Jackson's Doctor Manslaughter Hearing On Hold Until January
Michael Jackson's family will have to wait until next year (10) to find out whether the pop star's physician will face a trial and possible jail time for administering the anaesthetic that killed the King of Pop - the preliminary hearing has been set for 4 January (11).
Dr. Conrad Murray attended Monday's (23Aug10) brief session at Los Angeles Superior Court, where Judge Michael Pastor scheduled the hearing for the New Year.
At that hearing, Judge Pastor will rule whether or not to send Murray's case to trial.
The 57-year-old medic has pleaded not guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter.
Jackson's mother Katherine and his father Joseph joined various family members in court for the judge's decision.