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Dr. Conrad Murray -- Too Early to Deal

1/11/2010 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray -- who is in the crosshairs of the Michael Jackson homicide investigation -- is in no position to even discuss plea bargaining a criminal case ... this according to his lawyer.

Dr. Conrad Murray and J. Michael Flanagan

Attorney Michael Flanagan tells TMZ he has already been in touch with Pat Dixon, the Head Deputy District Attorney in the L.A. County D.A.'s office, and Dixon is not sharing any info about the case against Dr. Murray. According to Flanagan, Dixon said he can't share information in a case that could go to the L.A. County Grand Jury.

A spokesperson for the D.A.'s office tells TMZ Flanagan did speak with Dixon on Friday, but all Dixon said was he could not discuss the case. The spokesperson says Dixon never mentioned a possible grand jury.

As we first reported, there is a "strong likelihood" the D.A. will go after Dr. Murray for involuntary manslaughter, but it's not a done deal.

Law enforcement sources say they don't know if the big wigs in the D.A.'s office will sign off on involuntary manslaughter. The LAPD will be formally presenting the case to the D.A. soon, and the presentation, we're told, will be critical in the decision-making process.

Flanagan tells TMZ as far as he knows Dr. Murray has not violated any law in connection with Michael Jackson's medical care the day he died. Flanagan believes it will be "very difficult" for the D.A. to base a case on gross negligence -- a requirement in proving involuntary manslaughter. As Flanagan puts it, even if there's proof of "an error in judgment," it's a giant leap for a jury to conclude the lapse of judgment constitutes manslaughter.

But, law enforcement sources say the LAPD has experts who have gone on record saying Dr. Murray's conduct constitutes gross negligence that supports a manslaughter prosecution.

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cc    

bemused, are you stupiod or what? MJ was proven innocent. second, one case has nothing to do with the other. You bringing up old news, get over it please and lets move on. I'm tired of people who know nothing about the case other than the lies put out by the media convicting MJ. PLEASE get your facts straight. As far as dr murray is concerned, he was supposed to be a professional. He violated medical ethics if he did nothing else and he is responsible for MJ's death and he had no right to deprive the fans of this man's presence.


1553 days ago
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Maria    

Dr.Murray must go to jail !!!!!!!!!!!!

1546 days ago
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JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON    

MURRAY NEEDS TO BE SENT TO JAIL. HE ADMITTED THAT HE GAVE MICHAEL PROPOFOL. HIS DEATH WAS RULED A HOMICIDE. REGARDLESS IF HE ASKED FOR DRUGS OR NOT DR. MURRAY WAS NOT SUPPOSE TO GIVE HIM DRUGS POINT BLANK. DR'S ARE SUPPOSE TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE. DR. MURRAY DID NOT DO THAT. THERE IS NOTHING AT ALL THAT CAN JUSTIFY HIS ACTIONS. NOTHING. TO TOP IT OFF, MURRAY ISN'T EVEN TAKING ANY RESPOSIBILITY FOR WHAT HE DID (EVEN IF IT WAS AN ACCIDENT, WHICH I DOUBT). THERE IS NO REASON AT ALL WHY MURRAY SHOULD WALK FREE FOR WHAT HE DID. MICHAEL'S DRUG ADDICTION OR ANYTHING ELSE FROM HIS PAST HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT MURRAY DID. MURRAY GAVE MICHAEL THOSE COMBINATION OF DRUGS. MICHAEL DIDN'T DO IT HIMSELF.

WHAT MURRAY DID WAS WRONG!


1546 days ago
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DavidWardSullins    

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DavidWardSullins says:
February 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Please, it is all a huge media ploy. Look at Michaels Ghosts videos, he faked his death due to a half a billion of debt he owed, and to escape public scrutiny, that is why it took so long for every minute detail of this entire saga since his death hoax. Get a grip. Elvis did it too for other reasons, both left a ton of clues.
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1534 days ago
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Dani    

I miss Michael so much...:(
There can be no just punishment enough for people
which caused him such
Nothing is enough!

1559 days ago
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susie    

1st question : who was there that morning?
answer : who was there that morning was/were the same person/s who stole the surveillance footage.
Do you agree?
2nd question : WHY?

1559 days ago
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Ashley    

Honesty, no matter what you people think about Michael, he was still someone's son, brother, uncle and don't forget FATHER! The doctor should have known better, how can you not call 911 right away? For you guys who think that Michael deserve this, then I'm happy for you, you got your wish! And for the rest of us who loves him, just remember that he is no longer in pain. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MICHAEL!

1559 days ago
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MiMi    

498. Chico is driving the White Van in the back is Tee,DEB,MiMi and Bunny.They picked up MJ and THE COPS are pissed.A high speed chase is on 405 NORTH the highway Patrol has them in their sites.Tack strips are laided out they see this trick,so Tee jumps out and make a human RAMP.The van goes up the ramp over the strip and safely lands on the other side.They go down the LA river to escape,speeding they elude the cops the back doors fly open MIMI has her flying CAPE ON she hits the AIR knocks down the HELICOPTER saving the day.They ride into the sunset and never to be seen again.

Posted at 12:33AM on Jan 12th 2010 by Correction Yo

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510. To : CorrectionYO ..... whoever you are : thank you -- I needed a laugh tonight ... I am having a rough spot in my family these past few days and that was enjoyable . and I still want the cape LOL

Posted at 1:11AM on Jan 12th 2010 by Tstorm

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I must admit that story was pretty funny LoL, I can just picture all of us pulling that off.

Nope, nobody gettin my cape. Never know when there might be another innocent fugitive that I might have to resuce....

1559 days ago
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ana    

is not death

1559 days ago
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canuck    

I agree MJ ownes a huge part of the responsibility for his drug use and sadly for his death. However, the enabler...Dr. Murray also shares in the responsibility of this tragedy. MJ is paying the ultimate price for his actions...he's dead..he's got a death sentence. Now Mr. Murray needs to take responsibility for his actions...he's a physician for god sakes (the people we rely on to save our lives)Unfortunatly its PAYDAY for all parties involved...MR. MURRAY has to stand and face the music to the whole world. Micheal Jackson was the best, and the first at most everything.... maybe just one more time MJ will have the oppoutunity to make a difference.. via DR. Murrays actions and the actions of so many PHYSICIANS ...he's singing "The World Will Be A Better Place" if by example Dr. Murray became the deterant for all the crap that goes on in Hollywood!!!

1559 days ago
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time    

Moorree is an emabrassment to the medical profession. Time to pay the piper; it is not academic.

1559 days ago
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Irene    

There was an article in a newspaper here about a Dutch photographer, Claude Vanheije, who visisted the Jackson family recently. When Michael was about 18 he visited Amsterdam with the brothers and this man took a lot of pictures. He was hired by EMI Sony to do the photoshoot for some magazines here in Holland, and he says Michael loved Amsterdam and made a lot of pictures himself.
On one of the pictures of Michael in that article you can see he carries a camera in a little bag and every time Michael saw something nice he opened it, made the picture, closed it etc.
Jackie was here some time ago and wanted to meet this man again because he wanted to see all those old pictures again.
Claude was invited by him to come to LA.
He went over there to give Katherine all the pictures personaly and that she liked them very much and is still in a lot of pain over the loss.


http://www.younggalleryphoto.com/photography/vanheye/vanheye.html

When you scroll down there's a picture of Michael in Amsterdam that day. So young!!

1559 days ago
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myra    

I hope that the do what is right. This doctor was suppose to be there to help Michael. Instead he done what he wanted to do only for the money. That's what is wrong with people today if there is a dollar sign involved they will do anything. Well here is a good example. This doctor didn't have any idea what the heck he was doing and had know business giving the medication to Michael. All he was thinking about was getting paid. All of the evidence prove that. He even admitted of giving the medicine to Michael. I also believe there are other involved as well. Michael may you rest in peace and I hope that there is justice for you Never forgotten loved and never forgotten Myra

1559 days ago
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Tstorm    

I will fight you for the cape .......

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I must admit that story was pretty funny LoL, I can just picture all of us pulling that off.

Nope, nobody gettin my cape. Never know when there might be another innocent fugitive that I might have to resuce....

Posted at 8:33AM on Jan 12th 2010 by MiMi

1559 days ago
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fan    

MJ knew there were selfish, greedy stupid people that could bring him down. Sadly, he replaced restful sleep with drug-induced unconsciousness; he wanted to save his image after the trial. He wanted appreciation from his children, so he announced the concerts. I could look at his eyes and see that he slowly lost touch with reality since the early 1990s.
He had a beautiful nose and elegant face in the 1980s until 1991.

By 1995, he looked like he had no idea what he allowed to happen to him. He let the media and fake friends use him, and he fed the tabloids with his stupid obsessive behavior.

He was pathetic with his religious preaching about how great all children were! Criminals roaming in Neverland, Lisa M. marriage, childish nose-obliterating surgery...dangling Prince over the balcony.
It didn't help that female whores Liz Taylor, Lisa M., etc. encouraged him to worship them publicly & damage his nose to look like a hermaphrodite with red lipstick.
By this year, he lost his mind. He didn't eat but he went on stage.
Even ass Joe Jackson noticed how sick MJ was.

1559 days ago
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