your own

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Inside Kate's Life as a Princess Mom
  • Inside Kate's Life as a Princess Mom
  • A Duggar Engaged
  • Amanda Bynes: The Truth About Her Condition

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters