A judge has ordered the personal physician of Michael Jackson to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter over the King of Pop’s death.
The ruling against Dr Conrad Murray came after a six-day hearing in Los Angeles.
The 57-year-old has also had his California medical licence suspended.
The state claims Murray gave Jackson a lethal dose of the powerful anaesthetic propofol mixed with other sedatives and failed to provide proper care.
During the hearing a Jackson employee testified that Murray ordered him to hide drug evidence the day the singer died.
Phone records show Murray called his girlfriend shortly after giving Jackson propofol, instead of monitoring his patient.
Two other doctors took the stand and described Murray’s treatment as outside the standard of medical care.
Dr Murray pleaded not guilty.
He faces a four-year jail term if convicted.