There are all kinds of courts.

UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran was ordered Friday to stand trial on felony charges stemming from a laboratory fire that killed staff research assistant Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji more than four years ago. Concluding a preliminary hearing that began late last year, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench denied a defense motion to dismiss the case, believed to be the first such prosecution involving a U.S. academic lab accident. Harran, 43, is charged with willfully violating state occupational health and safety standards. If convicted, he faces up to four and a half years in prison…

In a statement Friday, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block offered the university’s “unwavering” support for Harran. UCLA also is paying his legal bills…

Full story at http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ucla-prof-20130427,0,4191861.story

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