Conrad Murray, the cardiologist who treated Michael Jackson before his death, will face the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday as he is accused of manslaughter for administering a drug overdose to Jackson.
Jackson died at the age of 50 on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of propofol, a painkiller prescripted by Murray that he used as a sleep aid to combat his chronic insomnia.
The indictment says Murray administered Propofol to the king of pop and then abandoned him, while the defense says that Jackson supplied himself the overdose when the doctor was out of his bedroom.
If convicted, Murray could face up to four years in prison. The trial, which could last five weeks and will be “the most publicized in history”, will be televised live by the permission of Judge Michael Pastor, who told the jury members they will not be photographed or filmed.