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LAPD/D.A. Feud Derails Dr. Murray Arraignment

2/5/2010 10:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The scheduled arraignment Friday for Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson will not take place as scheduled because of the feud between the L.A. County D.A. and the LAPD over Dr. Murray's surrender.

Dr. Conrad Murray and Michael Jackson

As we first reported, the LAPD was bent out of shape -- and that is an understatement -- because the D.A. had kept cops in the dark and had been working with Dr. Murray's lawyers to arrange a voluntary surrender in court at the time of the arraignment.

The plan as of Thursday afternoon: Dr. Murray's lawyers would drive him to the L.A. County Sheriff's Office at the Airport Courthouse in L.A. at 5:30 AM Friday, along with a bail bondsman. Dr. Murray would be booked, post bail and then walk into court without handcuffs or chains.

We're told the LAPD so vehemently objected to the plan ... the D.A. finally backed off. The LAPD wants to arrest Dr. Murray, book him and bring him into court in handcuffs and/or chains -- something that is fairly standard in homicide cases.

The plan has fallen apart and we're told ... as of now ... there will be no arraignment tomorrow.

It's starting out shaky, folks.

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76.

They were in it for the money    

OK...You camera/media guys better be on your toes...Word on the St is it's going down just before the bewitching hour.
Either he has the most assinine attorneys, the story is true about a feud or they are moving him over to a courthouse within the city limits of L.A. Bel Air way.

1638 days ago
77.

Tinkerbell    

They are probably holding night court as we speak. This was to throw everyone off so there won't be any cameras or media there.

1638 days ago
78.

Amy    

long live the king ~beLIEve~

1638 days ago
79.

Barb    

Isn't this the truth..

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41. They are acting just like Republicans and Democrats right now. So busy fighting with each other that they've completely forgotten their real job is to serve the public.

Posted at 11:02PM on Feb 4th 2010 by Carl


1638 days ago
80.

Tima    

This is so fake, how long more do u think u can keep this up TMZ...am starting 2 doubt whether MJ died or not!!!

1638 days ago
81.

cochino    

pffft! dude's already fled the country

1638 days ago
82.

Wellington    

You do have to wonder how vigorously the D.A. is going to prosecute this case. I don't know if he's willing to take the heat for possibly plea bargaining. Even if Murray does get convicted he'll probably serve less than 2 years with good behavior. If he's allowed to plea down to a lesser charge he might only serve a matter of months.

1638 days ago
83.

tim    

YAAAAAAAAAAY murry dont deserve to go to jail.he did nothing more than what MJ the pedophile would have done anyway he would have gotten drugs somewhere eles.MJ being a dope addict that no one wanted to help killed him.

1638 days ago
84.

Adi    

Michael Jackson is NOT dead.

Isn't this whole Dr Murray saga a big hint to non-believers that this is all so FAKE (besides all the other inconsistencies the past 7 - 8 months and TII - did you actually stay till AFTER the credits to see what happened and what Mike actually said?)

Yes something is going down behind the scenes...but it ain't going to be Dr Murray going to jail...because he is a player in all of this. He will get off on a plea bargain or similar I bet.

Haven't you wondered why nothing has happened to him the past 7 - 8 months and still nothing is going to happen. It's all part of the ARG. Visiting MJ's crypt would have to be THE biggest joke to us all played by the biggest JOKER!

I would be keeping my eyes and ears open to see what happens next.....I have a feelings it's going to get REAL interesting.

We L.O.V.E you Michael Jackson.

1638 days ago
85.

pamela    

Michael Jackson died on June 25th...stop stating that he is still alive...Some of you people are definately in denial...Let it go!!

1638 days ago
86.

The Boo    

Involuntary Manslaughter Sentencing

The statutory sentence for involuntary manslaughter at the federal level only relates to an act committed on a vessel on the high seas, or on a U.S. territory, pursuant to the special federal jurisdiction in these instances. The prison sentence in any of these situations is not to exceed six years. The federal sentencing guidelines, however, are more specific on manslaughter. The base sentence is 12 months unless the crime was committed through an act of reckless conduct, in which case the recommended sentence is 18 months, or with a car or other vehicle, in which case the appropriate sentences is 22 months. If more than one person was killed as a result of the same general act, each death carries its own sentence, as just described, and they can be ordered to be served concurrently (one at a time). The judge, however, is not bound by these figures in the guidelines.

1638 days ago
87.

oh yaaaaaaaaaaa    

I feel so sorry for this Dr. Yes, what he did was wrong, but he is bein put out to the wolves and being dissected before even getting charged. MJ was a drug addict. Conrad Murray is simply the goat that got herded , yes ..he needs consequences, but MJ's time was up, could have been any other Dr. lookin to make a quick buck by takin him on.
Conrad will get off cause sooooooo many others did. He is just the picture to satisfy all the needy who continue to exploit MJ. Sad. I feel for him.

1638 days ago
88.

Kathy    

My opinion is: They can't arrest him because Michael Jackson isn't dead.

1638 days ago
89.

The Boo    

Involuntary Manslaughter Sentencing cont'd

State sentencing varies considerably, but the general elements are the same as in the federal courts, though usually a bit more severe. Some states, such as California, use discriminate sentencing, which means sentences are mandated for low, middle, and high severity. The judge only has discretion to choose which level, and must order the sentence proscribed for that level. Involuntary manslaughter carries a sentence of either 24, 36, or 48 months in California, depending on the judge's determination of the severity.

1638 days ago
90.

Adi    

We are not in denial because we can see the truth.
Michael Jackson did not die on June 25th 2009.
He is ALIVE guys.
Look deeper. The whole thing is a game and MUCH more.
The media is lying to you.
Read between the lines.

with the L.O.V.E.

1638 days ago
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