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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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46.

Mily    

a maximum of 4 years for manslaughter?? that makes NO sense

1345 days ago
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.:Loki4Ever:.    

Wait wait wait.. Wesley Snipes got 3 years for tax evasion, and a MURDERER only gets 4?! How is that even remotely right???

1345 days ago
48.

Marie    

4 years?????????? what are they crazy? manslaughter? 4 years seriously?? OMG! California jusge you Fu^* ing such give him more than 4 years! 4 years will not make M.J come back, or his children any happier! omg! seriously im pissed off!

1345 days ago
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mymjj5    

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.
Posted at 4:16 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by LJ
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I agree. The story of Elvis is so sad. His daughter was so young at the time too!!! Just sad.

1345 days ago
50.

Alice777    

@Kevin you're calling a murderer a hero? you stand up for murder? you wish someone death? thats nice, what can i say

1345 days ago
51.

mymjj5    

MJ had a responsibility to the children he purchased.
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You don't know what in the hell you're talking about!!

1345 days ago
52.

LJ    

Agreed, mymmj5. The truly sad thing for the Jackson children, and one major issue I have always had with MJ's ethics, is that he alienated them (or paid off, whatever) their mothers in order to be the only parent in their lives. And, then, not to take better care of himself knowing he is the only parent they have is just truly wrong.

1345 days ago
53.

TXluvsMJ2    

Michael has fans in jail too...

Posted at 4:08 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by Monica


Yeah, send him to the Phillipines; they love MJ. Make him learn to do The Thriller dance verbatim, and he can't get out until he learns every move!

Sorry, couldn't resist. Love you MJ :)

1345 days ago
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mymjj5    

Wait wait wait.. Wesley Snipes got 3 years for tax evasion, and a MURDERER only gets 4?! How is that even remotely right???
Posted at 4:18 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by .:Loki4Ever:.
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No Justice, No Purchase!!!! This is a capitalistic society and the powers that be only understand the bottom line: the all mighty dollar!!!They will only hear the cry of the fan base if the cash registers are "NOT" ringing world wide!!!!

1345 days ago
55.

LJ    

Oh, and mymmj, I feel the same way about Elvis too. It is called irresponsible parenting. But, at least his daughter had a mother.

1345 days ago
56.

Lorraine    

4 years is not enough!!!

1345 days ago
57.

Linda    

Stage one of Justice for Michael----I love you!!!!!!!!!!!

1345 days ago
58.

Tammy    

MJ had a responsibility to the children he purchased.
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You don't know what in the hell you're talking about!!

Posted at 4:22 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by mymjj5

She does. MJ hated being black, hence all the surgeries and bleaching, so he paid white women for eggs and white men for sperms to buy children without any black in them.

1345 days ago
59.

karlew    

There you go guys. This should make you all very happy, that and his licence is gone too. I'll still be surprised if he's found guilty however. But it's good to see one of these arrogant in it for the money "doctors" get a flame put under his ass. I wasn't a Jackson fan but I've never said he deserved the end he got.

1345 days ago
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LJ    

You don't know what in the hell you're talking about!!

Posted at 4:22 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by mymjj5


Really? His children are WHITE and there are NO mothers in the picture! LOL! Debbie has admitted that she walked away with a cash package and several guys have admitted giving sperm. LOL...if that isn't a purchase, I don't know what is.
Keep drinkin' the Kool-Aid...

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