Dr. Conrad Murray pleaded not guilty to the charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.

Outside the courthouse, his attorney told reporters, quote, "Dr. Murray is looking forward to telling his side of the story. Dr. Murray's been waiting 22 months for the opportunity to do this, and this is the first chance we have to force the issue."

Murray could get four years if convicted. His medical license was suspended in California . . . but he's still allowed to practice in Texas and Las Vegas.

Jury selection is scheduled for March 28th. The judge has not yet decided whether to allow cameras in the courtroom.

(via Showbiz » The Complete Sheet » Wise Brother Media.)