Preliminary hearings have begun in Los Angeles, into the conduct of the curious Dr Conrad Murray in his treatment of Michael Jackson and the death of his patient.
To a dispassionate professional expert observer it seems obvious that some extremely peculiar things happened, which would be exceedingly difficult to describe as professional, competent, safe or justifiable. Indeed, one waits eagerly to hear what the defence arguments will be. The charge apparently being considered is "Involuntary Manslaughter" which sounds like an elaborate way of saying that whatever Murray did, he did not intend to end up with Jackson dead. Of course it's rare for anyone to wish to kill their cash cow.