Monday, June 14, 2010
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Doc charged in Jackson death keeps license
LOS ANGELES -- A doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will keep his California medical license after a judge ruled Monday he didn't have the authority to revoke it.
Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor declined a request by California authorities to suspend the ability of Dr. Conrad Murray to practice medicine in the state.
Pastor said there were not any circumstances that warranted revisiting the conditions of Murray's bail.
California authorities have sought the suspension of Murray's medical license since he was charged with involuntary manslaughter in February.
Murray is accused of giving the pop star a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol last June. He has pleaded not guilty.
Coleman's friend gives up on estate fight
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gary Coleman's friend and former manager will give up the fight to be appointed the special administrator of his estate, his attorney said Monday.
A hearing on Coleman's estate was scheduled later in the day in Provo.
Attorney Kent Alderman said Dion Mial will no longer seek to be appointed special administrator of Coleman's estate because a more recent will has surfaced.
Mial was named in Coleman's 1999 will and was informally appointed by a state court as the estate's special administrator. But that appointment was challenged by Coleman's ex-wife, Shannon Price.
She is named in a 2007 handwritten note by Coleman that's intended to amend any earlier wills and name Price as the sole heir.
Seacrest stalker gets two years
LOS ANGELES -- A man who stalked Ryan Seacrest was sentenced Monday to two years in state prison and ordered to stay away from the host of ''American Idol'' for 10 years.
Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr., 26, received the maximum sentence after previously pleading no contest to stalking. Superior Court Judge John S. Fisher rejected a defense request to sentence Uzomah to probation.