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Dr. Conrad Murray

Pleads Not Guilty

in MJ Death

1/25/2011 2:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray just pled not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson ... telling the judge, "I am an innocent man."

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When the judge asked Murray for his plea, he said, "Your Honor, I am an innocent man," adding, "I therefore plead not guilty."

Judge Michael Pastor ruled earlier this month that there is enough evidence to force Murray to stand trial.

Today's brief arraignment is part of the process.

The trial date is set for March 28.

If convicted, Murray faces a maximum of four years in prison.

By the way, we promised you we'd go live with the arraignment, but the technical wizards at  KABC TV in Los Angeles couldn't find the right cables to plug in -- they cover L.A. like no one.

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16.

Kay    

Must have listened to Billy Joel on the way to court.

1284 days ago
17.

dannn    

JUSTICE FOR MJ!!! JUSTICE FOR MJ!! Murray says he isn`t guilty??!! lol!!!>< what`s rhe hell?! It`s the lie!!
MJ, Russia loves you more!!!!!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL!!

1284 days ago
18.

cochino    

yeah the guy is guilty as sin.

They should just let him go already anyway.

If they haven't locked him up and kept him from practicing medicine or botchery by now it's a clear sign the DA is gonna botch this case like OJ. Lost tampered damaged evidence, no witnesses. I see acquittal, and a huge bill to the taxpayers.

All this time and wasted money to get 4 years max? PUHleeese

1284 days ago
19.

mj is the sexiest man ever    

@abby What makes you sure that he's not alive? Did you even see a body?.SMH.

1284 days ago
20.

dannn    

I agree with [abby]. We have to believe that MJ isn`t alive, because it`s like this. Unfortunately, he had to leave us but it`s very-very saaad

1284 days ago
21.

myra morris    

This man is quitly and he knows it. for someone to cover up and try to hide the evidence before calling 911 he knows he done wrong. I don't even know why its going to trial. I feel that they have enough on him to just send him on his way to prison. Michael not wacko jacko Michael is his name show some respect. Wouldn't have done this to himself for the simple fact that he loved his children to much. He would have never left his children alone. So for the ones that want to believe that he would have get a life. Murray is quilty and he knows it. Justice for Michael and his children the deserve that much.

1284 days ago
22.

schoen1    

That reminds me of when OJ said: "absolutely, 100 percent not guilty."

1284 days ago
23.

Heather for Mel    

Michael J was a drug addict. That is why he hired a doctor that would support his drug addiction and be able to get it legally. Both are at fault in a way.

1284 days ago
24.

cawobeth    

Gee, ya think maybe we can bring more attention to the bigger picture here for the next month ?
What I am referring to the use & abuse of pharmaceuticals.
The pharmaceutical industry is full of corruption with greed at it's forefront.
Adverse reactions to prescription drugs/medications is a major cause of death in this country.

Conrad Murray is said to be a Holistic practitioner so yep, go figure.

1284 days ago
25.

Junek    

Michael is alive. This is hoax is a hoot - a circus. Can't wait for Michael to have the last laugh on all the idiots who are exhibiting their grand stupidity. Payback is hell! Everyone should grab some Snickers, popcorn and coca-cola, cause this is gonna be great.

1284 days ago
26.

reallyirked    

This man is not guilty. There is no way to prove BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT that he killed Michael. I beleive more than 50% that Michael gave himself the propofol. He was a big big drug addict. You cannot send this man to prison with a good conscience. Only crazy beyond normal MJ fans could think he is guilty BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT. Maybe they can find the OJ jurors.

1284 days ago
27.

mjfanalways    

NO **** TMZ TELL US SOMETHING WE DON'T KNOW.DR.MORON HAS SAID THAT ALL ALONG.MICHAEL LOVE YA MORE. MISS YA ANGEL.HUGS AND KISSES.

1284 days ago
28.

KSDallas    

4 years in jail for involuntary manslaughter seems like a slap on the wrist. I mean someone has lost their life. Speaking in general.

In regards to the MJ case - if Conrad is found not guilty it would make it harder for MJ's family to collect anything in a civil suit. That is why he won't bargain it out.

1284 days ago
29.

TmZ845    

a very important thing has been left out of the whole story,what about all the lobbyist`s that paid tons of money for medications like this to be pushed rather that natural remedies.a not guilty is typical,i have yet to see one person plead guilty for this part of the process.we all know he will get found guilty although some think not.NOTHING is going to stop him from being found guilty.i do also feel all docs involved in this kind of case.britt murphys doc etc etc all the way down to the common mans pill docs.in my area its all to common to go to a doc or hosp complain about pain and get kick azz meds with no real reason for them.for example neck and back pain cannot be proven or disproven so docs will dispense meds like crazy for it with lobbyist money controlling the pill domain

1284 days ago
30.

sofi    

He is innocent? The evidence showing his guilt is beyond reasonable doubt.

1284 days ago
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