The doctor under investigation in the death of Michael Jackson is in even more trouble in Las Vegas. An arrest warrant was recommended for Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor, on Wednesday after he missed a hearing in his child support case.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal broke the news that a family court hearing master recommended a bench warrant for the arrest of Dr. Murray. The doctor currently owes $13,000 to Nenita Malibiran, who lives in California.
The arrest warrant isn’t his only problem, and the district attorney’s office will be asking the Nevada medical board to suspend his license to practice medicine, according to KLAS 8 in Las Vegas.
“It’s rare that we have to petition to suspend a person’s professional license; but it is an option we have, and we’ll exercise that option,” District Attorney David Roger said.
Murray is in debt for both student loans and has defaulted on a a home he owns in Nevada. He owes $71,332 in student loans for medical school and more than $363,700 in judgments from lawsuits against him or his business.
According to the L.A. County coroner’s officials, lethal levels of the anesthetic propofol were in Michael Jackson’s system. Conrad Murray told detectives he had been administrating the drug for weeks to treat Jackson’s insomnia.