Dr. Conrad Murray appeared in court on Monday and was ordered to return June 14 so that a date for a preliminary hearing can be set while the judge determines whether there’s enough evidence for him to stand trial to involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson.
Fans outside the courtroom sang “We are the World” and wore T-shirts with Jackson’s picture as well as the slogan, “Justice for Michael”. Jackson’s family members, including parents Joe and Katherine, and siblings Janet, Jermaine and Randy, attended the hearing (see photos below).
On the June 14th court date (nearly a year after Michael’s death), the judge is expected to determine whether Dr. Murray can continue to practice medicine in the state of California. Murray pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges in February and reports surfaced earlier this week that his defense team would claim Michael killed himself.