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Barely Legal -- Good Enough for Conrad Murray

3/30/2011 10:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A good defense team always telegraphs subtle messages to potential jurors, and Dr. Conrad Murray did just that yesterday in Santa Monica.

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As his lawyers were in downtown L.A. picking a jury that will decide if he is criminally responsible for the death of Michael Jackson, Dr. Murray proudly sported the number 18 -- the magic number that makes people barely legal.

Barely legal is all it should take to get an acquittal.

Who knew, the best jury consultants in town were Abercrombie and Fitch?

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91.

Daybreaker    

One of these days, you rabid wacko fans will end up in jail too:

Doctor obsessed with Shania arrested at Juno Awards

Man had tried to convince reporter to help him meet singer in Toronto

BY ANDREW SEYMOUR, OTTAWA CITIZEN MARCH 30, 2011


Less than a week before an Ottawa doctor was arrested at the Juno Awards for violating conditions that he stay away from Shania Twain, he asked a Citizen reporter to try to broker a meeting with the Canadian country music superstar.

Dr. Giovanni "John" Palumbo had two weeks earlier had charges he criminally harassed Twain by sending her love notes and flowers withdrawn after Twain declined to appear in court to testify against him. Palumbo, 50, said he hoped to sit down with Twain and a reporter because he was skeptical that Twain even knew about the court case. He believed her handlers were the ones who wanted him prosecuted.

Palumbo also felt Twain was being unfairly criticized for failing to show up in court by a judge. Palumbo thought a reporter could expose the "truth." The judge in the case had chided Twain -who lives in Switzerland -for wasting "scarce" court resources by not attending on March 7, the day the case was supposed to head to trial.

Palumbo was arrested Sunday night at the Juno Awards just before 10 p.m. after someone -reportedly one of Twain's entourage -recognized him in the crowd at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

"It was somebody who was aware he shouldn't be close to someone," Toronto police Const. Isabelle Cotton said, noting a police report on the incident did not specify who saw him or who he was supposed to stay away from.

Court do***ents indicate Palumbo was under release conditions not to go within 500 yards of Twain, who was being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the awards show. He was also banned from travelling to Toronto unless he was attending the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He is facing three charges of breaching bail conditions.

Palumbo also faces charges of threatening his ex-wife and breaches of probation. That trial started on March 15, but isn't set to resume until May. He was still under conditions to stay away from Twain as part of his release on those charges, leading to the alleged breach.

During his meeting with the Citizen, Palumbo remained guarded about his interest in Twain. He insisted that those questions could be answered in the face-to-face meeting with her present.

He also said Twain would be welcome to bring whatever security personnel she felt necessary to the meeting, which had to be organized before the Juno Awards, when she would be back in Canada and possibly available for a meeting. However, Palumbo said he wasn't planning to write her any more love letters.

Palumbo, who appeared in Toronto court Monday, was ordered by a justice of the peace to have no contact with Twain.

He will remain in jail until at least Friday, when a bail hearing is scheduled.

Palumbo was alleged to have sent letters and flowers to Twain's home or cottage in Switzerland several times between February and October 2009, according to court do***ents. He also allegedly appeared near Twain's summer home in Muskoka in August of that year.

According to court do***ents, Twain had no direct contact with Palumbo. The letters and flowers were received by her employees. Private security guards were to testify about Palumbo's alleged presence near her summer residence, according to the prosecution.

Palumbo was arrested on Nov. 27, 2009, wearing a Shania Twain T-shirt and carrying a copy of her biography.

He also had the business card of a florist in Timmins, Ont., where Twain grew up. Palumbo was arrested as he left court, just after an attempt to get probation conditions changed; he had been convicted in April 2009 of assaulting his ex-wife, for which he received a conditional discharge after spending 43 days in jail. That probation order doesn't expire until Thursday.

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Doctor+obsessed+with+Shania+arrested+Juno+Awards/4525701/story.html#ixzz1IAJ2nS46

1219 days ago
92.

LOL    

Whoever posted this must not be from U.S.A. A&F Plays an important role in the gay culture. A&F clothings are signals among gays for pick ups. Have you not seen the advertising posters from A&F? The male models are often barely clothed. The numbers on their clothes do indicate their preferences, I think. For that, TMZ could be right, Dr. Murray likes it young, that's why he broke MJ's heart as he was a man reached the big "Hawaiian 5-0". That is why MJ killed himself.

Posted at 6:47 PM on Mar 30, 2011 by MiMi's Mom

Seems someone knows a bit TOO much about gay clothing. And naked male models.

1219 days ago
93.

sofi    

, Dr. Murray proudly sported the number 18 -- the magic number that makes people barely legal.

Barely legal is all it should take to get an acquittal.

He shouldn't count on that. He killed Michael and he knows it,is he going to face the coroner who ruled Michael's death a HOMICIDE and say "YOU ARE LYING, I TRIED TO SAVE HIM"?

1219 days ago
94.

MiMi    


One of these days, you rabid wacko fans will end up in jail too:

Doctor obsessed with Shania arrested at Juno Awards


Posted at 1:54 AM on Mar 31, 2011 by Daybreaker


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HuH?

Please explain to everyone how this is relevent?


Maybe you should post this on a Justin Bieber board or something. Or better yet, fax a copy of it to Conrat.


OOps my bad. It's too late for Conrat seeing how he killed Michael and is now facing a trial and all.

1219 days ago
95.

Ulja    

The person can be rescued ( be reanimated) even within 20 minutes after cardiac arrest. This precious time has been missed. The ambulance came yet for 4 minutes after a call. There was a chance... But only, if nearby there was not CM.
It seems he didn't want somebody to be rescued , doing what in such cases everyone, thinking of life rescue doesn't ...

1219 days ago
97.

Gina    

Missing you Michael so much :(((

1219 days ago
98.

V    

Why older adults want to wear clothes made for teenagers I do NOT know......like an old women wearing a mini skirt. Some things are not appropriate.......like murder!

1219 days ago
99.

donna    

I THINK DR MURRAY LOOKS DASHING.... HE IS INNOCENT OF ANY WRONG DOING.. AND HE KNOWS IT AND SO DOES GOD AND MICHAEL... AND MANY OTHERS... !!!!
HE IS A MAN OF FAITH AND LOVE... HE WILL BE ACQUITTED ON ALL AND ANY CHARGES... HE WOULD NOT HURT ANYONE EVER!!!! I KNOW HIM.. HE IS KIND..AND THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL... I'M WITH YOU DR MURRAY... AS ARE MANY OTHERS..
HE'S NOT WORRIED ABOUT NUMBERS ON HIS SHIRT.. HE IS WALKING DOWN THE STREET LIKE THE INNOCENT MAN THAT HE HIS!!!! AMEN...

1218 days ago
100.

donna    

OH AND BY THE WAY.. DR MURRAY IS A VERY GOOD DRESSER... HE IS ALWAYS DRESSED STYLISH AND APPROPIATE...
LEAVE HIM ALONE ... YOU WILL ALL SEE VERY SOON THAT HE IS AN INNOCENT MAN... AND THAT MICHAEL JACKSON IS THE ONE WHO KILLED HIMSELF...
AMEN..

1218 days ago
101.

kitnmeisner    

Why do I get the feeling that if you cross Dr. Murray he would'n't think twice about putting his creepy hands around your neck and choke you to your death?

He's got a dark energy that's constantly with him. He refuses to take resonsiblity for the chidren he's created. What makes anyone think he'll take responsiblity for letting Michael die.

Giving propofol out of the hospital environment is evidently irresponsible no matter who the patient is. He was wrong in what he did and should pay the price.

18 is his mentality level and it shows. Really Dr. Murray , I love you Katherine? You belong in a mental ward for the criminally insane. I see it I dont' know why others don't.

I don't care what anybody thinks. I will not be back to read stupid comments on idiots defending this evil troll.

Michael would be alive today if Dr. Murray never crossed his path, correction, set him self up to meet Michael as he was hired to do to kill him. People open your eyes!!!

1218 days ago
102.

kitnmeisner    

OH YEAH, ONE MORE THING, 18? IS MURDER BY NUMBERS!!!

I WONDER WHICH CELEBITY IS NEXT ON HIS HIT LIST.

1218 days ago
103.

Becca    

One more dumb remark for a dumb article.
When was this picture taken of CM?
The First time he "killed" MJ in 2008, because
the picture looks older, or
was it taken this year after he "killed" MJ in
2009?
Is Joe and Latoya going to NAME their suspects
or leave it to Jermaine to tell what really happened?

Don't delete this post TMZ or it will be waaay too
obvious.

1218 days ago
104.

Becca    

One more question before I leave this bored..I mean board,
depending on when this photo was taken, WHAT happened 18 years
ago? Just wondering why the memorial photos showed MJ around
18-20 years ago.

1218 days ago
105.

Tellit    

God Bless Our Good Doc

Justice for Conrad Murray
Let's Bring Michael Jackson to Justice

1217 days ago
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