Michael Jackson Death Case Assigned to New Judge

By Linda Deutsch
|  Thursday, Sep 8, 2011  |  Updated 2:49 PM CDT
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April 5, 2010: Dr. Conrad Murray (right) stands near defense attorney John Michael Flanagan as he appears at Los Angeles Superior Court.

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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 Monday 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 trial.

Jackson died from acute intoxication with the hospital anesthetic propofol and other sedatives. Murray has pleaded not guilty.

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