Jackson's death has been attributed to an overdose of propofol.
Meanwhile, Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said it could take many months before the case is ready to go to trial. A preliminary hearing in the case has been rescheduled for August 23.
"I want to give this case priority," Judge Pastor said. "It is a very serious matter for Dr. Murray, for the Jackson family and the community at large."
Murray Keeps Medical License
Although Deputy District Attorney General Trina Saunders asked Judge Pastor to change a previous order by Judge Keith Schwartz refusing to suspend Murray's medical license, he refused to do so. Judge Pastor said he did not have the authority to overturn a ruling by one of his colleagues.
He told Saunders she could appeal his ruling. It was Judge Schwartz who ordered
Several members of Jackson's family attended the hearing including his father Joe, mother Katherine, sister LaToya and brothers Jermaine and Randy Jackson.
The Death of Michael Jackson
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