London, (ANI): A new judge has been appointed to preside over the
involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson's former
personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray. Superior Court Judge Peter
Espinoza assigned the case to Judge Michael Pastor in the presence
of Murray, his lawyers and prosecutors.
Now, a date will be set for a preliminary hearing, reports the
Mirror. Meanwhile, Murray is fighting to end the ban on his
California medical licence. The state attorney general,
representing the state medical board, has moved to revoke Murray''s
licence pending trial. Murray is charged for recommending harmful
drugs including anaesthetic propofol, which allegedly caused the
singer"s death. However, Murray has pleaded not guilty.