*A judge ruled Monday that he had no authority to revoke the California medical license of the cardiologist charged in Michael Jackson’s death.
Dr. Conrad Murray will keep his California medical license after Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor declined a request by California authorities to suspend his ability to practice medicine in the state.
Pastor said there were no circumstances that warranted revisiting the conditions of Murray’s bail, according to the Associated Press.
California authorities have sought the suspension since Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter in February. Murray is accused of giving Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol last June. He has pleaded not guilty.
Pastor said he may revisit the issue of Murray’s medical license, but only if there was new information or possibly after a preliminary hearing.
Several members of Jackson’s family, including his father Joe, mother Katherine, sister LaToya and brother Jermaine, attended the hearing.
Murray remains free on $75,000 bail.