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Dr. Conrad Murray

Ordered to Stand Trial

1/11/2011 8:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray was just ordered to stand trial in the death of Michael Jackson.

Conrad Murray Trial

Judge Michael Pastor ruled there is sufficient evidence to warrant a manslaughter trial.

In his closing statement, Deputy District Attorney David Walgren told the judge, "It was not Michael Jackson's time to go.  Michael Jackson is not here today because of the negligence and reckless acts of Dr. Murray."

Walgren said Murray cared more about covering up evidence than helping MJ.

Judge Pastor's ruling follows a 6-day preliminary hearing in which more than 20 witnesses were called.

If convicted Murray faces a maximum of 4 years in prison.

UPDATE:  Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, tells TMZ, "We are disappointed but not surprised.  We knew we would be in trial and that's where we're going to end up."

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KittyKittyKitty    

Ykes! Justice!

1295 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes! Justice!

1295 days ago
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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    

FIRST

What will TMZ do for a living when the Michael story FINALLY IS OVER...Seriously??

1295 days ago
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tynazg    

Justice for our Michael!
We love you...

1295 days ago
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Audie    

Yes!!!! Woooohooooo!!!!

1295 days ago
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Emm    

4 yrs. thats all???

1295 days ago
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Julie    

That's not surprising. It's a fairly easy standard to meet. I think a conviction in this case will be difficult, though.

1295 days ago
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Phil    

Murray is lucky as hell it will only be four years. Hopefully he will be quickly stripped of his medical license and will not kill again.

1295 days ago
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barbara    

Yes, Now let's get a great Jury to put this guy away!

1295 days ago
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Nessie    

FIRST

What will TMZ do for a living when the Michael story FINALLY IS OVER...Seriously??

Posted at 3:46 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


The Michael Jackson Story WILL NEVER BE OVER!!!

Deal with it!!!

1295 days ago
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Eleonora49    

The charges should be changed to murder. Why only 4 years? He should get life. He better loose his medical liscense.

1295 days ago
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depecheaholic    

I'm going to say what no one else has the balls to do. You know who's responsible for Michael Jackson's death? Michael Jackson!

1295 days ago
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Phreaky    

He's going to be found guilty because of the simple fact he waited so long to call 911, and because he tried to hide medication.

1295 days ago
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Lena    

Only a maximum of 4 years in prision is NOT enough for a killer!!!

1295 days ago
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Lena    

A maximum of 4 years in prision is NOT enough!!!

1295 days ago
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