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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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Irene    

Posted at 10:33AM on Jan 11th 2010 by sue

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Hi sue, I'm fine thank you!! I know you're cold, I read it in the newspaper the other day Florida was having low temperatures! Thinking about you not being used to that! Most of the snow is gone here but it's still cold, I long for spring, sunshine and a blue sky!!
Yes, it's a good idea to put Murray in the snow for a while, on water and bread, nothing more and to think about what he has done. We have one consolation, the man will never have peace for the rest of his life, no rest, always known as the man who...........

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137.

sue    

LORD GIVE ME STRENGTH!!! GGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!sue from tampa

1747 days ago
138.

sue    

irene, i love it when it is spring fresh flowers windows open, birds chirping!!!! activities outside with the kids, its the best season of the year. sue from tampa

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139.

POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

PLAIN LANGUAGE VERSION:
You should be considered innocent until it can be proved that you are guilty. If you are accused of a crime, you should always have the right to defend yourself. Nobody has the right to condemn you and punish you for something you have not done.

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Claire    

Claire, shouldn't you be in school right now?

Posted at 10:23AM on Jan 11th 2010 by Curious

Nope school dont start til wednesday!!!!! YAY :-) LOL

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Truth Unblinded    

Everyone this is Michael. Heee heeeee! The thing I miss most abount not being alive is not being able to go out and grab a little someone for lunch. Oh, I meant SOMETHING for lunch. I'm innocent! HEEEE HEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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Debbie    

I think it is premature to be discussing plea bargain when the doctor responsible for MJ death has not even been charged yet.My hope is for justice.I hated that this person was allowed freedom over the last several months and Michael's children have been without their father.

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Agnes    

A doctor should save lifes and not just take away. For this Murray should go to jail. Ok , Michael was addicted. But than Murray should have not helped him for more drugs but to keep him away. Than where was Murray when Michael stop breathing? Are we sure he started to save him immediately?
Michael should be alive today , this is for sure.

1747 days ago
144.

Duh    

117. Claire, shouldn't you be in school right now?

Posted at 10:23AM on Jan 11th 2010 by Curious

Nope school dont start til wednesday!!!!! YAY :-) LOL

Posted at 10:54AM on Jan 11th 2010 by Claire

Our kids are out of school right now because of the cold temperatures here. Is there snow where you are at? How cold does it get in the winter there? I have never been to Ireland but it looks beautiful from what I have seen on TV and in magazines.

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145.

Truth Unblinded    

OMG am I the only one who finds dead michael jackson hilarious???

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POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

hated that this person was allowed freedom over the last several months and Michael's children have been without their father.

Posted at 10:55AM on Jan 11th 2010 by Debbie


MJ BEGGED FOR THAT DRUG HE WAS A DRUG ADDICT HE DID THIS TO HIS CHILDREN ALSO HE BEARS SOME BLAME TOO IF HE CARED ABOUT HIS KIDS HE WOULD HAVE NEVER DID ANY DRUGS

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147.

Irene    

Posted at 10:55AM on Jan 11th 2010 by Debbie
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Hello Debbie, nice to see you again, I've been missing you for a while!

1747 days ago
148.

Duh    

MJ BEGGED FOR THAT DRUG HE WAS A DRUG ADDICT HE DID THIS TO HIS CHILDREN ALSO HE BEARS SOME BLAME TOO IF HE CARED ABOUT HIS KIDS HE WOULD HAVE NEVER DID ANY DRUGS

Posted at 11:03AM on Jan 11th 2010 by THE BOSS

Obviously you do not understand the dynamics of addiction.

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Claire    

MJ BEGGED FOR THAT DRUG HE WAS A DRUG ADDICT HE DID THIS TO HIS CHILDREN ALSO HE BEARS SOME BLAME TOO IF HE CARED ABOUT HIS KIDS HE WOULD HAVE NEVER DID ANY DRUGS

Posted at 11:03AM on Jan 11th 2010 by THE BOSS

Michael loved his kids.....he was in denial about the drugs like so many addicts, its not that easy to get out of drugs you know.....and he was under so much pressure from the concerts he over did it.....

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Duh    

Posted at 11:03AM on Jan 11th 2010 by THE BOSS

Just what do you think you are the boss of? You are not MY boss. I doubt you are Harvey Levin who would be the "boss" of this site. Perhaps you are just a bossy person who likes to push other people around. You are obviously an arrogant SOB.

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