Tag: Dr. Conrad Murray

Dr. Conrad Murray Convicted, Jailed Immediately

Why no bail until sentencing for Dr. Conrad Murray, following his conviction today for manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson? He was handcuffed in court and remanded into custody until his sentencing. Los Angeles jail officials say he'll be kept in protective custody, not allowed to mingle with other inmates.

The judge set Nov. 29 for probation/sentencing and told the lawyers to be prepared to address restitution issues. He also referred to California's new sentencing law, the "Realignment Act" which took effect Oct. 1. Under the new law, persons convicted of certain felonies, including involuntary manslaughter cannot be sentenced to the state prison, only county jail. The time spent in county jail is reduced, and in some cases, a sentence can be served on house arrest. While Murray's sentence will be under the new law, his good time credit will be determined under the old law since the crime was committed before October 1. [More...]

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Conrad Murray Trial: Battle of the Propofol, Experts

The defense in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray called its final witness today, propfol expert Dr. Paul White, who challenges the findings of the state's expert, Dr. Steven Shafer, as to the cause of Michael Jackson's death.

White is not finished testifying, but today he expressed perplexity at the findings by prosecution experts that propofol caused Jackson's death. The defense also called an addiction specialist today who had examined Dermatologist Arnie Klein's treatment records of Jackson. He testified Jackson was dependent on, and possibly withdrawing from from Demerol when he died. (Apparently, Jackson was getting the Demerol to help with pain from Botox and Restalyne.)He said one of the symptoms of Demerol withdrawal is insomnia. Jackson was getting shots of Demerol, and the last one was three days before he died. Murray was not aware Jackson was receiving Demerol. Klein has not been charged with wrong doing. [More..]

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Michael Jackson Would Have Been 53 Today

Michael Jackson would have turned 53 today. Dr. Conrad Murray, facing trial for involuntary manslaughter over Jackson's death was in court today. The Judge rejected his request to introduce evidence concerning Jackson's molestation case. Good decision, Jackson was acquitted and it seems like an attempt to change the subject.

Murray wants to argue Jackson was a long time drug addict. Even if he was, how does that exculpate Dr. Murray, who had been treating Jackson while living in his house, if his actions resulted in Jackson's death? [More...]

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