UPDATE: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor has scheduled the preliminary hearing for Dr. Conrad Murray for Jan. 4. Judge Pastor will then make a decision whether to send the 57-year-old cardiologist to trial.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death is due back in court for a scheduling hearing that will determine when prosecutors will publicly present some of their evidence.
Dr. Conrad Murray is required to attend Monday’s hearing, during which a Los Angeles judge is expected to schedule a preliminary hearing for later this year.
The judge will decide at that hearing whether there is enough evidence for the involuntary manslaughter case against the cardiologist to continue. Murray, who maintains offices in Las Vegas and Houston, was charged in February for administering a lethal dose of anesthetic propofol to Jackson.
Murray has pleaded not guilty and his attorneys have said the physician did not give Jackson anything that “should have” killed him.
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