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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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121.

Fred Farkel    



I agree. I have never seen such funny stuff posted here on TMZ!!!

My friggin gawd, we are freezing here in the midwest. Barack Obama and dead Mika?? Keep the jokes coming!!

1690 days ago
122.

NORTON ANTIVIRUS INC.    

balls

1690 days ago
123.

Duh    

42. The bottom line is that Murry should have known better....he was more worried about saving his own a$$ that day than Michaels, otherwise he would have been trying to resustate him(and got help) the second he noticed something was wrong.....murry made the stupidest mistake and it will haunt him for the rest of his life......he knows in that time he wasted trying to save himself he could have saved Michael and the world would be a happier place....

Posted at 7:28AM on Jan 11th 2010 by Claire

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

1690 days ago
124.

HumanNature    

88. Dr. Murray is the greatest doctor of all time.

LOVE DR. MURRAY AND THE WORLD LOVES HIM TOO.

Posted at 9:49AM on Jan 11th 2010 by WE LOVE YOU DR. MURRAY


Who is WE???

He's name is Robert Earl Carter aka Dr. Conrad Murray (CON ARTIST) he's a MAN WHORE, DEADBEAT FATHER, WOMAN BEATER, UNLICENSE QUACK, FRAUD and last but not least A MURDERER!!!

Are you sure you want TO LOVE A DOG??

1690 days ago
125.

NORTON ANTIVIRUS INC.    

CROWBAR

A crowbar, pry bar, or prybar, or sometimes (in British usage) a prise bar or prisebar more informally a jimmy, jimmy bar, jemmy or gooseneck is a tool consisting of a metal bar with a single curved end and flattened points, often with a small fissure on one or both ends for removing nails. In the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia, "crowbar" may occasionally be used loosely for this tool, but is more commonly used to mean a larger straight tool (see spud bar). The term jemmy or jimmy most often refers to the tool when used for burglary.

It is used as a lever either to force apart two objects or to remove nails. Crowbars are commonly used to open nailed wooden boxes. Another common use for larger crowbars is general demolition: for removing nails, prying apart boards, and generally smashing things. Crowbars can also be used as improvised weapons for attacking someone or something, or for defense purposes.

Crowbars can be used as any of the three lever classes but the curved end is usually used as a first-class lever, and the flat end as a 2nd class lever.

1690 days ago
126.

Truth Unblinded    

Everyone this is Michael again. Heeee heeeeeee! Do you know what's better than sex with a 10 year old boy? Nothing! HEEEEE HEEEEEEE!!!

1690 days ago
127.

Random Angel    

I just typed out a long response and TMZ won't post it...

No, D, I am not a defense attorney. I am a paralegal working in the state of CA. I meant that Flanagan, as a defense attorney shouldn't even allude to an "error in judgment" because its an admission of his client doing something wrong. It opens the door for the Involuntary Manslaughter charge.

1690 days ago
128.

sue    

hi irene, you are right it isnt worth the time..how are you doing is it still snowing where you are? it has been so cold here in florida, i am over it.i have lived here for 49 yrs and i tell you i think this is the coldest winter i have seen. my poor kids are just freezing they dont know what to think. hey i know they need to take dr murray out into the snow and let him sit for a long while so he knows what it felt like when mj said he was freezing on oneside of his body after getting meds that the good ole doc was giving him. maybe they will lose doc murray in the snow drift!!!! sue from tampa

1690 days ago
129.

Glendetta    

TMZ should approve all comments before they are posted. Some of them are disgusting. Shame on you TMZ.

Love and miss you Michael. Get better and see you in July.

1690 days ago
130.

Random Angel    

I tried to post the CA state statutes for murder and involuntary manslaughter so everyone can read for themselves and see what they think he should actually be charged with, but...apparently TMZ censors the posting of CA state statutes for some reason....

1690 days ago
131.

POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

No one shall be held guilty of any penal offense on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offense, under national or international law, at the time it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offense was committed.


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.

Illustrated version

NOTES:
The presumption of innocence and the right to a defence are the two important principles articulated in the first part of this article. The right to a public hearing was presented in the previous article. The principle covered in the second part of the article is the non-retroactivity of law.

DEFINITIONS:
non-retroactivity of law means that a person should not be punished for acts which were legal when they were committed, though later changes in the law may consider those same acts illegal.

1690 days ago
132.

keishalee98    

I HOPE THIS FLANNAGAN LOOSES RIGHT ALONG WITH MURRAY. MURRAY WAS THERE AND GAVE MICHAEL THE MEDICINE THAT IS HIS FAULT AND HIS MISTAKE. HE KEEPS SAYING HE DIDN'T GIVE MICHAEL THE MEDICINE IF IT WASN'T HIM HE KNOWS WHO DID. IF SOMEBODY ELSE WAS IN THE ROOM WHY DON'T MURRAY SAY SO AND TELL WHO IT WAS TO SAVE HIMSELF. HE CAN'T BECAUSE IT WAS HIM OR THEY PAID HIM OFF. HOPE THE DA WILL MAKE SURE THEY MAKE HIM AND WHOEVER ELSE IS INVOLVED PAY FOR WHAT THEY DID TO MICHAEL JACKSON. THIS DOCTOR HAS NO RIGHT TO GIVE MEDICINE HIS NOT TRAINED IN TO MICHAEL OR ANYONE ELSE. IF THERE WAS OTHERS IN THAT ROOM THEN MAY THEIR NAMES BE REVEALED. HOPE THIS CASE BLOWS UP IN THIS ATTORNEYS FACE AND PRAY THE DA HAS THE EVIDENCE TO CHARGE THIS SO CALLED DOCTOR AND WHOEVER ELSE IS INVOLVED. NONE OF THIS HAD TO HAPPEN IF THIS DOCTOR CARED ABOUT MICHAEL HIS PATIENT. MONEY TALKS. DON'T LIKE THIS ATTORNEY OR ANY ATTORNEY'S LIKE HIM. ITS JUST A WAY FOR HIM OR THEM TO MAKE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES AND TO MAKE MONEY. PRAYING JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL'S CHILDREN AND FOR HIS MOTHER, AND FOR MICHAEL. THERES DOCTORS AND NURSES EVERYDAY WHO ARE GIVING MEDICINE THE WRONG WAY BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT TRAINED TO GIVE CERTAIN MEDICINES OR THEY ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION. LETS HOPE GOD WILL MAKE SURE THEY ALL PAY FOR WHAT THEY DO. HOPE IF I EVER GET IN THAT FIELD THAT GOD WILL GUIDE MY HANDS, MY MIND AND HELP ME TO KNOW WHEN TO GIVE MEDICINE TO HELP INDIVIDUALS NOT TO HURT THEM BY MAKING THEM DIE. HOW DOES THIS MURRAY LIVE WITH HIMSELF? SOUNDS LIKE HE DON'T HAVE A CONSCIENCE. MAY GOD HELP THE DA PROVE HE HURT MICHAEL. IF THERES ANYONE ELSE INVOLED MAY THEIR NAMES BE REVEALED IN SOMEWAY. PLEASE GOD LET THERE BE JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL AND HIS CHILDREN.

1690 days ago
133.

Truth Unblinded    

Everyone this is Michael. Heee heeeee! I've been reading all the lies that have been written about Dr Conrad Murray, or as I liked to call him, Alice. To all of you that has been saying that he killed me, that's ignorant. You're ignorant. Dr Alice was just trying to help me develop a new fat free cherry flavored Jesus Juice because I don't like fat kids. HEEE HEEEEEE!!!

1690 days ago
134.

POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

108. Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

No one shall be held guilty of any penal offense on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offense, under national or international law, at the time it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offense was committed.


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.

Illustrated version

NOTES:
The presumption of innocence and the right to a defence are the two important principles articulated in the first part of this article. The right to a public hearing was presented in the previous article. The principle covered in the second part of the article is the non-retroactivity of law.

DEFINITIONS:
non-retroactivity of law means that a person should not be punished for acts which were legal when they were committed, though later changes in the law may consider those same acts illegal.


Look at you all casting judgement on the DR. This says it all.

1690 days ago
135.

Missy    

Murray needs to be in jail!

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