Michael Jackson - Jackson Family Withdraws Request For Restitution From Murray
Prosecutors in the manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray have withdrawn their petition demanding $100 million (£62 million) in restitution for the late superstar's family.
Last November (11), Murray was found guilty of administering the fatal dose of anaesthetic propofol which cost the Thriller hitmaker his life and he was sentenced to four years behind bars on an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Judge Michael Pastor was this week (begs16Jan12) due to consider how much money Murray should hand over to Jackson's family, with estate administrators estimating the singer would have earned at least $100 million if he had lived and performed his This Is It concerts in London.
However, the request for restitution was officially withdrawn on Wednesday (18Jan12) during a brief court hearing in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jane Robison says, "We informed Judge Pastor that the Jackson family is not seeking restitution and asked that the matter be taken off the calendar."