Michael Jackson's doctor will face a criminal trial for involuntary manslaughter, it has been ruled.
Judge Michael Pastor said today there is sufficient evidence to warrant a case against Dr Conrad Murray following this week's preliminary hearing.
In his closing statement Deputy District Attorney David Walgren told the judge: 'It was not Michael Jackson's time to go. 'Michael Jackson is not here today because of the negligence and reckless acts of Dr. Murray,' celebrity website TMZ reported.
Walgren added that Murray, who could face four years in prison if convicted, was more concerned with covering up evidence than helping Jackson.
The decision comes after more than 20 witnesses were called in the six-day preliminary hearing.