Michael Jackson's Doctor Avoids Paying Restitution
Dr. Conrad Murray will not have to pay restitution after prosecutors conferred with the late singer's parents and attorneys for his estate and children.
According to the Associated Press, prosecutors withdrew their request for payments from Conrad Murray during a brief court hearing on Wednesday. The news comes just days before a judge was scheduled to consider how much the former cardiologist would have to pay members of Jackson's family or his estate.
Murray could have been found liable for Jackson's "This Is It" concerts, in which his estate estimated that the singer could have earned at least $100 million. In addition, Murray would have been liable for his funeral costs as well, which totaled more than $1.8 million.
Murray is currently in jail after being convicted in November of involuntary manslaughter.