Contact Us

Dr. Conrad Murray Receives Preliminary Hearing Date

Getty Images

More than a year after Michael Jackson‘s unexpected death, the King of Pop’s disgraced formed physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, will finally receive his day in court.

On Monday, August 23, Murray faced Los Angeles Superior Court judge Michael Pastor, who handed down a January 4, 2011 date for a preliminary hearing, which will determine whether there is enough sufficient evidence for a full scale trial.

The 57-year-old cardiologist has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter, after admitting to having administered the powerful anesthetic Propofol to Jackson, which the singer used as a sleep aid.

Murray’s legal team did make one positive step in their defense, however, by winning a request to obtain a fluid sample from Jackson’s body, in order to analyze the levels of Propofol found in the deceased singer’s system, and potentially disprove the prosecution’s claims that Jackson died as a result of the drug.Both Jackson’s mother and father, Katherine and Joseph were in court Monday, sitting in the front row as the Judge set the hearing date. Outside the courthouse, a crowd Jackson fans reportedly sang taunting songs and held up signs accusing Murray of murder.

Murray faces up to 4 years in prison if found guilty.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!