Manslaughter case against Jackson doctor Conrad Murray will go to trial
Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor, is accused of causing his death from an overdose of prescription drugs.
January 11th, 2011
07:45 PM ET

Manslaughter case against Jackson doctor Conrad Murray will go to trial

The involuntary manslaughter charge against Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson will be sent to trial, a Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor also prohibited Murray from using his California medical license until the trial is completed. The state medical board requested that be made a provision of his bail.

While Michael Jackson was Murray's only and last California patient, Murray's lawyer argued a suspension in one state would prompt Texas and Nevada, where he sees patients, to also take action.

Pastor denied the prosecution's request to increase Murray's bail, which is now set at $75,000.

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  1. AMERICA 1st

    jasper tx is famous for their drag racing

    January 12, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary Ann

      I am an European and you are a disaster for Americas reputation !!

      January 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • DJ81

      Mike got tired of his paps so he told conrad to put on his nikes and "just do it!"

      October 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |


    January 12, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. helenhull102951

    The facts are this, was MJ a child molester? Yes, but a rich one that is why he payed his way out of the charges. Were tbe childrens parents wrong for sending their kids to the " Molester Merryland Ranch". Yes, but if they needed money what a better place to go... Was MJ a weird wanna-be? Yes, this is why he changed his looks from ugly to uglyer... Was he a great man? No, and never was... Did he do drugs? Must have been, they killed him... Was MJ rich? Yes, at one time but when you pay that much money for leagal child molestation he probably blew all his cash... Is the Jackson family a model family? Don't think so, afterall they are all still collecting money off the death of their son/brother/father/husband.. Is MJ dead and gone? Yes, so for GODS sake close the book on this story so the children he payed to molest can rest at ease... Is the doctor guilty of manslaughter? No, he did the children of the world a favor... Was MJ loved by millions of people? Yes, apperently by same kind of ate-up weirdo's that he was..And last but not least, was he ever found guilty of the charges of molestation? Hell no, just goes to show that ANYBODY CAN BE BOUGHT!!! Even the court system,cops and the innocence of children, by their parents... Do I care about MJ or his pitiful life? Well that ought to beobvious by now,the PERVERT IS DEAD AND GONE!!! Rest in hell MJ!!! Your father should be happy having his inbreed son at home...

    January 12, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
    • ramona

      @helenhull there is something in a name. bless you love you seem to need it. you are miserable, huh?

      January 27, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. kathy

    This is just the beginning.
    Pray for this family.

    January 12, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Matthew

    In over 30 yrs as an RN in acute hospital care settings I have never seen Propofol (aka Diprovan) used in any scenario other than in the Intensive Care Unit, & with patients who were on ventillators. Hospital pharmacies will not allow it to be given to any other patient, regardless of what the doctor may prescribe. So this quack/charlatan administers it to a non-hospitalized, healthy individual at home, plants himself in front ot the TV while his patient is dying, and he has the nerve to proclaim his innocence? No one cries 'foul' and screams for justice louder than does the guilty.

    January 12, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sandra

    Its so obvious.....

    Just do the time, and move on with your life.... Its just 4 years in prison...

    January 12, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. Yonntina

    People just should stop talking negative and just pray.

    January 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lola

    I'm European and...I can't believe what I am reading right now, so disappointed. How can you people be so cruel.
    I thought Americans are proud of what they are, what they have.. apparently I'm terribly wrong. You ,people, had the biggest, the greatest musical genius of ALL TIME, and you still argue 'bout stupid tabloid lies?! Are you out of your minds?!? Get out of this simple minded things, and look beyond! Learn to Pay respect to your own culture,people and talents. MJ was THE TALENT . Enjoy his beautiful music, don't be so mean : be more- humans, more-proud, more- grateful ...

    January 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sandyhouston

    Michael died while under the care of a physician. A physician who was not only incompetent but put his own needs before his patient's. Someone has to pay. Justice will be served. Many people, so called friends, failed Michael throughout his life. And this is how it ended for him.
    Whatever justice that is, it will not bring Michael back. This world has lost a true angel. But even more tragic is a mother has lost her son, a family has lost one of their own, and three precious children have lost their daddy.

    January 12, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. elly

    I can't believe some people are angry about the costs of this trial. Michael helped so many people and he gave millions of dollars to charity. is not this time to pay him back with justice. A human being died and it has to be dealt with. grow up and think for a moment what you are saying. This is about a man that needed help from a doctor but got substandard care instead and lost his life. the molestation trial is ancient history and does not matter anymore. also he was proven innocent so there is no need to bring that up again. but if you just want to be a nag and a hater that's something else.

    January 13, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. ramona

    what i see is the same thing that happened to michael in 2005. branded before trial. not that i have any faith in the judicial system, i don't . none of us knows for certain what has happened/is happening. what i am certain of is cameras are for entertainment, yet don't lie. like michael said about directing, the viewer sees what u want them to see. let the show begin. stop the stone casting, it's not nice. a lie cannot maintain continuity nor can truth falter. review interviews Listen Observe mannerisms Verify what is really being said and Evolve. L.O.V.E.

    January 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rock With You Horsegirl

    I don't know whether Michael was a drug addict or not. There was a heck of ALOT of lies out there about him and his habits. We may never know since he lived a very private life. Somebody back me up on this! First he was accused of pedophilia which was NOT true, now he is branded as an addict. He's had enough and he's gone, leave him alone!

    @Pixie Dust, you may not be on this blog, but if you ever come across it and see me, I just want to let you know that I danced my socks off last month I don't know about you 🙂 ! I Can't talk on that chat room that you're on cause it doesn't work. See you soon, but if not, see you later.

    February 9, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
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