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Jackson Doc's Hearing Scheduled for January 2011, Fans Seek 'Justice' in the Death of the Pop Icon

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Doctor Conrad Murray has been charged with the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, but he will have to wait until 2011 to see his legal proceedings get underway. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor scheduled a preliminary hearing in which "prosecutors will lay out some of the evidence" against Murray for January 4th, according to the AP.

The hearing will help Pastor determine if there is sufficient evidence to put Murray on trial.

Murray, a cardiologist, is accused of adminstering the singer, who died just over a year ago at his Holmby Hills mansion, with " a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol" in Jackson's bedroom. The doctor, 57, has entered a plea of not guilty on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.