Michael Jackson's Doc to Plead Not Guilty Today

Conrad Murray will be arraigned this afternoon
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2010 6:18 AM CST
Michael Jackson's Doc to Plead Not Guilty Today
In this 2005 file photo, Michael Jackson arrives for the first day of his child molestation trial at the Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria, Calif.   (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant,File)

Michael Jackson's doctor will finally be arraigned today after a series of delays, and sources say he will plead not guilty. Conrad Murray is expected to arrive at the courthouse early and voluntarily—as opposed to being arrested and brought in handcuffed—for his 1:30 arraignment in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. Security is in place, partially because police are concerned about angry Michael Jackson fans who might be in attendance.

Murray, who faces involuntary manslaughter charges, will have a bail bondsman with him to post the expected bail of $25,000 immediately. The doctor was spotted last week visiting Jackson's tomb in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
(More Michael Jackson stories.)

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