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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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76.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Dr. Murray is an American hero!

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77.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

((CM LOVE-HUG))=WORLDWIDE LOVE

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78.

Truth Unblinded    

If Pharty Phlanagan gets the quack off then he too is just as guilty of the crime. But then, he's a lawyer and since when have they ever let the truth get in the way of a "result" ??

Posted at 7:19AM on Jan 11th 2010 by janicebyrne01


That's why Thomas Mesereau should be disbarred for getting a pedophile off. and for representing Robert Blake. A pervert and a murderer as clients, he should be proud.

1685 days ago
79.

Diana    

Come ON. How that this NOT be considered gross negligence on Dr. Murray's part? Propofol is only to be used in an OPERATING ROOM. Even if Michael Jackson begged for it, it is the doctor's responsibility to use common sense. You don't SEDATE someone with an anesthetic used for surgery. Even still, Dr. Murray wasn't a licensed anesthesiologist. Propofol is not used in his line of work.
He should be tried for MURDER, at the very least VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER. He administered a dose significantly greater than would have been used in a normal surgery. He KNEW what he was doing.

And to all you people on here saying negative things about MJ....think about his CHILDREN....they deserve JUSTICE!

1685 days ago
80.

thetrue    

Excuse me, since when can a patient instruct a doctor which droge I would like him to administer? Even when MJ told Murray that he wants to have all that stuff, that does not mean that the doctor is allowed to do so. He has acted irresponsibly and should be condemned for it.

1685 days ago
81.

blue pen    

Look at that idiots siding with a Dr who clearly was more interested in money than patient care. Stop attention seeking. Fools.

1685 days ago
82.

Truth Unblinded    

Look at that idiots siding with an entertainer who clearly was more interested in molesting little boys than singing and dancing. Stop attention seeking. Fools.

1685 days ago
83.

BRANDON    

Michael jackson was NOT a pedo. Anyone that states that he was are uneducated. We will never know the real truth of Michael's death , what / who was really behind it and was it just bad luck / timing or simply a murder set up. All I know is a great artist , person and father has died and i do hope conrad gets set down or with any luck be killed :) life's a bitch but karma is hell !

1685 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

CM L.O.V.E=Worldwide Love

We love you Dr. Murray!

1685 days ago
85.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

47. Come ON. How that this NOT be considered gross stupidity on Wacko Jacko's part?

1685 days ago
86.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Flanagan is one smart attorney.

1685 days ago
87.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Sign the petition that MTV should boot all dopeheads.

1685 days ago
88.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Let's drag MJ3 onto the stand to tell the truth and why the "result" was what it was -- that their daddy did drugs.

1685 days ago
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summer    

I'm a nurse anesthetist and to me it's already gross negligence if Dr. Murray left Michael Jackson alone even for a second. You just do NOT do that to ANY patient, as soon as you give them Propofol. And if you do not know that the patient can stop breathing when you give them Propofol, and if you are not prepared to intubate them at all times, then you should NOT be administering it. I'd really like to know if Michael Jackson was already intubated when the paramedics got to the house? Or if Dr. Murray just noticed Michael had stopped breathing, had a weak pulse...and then started pumping Michael's chest...on the bed (hello??!!)...with one hand...but didn't intubate him. Would really like to know what he did first.

1685 days ago
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Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Dr. Murray could do no wrong because he loved the world unconditionally. We pray that he will be found NOT GUILTY of all charges. He could never hurt anyone, especially little boys like Wacko Jacko.

1685 days ago
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