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Dr. Murray: Don't Show MJ Autopsy Pics in Court

4/7/2011 8:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray is begging the judge to ban Michael Jackson's autopsy photos from being shown in court during his manslaughter trial.

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In a motion filed today in LA County Superior Court ... Murray's legal team argues the photos "will only unnecessarily and unfairly prejudice the jury against Dr. Murray."

They also claim the photos will not help the jury determine the cause of Michael's death.

On the juicier side ... Murray's attorneys also filed a motion to exclude testimony or evidence dealing with the doc's visits to strip clubs, the women he met there, and the amount of money he spent in those clubs.

They also want Murray's extramarital affairs left out of the proceedings.

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46.

Susanne    

Those posting or clicking these links - think. What if these pictures showed your loved one? Your father or your child - would you want that? It does not matter whether they are fake or real - is that what you would want YOUR children to see? Because someday every one of us will be gone too - and that includes you. Make your life positive while you are here and still can.

1295 days ago
47.

Glin    

HOAX
time line is ****ed up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwN7K_Kj0-U

1295 days ago
48.

TXluvsMJ2    

I don't like going to funerals becuz people look so different and unlike themselves when they are deceased. I prefer to remember them the way they were. Same with MJ.

1295 days ago
49.

Tstorm    

T-Z/PM/ going to visit KCC and the Sunshine Band .

I am so saddened by this story line here . What has this case come to ?

1295 days ago
50.

gayforliztaylor    

rnbphilly.com/audio/tjoyner/jackie-jackson-on-the-tjms-3-16-11/ lol Jackie conveniently never heard of mj's support of Alejandra's stay at Hayvenhurst?

1295 days ago
51.

FlowerPower    

Basically quackster and his sorry excuse for defence are trying to limit all damaging testimonies against him to be shown in trial. They are trying to exclude his various girlfriend from testifying.
Irrelevant and highly prejudicial, my arse!

Check yourself the legal docs here:
http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/courtnews/ui/HPDo***entList.aspx?title=Peo+v+Conrad+Murray&casenum=SA073164&date=2010-05-04%2010:54:51

First five are yesterday's notices.

1295 days ago
54.

mj fan forever    

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HOW DOES HE DARE TO ASK THIS??!!! MURDERER HAS NO RIGHT TO ASK ANYTHING AND SO MUCH LESS THIS!!!! HE IS ONLY AFRAID THAT THE JURY SEES HIM FOR THE MURDERER HE IS WHO DID NOT HESITATE TO HIDE THE EVIDENCES AND TRY TO CREATE HIMSELF AN ALIBI INSTEAD OF HELPING MICHAEL!!! MURDERER JUST DESERVES TO BE CONVICTED AND ROT IN JAIL!!!!

Posted at 5:43 PM on Apr 7, 2011 by mj fan forever

Presumed innocent until proven guilty. He can ask for what he wants, doesn't mean he's going to get it.

Posted at 5:51 PM on Apr 7, 2011 by Gina B.

"PRESUMED"???? PRESUMED NOTHING!!! THE MURDERER IS GUILTY AND THAT'S ENOUGH!!!! SO HE HAS NO RIGHT TO ASK ANYTHING HE IS A MURDERER WHO MUST ROT IN JAIL!!!! THE MURDERER!!!! PERIOD!!!!!

1295 days ago
55.

Eleonora49    

Phantom Oh what a beautiful song from M J Thank you!!I been Thinking so much about whats going on.And all is so sad. Truly feel for all miss placed Children and People in Japan!!The sad part is more to came.It will affect a lot of Things.And the Wold is Changing.So we will see more drama with Nature unfolding.Its not over....It just began.I just could cry... Poor little Children poor little Feet...

1295 days ago
56.

BRANDON    

The photos need to be shown in the trail, but i think the crime scene photos should be shown. IF they decide to show the autopsy photos I hope they do not manage to get on the internet somehow!

1295 days ago
57.

cindee    


CONRAD MURRY'S LAWYERS ASK JUDGE TO BAR MENTION OF HIS AFFAIRS,
OUT-OF-WEDLOCK CHILDREN


The defense says such evidence is irrelevant and would be used by prosecutors only 'to inflame the passions of the jury.' Murray, Michael Jackson's physician, is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death.

By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2011
Dr. Conrad Murray's legal team asked a judge Thursday to prohibit any mention of the physician's extramarital affairs, out-of-wedlock children or penchant for strip clubs at his manslaughter trial next month in the death of Michael Jackson.

In papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the defense argued that such evidence was irrelevant and would be used by prosecutors only "to inflame the passions of the jury."

"The prosecution's case involves the treatment and care of Michael Jackson provided by Dr. Murray. It is not about the existence and number of children Dr. Murray has, or about his personal sexual relationship with women," wrote defense lawyers Ed Chernoff and Nareg Gourjian. The filing also seeks to bar prosecutors from presenting evidence about lawsuits against Murray for failure to pay business debts and his home mortgage.

The request came a day after Murray's lawyers said they intended to make Jackson's precarious financial state central to their case. When Murray began working as Jackson's $150,000-a-month personal physician, the entertainer was nearly $500 million in debt and rehearsing for a make-or-break comeback attempt.

Meanwhile, Murray owed a host of creditors and was behind in child support for some of the six children he had fathered with four women.

The prosecution has indicated it will link Murray's complicated private life and attendant financial burdens with his desire to keep the job with Jackson and his medical performance.

The defense also objected to the use of pictures of Jackson's body at the trial, saying the "graphic, gruesome and highly prejudicial" photos would appeal to jurors' emotions and jeopardize Murray's right to a fair trial.

Judge Michael Pastor ordered a hearing on the requests for April 21.

The parties took another step toward selecting a jury Thursday with the finalization of a pool of about 170 prospective panelists, who were asked 117 questions about their background, life experience and opinions on the case and those connected to it. Among the questions:

•Have you ever considered yourself a fan of Michael Jackson or the Jackson family?

•Did you ever watch "This Is It" (the do***entary of Michael Jackson's concert tour prep)?

•Have you had any particularly positive or negative experiences with doctors?

The questionnaire also asked if potential jurors "had any familiarity" with a laundry list of prescription drugs, including propofol, the surgical anesthetic blamed in Jackson's death.

Murray, 57, faces a maximum of four years in prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He has pleaded not guilty.

harriet.ryan@latimes.com
Copyright © 2011, Los Angeles Times

1295 days ago
58.

Gina B.    

"PRESUMED"???? PRESUMED NOTHING!!! THE MURDERER IS GUILTY AND THAT'S ENOUGH!!!! SO HE HAS NO RIGHT TO ASK ANYTHING HE IS A MURDERER WHO MUST ROT IN JAIL!!!! THE MURDERER!!!! PERIOD!!!!!

Posted at 3:21 AM on Apr 8, 2011 by mj fan forever

I agree with you about Dr Murray; but in the US a defendant is
"presumed innocent until proven guilty". I didnt say that, that's the law here. That's all I meant

1295 days ago
59.

cindee    


MICHAEL JACKSON'S BROTHER JERMAINE TO RELEASE BOOK ABOUT SINGER
"YOU ARE NOT ALONE: MICHAEL: THROUGH A BROTHER'S EYE" OUT THIS
YEAR

Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine is set to release a new book about the late singer.

The book, You Are Not Alone: Michael: Through A Brother's Eye, will come out this autumn through publishers Simon & Schuster, reports Billboard.

Publishing reps have said the book will be a "faithful and loving portrait" of the singer, and that there would be "no subject off limits".

Jermaine confirmed that he wouldn't be shying away from covering his brother's death in the book.

"We don't want Michael's life – or death – to be an eternal mystery," he said. "This is the truth as we know it. I have read so much about what people think they know about Michael, but this is about what really happened. I hope to make sense of the occasions when the outside world struggled to understand my brother's world."

NME FIRST FOR MUSIC NEWS

1295 days ago
60.

HumanNature    

Oh shucks....
we want to see the autopsy photos!!!!
lmao.....

Posted at 8:47 PM on Apr 7, 2011 by Tellit

WOULD THOSE AUTOPSY PHOTOS CONVINCE YOU THAT MJ IS DEAD???

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