Michael Jackson's Physician Wins Medical License Ruling
Michael Jackson's former physician Conrad Murray has won a battle to keep his medical license. Murray, who stands accused of administering the anesthetic Propofol which killed Jackson, was told he could no longer use or prescribe anesthetics to California patients earlier this year and the state's Medical Board officials recently moved to suspend the doctor's license indefinitely.
Board bosses filed papers earlier June, requesting an order that Murray "cease and desist from the practice of medicine" until his criminal trial connected to Jackson's death is concluded. Murray pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter in February and, in court on Monday, June 14, he faced California Attorney General Jerry Brown, who urged Judge Michael Pastor to revoke the physician's license as part of his bail conditions.
During the hearing at a Los Angeles court, Murray's lawyer Ed Chernoff highlighted Murray's ability to practice medicine by recalling how his client came to a woman's aid after she passed out on a flight in May. But Murray's heroics did not help with his legal bid - Judge Pastor only allowed the doctor to keep his license on the grounds that he did not have the jurisdiction to suspend it, according to TMZ. A preliminary trial date to hear the involuntary manslaughter charges against Murray was set for August 23.
More Michael Jackson News
- Mantis Reveals Star-Lord's Deep Dark Secret in 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' New Trailer
- Watch: Rita Ora Drops Her Top in Raunchy Love Advent Video
- Britney Spears Gets Surprise Birthday Cake on Stage at 2016 Jingle Ball
- Granger Smith Broke His Rips and Punctured His Lung After Falling From Stage
- Madonna Wants to Remarry Sean Penn for $150,000 at Miami's Art Basel
- Chris Evans Feels 'Rage' Over 'Last Tango in Paris' Real Rape Scene
- Mariah Carey Not Too Keen on Comparison Between Her Alter Ego Bianca and Beyonce's Sasha Fierce
- Mark Wahlberg Criticizes Fellow Celebs Who Talk About Politics