Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson‘s physician at the time of his death, will not have his medical license revoked, RadarOnline.com has learned. Judge Michael Pastor refused to overturn the decision made by the last judge to hear the case.
“I don’t have ability to revisit the actions of one of my colleagues. I do not have jurisdiction to revisit this matter. It doesn’t have anything to do with how I feel or what I think. It has to do with the law and this court’s ability to follow the law,” Pastor said.
The Monday hearing in Los Angeles was the fourth time the office of California’s attorney general, on behalf of the state’s medical board, attempted to suspend Murray’s medical license. Murray is also facing criminal charges in the death of Jackson.
Early on in the hearing in front of Judge Pastor, the Jackson members assembled (Michael’s parents Joe and Katherine and his siblings Tito and La Toya) gasped and snickered when Joseph Low, one of Murray’s defense attorneys, said the prosecution’s case to revoke Murray’s medical license would keep the doctor from helping people.
Murray’s defense said he has been in “absolute compliance” with the restrictions already placed on him (not using propofol and not practicing in California). They later brought up the recent incident of Murray helping a sick passenger during a flight as an example of Murray’s continued use as a physician. The prosecution countered saying Murray’s actions were “egregious” and therefore the medical board does not want him using medical tools to continue practicing on the public.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Jackson supporters rallied inside and outside the courthouse to condemn Murray. People lining the hallways whispered “murderer” as the doctor and his legal team proceeded towards the courtroom.