Howard Weitzman, the attorney representing John Branca and John McClain, Special Administrators for the Estate of the late superstar Michael Jackson, released a statement Monday following Dr. Conrad Murray’s appearance in court.
“Sadly, today’s events are a painful reminder of Michael’s untimely passing last June 25 and the deep personal loss we continue to share with his fans, his friends, and especially his family and children,” the statement says. “We hope justice will be done. During the years the world was blessed to have known him, Michael chose to use his gifts and artistry to give people hope, to comfort those in need and to spread messages of unity and peace. Because of that legacy he left behind, we believe that in years to come Michael will be remembered far more for the remarkable things he did with his life than for the tragedy of his death.”
Judge Schwartz also placed limitations on Murray’s medical practice, ruling that he can’t use or prescribe any anesthetic or Propofol. He also barred Murray from giving any heavy sedation meds. Murray can prescribe anxiety medications. The limitations are in place anywhere Murray is licensed to practice.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported Murray was arraigned Monday at LAX Court in Los Angeles and charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the the death of his former patient. Murray pleaded not guilty and was released on $75,000 bail.
Following the DA’s concerns that Murray may be a flight risk, Judge Keith Schwartz ruled that Murray’s passport must be turned over, but didn’t place travel restrictions within the US.
Judge Schwartz also placed limitations on Murray’s medical practice, ruling that he can’t use or prescribe any anesthetic, including Propofol. He also barred Murray from giving any heavy sedation meds. The limitations are in place anywhere Murray is licensed to practice.
Murray is ordered to next appear in court on April 5th.