Michael Jackson’s Doctor Wants Access to a Court-Paid Attorney

Dr. Conrad Murray said that he should be declared indigent so that he has access to a court-paid attorney for the appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Murray who was convicted for the killing of Michael Jackson asked a court Tuesday to appoint a publicly funded attorney to handle his appeal because he cannot afford to hire counsel.

The doctor filed an amended notice of appeal stating he is indigent and unable to pay for an appellate lawyer to try to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Last month, Murray was convicted by a jury because of Jackson’s death. He is expected to serve roughly two years in jail, half of the four-year sentence that Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor handed down on Nov. 29.