Michael Jackson preliminary hearing ends, Conrad Murray ordered to stand trial
Dr. Conrad Murray was ordered to stand trial today for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, the Associated Press is reporting. The ruling came at the conclusion of a six-day preliminary hearing in the case before Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, in which prosecutors offered testimony from detectives, Jackson’s bodyguard, hospital physicians, medical experts, an L.A. county coroner official, and director/choreographer Kenny Ortega, among others, asserting that Murray had given Jackson a lethal dose of the hospital-grade anesthetic propofol, and then did not attend to Jackson’s care afterwards. The judge also stripped Murray of his medical license.
Murray, 57, has pleaded not guilty, and faces up to four years in prison if convicted. He’s due to be arraigned Jan. 25.
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