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Michael Jackson Fans Mobilize for Increase in Murray's Charges
Michael Jackson Fans Outraged, Demands Higher Charges Against Conrad Murray.
Second-degree murder is ordinarily defined as "1) an intentional killing that is not premeditated or planned, nor committed in a reasonable "heat of passion" or 2) a killing caused by dangerous conduct and the offender's obvious lack of concern for human life".
Already, testimony indicates that Michael Jackson had been dead for some time before Murray finally called 911. Testimony reveals that Murray, a cardiologist, did not know how to perform CPR; he had no cardiac rescue equipment available, despite having given Jackson a dangerous anesthetic intended only to be used in hospital operating rooms and clinics. Further, Murray neglected to tell paramedics what drugs Jackson had been given, and according to testimony, his primary concern seemed to be concealing medical apparatus and medications, instead of helping Michael Jackson. These and other factors point much more to Murder 2, than to Involuntary Manslaughter.
The preliminary hearing has just begun, and is expected to run for two weeks, yet testimony already indicates that Murray displayed “an obvious lack of concern for human life.” Fans, supporters, and those interested in fairness in the American justice system are organizing for action to have Murray held fully accountable for robbing the world of Michael Jackson, a father of three children, and a cultural and entertainment icon. Petitions are planned, as are internet calls to action, and print-advertisements. The power of these united voices should not be discounted.