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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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91.

maryl    

Finally...Justice!!!One part of the battle complete...Many more steps to go!

Justice for MJ!!!

1325 days ago
92.

Linda    

#91 MJ didn't hire him AEG did!

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93.

Rich     

Why can't anyone accept that MJ was an adict and could do ANYTHING to continue his addiction?

1325 days ago
94.

Cathy    

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.
Posted at 5:00 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by LJ
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That's ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES. ;)


you can paint it however you like, but, his choices directly contributed to his death.
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Agree that Michael is also responsible for his early demise.

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.

Posted at 5:00 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by LJ
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Yes. And DOCTOR Conrad Murray also should have known the dangers of propofol too. And the dangers of administering it in a HOME SETTING. Without proper equipment!

1325 days ago
95.

LJ    

Again, no personal accountability..

1325 days ago
96.

Rich     

Why would this doctor INTENTIONALLY destroy his meal ticket???? Come on people, you are smarter than that.

1325 days ago
97.

diogenes    

Kill a legend and you will have to answer to someone.

1325 days ago
98.

Madea    

Whether 4 years or 140 years......this is the beginning of the end for Dr. Murderer. He might as well just bend over, put his head between his legs and kiss his ass good-bye!!!

1325 days ago
99.

renee irey    

This went beyond neglect and the charge should be homicide like the coroner’s had it in their report. Four years is nothing, Murray will be with his kids again but what about MJ he will never be with his children again. They are all at such a young age to grow up without their dad who loved them so much. Murray changed what happened so many times it isn’t funny he is obviously lying and has been since the beginning. Why did the police wait two days to talk to Murray, that gave him plenty of time to make up good stuff. If charges can go down in trails why can’t they go up if the evidence is there which in this case it obviously is. I’m also sick of hearing what Michael did through the years as far as drug abuse. How do we really know if he did or how bad it was? If you lived the life which the media served up for him it would be hard to deal with. And the media always juiced it up when it came to MJ to sell more. Justice for Michael but not enough as the charges should be homicide. I love you Michael. Your fans will always defend you and fight for your justice forever.

1325 days ago
100.

AussieMJFan    

4 Years that's all!!!!! If it was a normal civilian he would face 10-20 years! This is bs we want Justice for Michael Jackson!

1325 days ago
101.

ylg    

When did the word loose replace the word lose. I didn't get the memo.

1325 days ago
102.

LJ    

That's ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES. ;)

Posted at 5:19 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by Cathy

I used a common urban phrase...oooooh, you got me...! LOL! Too bad you didn't address the fact that MJ was responsible for his own death regardless of the scapegoats who have been named.

1325 days ago
103.

AussieMJFan    

Justice?!?!?! it hasn't been served yet... I'm glad his medical license was revoked. the thing that annoys me is that he faces a maximum of ONLY 4 years???? should be LIFE

1325 days ago
104.

Cathy    

Why would this doctor INTENTIONALLY destroy his meal ticket???? Come on people, you are smarter than that.

Posted at 5:21 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by Rich
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Sure, I'm smart. LOL. I don't believe now, nor have I ever believed, that Murray killed Michael on purpose that morning. Still, the end result is the same, isn't it?

1325 days ago
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Cathy    

I used a common urban phrase...oooooh, you got me...! LOL! Too bad you didn't address the fact that MJ was responsible for his own death regardless of the scapegoats who have been named.

Posted at 5:35 PM on Jan 11, 2011 by LJ
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You'll have to re-read my post. I did address it. READ: I agree that Michael was responsible for his early death. READ: MICHAEL. IS. DEAD. HE. PAID. THE. PRICE. Murray is also responsible for his negligence as a doctor. And now he's about to pay the price. As he should.

Of course, the "common urban phrase" is not "all intensive purposes", but "all intents and purposes". You've been saying/hearing it incorrectly - probably for quite some time. It's ok. You learn something new every day. Nobody's perfect. :)

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