The doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death is due back in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday afternoon for a status hearing.
Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's 2009 death, is expected to attend the hearing.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor scheduled the hearing to receive updates on attorneys' preparations for Murray's preliminary hearing, which is scheduled to begin in January. During that hearing, the judge will determine whether there is enough evidence for the cardiologist to stand trial.
Murray is accused of giving Jackson a lethal dose of sedatives, including the anesthetic propofol. He had been hired to serves as the singer's personal physician during a series of comeback concerts.