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Conrad Murray News Conference

2/5/2010 4:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conrad Murray In the rockiest start to a criminal prosecution ever .... we're now told that Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers plan on holding a news conference near the courthouse where Dr. Murray was set to be arraigned today in the death of Michael Jackson.

We're told attorneys Ed Chernoff and J. Michael Flanagan will publicly complain that they have become pawns in a feud between the L.A. County D.A. and the LAPD.

Although Chernoff's publicist told TMZ this morning Dr. Murray will come to the courthouse ... it's unclear if he'll be at the news conference.

Unless things change in the next hour, criminal charges will not be filed against Dr. Murray today.

TMZ broke the story about the feud between the D.A. and the LAPD over how Dr. Murray is brought to court. The D.A. was working with Murray's lawyers for a voluntary surrender ... the LAPD wants to place him under arrest and bring him into court.

Of course, TMZ will cover the news conference live ... we're guessing it should go down around 1:30 PM PT.

UPDATE
: Ed Chernoff just confirmed the news conference, but said due to "safety concerns" it will be held at a park 12 blocks from the courthouse. He did not say if Dr. Murray will be there.

UPDATE 2: A spokesman for the Sheriff's Department confirms the press conference will be moved, but says there were no "safety concerns."

Steve Whitmore: Click to watchUPDATE: 3: We called the park where the news conference was supposed to go down and the park person said he was contacted by someone and told them they absolutely could not have a news conference there because a permit had not been taken out.

UPDATE 4: Dr. Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff, took his notice of a news conference off his official website. The plot thickens.

UPDATE 5
: Now Chernoff's website says the news conference will be held at Polliwog Park, 3 miles from the courthouse.

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46.

iza    

CALL THE LAPD AND TELL THEM A PROTEST IS GOING TO HAPPEN UNLESS CONRAD MURRAY IS ARRESTED IN HANDCUFFS! DO IT NOW! SPREAD THE WORD IMMEDIATELY AND CALL!!!!!!!!!! 213-486-6890

ALSO CALL THE DA OFFICE TOO!!!!!!!LAPD wants to arrest him, but DA is saying it's not necessary. don't just talk to the receptionist, ask to be transfered to "someone is charge of the Murray case". 213-974-3512

DA's EMAIL for those who can't phone:
webmail@da.lacounty.org

1690 days ago
47.

They were in it for the money    

Guess who is in protective custody and getting a glamour shot?

1690 days ago
48.

Lee Lee    

*As far as I'm concerned, it was a pleasure and very relaxing not to see the brothers with their shiny gloves. With the imminent arrest of Murray, you'd think they would have more to worry about than getting publicity for themselves off of Michael's back. Hopefully, this is a new trend, that they get shut out of events concerning Michael. I'd much rather see his beloved and wonderful children any day of the week.

I totally agree sunnymaxx.
I was getting so sick of the brothers using ( anything Michael ) for some face time for them on TV. Michaels children are the real representatives for him.




1690 days ago
49.

They were in it for the money    

The Grammys only allow certain members of a family to go for free. If the Jakcsons wanted to go, they could have bought a ticket a for a couple of grand each. People do it all the time. Why should they be invited? Wasnt their gig.
Theyre not so privvy as they make themselves out to be.

1690 days ago
50.

They were in it for the money    

R U kidding? Murry has been wearing protection for 7+ months now, its the reason his suits are snug. Too bad he never thought to use protection for michael, like sayin No and then go call somebody to lock him up into rehab. What a lowlife.

1690 days ago
51.

trish    

GOD Arrest his guilty ass and move on with htis..It has been 7 months already. Can't they just admit what the hell went wrong get all the curious people satisfied and book him for MURDER? Why is it all the people with friggin money get off and walk away from their crimes??? I wouldn't want to be him at a conference though..He may get.....well someone out there with enough rage will take care of him.. sad to say but it could happen...

1690 days ago
52.

talin    

if he is not handcuffed and arrested, there will be a big protest!!!!!
we want him handcuffed. he CANNOT surrender!!!!
100s and 100s of calls are pouring into the LAPD and DAs office.
they are freaked out and don't know how to handle it. so they're moving the conference and murry probably wont be there.

WE WANT HANDCUFFS OR WE PROTEST!!!!!!

1690 days ago
53.

Lee Lee    

49. How could there NOT be a threat. If Dr. Murray is at the news conference chances are there could be crazy people who might try to avenge the death of Michael Joseph Jackson, this era's most influential artist. If the press is at a place that is known I could bet someone would try to assassinate Dr. Murray. It's a sad deal all the way around. In the end MJ got the meds he wanted and the Dr did it for $$ it happens everyday. Money talks and I am so very sad that Michael is gone but I highly doubt Murray did any of this on purpose. Still what Murray did lead to killing a professional, humanitarian, son, father, brother, uncle and visionary. I pray for everyone involved. That's what Michael would want for all of us to make steps to make this world better, I love him for everything for all time and forever. RIP Sweet Angel

Posted at 2:40PM on Feb 5th 2010 by Consequences

I Agree with most of what you said.
As much as I loath Dr Murray, I do believe it wasn't his intention to kill Michael. Having said that, Murray agreed to take the payment in return ...Giving Michael his drug of choice.
It was unethical beyond belief.
Hate aside, Murray now has to pay the price for his decision to provide that drug.
There will never be any winners here. NEVER !!
Murray has to live with this the rest of his life.
He will have to look over his shoulder for the rest of his lifetime.
He lives knowing that he took the life of a Father, Brother, Uncle, Son and Idol to many.
Murray's bad lack of judgement has robbed from us all "The biggest entertainer of all time".

None of this fiasco is going to bring Michael back to us.

It just breaks my heart on so many levels ( wipes tears ) :(

Today and everyday , I pray for Michaels children and Mom xx




1690 days ago
54.

JB    

6. WHO CARES - MJ SUKS

Posted at 2:08PM on Feb 5th 2010 by DUMB

Yeah, just like your Momma!
EAT THAT JERK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1690 days ago
55.

moni    

Basically I like TM to report latest news about MJ. But concerning that feud between the DA and the LAPD I almost wish they wouldn't have found out ...
Just such a golden PR-opportunity now for Murray's lawyers to present their client as the poor victim, soooo cooperative, but torn between two childishly fighting authorities. And justice will be the one to suffer.

1690 days ago
56.

sc341    

This is some kind of joke. There must be a cover up in the DA's office. Who are they colluding with???? This would never happen in any other murder case in my opinion. It was MURDER. THE DOCTOR DID NOT FOLLOW MEDICAL PROTOCOL FOR ADMINISTERING THE DRUG PROPOFOL. People can blame Michael Jackson all they want but the ultimate responsibility lies with the medical professional (which Murray clearly isn't) to administer the drug in accordance with medical PROTOCOL. Murray is guilty of murder. My question is this: Who put him up to it and why are they covering it up???? WHY IS THE NEWS MEDIA DROPPING THE BALL ON THIS CASE? JUST LIKE THEY DID WITH JOHN EDWARD (The politician who ran for president who had the affair and a child out of wedlock). The Enquirer had to uncover the story. The news media in this country is pathetic. There are no more Woodwards and Bernsteins (Watergate). Something really stinks here.

1690 days ago
57.

Linda Lovelest    

41.....A man lives up to his failures and successes.

Posted at 2:30PM on Feb 5th 2010 by Mary
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Mary...a very good post!

But my question is...
Why didn't Michael Jackson live up to his failures and successes instead of trying to pull off this "death" scam?

1690 days ago
58.

Linda Lovelest    

45. They are afraid of his safety from the MJ cult. They are afraid of madness and mayhem. I can't believe it has not happened yet. Anger level keeps going up. Only a matter of time and this keg will explode.

Posted at 2:32PM on Feb 5th 2010 by Hookyta
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LOL....I already predicted this back in the 1st week of August when Chief Bratton turned in his resignation (4 years early). Just a few weeks after the Mayors ofc and the Coroners office did a clean sweep of it's offices due to problems (leaks). And they weren't in the plumbing.

LOL

1690 days ago
59.

MurdererConrad    

Are we public invited?
THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME TO SHOT HIM


I am just sayin'

1690 days ago
60.

Peaches    

MURDERER.........MURDERER................MURDERER.............MURDERER..................YOU SHOULD GET WHAT YOU DID TO MICHAEL...........COWARD, PHONEY QUACK DOC................AND NOW A NEWS CONFERENCE..........HIS ATTORNEYS ARE COWARDS AND SHOULD BE GIVE THE HIV VIRUS, HIM TOO........MURDERER........MURERER

1690 days ago
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