Los Angeles: The involuntary manslaughter
case against Michael Jackson`s cardiologist has been assigned
to a new judge in a brief proceeding in Los Angeles.
Dr Conrad Murray, his attorneys and prosecutors
assembled late yesterday before Supervising Superior Court
Judge Peter Espinoza, who quickly assigned the case to Judge
Michael Pastor and sent them to his courtroom.
Issues awaiting the new judge include setting a date
for a preliminary hearing and Murray`s fight to keep his
California medical license.
The state attorney general, representing the state
medical board, has moved to revoke Murray`s license pending
Jackson died from acute intoxication with the hospital
anesthetic propofol and other sedatives. Murray has pleaded