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Dr. Conrad Murray to Judge -- I'm 'Not Guilty'

2/8/2010 12:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad MurrayMichael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, will plead not guilty Monday morning when he is arraigned on involuntary manslaughter charges ... sources tell TMZ.

We're told the plan is for Dr. Murray to arrive at the courthouse 20 - 30 minutes before the arraignment -- which sources tell us will be at 1:30 PM PT. He will surrender voluntarily.

Law enforcement sources tell us 20 L.A. County Sheriff's deputies will be at the courthouse, some of whom will be evident and some who will not. We're told the Sheriff's Department has had its security plan in place for a while, in part because of crowd control concerns and partly because of security issues surrounding Dr. Murray.

We're told there is a concern about Dr. Murray's safety because of intense feeling on the part of some Michael Jackson fans that Dr. Murray killed the singer.

As we first reported, Dr. Murray will be accompanied by a bail bondsman who will post bail -- expected to be $25,000.

Our sources say Dr. Murray will not waive his right to a preliminary hearing.

Following arraignment and booking, we're told Dr. Murray will leave L.A. and go either to Las Vegas or Houston.

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46.

Lee Lee    

47. It seems like whenever I want to make a comment that is longer than two sentences my comments never get posted, yet I see here comments that are longer than a chapter in a book. I wonder if my post will ever make it to this comment section. For the life of me I have never seen such a gang mentality against Dr. Murray. Did Michael Jackson really mean that much to anyone but his family? Seriously this guy made music
, he lived a lavish lifestyle off the backs of hard working people who bought his records and memorbilia. He was a evil monster when the first story broke about molesting a child. Innocent people don't pay out $25,000,000.00 dollars if they are innocent of the accusations. I wouldn't pay a red penny to anyone accusing me of something if I knew I did nothing wrong. He paid his way out of trouble that time. The next time he was accused he wasn't given the chance to pay-off the family because they weren't seeking a payout. They were seeking justice for their child. So Michael Jackson had no choice but to hire the best attorney money could buy. The money he spent on that lawyer was well worth it because the attorney was able to create reasonable doubt. Michael Jackson was found not guilty because he paid a large sum of money for the best defense money could buy. Just because he was found not guilty, does not mean he wasn't guilty. There's a saying that celebrities are treated differently, they only have to pay a fine for their not guilty verdicts. And in this case thats what he paid. He was able to get out of the guilty verdict by paying for the attorney most of us regular people could never afford. He was a pedophile. Then you have his drug addiction. How much did he spend in order to get all the drugs he got, most people could never have that kind of accessibility to drugs like he did. He doctor shopped, he manipulated, and conned so many doctors over the years to get his drugs. I was hoping that with all the money spent on investigating his death that there would be more arrests of other doctors who provided Michael Jackson with any drug he wanted. It wasn't as though Dr. Murray came into this situation and told Michael Jackson here are the drugs I've decided to give you to help you sleep. It was Michael Jackson himself who gave Dr. Murray his list of drugs he needed, not the other way around. He knew Dr. Murray's financial situation and he hand picked him because of it. Dr. Murray would do anything for the money he was being offered to watch over Michael Jackson. Like any good drug addict he manipulated Dr. Murray into giving him the drugs. Dr. Murray didn't turn Michael Jackson into a drug addict, Michael Jackson was abusing drugs for years, decades and unfortunately Dr. Murray needed the money that was offered to him. So to all you professed Michael Jackson fans, who want to see Dr. Murray dead, your all out of your minds. Michael Jackson is 90% guilty of his own death. And I don't believe Dr. Murray is guilty of manslaughter, he is guilty of giving in to the demands of a drug addict and acted unethically and recklessly and it doesn't rise to a criminal charge, only a medical license charge. But hey, aren't the police and DA expected to give us all a good show? I mean it was Michael Jackson who died after all. He is guilty in the public's opinions, but a court of law is different. I hope he's found not guilty. I hope the evidence shows that long before Dr. Murray came on the scene Michael Jackson was killing himself with the help of the medical community handing out prescriptions to him over all those years. Sorry but Dr. Murray is only guilty of giving in to a drug addicts desires, he didn't kill Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson killed Michael Jackson.

Posted at 6:49AM on Feb 8th 2010 by Barbie

Um??? r you AKA Diane Diamond

1616 days ago
47.

MJalive    

joshua wells?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgCMNCGskWo Conrad Murray - Condemned Without Trial!

*byuing flowers*

1616 days ago
48.

Dip Sh*t    

Barbie, that's because ur sh*t is not worth reading in length. Dumbf*ck get a life. I lost interest in what u had to say after the second sentence

1616 days ago
49.

Barbie    

Hooray my post actually went through for the first time with more than two sentences ! Good job TMZ. To all of Michael Jackson's fans, yes its a terrible shame that Michael Jackson died. He made some great music, I was a fan too. I bought his albums too ! But at the end of the day people need to stop pointing your fingers at someone else who caused Michael Jackson's death. Unfortunately Michael Jackson fell into drug addiction and turned away people who wanted to help him. He wanted and needed his drugs. Those drugs were more important to him than anything or anyone else. Sadly he paid with his life. I believe he was on borrowed time for a very long time. I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner because he was so reckless in his pursuit of the drugs and the doctors who gave him the prescriptions. Drug addicts don't care about who they are hurting, they only care about their next fix, their next high. And in Michael Jackson's case his tolerance led to larger doses, larger needs, and more powerful drugs in order to get the affect he craved. I could only wish that all of you fans see that Michael Jackson was in trouble with drugs, he couldn't kick the habit, he did this to himself. Most drug addicts don't have the money to access the drugs that Michael Jackson had access to. And where did the addiction to Diprivan start? What doctor administered it to him and started him down that path to death ? Dr. Klein ? Dr. ????. With all the procedures that Michael Jackson was having just to get that drug, lead to his untimely death. I know of no drug addict that uses diprivan to help them sleep. While all you fans want to see Dr. Murray go down, think about all the other doctors that didn't turn Michael Jackson away and gave him unlimited amounts of drugs. Those doctors have blood on their hands too. Dr. Murray was in the wrong place at the wrong time, period. There are countless other doctors who helped do MJ in. Not just Dr. Murray, and god forbid any of you fans look at the truth. You need, have to have someone to blame, because god forbid you blame the actual person who is MJ. He is to blame for his death. And I hope through this investigation that they find all the doctors who were prescribing to him and yank them all into court. These doctors are being unethical by handing out prescriptions and creating all the drug addicts, the epidemic we are now facing. People are dying all the time because of prescriptions medications and just because Michael Jackson was famous they investigated his death. When regular joe's are dying every single day, they are marking the deaths as drug overdoses and not investigating all the doctors who are prescribing and getting away with causing their patients deaths. Its so sad that because MJ was high profile they are looking at the doctors, when there are hundreds of people dying everyday because of doctors who are prescribing medications that are being abused.

1616 days ago
50.

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

They are going to have extra security because Jackson fans "think" Murray killed the singer??? Really TMZ???...you have been reporting Murray gave him the drugs that killed him!!!
Every criminal pleads NOT GUILTY on the first court appearance this is really NOT a story TMZ!

1616 days ago
51.

shuffler    


Posted at 6:17AM on Feb 8th 2010 by A.B.
How could he not be guilty? Without his actions, Michael would still be alive. It's not like Murray's car brakes broke down and he accidently hit Michael.
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I disagree. Michael could get what he wanted by anyone willing to give it to him. He was just as much at fault as those who fed his addictions for money.

Dr Klein. Dr Troot. Dr Riviera.

Any doctor could have been willing and able to give Michael what he wanted on the tour. It could have happened on the History tour. It could have happened anytime. He was on a dangerous road and it was just a matter of time before something like this happened.

Both the doctor and the patient played a big role in the death of Michael Jackson. One of them needed to say no but neither did. They both needed each other; one for money and one to feed his addictions.

1616 days ago
52.

iFart    

Hey why don't you f*ck off Barbie! You're as stupid as your name implies. Take your vile personality over to Diane Dimond's site. You'll both rot in hell one day.

1616 days ago
53.

CAM    

MJ fans,

How many times has Michael's name been dragged through the mud? How many times have you read a negative, trashy comment about him?

How many people still understand and love the man, all over the world? How many people still purchase his music, movies, tshirts, books, personal belongings etc,etc? How many people can't get enough of him on YouTube and TMZ?!! Including the haters!

Millions and millions and counting!! Micheal is loved more and loved more DEEPLY than anyone in HIStory!!!

There is nothing that some sleazy, truth twisting lawyers can say or do to change that! There is NOTHING that the jealous, narrow minded, self righteous, judgemental haters can say or do to change that!!!!!

Shouln't we just feel sorry for the unhappy people who don't have the heart or soul to recognize goodness and love, and who are completely intolerant of people and things that are different than what they think is the norm? Just shows what they feel like on the inside.

Just think, what kind of people would say such terrible things about someone who has so much love, kindness, and compassion for the entire world, and who also has innocent children who are already heartbroken and who will be devastated by their remarks.

MJ fans, we just need to keep on loving and defending Michael, look up positive websites and fight for vindication and continue to educate the people who want to know the truth. We need to fight the media too, they need to be held accountable for what they say and the impact that they have, and Branca and McClain need to start filing some lawsuits of their own!!!!

Michael, I am sorry for all the sick people in the world and what they put you through, they will have to answer to it, but I'm hoping it doesn't hurt anymore, and that you are truly happy in the arms of Jesus Christ forever.

1616 days ago
54.

mspaap2u    

Murray is a scapegoat but how he can say the words 'not guilty" is beyond me! He is guilty of waiting over an hour or more to call for 911 to get help that was 6 minutes away. He didn't get Michaels body on the floor to help save him. He didn't have equipment to help save him. He talked on the phone for quite awhile while the man was dying.He told Michael the drugs he gave him was safe the overdosed him. He didn't sign the death certificate or talk to Michaels family.
PROPOFOL IS NOT AN ADDICTING DRUG! People don't go around saying
I need propofol. Who knows what other drugs he gave Michael when he was laying defenseless under Propofol. The look in his eyes tells everything about the man who could'n t return to the scene of the crime, so he went to the tomb glaring. duhhhh Ok.. He isn't guilty. cough cough cough

1616 days ago
55.

erem    

@ barbie
Attaching dead people with such an insatiable level of hatred hidden behind a nickname is extremely despicable,cowardly and questionable. You have an addiction to hate dead people.
Michael Jackson is the black man who made history. Eat it!
Michael Jackson never appeared different than your fellows. Actually he did nothing comparing with millions of freaking melon size silicon boobs, cosmetic genitals surgery, botox fish lips, 80 years old with alien appearance, men taking hormones to grow breasts and the list remains open. All those around you look like a freak. Michael looked like an angel.
Once again many posts here explain and display the hypocrisy and devilish manipulation.
All Michael Jackson´s haters please look in the mirror and what you´ll see is the face of evil and ridicule.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who is petty, selfish, hypocrite in the ............

1616 days ago
56.

sherry    

murray is a lier
Please become honest
GOD know all

1616 days ago
57.

donatella from Romania    

WE WANT MURRAY IN PRISON..AND WHOEVER IS GUILTY OF MICHAEL'S DEATH!!
WE WANT HIM DEAD!!
WE WANT MICHAEL BACK..EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT POSSIBLE!!
DO SOMETHING AND PUT MURRAY IN PRISON..FOR MURDER!! NOT FOR MANSLAUGHTER!! HE IS GUILTY!! HE COULD STILL KILL SOME OTHER PEOPLE!!
JUSTICE FOR MJ!!
REVENGE!!!

1616 days ago
58.

Puff    

I'm speechless.. really... you HAVEN'T understood nothing from Michael and his HIStory....and what happened to his ideals and teaching?? Refresh your memory.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO6Np_LckNY&feature=player_embedded

Conrad Murray - Condemned Without Trial!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgCMNCGskWo

1616 days ago
59.

fordtocarr    

YEAH...THE SCRIPT DOC WILL GO TO COURT. HE WILL FACE JURY, AND IT WILL BE PART OF THE MICHAEL JACKSON SHOW. THEY WILL SHOW THAT MICHAEL DID NOT DIE FROM PROPOHOL AND WAS NOT ADDICTED TO DRUGS. THEY WILL NOT SAY HOW HE DIED...CUZ HE DIDN'T. THE DOC WILL GET OFF CUZ MJ ISN'T DEAD. THE COURT SCENES WILL BE A SET JUST LIKE THE FUNERAL WHICH HAD FAKE GRASS AND TREES IN DIFFERENT PLACES FROM SCENE TO SCENE. JUST WATCH AND ENJOY THE MICHAEL SHOW AND WAIT FOR THE CRESENDO... :)

1616 days ago
60.

Big Mouth Joe will TELL ALL    

64. I'm speechless.. really... you HAVEN'T understood nothing from Michael and his HIStory....and what happened to his ideals and teaching?? Refresh your memory.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO6Np_LckNY&feature=player_embedded

Conrad Murray - Condemned Without Trial!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgCMNCGskWo

Posted at 8:12AM on Feb 8th 2010 by Puff

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I think you are a little off...Michael always said he was not guilty...Murray admitted to given Jackson drugs every hour on the hour then topping it off with Propoful!! Big difference!! Don't worry Murray will get his trial...if someone does not kill the b@stard first! JMO

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