Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray accused in his death will get to keep his California license for now a Los Angeles Superior Court judge decided Monday.
"I want to give this case priority," said Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor. "It is a very serious matter for
Dr. Murray, for the Jackson family and the community at large."
Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death last June.
The Court continued the preliminary hearing date to August 23, with a requirement to start trial within 60 days after that. A trial date can't be set until after the preliminary hearing.
Jackson's family, including his parents and sister LaToya and brothers Jermaine and Randy attended the hearing.
According to the Associated Press, Jackson fans sat in the back of the courtroom wearing T-shirts with his image and the message, "We are his voice now."