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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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76.

Cathy    

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.
Posted at 4:33 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by Will
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Agree. However, Michael is dead. Whatever responsibility he had in his early demise, he paid the price, don't you think? Or is there a greater price than death? As far as the hangers on, there is no way to prove their culpability in a court of law. So their only punishment is their guilt - if they have a conscience. Of those who were present that day, only Dr. Conrad Murray had active participation in the events leading to the cessation of Michael's heart. He has to be punished for the things he did and didn't do, that led to Michael no longer being alive. He was the doctor, and it was his JOB to keep Michael healthy and free of any substances that could kill him. It wasn't the cook's job or the bodyguard's job, or Kenny Ortega's job - it was Murray's job. He failed in the worst way. How can Michael be punished any more? It's Conrad's turn.

1297 days ago
77.

karin    

men. He bleached himself to a pale white color. On purpose. He had no skin disease. just bleaching cream and lasers.

Posted at 4:38 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by lance

The man had vitiligo,you can find it in the official corroners report.
Not hard to find....if you want to....

1297 days ago
78.

either or    

Only four years for killing someone? I guess if you're going to off a pedofile California is the place to do it.

1297 days ago
79.

Sarcastic1     

Dr Murray should've have told the staff that MJ was sleep or MJ was checking his own eyes for cracks and left him dead for someone else to find him.

1297 days ago
80.

LJ    

Unfortunately, he WAS a drug addict. No denying that...his family and friends freely admit that he had a problem and wouldn't accept help. Did he want to die? No. But, that is what happened due to his poor choices. And, due to his irresponsible parenting, his children are now orphans for all intensive purposes.
Mymmj, your comments and refutes make no sense whatsoever. You can paint it however you like, but, his choices directly contributed to his death. Doctor are supposed to save people, BUT, MJ hired a doc that would do what he wanted him to do regardless of how healthy it was. The doc was hired to drug him. MJ knew the dangers of propofol.

1297 days ago
81.

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.
Posted at 4:47 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by mymjj5

Haha, really?? "recycled nonsense?" what does the race of your family have to do with the fact that MJ bought sperm and paid off women to walk away from their kids?

1297 days ago
82.

jemma    

The man had vitiligo,you can find it in the official corroners report.
Not hard to find....if you want to....

Posted at 4:51 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by karin

Vitiligo caused by bleaching creams genius. He wanted to be white and Arnie Klein gave him what he wanted, including his white babies.

1297 days ago
83.

angie    

why do all the MJ haters hate?have you researched his life or are you taking what is printed as gospel truth?MJ did more for the world than you will ever know. conrad Murray will not have to go to trial.there will be no need.just wait and see.the best is yet to come!!!

1297 days ago
84.

mj fan forever    

MURDERER MUST PAY FOR WHAT HE DID AND THE CHARGE MUST BE CHANGED IN SECOND DEGREE MURDER BECAUSE FOR YEARS ARE TOO FEW IT IS NOT FAIR!!!!!!
JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!

1297 days ago
85.

annie    

Haha, really?? "recycled nonsense?" what does the race of your family have to do with the fact that MJ bought sperm and paid off women to walk away from their kids?

Posted at 5:03 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by LJ
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Exactly. He didn't want black children despite his pretense for loving all kids. He didn't want any nappy haired, big nose calling him daddy. Just white ones with straight hair.

1297 days ago
86.

Alex C    

Dr Murray is going down, FINALLY!!!

1297 days ago
87.

en Todo Momento!!    

yes!! justice is served! this piece of trash gets what he deserves!!

1297 days ago
88.

LJ    

I'm not cool with the racist remarks. My point regarding the white children is that they are obviously not his biological children and the bio parents were paid off.

I actually like MJs music. Not a hater. My kids like his music too. However, it seems unreasonable to place all the blame on Murray when MJ hired him to inject him with illegal drugs. MJ was a drug addict that hired people around him to enable him.

1297 days ago
89.

annie    

4 years seems awfully harsh. If Dr. Murray is convicted, couldn't the court just slap him on the wrist and give him a time out.

Posted at 5:09 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by I Hate MJ
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I think he will go to jail. But probably to a low security one where he will be a model prisoner and will get out early. Then he can write books and dish the dirt on the pedobleachingbabybuyingjunkie.

1297 days ago
90.

WillOTheWisp    

WAIT….YES! YES! YES! (DANCING)

I told cha so!

I don’t care if he spends 4 years (however, I think it may be longer) behind bars, just as long as they acknowledge that he did in fact KILL our Michael J. Jackson!!!!

That’s what I’m talking about!!!!

Sorry Murray, but you ARE a dummy!!!!

1297 days ago
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