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Jackson Doctor Bid to Resolve Child Support Issues Rejected

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By Kamika Dunlap on June 02, 2010 12:45 PM

A California Court has rejected a bid by Dr. Conrad Murray, the former personal physician to Michael Jackson, to resolve a child support issue.

A Santa Clara County Superior Court commissioner rejected Dr. Conrad Murray's child support deal to relieve him of an obligation to pay about $16,000 in back child support to the mother of his 12-year-old son, the Associated Press reports.

The former Jackson doctor was looking to obtain a court order relieving him of back child support issues. Authorities in Nevada said they would stop efforts to revoke Murray's medical license for failure to pay support if he was granted the order by the California court.

A hearing in Nevada affecting his Nevada licensure is set June 25 before a Family Court hearing officer in Las Vegas.

As for the manslaughter charge Murray faces, he is due in court on June 14 for a preliminary hearing. At the preliminary hearing, the judge will determine if there is enough evidence to require the doctor to stand trial.

As previously discussed, Dr. Conrad Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the King of Pop's death.

Murray's defense lawyers are currently putting together their legal strategies to prepare for a possible upcoming trial this summer.

Murray has acknowledged administering Propofol to Jackson. Propofol is an anesthetic used to render patients unconscious before major surgery. Multiple witnesses are claiming that Murray hid evidence before calling the police, as previously discussed.

In addition, the coroner has ruled Michael Jackson's death at age 50 was a homicide caused by acute intoxication by the anesthetic Propofol and other sedatives, as previously discussed.

Dr. Conrad Murray's medical license has been restricted and he may not administer the drug Propofol in California and Texas.

However, the order from the medical board does not prohibit Murray from prescribing or using other medications, including pain medication or anti-anxiety medication.