The lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician who authorities believe had an involvement in the death of pop star Michael Jackson, is telling the press that negotiations between his client and prosecutors broke down when the former refused to pose for a handcuffed photo op.
According to L.A. Now, law enforcement sources had claimed that the doctor had objected to making a formal court appearance. Murray's attorney called those allegations "bullcrap."
“I told them there is no way that I’m going to let my client sit in jail so you can have your show and parade him into court in handcuffs,” [Murray's attorney Ed] Chernoff said. “That’s when they pulled the plug.”
Prosecutors are now saying they'll file charges against Murray on Monday.
— Cynthia Foster