Michael Jackson - Prosecutors Want Murray To Remain In Jail During Appeal
Los Angeles prosecutors are urging a judge to deny a request for freedom from Michael Jackson's incarcerated physician as he appeals his involuntary manslaughter conviction.
Dr. Conrad Murray filed legal documents last month (Jan12) asking to be released from jail, where he is currently serving a four-year sentence after a jury found him guilty of administering the fatal dose of anaesthetic Propofol, which cost the King of Pop his life in 2009.
He is asking to be released on bail or placed under house arrest at his girlfriend Nicole Alvarez's home pending the result of his appeal - and he's even willing to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.
But authorities argue Murray poses a flight risk because there is "complete uncertainty" over whether he would actually stay in California or try to head elsewhere.
They also claim the physician doesn't deserve to be freed because he has shown no remorse for his actions.
In court papers, prosecutor David Walgren and Deborah Brazil state, "Based on his failure to accept responsibility for the decisions he made, his complete lack of remorse and lack of insight into the danger of his criminally negligent conduct, he remains a danger to the community."
The case is due to be heard in court on Friday (24Feb12).