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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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nan    

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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.

Posted at 8:02 PM on Feb 1, 2011 by mymjj5

that is a real good question that i dont have an answer for.
they found a bunch of it in that bedroom didnt they so its not like he was just bringing over the dose for the night...

the only explanation i can think of is if people knew mj lived there, then somebody might sell a story to the tabloids about it being brought to his house..
like i said before , if this was an open secret in los angeles that mj did this stuff..i dont know why people didnt jump to the conclusion that that might have be the cause..

i was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of alcohol in the room??
the reason i ask is mj did like to have a couple of drinks. he drank sometimes in his bedroom at neverland , which is no big deal,
since he essentially lived and entertained in that room also...

but if he was in fact trying to relax and was desperate for sleep , i would have thought he would have a drink like he used to if he was falling back into old habits...

1273 days ago
632.

LC4Michael    

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

Hi Nan - great post as always!

I, myself, keep going back and forth on the whole Propofol thing. What you and others have said makes sense but then why was Murray there every night with Oxygen tanks if he was not giving him Propofol? Still not saying he was. I simple do not know. Hopefully more will come out in the trial.

I just want the constant bashing about him and his children to stop. I do not understand the need of some on these boards to continually say he was this or he was that. You did not know him so what gives you the right to do so? And why do some feel the need to be negitive all the time? Yeah, he was a flawed human. Who isn't? I know I am and will always be until I meet my Father in Heaven. He is gone so why can't we just remember him for the wonderful man he was?

Just some thoughts I had.

1273 days ago
633.

nan    

LC4Michael
i agree mj was a wonderful person.
i dont know how he survived all the scrutiny of every single move he made for all those years.
i know i couldnt.

1273 days ago
634.

mymjj5    

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
Posted at 6:36 AM on Feb 2, 2011 by nan
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great point nan!
I didn't see that way originally but this is a very good point. The scene was included to show how "they" were concerned about michael and that "they" had to tell him to drink some water.
Thank goodness Michael started "singing" the
term "water", "water". That means michael was not out of breath, tired or extremely thirsty. Even Michael's body language after KO said get some water, tells me Michael was at ease(jmo).

1273 days ago
635.

mymjj5    

that is a real good question that i dont have an answer for.
they found a bunch of it in that bedroom didnt they so its not like he was just bringing over the dose for the night...
the only explanation i can think of is if people knew mj lived there, then somebody might sell a story to the tabloids about it being brought to his house..
like i said before , if this was an open secret in los angeles that mj did this stuff..i dont know why people didnt jump to the conclusion that that might have be the cause..
i was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of alcohol in the room??
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hi nan
All I can say is that there is an answer to every question out there. Be it good or bad in regards to Michael or Murray. Whatever the answer is, it should and will put all doubt to rest and will not bring on more questions. I say that because Michael lost his life. Everything that lead to his death was on a direct and planned course.
Everything regarding Michael Jackson's death is definite, conclusive and covered up (jmo).

As for alcohol, the coroner's report did not show any in Michael's system. only the drugs given to him by murray and (accomplices). I say accomplices because it's too convenient for the surveillance data to just randomly disappear on 6/25/2009.
Besides Michael would not drink anything and knowingly have an anesthestic injected into his system. The fluid could enter his lungs and drown him.

btw: as for selling a story about what was being brought into the house. No matter what michael jackson did or did not do was always sold to the highest bidder.
murray walked in and out of the home daily for 2 months with oxygen tanks. the staffers all saw it. to my knowledge not one story was printed/sensationalized about "oxygen tanks being carried in and out of Michael Jackson's house".
Besides AEG wanted to sell concert tickets to anyone anywhere in the world. They wanted michael to have a good rehearsal period leading up to TII (the movie, not the concert series). Tabloid tactics in regards to Michael Jackson were on hold for such a time as this.....and here we are 19 months later still battling the tabloids on michael's behalf.

1273 days ago
636.

mymjj5    

Hi Cherwood
I have to revisit this. If Michael "called" Murray because of dehydration, that means Murray was NOT at Holmby Hills when Micheal arrived with security. Is it feasible that Murray did not even make it to the home in time to start administering any drugs to Michael beginning at 1:30 am? Something is wrong??????Clearly Murray was there but something does not add up and it would (with surveillance).

Something is gravely wrong with Murray's statement. It makes no sense for Michael to call him in the first place.
Murray is well aware of Michael's schedule, medication regime and ailments. Besides Ms. Chase stated that dr. murray would arrive at 9-930pm nightly. however on 6/24/2009, Ms. Chase did not see his car and she left at 10pm.
Murray's normal and expected routine of behaviors changed on 6/24/2009.........hhhhmmm

If Murray was already at Holmby Hills, it would make no sense for Michael to call him. Michael would just talk to Murray once indoors. I'm like barbara, how do you know when you're dehydrated??

Murray and security told two different stories........hhhmmm

1273 days ago
637.

mymjj5    

OMG, if Michael called Murray when he got home, that means Murray was not there to provide care for Michael as nornmal, routine and expected. Where in the world was Dr. Murray that Michael had to CALL him?
Did Murray make it to Holmby Hills in time to even start administering Propofol at 1:30 am???? Now it makes perfect sense for the surveillance footage to "DISAPPEAR"!!!!!
MURRAY IS GUILTY! MURRAY IS THE FALL GUY, AND HE DID NOT ACT ALONE!!!!!(jmo....of course!)

1273 days ago
638.

mymjj5    

@TMZ
IMbD my foot. where's the next nasty, mean, distorted article about Michael Jackson? Are we stepping on someone's truth nerves again???? What happened to all the venom and modified saliva from the internals?????

1273 days ago
639.

LC4Michael    

OMG, if Michael called Murray when he got home, that means Murray was not there to provide care for Michael as nornmal, routine and expected. Where in the world was Dr. Murray that Michael had to CALL him?

I would think that this shows that if Murray was not there then he was indeed at the Strip Club like the dancer claimed and no one believed. JMO.

1273 days ago
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mymjj5    

I would think that this shows that if Murray was not there then he was indeed at the Strip Club like the dancer claimed and no one believed. JMO.
Posted at 11:02 AM on Feb 2, 2011 by LC4Michael
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Hi LC4Michael
THe DA should request Michael's phone records to confirm if Murray actually received a phone call from Michael after he arrived home. Per Murray's statement Michael called him.
When I look at the timeline provided by security apparently it's all written by the Associated Press (AP) one year after Michael's death. All the major and minor media outlets reported the exact same information as written by the AP.

1273 days ago
641.

mymjj5    

@LC4Michael

this is the explanation by the AP/cbs:

The rehearsal ended around midnight Wednesday night with a performance of "Earth Song." The singer hugged his dancers, thanked the crew and wished them a good night. "God bless you," Patterson and Grant recalled him saying.

Jackson returned to Carolwood Drive, stopping briefly at its metal gate to greet a small group of fans who had gathered outside his home.

As they pulled into the driveway, the bodyguard Muhammad noticed Dr. Murray's car parked outside the home, just as it had been many nights previously.

Jackson's security personnel escorted him into the house and to the foot of the stairs. No one, except for Murray and Jackson's children, was allowed upstairs.

Soon after Jackson arrived home, he started complaining of fatigue and that he needed sleep.

Murray, according to a police affidavit, was concerned Jackson was addicted to propofol, a powerful anesthetic normally used only in medical settings with special equipment on hand. He told police he was trying to wean Jackson from propofol and had not given him the drug for two nights.

At around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, he again tried this approach, giving Jackson............yada, yada, yada

1273 days ago
642.

LC4Michael    

Hmmm interesting. The Yada, Yada, Yada part makes the most sense:) Yada, Yada, Yada I am lying my butt off is more like it.

1273 days ago
643.

mymjj5    

Hmmm interesting. The Yada, Yada, Yada part makes the most sense:) Yada, Yada, Yada I am lying my butt off is more like it.
Posted at 12:41 PM on Feb 2, 2011 by LC4Michael
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Hi LC4Michael
LOL!!!! I love how the AP does not even mention the fact that Michael called Murray.....or so Murray claimed....LOL indeed!

1273 days ago
644.

r.schildt    

murray has now a PR-firm working for him. Why would an innocent man who says he is short of money, as he claims to be, need to go for something like that?A good gues : to skillfully throw dirt on Michael.SAy where does the money come from?

1272 days ago
645.

mymjj5    

murray has now a PR-firm working for him. Why would an innocent man who says he is short of money, as he claims to be, need to go for something like that?A good gues : to skillfully throw dirt on Michael.SAy where does the money come from?
Posted at 2:38 PM on Feb 2, 2011 by r.schildt
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Murray is on the payroll for AEG. Murray is paid under the table with cash and services.(jmo)

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