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Conrad Murray -- I Will Never Cop a Plea

4/6/2010 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Dr. Conrad Murray has made it clear -- he will not take a plea bargain in the death of Michael Jackson.

Sources say Dr. Murray is adamant ... he did nothing wrong and will not plead to manslaughter or any lesser offense.

TMZ first broke the story of Dr. Murray's defense ... that Michael Jackson accidentally killed himself by self-injecting a fatal dose of Propofol into his bloodstream.

Dr. Murray, we're told, is "completely confident" that he will be found not guilty. He is less confident that the medical boards in Texas, Nevada and California will reach a similar result.

Dr. Murray is extremely relieved Judge Michael Pastor did not yank his California medical license yesterday. Nevertheless, he realizes it's all but inevitable all three medical boards will go after his license.

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76.

Barb    

I don't believe MJ gave himself the final dose that killed him.

My daughter was put under 2 months ago for a breast enlargement and a tummy tuck. I didn't think she needed it but she want that pouch that happens after child birth to go away.

Anyway when she went into surgery she was given propofol and after surgery she was in recovery for a half hour. While she was in there she asked me for a drink of water and she couldn't even hold the cup without dropping it so I had to hold it for her.

She was extremely weak and disoriented from this drug. If this is the way people feel when they come out from being under this drug I do not believe MJ gave himself that final injection within a 2 minute time line.

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77.

sue    

NOT MURRAYS FAULT YOU SAY???? OH NO HE JUST WRITES THE PRESCRIPTIONS AND BRINGS THE PROPOFOL TO YOUR HOUSE IF YOU NEED IT!!!!and then leaves you alone for whatever may happen!!! sue from tampa

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78.

ric    



You were very quick to look up the stats on that ric, I hope you also looked up the meaning of the word manslaughter while you were at it. By the way while you are at the dictionary site feel free to look up the word pledge as well. I am dealing with stone cold facts of things that have already taken place not what will, could, should, or might happen in the future. (Clue #2, add a zero to the tens of millions)

Posted at 9:46AM on Apr 6th 2010 by JIZZLE


Now we deal with semantics to prove your point? Like Bill Gates is going to renege on his pledge. Really? Fine, keep your moral victory if it halps you sleep at night. LOL!

As for looking up the word manslaughter, I am still wondering why I should since my previous comment on it was entirely correct. You know being a pompous intellectual type only works with those who are not smarter than you so I suggest you stick with the "wacko jacko is a freak" type of "hater".

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79.

MiMi    

Ok before this tid bit of info gets turned into a major debate, Michael was named by Guiness Book Of World Records in 2000 as the POP STAR who donated the most to charity. Sure there are plenty of wealthy people who have donated much more but they are mega millionaires or billionaires and are not considered entertainers/Pop Stars.



"Did you know that Jackson donated millions of dollars Jackson from his music sales, touring and advertising revenue? Everyone remembers when Jackson suffered burns in a horrible accident during the filming of the now famous Pepsi commercial in 1984. What many people forget is that Jackson donated all the money he earned from Pepsi, $1.5 million, to set-up the Michael Jackson Burn Center for Children at the Brotman Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for his burns. Jackson also donated all the proceeds from his single, “Man in the Mirror” to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a camp for children with cancer. Then, in 1992, Jackson led another world tour to raise funds for his “Heal the World Foundation.”

Over the years, the Foundation supported causes including the fight against AIDS, Juvenile Diabetes, the Los Angeles riots, war-stricken children, and victims of Hurricane Katrina. Throughout his short life, Jackson gave willingly of his time, talents, and money to help people from all walks of life. Jackson has been a huge supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs, the United Negro College Fund, various AIDS organizations, the American Cancer Society, and more. Most of all, Jackson gave to children – abused children, sick children, needy children. He gave and gave, more than $300 million in his lifetime."

Ironically enough, before he died, Jackson made arrangements to yet again donate part of the proceeds of his upcoming tour to charity. Though he did not get the chance to continue helping people while he was alive, he is doing so after his death by setting aside 20% of his assets to charity.

I’d say that’s a pretty amazing charitable legacy. Again, say what you want about Michael Jackson. But you simply can’t deny that the man gave more willingly of his money and time than most millionaires out there do. And that’s the truth."


http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art24713.asp

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80.

L.O.V.E    

Och ! Baby we know Michael Jackson is alive . Hope lies in love .

I' love you all.

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81.

sue    

CLONER 81--YOU ARE ON MY IGNORE LIST!!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!sue from tampa

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82.

Inquiring Mind    

hahaha I would have loved to have been in that courtroom and just laughed in the Jacksons face. I would have said " THE FREAK, WACKO JACKO IS DEAD!" Hahahahahahaaaaaa, maybe now you'll realize Molester gets what's coming to the."

Posted at 9:41AM on Apr 6th 2010 by Tellit



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/06/conrad-murray-michael-jackson-manslaughter-plea-deal-medical-license/5#ixzz0kKR76Nao


I would Love to see you do it, but we all know you don't have the Balls to do it, let alone you call yourself Tellit. LMOL!!!

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83.

ric    


I’d say that’s a pretty amazing charitable legacy. Again, say what you want about Michael Jackson. But you simply can’t deny that the man gave more willingly of his money and time than most millionaires out there do. And that’s the truth."


http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art24713.asp

Posted at 10:03AM on Apr 6th 2010 by MiMi



Nope. Can't take anything away from him on that. Just saying that if people are going to state something as fact, let it actually be a fact.

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84.

track    

Murray can suck it... and soon enough he will be forced to, i am sure. LOL
TMZ-- I am totally disgusted that you gave more coverage of that dirty rotten whore of Tigers, than you did of an important story like this??? WTF??? Get your priorities straight!!!!! You are starting to suck!

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85.

ric    

CLONER 81--YOU ARE ON MY IGNORE LIST!!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!sue from tampa

Posted at 10:04AM on Apr 6th 2010 by sue


Hi Sue. They are really coming after you lately, huh?

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86.

Inquiring Mind    

Sure there are plenty of wealthy people who have donated much more but they are mega millionaires or billionaires and are not considered entertainers/Pop Stars.


* This Billionares and Millionares do this as write-offs anyway for their taxes, rather give to a charity of their choice than to Uncle Scam. MJ wanted to do it from the heart and visited the children personally.

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87.

laurent    

Michael Jackson living !
www.popstarjackson.com

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88.

ric    

Murray can suck it... and soon enough he will be forced to, i am sure. LOL
TMZ-- I am totally disgusted that you gave more coverage of that dirty rotten whore of Tigers, than you did of an important story like this??? WTF??? Get your priorities straight!!!!! You are starting to suck!

Posted at 10:08AM on Apr 6th 2010 by track



Ahhhh! The eloquent words of a Jacksontologist. Sounding like a gentle breeze through a hillside of flowers. What poetry!

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89.

MJSoul    

THIS IS WY DR. MURRAY Murdered Michael, explain wy did Dr. Murray after murdering Michael Jackson cleaned the murder scene sanitized the floor of the mansion tampered with evidence then destroyed all the security camera’s in the mansion that recorded the murder, THIS IS TRUE do your research July on the details, Dr. Murray then went into hiding for a few days. THIS IS MURDER AND A COVER UP DAMIT! THERE IS MORE THAN ONE PERSON INVOLVED! Murray and Michael’s former manager Deleo.

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90.

Thunder Thighs    

'GMA' Exclusive: Conrad Murray's Lawyer Speaks Out

Ed Chernoff: Cops Rushed to Blame, Reports Conrad Murray Delayed 911 Call a 'Bold-Faced Lie'

By MIKE VON FREMD, KAITLYN FOLMER & LEE FERRAN
April 6, 2010 —

The attorney for Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, today aggressively contested media reports -- based on a leaked witness report -- that Murray attempted to hide evidence and delayed calling 911 as Jackson lay dying and said investigators rushed to implicate Murray in the star's death.

"It's just a bold-faced lie," Ed Chernoff said in an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America" that aired today. "[The] doctor called 911 as soon as he could& Let me just say, unequivocally, he did not  he was not cleaning up any bottles& The scene was not consistent with anyone trying to clean something up."

Chernoff said Murray did not immediately call 911 because there was no house phone in the room where Jackson was and he could not leave his patient to make the call.

Murray stands accused of administering the lethal dose of a powerful sedative that killed the pop superstar. He pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in February.

Chernoff said his client isn't responsible for the star's death, and that police rushed to blame someone.

"Let's say that this extremely famous, worldwide personality like Michael Jackson was found dead under unusual circumstances such as this. And the police came out and said, 'We've investigated and we just, we can't really put the blame on anybody at this point.' What do you think would happen then?" Chernoff said. "I think there was a tremendous amount of pressure to find somebody to blame. I think that was Dr. Murray& I think, my personal opinion, a conclusion was made and the investigation was conducted in order to back it up."

The Los Angeles Police Department had no comment to Chernoff's claim that police bowed to public pressure and blamed Conrad and said their investigation is continuing.

Murray appeared in court Monday for a preliminary hearing in which a California judge could have stripped him of his license to practice medicine, but did not.
"Well I mean the doctor had a good day," Chernoff said. "I think that was stressing him out more than anything else, was his ability to keep going, taking care of patients..."

Murray told investigators he gave Jackson the drugs Propofol, Lidocaine, Ativan and Versed during the early hours of June 25, 2009, according to an unsealed affidavit.

He also told detectives that he left the room after he gave Jackson a final dose of Propofol, before he returned to the room to find that Jackson had stopped breathing, according to the affidavit. Jackson was pronounced dead later that day at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Chernoff did not offer an alternative chain of events, but said such a scenario doesn't equate to responsibility.

"If the prosecution's theory is that Dr. Murray injected a bunch of drugs into Michael Jackson, walked out of the room and he died as a result, that's absolutely false," he said. "Dr. Murray is not guilty of causing the death of Michael Jackson. Period."

Chernoff: Dr. Murray Is Not the Underdog

Chernoff said Murray could not have been aware of everything Jackson was doing on his own over the months he was treating the star.

"Dr. Murray is just now learning what he was -- what he may have been doing," Chernoff said. "Dr. Murray cannot tell you what Michael Jackson was doing in the background. I reckon he had plenty of time to do things."

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Michael Jackson's sister, Janet Jackson, placed blame for her brother's death squarely on Conrad's shoulders.

"He was the one that was administrating," Janet Jackson said in November. "I think he is responsible."

After saying Murray's financial troubles could impact his case as far as the use of expert witnesses and specialists and citing the deluge of negative publicity his client's received, Chernoff said he still does not feel like the underdog in the case.

"We walk into the courtroom and people are yelling, calling him a murderer. They don't know anything about the facts," Chernoff said. "If we get a fair jury -- people in there who are not preconditioned, who do not have a preconceived notion about guilt, and Dr. Murray will walk out. Because he's not guilty."

A manslaughter conviction in California caries a potential sentence of two to four years in prison.

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/TheLaw/gma-exclusive-conrad-murray-lawyer-ed-chernoff-speaks/story?id=10294040

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