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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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616.

barbara    

Goodnight All, Ice again tomorrow for me here is Paoli Pa, I am going crazy shoving snow, scraping ice off the car, well goodnight.

1304 days ago
617.

mymjj5    

Hi again Ladies
Why would Michael have to call Dr. Murray for anything? Murray knows that it's his job to take care of Michael and to get him ready for the concert series. Murray knows Michael's schedule. Murray has been providing care and treatment for 2 months, but on 6/25/2009 Michael has to call him?????? Murray is such a liar.

1304 days ago
618.

nan    

to me the bottom line is ...
whatever got those two in a room together, it was murray who had the higher responsibility. he had michaels life in his hands and treated it like it meant nothing...

there is a long line of stories the defense can introduce in court regarding mj, we have seen this happen in open court before to him regardless of how ridiculious ...
but that seems to have been the cost of being mj..

people forgot he was just another human being sometimes..

the defense can bring in the doctors that prescribed to him .that imo , still doesnt make michael responsible for what happened to him....just makes them look like the same kind of pusher murray was.....but in his case i would add thug/strong arm....what ever the cir***stances, it perhaps gave many, a way to try and stay close or control michael..
whatever the history with so called doctors/ healers /gurus..

murray is the guy left holding the bag...

i dont think mj found out about that stuff overnight and i dont think murray turned into the kind of man who would give somebody that stuff overnight... BUT
murray is still responsible, unless he rolls over on a third party, that hasnt been mentioned..
he never should have left him alone...NO MATTER WHAT..

and to be so irresponsible , i think it would be correct to consider ....did he have ulterior motives? ...who could be that reckless?
since we are all used to the press and even the system giving mj a raw deal , i think it is natural to be suspicious of the cir***stances...good heavens it would be easy to get away with murder when the press has been printing crap for years and people have preconceived notions..

what about that guy brian ? from the rolling stones who someone confessed to his murder and yet he had a history so people just believed he drowned stoned in a swimming pool.nobody mentions that ...
keep in mind how much money mj generates..

that being said...
i just think everybody mourns in their own way.
different stages...

whatever the case , i just think people come to a conclusion in their own time and as long as people are having a dialogue ..i dont think it is a bad thing...
you can call me a cherry picker , but i take some thing from all as i believe we all do..
i get lots of info from all the posters but it doesnt change the fact in my mind a beautiful generous talented persons life was persecuted , and in turn squandered ,for being different and i thought being different was a protected right in this country ....
the right to be unique is something to be celebrated in this country
and that is why the f.b.i. said his civil rights were very close to being violated
but the mob mentality prevailed...
to me that is the injustice of it all ...
i always enjoy cher posts and mymmj5 and many more or i wouldnt go looking for them .
i also like rosalicious too and i appreciate the logic
but part of the problem to me is the system ....
while rose wants mj death to change the way doctors get away with how they prescribe

it is my opinion that the entertainment hierarchy run everything much like the old studio system did . their hand is in everything.doctors and the business of entertainment are not two different issues imo.
power corrupts and in my opinion the entertainment business is extremely powerful..

thanks for reading MY long post .lol
have a good night all!

1304 days ago
619.

mymjj5    

Murray has proven himself to be a pathological liar. Murray has a history of being negligent as a husband, father, and dare I say it as a doctor. I know that I seem as if I'm into this a little more than the average fan.....and you're right. The media is only interested in Murray's side of the story. I'm only questioning Murray's statements that just don't add up.

1304 days ago
620.

mymjj5    

murray is the guy left holding the bag...

i dont think mj found out about that stuff overnight and i dont think murray turned into the kind of man who would give somebody that stuff overnight... BUT
murray is still responsible, unless he rolls over on a third party, that hasnt been mentioned..
he never should have left him alone...NO MATTER WHAT..
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I agree Nan! nevertheless, if michael knew about propofol and asked for propofol, why would murray go to such measures of having it shipped to hiz girlfriend's house? It was not illegal nor was it a controlled substance at the time.
so why store it any place other than at michael's (if he's the one that wanted it in the first place)????

i'm tired too. talke to yall tomorrow!!!
Murray is lying!!! If michael's death was premeditated and I beleive it was, Murray only needed the one time to kill his patient.

1304 days ago
621.

Butterfly    

it is my opinion that the entertainment hierarchy run everything much like the old studio system did . their hand is in everything.doctors and the business of entertainment are not two different issues imo.
power corrupts and in my opinion the entertainment business is extremely powerful..

thanks for reading MY long post .lol
have a good night all!

Posted at 7:39 PM on Feb 1, 2011 by nan

..and for this business Michael had to much power but they can`t bring him down, even not with Snake Sn. help!

So they need Plan b to bring him mantally down to break him, with TII they had tried it,they want to show Michael your fans are not longer with you, they failed again,
they added more shows to bring more pressure on Michael!

The BOSS know London would never happen nothing was ready for going to London!

So Plan C the final Curtain call took place!

1304 days ago
622.

Alice(from Romania)    

Posted at 7:39 PM on Feb 1, 2011 by nan
Posted at 10:50 PM on Feb 1, 2011 by Butterfly

Thank you for your posts...very well said.

1304 days ago
623.

Cherwood    

If it Walks like a Duck - Pt.6.......
-#622: Roseilicious aka Danger Baby: Or should I say aka AQ?? Do people REALLY understand what you post? In all fairness, I did try to follow what you THOUGHT you were trying to say but.....oye, indeed.....
What I could make out of it is that you are CLEARLY angry about my last post although I haven't addressed you, I must've stepped on your little toes somehow, awwwww......funny how people can turn into your MORTAL ENEMY almost overnight simply because you're not saying what they want to hear....LOL x 500!!
Thing is, it's time out for fakeness and I'm just calling it like it is--THIS IS ABOUT MICHAEL, NOT ABOUT YOU, ME OR ANYONE ELSE!!! You say you've been here lurking but anyone with SENSE knows better--you're on here practically 24/7 under MANY different nics, quit kidding yourself....
And for the record, I fight hard for ANYONE I LOVE--especially when their character is constantly being torn down by the very people who CLAIM to love him. Anyone who has a problem with that knows the drill....
Bottom line, two things are clear: that you have an issue with my posts because they've DARED to implode the FALSE theory that Michael was an addict....hey, if you were able to PROVE your theory, we'd be having a different conversation, but since you can't, you just do as the haters do and attempt to TRASH my name....when in Rome, I guess.....
FYI: Just so you know, your argument would carry a little more weight if you wouldn't make DISGUSTING comments about posters COMMITTING SUICIDE.....that was LOW, even for someone of your ilk....then again, I'll just chalk that one up to the fact that you lost your cool and forgot you weren't supposed to be Danger Baby today.......
Please do us ALL a favor and get some help with reining in your multiple personalities....you'll be a MUCH happier person and we may even be able to understand your posts a bit better.....
-#625: Hey Mymjj5! I respect your right to respect their doubt, but I don't....sorry--actually, I'm NOT sorry because it's not ABOUT them, it's about Michael and based on the PROOF that is on record, their doubts are unfounded...
My problem is that I just get so tired of people accepting anything printed that's NEGATIVE about him. Some fans want to be diplomatic and create this image of being OPEN to all sides, but I'm not down with that. I wouldn't accept that if it were me or my family, so I won't accept it for Michael, either. It just makes me even more sad when I realize how quick people are to believe the worst about him. And I realize that some fans are just trying to be objective and see all sides, but they don't realize that the defense and Media are DEPENDANT on getting us to see THEIR image of Michael.
We haven't jumped back and forth discussing this subject for nothing. Everytime think it's squashed, it pops up again, and make no mistake, there's a reason for it. This is exactly what they want--to create such a STRONG element of doubt that even long-time fans/supporters believe the LIE....and help spread it, to boot.....
Bottom line, I have no problems with questions--it's all I've been doing since I came to these boards.....which is no PICNIC btw, especially if you're a TRUE SUPPORTER of Michael...
BTW: There ARE phone records for that day, the DA has them I'm sure but they've never clarified whether or not they validated Murray's claim that Michael called him that night. The thing we know for sure is that Ortega and Travis stated Michael was happy when he left them...at Midnight on 6/25/09.....
Murray never clarified where he was when Michael called him, in the affidavit it doesn't say so you may be right that Murray was already at Holmby and Michael called him from the car.....
Of course, we do have to remember that this came from MURRAY so it's subject to debate. Same goes for what Michael Amir stated since he and the Security staff's actions were highly questionable as well.....
-#629: barbara, perhaps one of the few things that have basis in fact about this case IS the DEHYDRATION issue....
Michael was known to have this problem whenever he went on Tour or in high pressure situations. Google it and you'll find more about it--one well known incident that happened not during a Tour, but during the 2005 Trial was when he turned to **** Gregory for help and told him that someone was trying to kill him. Gregory took Michael to an ER and they told him he had severe dehydration and if he hadn't gotten there when he did Michael would've been dead...
I mentioned the history of dehydration in an earlier post....sorry I no longer have the time to provide links and such but then I figure most fans know a lot of this info, or they know they can google it and read to their hearts content.....
Also, if you watched TII you'll notice Ortega having to tell Michael to get water, or people running to bring it to him as he would get so caught up in what he was doing he forgot food and drink.....
-#642: Hey nan--that post CORNERED like it was on RAILS!! Talk about being the Voice of REASON....
And I SO agree with your view of the state of the entertainment Business--OUTDATED, CONTROLLING and CORRUPT come to mind, but as you said EXTREMELY POWERFUL.....and Michael dared to CALL THEM OUT so they made him pay for it in more ways than one.....
Bottom line, I'm all for dialogue--even when I disagree with it, it's just I think people forget how much CRAP Michael endured while he was alive--the fans should know best and be the last ones to want to spend their precious time WALLOWING in that BS.....
Michael is gone and I just want to know that there are others out there who support and STAND UP FOR HIM!! Maybe it's different for me because I've loved and supported him since he first hit it big with the J5....WAY before the advent of his rise to Mega-Icon status through THRILLER....
Contrary to popular belief, I'm a reasonable person--stubborn...especially about those I love, but reasonable....and I definitely don't come here to fight with fans or haters, I'm only here for MICHAEL--call me RABID, DELUSIONAL, or whatever--HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT....and I'll STILL be here for MICHAEL!!!
-#646: Hey Butterfly, where you been, girl? Welcome back!! And you are right on target--when things didn't turn out the way AEG wanted them: they were losing control of Michael, Branca was on board and Rowe had uncovered their ticket scalping sideline--they decided to recoup their losses and the best way to do that was by creating his "Accidental OD" so they could collect their Insurance CHECK.....
Cher
MJJ Justice League 2009--WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
No Peace till Justice!
MICHAEL--IL.O.V.E.U4EVER and MISS-U-SO-MUCH!!

1304 days ago
624.

Ulja    

It is strange ,all the same , that many believe that murray was giving within two months propofol to Michael. It is very big question.. Where are testimonies?

1304 days ago
625.

Ulja    

Why should i believe the suspect?

1304 days ago
626.

mymjj5    

murray is the guy left holding the bag...

i dont think mj found out about that stuff overnight and i dont think murray turned into the kind of man who would give somebody that stuff overnight... BUT
murray is still responsible, unless he rolls over on a third party, that hasnt been mentioned..
he never should have left him alone...NO MATTER WHAT..
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Hi Cherwood
Good post. when I said respect their doubt, I was not talking about accepting it. They have a right to doubt what we're saying. They have a right to doubt Michael. They have a right to buy into Murray's/media bogus BS.
Nevertheless with their doubt comes the opportunity to put "their doubt on" "BLAST"....THAT'S MY WHOLE M.O. WHEN IT COMES TO DEFENDING MICHAL. I want the DA to know that the fan base is not complacent just waiting for the trial to start. I want the DA to know there's doubt about the job he's doing within the fan base. Moreover, what exactly are the motives of the DA's office if so many questions are left unanswered?
IMO: All this because Murray said it, it must be true is hogwash on their part (Murray/media/defense team). I know you realize there are countless holes in Murray's story as told by him. Likewise there are countless questions that the DA did not ask, in regards to Murray's story.

1304 days ago
627.

mymjj5    

re phrased:

I want the D.A. to know there's doubt within the fan base about the job he's doing.
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1304 days ago
628.

nan    

Very interesting ladies! At one point in TII Kenny tells Michael to go get some water and Michael sings the word water. This was after he did that incredible job on Billie Jean and the dancers were going crazy!

Hate to say too much as a "verbal spanking" may be warranted for my thoughts on the subject. I am guessing you know what I am talking about:)

Posted at 6:51 PM on Feb 1, 2011 by LC4Michael

actually i noticed that too and thought they purposely left that in to show they were concerned for mj.
i do think kenny ortega cared about mj

1304 days ago
629.

nan    

i was just thinking of poor judy garland. it was the studio making her lose weight that put her on the uppers and then the downers so she could perform...
all about money,,
anyway i find it hard to believe that a man supposedly as incompetent as murray, had been giving mj with that stuff for weeks.
if he had been administering this stuff, he would have killed mj earlier due to his gross negligence..
that just doesnt make sense to me..

1304 days ago
630.

mymjj5    

anyway i find it hard to believe that a man supposedly as incompetent as murray, had been giving mj with that stuff for weeks. if he had been administering this stuff, he would have killed mj earlier due to his gross negligence..
that just doesnt make sense to me..
Posted at 6:49 AM on Feb 2, 2011 by nan
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Hi nan
Thank you. Thank you. I said this a week or so ago. there's no way Murray was giving michael propofol for weeks without any help because he's too silly and incompetent. Also I would like to note that if Murray and his accomplices wanted to really make Michael look like an addict, he/they should have left at least 100-200 vials of propofol to be found in a drawer or stored some place in Michael's bedroom or private bathroom. Instead of leaving old meds from aliases....please. I guess Murray thought that since the aliases trick was used before, it would establish some sort of pattern or history of recent substance abuse on Michael's behalf.....or at least give credibility to Murray's half baked lie. (jmo)

Ultimately I believe Murray and his accomplices brought in the vials that were used to kill Michael as well as vials that were not used during the AM hours of 6/25/2009. I don't believe Murray's story that he was giving Michael Propofol every night for 2 months. The evidence shows that Murray used propofol one time only on 6/25/2009. The old bottles and unused pills were simply left there to help corroborate Murray's lie (jmo).

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