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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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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.

Posted at 4:23 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by LJ

Well said, and I agree with most of it...I've thought the same thing myself...wondering how MJ could do that to his kids.

However, I'm not so sure Debbie Rowe wanted to have anything to do with the kids; IMO she just wanted the money. But it would be nice to know who Blanket's mother is. If she knows, I wonder if she will ever come forward? Poor Blanket is the only one without a "real" mother.

1347 days ago


FINALLY!!! some good news!!! although Dr.Death should face murder charges! He needs to do MORE time!!! JUSTICE FOR YOU MICHAEL!!! WE LOVE YOU MORE!!!

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While I believe Mr. Murray had his hand in MJ's death he had no more of a hand in it than MJ and his many hangers on. Also I have to say it sickens me that the DA stated it wasn't MJ's time to go. When any of us die it is our time no matter the cir***stance.

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Really TMZ? You are really going to censor c.u.m. out of the word circ.u.m.stance? This is twice today. You guys have really went too far over the top in the name of pc.

1347 days ago


I agree TXluvsMJ2...I don't think Debbie Rowe did want anything to do with them. He created these children knowing he'd be the only person to take care of them. The poor babies... the thing is I don't know if anyone could have saved him.

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thank u Jdge Pastor for letting this man standing the trial.
and thank u Mr walgren for helping us asking justice for MJ.
I do not knopw if at the end Murray will be convicted, but at least we are trying.

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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.
Posted at 4:23 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by LJ
Married couples have all kinds of arrangements. Prenups among the wealthy can have some CRAZY off the charts stuff. Michael wanted to be a father. MJ always said he knew he was difficult to live with. No woman in her right mind would stay with him for long. He was not nasty,evil or mean. Just different, at tiimes difficult and everything had to be his way or no way. If you were not raised like he was, you were doomed from the start.
He took the very best care of his kids. they meant the world to him. MJ's medical condition was diagnosed long before he decided to become a parent. So many men aren't half the man MJ was to his kids. He provided for them, nurtured them, showed them the world, love them, encouraged them and made arrangements for them in the event of his untimely passing. That's life. Everyone should be as prepared. Nobody's perfect!!! Nobody!!! I don't care who it is. Everybody's got something going on in their life!!! Everybody! No one is exempt!!!

1347 days ago


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.

Posted at 4:29 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by Tammy

Amen. He bleached himself to a pale white color. On purpose. He had no skin disease. just bleaching cream and lasers. I want them to out that fat doctor on the stand to tell me under oath how he got Michael Jackson white. And how he gave him sperm to create Prince.

Debbie Rowe should be in jail for selling her children. White children raised by blacks = white trash.

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And, then, not to take better care of himself knowing he is the only parent they have is just truly wrong.
Posted at 4:23 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by LJ
The Coroner's report proved that MJ was relatively healthy. The man was poisoned to death by the people he trusted. He was murdered!!!

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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.

Posted at 4:29 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by karlew

I don't know if "happy" is the right word, but I am very satisfied that his license was taken away. I still can't get over that this wasn't done months ago! I do believe that someone is innocent until proven guilty, but under the cir***stances, I think Murray's license should have been suspended - at least temporarily - months and months ago. It can always be reinstated if he is found not guilty. In the meantime however, and under the cir***stances, there is no way he should be practicing. I mean, take some responsibility for your negligence! What doctor acts the way Murray did (on the testimony of witnesses) on June 25th??

1347 days ago


i wish he had to serve time with the dancing inmates in the Philippines..

1347 days ago


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...
Posted at 4:29 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by LJ
Oh Lawd!!!! Not this recycled nonsense again about race. My family is black,white and chinese. I have siblings and there is no way on earth that you would think there are chinese parents and grandparents involved in the bloodline.

btw: Chris Rock is 20%white. Don Cheadle is 19%white. Eva Longoria is 3% black. DNA will do whatsoever it wants to do. Prince,Paris and Blanket are black american. They are not the only Jackson grandchildren and great-grand children who have light to white skin. I'm off this bus now!!

also: who in the world drinks cool-aid? I prefer chilled distilled water over all beverages.

gotta run. talk to yall later!!

1347 days ago


No matter what happens Murray has made him self a lot of enemies, he will never walk free, there will always be someone who`s at risk of "snapping" when they see him. Murray is responsible of the death of a person who never meant any harm and ONLY WANTED TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE...

Michael may be guilty in contribute to his one death in some way but we all knew that Michael never wanted to die, he had to much to live for. He was looking forward to showing everyone that he could do it. He made the mistake of trusting his life and wellbeing to the wrong people...Michael would never leave his kids like this, they meant everything to him and his kids was the only ones that he always could relay one.... everything is so sad and i am worried that we never will know the hole truth. But at lest i hope his family will, i hope they will make peace and that the hole world one day will wake up and realize that all Michael ever wanted was for us to be happy and safe and that he did everything he could to make that happen....
Michael was a good person and i hope we all can agree on that one day...

1347 days ago


If he loved his bought and paid for kids so much he would have got off the drugs and stuck around to be their parent. Instead he is dead and now they are with his crappy ghetto family who screwed him up in the first place.

Can you imagine the ego on this guy. He buys white children, tries to pass them off as his own, makes sure they have no mothers, so that they could worship him and have no other parent's love. How sick is that. He specifically got a woman who was willing to hand her kids over for money, and a fat greedy dermatologist who says he hates children, just so that the children would have no one else in this world except him. What a selfish disgusting person he was. Putting the children in masks and acting like they were animals in a gilded case. Sick freak.

Then even after he buys the kids, they are still not enough for him because he continues to have his band of young boys surrounding him. He deserved whatever he got. He is the one who asked for the drugs. He was stupid enough to ask for a dangerous drug and ended up paying for it.

1347 days ago


no matter what you think of anyone this man showed pure ignorance at the best, to talk on the phone, wait to call 911, not even no how to give cpr, and take time to hide meds. no matter if someone has a problem wit medication a Doctor is there to protect us under their care, which none he did. he was nothing more than a glorified drug dealer, a Dr never! star struct or maybe there is a bigger picture here who knows and very scary if that is the case...seems odd he would wait so long to call 911 and to call michaels son first into the room (are U serious)..wouldnt your panic mode take over and safe a life no matter what or who was in the room??? think peeps

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