Michael Jackson's Dr. Formally Charged With Manslaughter
Jackson's parents, his brothers Jermaine and Tito and sister La Toya arrived at the courthouse shortly before Murray. Murray had planned to surrender to the authorities on Friday but scrapped the idea over security fears.
The decision not to show at a designated Los Angeles airport courthouse on Friday came hours after a spokeswoman for Murray's legal team told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that Thursday night talks between his lawyers and prosecutors surrounding the details of the doctor's surrender had broken down.
Murray's attorney, Ed Chernoff, told the publication the negotiations failed because authorities insisted on "a photo op" of the physician in handcuffs.
The doctor stands accused of the wrongful death of Jackson last June. He has maintained he's innocent of any wrongdoing.
According to prosecutors, Murray "unlawfully and without malice" killed Jackson "without due caution and circumspection".
He faces a four-year prison term.
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