Doctor Conrad Murray, the personal physician of Michael Jackson will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter, it has been ruled.
Judge Michael Pastor said there was enough evidence to proceed with a case after the LA preliminary hearing into his death.
Family members including LaToya and Janet Jackson were present to hear the judge's ruling. Outside the court, fans hugged each other after they heard the news.
"Based on the quality of the medical care, I would still call this a homicide even if the doctor didn't administer the propofol to Mr. Jackson," he said.
The doctor said that propofol should not have been present in Michael's bedroom because it is meant only to be used in hospitals. He added: "If there was propofol there, the doctor should have been prepared for the effects."
Dr Rogers also testified that Dr Murray was wrong to leave his patent unattended while he was under anesthetic.
Michael's physician told police he left the room for only two minutes after giving the singer a 25 milligram dose of propofol. He said he returned to find him not breathing.
In addition, Dr Rogers told the judge he had consulted with an anesthesiologist about the possibility that Michael could have injected propofol into his intravenous line while his physician was absent.
The conclusion was that this was not possible, he said.