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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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16.

Phreaky    

Totally agree depecheaholic.

1298 days ago
17.

mymjj5    

Thank you GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Dr. Christopher!
Thank you Honorable Judge Pastor!
Thank you Team Prosecution!!!!!!

Bless you Prince, Paris and Blanket!!!
Bless you Jackson family!

1298 days ago
18.

Abe    

"...to stand to trial"?

Harvey, hire a frigging proofreader.

I'm available if you can't find anyone else.

x

1298 days ago
19.

Alice777    

MURDERER!!! absolutely no justice here!

1298 days ago
20.

marcia    

4 YEARS IS NOT ENOUGH!!

1298 days ago
21.

Alice777    

@I hate MJ Is that your job or your hobby?
its one thing to dislike someone, its another to stand up for murder
Some ppl need help
God forgive them

1298 days ago
22.

bring back recent posts    

The jurors couldn't convict OJ...u don't seriously think they are going to convict Dr.Murray, he has paid enough, Michael was a drug addict and was going to die at anytime, and Dr. Murray was the chosen one who was stupid enuff to take the job.

1298 days ago
23.

Master Po    

HAHAH max 4 years? That means he does barely 6 months. Oh boy is that epic

1298 days ago
24.

Bubba    

Only 4 years? California is the place to kill your patients Doctors.

1298 days ago
25.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    

"...to stand to trial"?

Harvey, hire a frigging proofreader.

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RU Kidding? It is Harvey who is obsessed with MJ (hmmm - wonder why) He probably wrote the copy himself.

1298 days ago
26.

Tammy    

Maximun of 4 years means IF he gets four years, he'll only serve two or less and be out on parole. Then, if they yank his license and he can't work, him, and his family get to have free rent, medical, food and whatever else the government can give them. Ain't it grand?! LOL!! All this stupidity for a drug addict. Whatever!!

1298 days ago
27.

mymjj5    

Murray should have life in prison. Hopefully the prosecution have some tricks up their sleeves.

1298 days ago
28.

Alice777    

@OhWell
I have traveled the world and I have NEVER met anyone who wishes somebody else murder. Please consider getting help, I am saying that from deep concern for you, and not out of hate. This is very disturbing!

1298 days ago
29.

jessemosslover    

IF convicted he could only get a max of 4 yrs but IF he's convicted he'll probably only get up to 18 months. Even if he isnt convicted lets hope they pull his medical license because he should never be allowed to practice medicine again.

1298 days ago
30.

David    

4 Years? That means at most he'll serve 2 years, and the entire sentence will probably be suspended because the jails are overcrowded.

This trial is for the benefit of the media, and those who want to see ANYONE held accountable for MJ's death.

Don't expect much satisfaction from this one. He's being made the scapegoat, when there were many, many players guilty. He won't suffer at all, and the ones who will come out o this in the best shape, are the lawyers who will rake in the money. And when he is all done, Murray will write a book and do the talk shows and make millions.

1298 days ago
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