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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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31.

EB    

Justice for Michael!!

1328 days ago
32.

King of Pop Rules    

Finally!

1328 days ago
33.

Emm    

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

How many years would the jacka** get, if he helped kill a "REAL" white person???

1328 days ago
34.

Abe    

"...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.

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More the reason he should hire a proofreader. Eh?

1328 days ago
35.

Monica    

Michael has fans in jail too...i don`t think his stay there will ble pleasant.... he will get what he deserves one way ore the other...

1328 days ago
36.

Alice777    

I am so amazed at how some sick and disturbed people laugh and cheer at someone's death and their grieving families. This is disgusting. What kind of people go on this site, and where were their parents when they were growing up? Something has to be done about it. I have never seen such violence and hate (totally unprovoked) from citizens anywhere i've been. This is extremely shocking!

1328 days ago
37.

janice    

GOOD He deserves more than 4 years I only wish the charge was 2nd degree murder, Murry is lucky I am not on the jury!!!

1328 days ago
38.

annie    

The skin bleaching baby buying freak got just what is was asking for. A pathetic druggie loser who bought white kids and tried to pass them off as his own.

You get what you pay for.

1328 days ago
39.

TMZ@Froggy.biz    

I want Judge Roy Bean for this guy.

1328 days ago
40.

mymjj5    

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!!
Posted at 4:02 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by Tammy
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Murray stole 2 million from MJ. stashed it at one of his baby mama's house. Murray's wife still practices medicine I think. He'll just move back with her and live off of her. Murray will just go from woman to woman from baby mama to baby mama. they will take care of him and continue to take the world's population to an all time irresponsible high!!!

1328 days ago
41.

Alice777    

@Monica I agree, some ppl are there for life and have nothing to loose. Plus something like that could bring some meaning to their life and even make them famous. Not that im for it though. I would never wish that.

1328 days ago
42.

Master Po    

Oh man does this mean the cry babies are now going to take to the net again and start another pointless petition? And once again it will fail.

If murray is convicted (he wont be) he wont see the inside of a cell due to over crowding. He may have house arrest for 6 months and he is free as a bird. So all the justice for MJ crap has fallen on deaf ears as the courts have decided already hahaha

1328 days ago
43.

Alice777    

@annie geez relax where is all this hate coming from. obviously, you have more problems than he did

1328 days ago
44.

mymjj5    

If murray only gets four years it better be without the possibility of parole and "yank" his license to practice medicine.

NO JUSTICE, NO PURCHASE!!!

1328 days ago
45.

LJ    

MJ had a responsibility to the children he purchased not to pump his body with drugs and not to hire someone to do it for him. He'd still be dead now or soon, because if it wasn't Murray, he would've just hired another supplier/doctor to drug him. Where is the personal accountability for your own life? Sad, a talented guy who had it all and blew it all with no regard for the people who loved him. Classic addict story.

1328 days ago
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