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Murray's MJ Manslaughter Trial Pushed to September

5/2/2011 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray can chill til September -- his trial for Michael Jackson's death just got pushed back.

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Judge Michael Pastor
announced the postponement this morning in the manslaughter trial -- opening statements were set to begin next week.

Murray's attorneys asked for the delay so they could prepare for new witnesses the prosecution plans to call.



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61.

mrs.chanel    

THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE MJ LOOK BAD! AND TRYING TO COVER A MURDERERS ASS! HE'S THE DOCTOR, HE'S THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE MEDICATION, NOT THE PATIENT! WHAT THE HELL KIND OF DOCTOR IS HE! WHY DELAY IT, HE IS IN THE WRONG! HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PAY OFF A JUDGE? HMMMMM......
JUSTICE FOR MICHEAL JACKSON AND FOR ALL THE OTHER'S THIS DOCTOR HAS KILLED!
R.I.P. MJ YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ALL...LOL

1278 days ago
63.

gayforliztaylor    

http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/56373
Diana Ross 'confirmed' as guardian to Michael Jackson's children She'll look after his kids when mother Katherine dies
Radaronline.com states that Ross, 67, has been confirmed as the legal guardian to Prince Michael I, Paris and Prince Michael II (Blanket), after being named in Jackson's will. It had been rumoured that the singer had turned down the role, although this has now been refuted by sources close to the Jackson family.

"Diana has made no moves whatsoever not to fulfil her role that Michael intended for her," the source explained. They added: "Michael didn't trust anyone in his family, besides his mother, to raise the children. Michael loved Diana and chose her for a very specific reason."

Katherine, who is 81 in May, has a live-in carer.-- lmao katherine's caretaker got a huge salary to watch her too.
no wonder she didn't know paris was using the internet, as paris wrote on formspring. katherine was being monitored by a wonderful caretaker so she was a 'teensy unalert' when jaafar bought a stun gun. jermaine denied that jaafar did wrong.

1278 days ago
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gayforliztaylor    

http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/56373
Diana Ross 'confirmed' as guardian to Michael Jackson's children She'll look after his kids when mother Katherine dies
Radaronline.com states that Ross, 67, has been confirmed as the legal guardian to Prince Michael I, Paris and Prince Michael II (Blanket), after being named in Jackson's will. It had been rumoured that the singer had turned down the role, although this has now been refuted by sources close to the Jackson family.

"Diana has made no moves whatsoever not to fulfil her role that Michael intended for her," the source explained. They added: "Michael didn't trust anyone in his family, besides his mother, to raise the children. Michael loved Diana and chose her for a very specific reason."

Katherine, who is 81 in May, has a live-in carer.-- lmao katherine's caretaker got a huge salary to watch her too.
no wonder she didn't know paris was using the internet, as paris wrote on formspring. katherine was being monitored by a wonderful caretaker so she was a 'teensy unalert' when jaafar bought a stun gun. jermaine denied that jaafar did wrong.

1278 days ago
65.

Eleonora49    

Phantom you sweety, Thank you for the Heal the World Video, with that one, you get me every TIME !!

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66.

janalal4    

I really believe this is actually a GOOD THING as frustrating as it obviously feels at the moment, right?!

It's gonna take awhile for all this OBL'stuff' to die down(WOW! If we thought MJ dying was a serious 'attention grabbing headline'??? That of course just goes to show that THAT really is how HUGE MJ really was/is! Sorry but the passing of a legendary icon like Michael STILL will be HEADLINE/FRONT PAGE long after ol' OBL has been dead & buried in our minds:) We will still be thinking/writing/blogging about sweet MJ:) The icon who simply will 'never die'. Just wait & see what a testament to the man himself; his story will most definitely outlast Osama's. Not only will his outlast the importance of OBL's but after the trial, after Murray is sent to prison(and he WILL BE FOUND GUILTY & HE WILL GO TO PRISON FOR THE FULL 4 YEARS I'M NEARLY 100% SURE OF IT STILL); MJ's story will 'outlast' OBL(not because it's 'more important' but simply because MJ was/is so beloved to his fans)he'll 'outlast' him AND when everything is said that could possibly BE SAID twice over again; but MJ's story will end on a POSITIVE, 'FEEL GOOD', HAPPY, PHILANTHROPIC NOTE. I've no doubt whatsoever that MJ(contrary & much to the haters total DISMAY-LOL!) will be remembered just as he should be & that's with much love & affection. We'll(including many of those who swear they 'hate' him, or 'don't care about him', or say 'wow, that guy sure was a weirdo'.....etc., etc. He'll even be remembered in THEIR MINDS WITH AFFECTION & ADMIRATION; just as he should be.

Loved what the 'This is It' dancer said about MJ(damn, I wrote his name down but now can't find it but he's the one whom had much to say-and clearly enjoyed his 15 minutes, could tell the dude felt 'ripped off' that he didn't get to actually go out on tour as one of MJ's dancers (as well he should have felt really, who could blame him for that one-THEY WERE RIPPED OFF & MJ was definitely at fault for keeping these guys 'in the dark' about his 'after hours activities' to assist him with his 'insomnia' problem-definitely was NOT FAIR TO ENTIRE CAST & CREW but that of course is ANOTHER STORY & 'POINT OF VIEW' OF MINE FOR ANOTHER TIME BUT NOT HERE & NOW:)-); the cute little fella who wasn't afraid to speak 'his truth' about how HE viewed MJ's behavior during the rehearsals. What I believe to be 'the good, the bad, & sometimes the UGLY-but I believe he surely spoke the truth & I admired him for having the guts to speak what he felt was the honest truth about how MJ TRULY WAS DURING THOSE REHEARSALS-what some folks, even here on the MJ threads at TMZ who STILL DON'T SEEM TO WANT TO 'ACCEPT' ABOUT MJ-flawed, human, troubled, wonderful, talented, sad, genius, sweet, vibrant, misguided, misinformed, mistaken, 'still had it goin' on'- Michael Jackson:) LOL! That boy spoke from his heart, he didn't 'sugar coat' or pull any punches nor did he 'throw any'. He simply said 'what we wanted/needed to hear' & sometimes things 'we didn't want to hear' about who we believed MJ really & truly WAS at the time of his life when he was rehearsing for TII.

Yeah, we need some 'time & distance' from this OBL story. Time to give THAT STORY the attention it deserves & then to give MJ's story the time & attention that trial will deserve. MJ deserves his 'justice' & for that trial not to be 'overshadowed' by the killing of OBL. OBL is truly the more deserving of our attention right now & it IS REALLY THE MORE IMPORTANT STORY. MJ also deserves his 'justice' without being 'upstaged' by what is the more deserving issue right now. So postponing this trial is a very good thing. If not, then MJ's trial & the details of his personal life which will surely emerge will be painted in too daring & dare I say, UNFLATTERING LIGHT. Some of the details of MJ's life are going to be unflattering no matter what, the defense would NOT be doing it's job if they didn't attempt to drag him thru the mud, as despicable as it will seem to those of us who care very much about how MJ is potrayed in the media, believe he has ALWAYS gotten an extremely raw deal where the media's concerned anyway, & care about the fact that his children may just be privy to those details & feel extremely sad about that possibility. However, as unflattering as those details may be to hear, WE STILL NEED TO HEAR IT. I dearly love Michael Jackson & always have. I've ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ALL ABOUT HIM & that doesn't mean just the 'parts I want to hear' but I want to know ALL about him & that means EVERYTHING. The bad stuff, FOR ME, only emphasizes his 'humanity'. He wasn't a 'God' to me, he was simply an extremely talented entertainer but what's always been far more important?? He's also a beautiful, sensitive, REAL human being who, depite the damage it did to him personally & professionally, he wasn't afraid to 'be naked' & vulnerable; to put himself OUT THERE, all of himself for the world to see & hopefully to 'understand'. I understand fully how MJ could have compared himself(on the inside) to P. Diana. She too put herself out there & showed the world that-IT WAS 'OKAY', TO NOT ALWAYS BE 'OKAY'. We need so much more of that in this world. This world of ridiculous 'reality tv' which is anything BUT REAL. We're becoming so FAR from 'real' as a society that it's completely sickening to me. Really sickening. So many of us portray ourselves as someone that we ARE NOT; perfect example is how we present ourselves on these social networking sites such as FB. For example: I look at what my hubby chooses to put ON his FB & what he chooses to 'LEAVE OFF'. Sometimes 'his day' as it appears on FB is so far off from 'reality' that I ask him 'what the hell were you thinking when you wrote that'; after all, I live with him, I've been 'with him' all day & can tell you on any given day that what shows up on FB for him in his day certainly wasn't what 'I witnessed' that day living with him as his wife. I KNOW cause I WAS THERE WITH HIM ALL DAY. He never blogs about what a '****ty', or 'boring', or 'depressing' day he may be having.....EVER. When I ask him about this, he can't really even explain why he's written what he's written that particular day himself. He's at a total loss for words. We've become afraid to 'BE WHO WE REALLY ARE' on any given day. Anyway, perhaps that's a poor example but it speaks volumns because I figure if my hubby is doing this(a man not given to embelishing or 'lying') then I figure many, MANY people are also doing the same thing. We're losing our ability to 'be real'. I think MJ understood this & I also admire him for being UNABLE TO LIVE ANY OTHER WAY BUT TO BE TRUE TO HIMSELF. It takes a lot of GUTS 'to be who you really are' & not hide that part of yourself away from the world. To only show the world what you WANT them to see.

MJ SHOWED US WHO HE WAS, HE DIDN'T JUST HIDE 'THE BAD STUFF', HE SHOWED US & TOLD US EVERYTHING & HE PAID THE PRICE FOR IT. I believe we should & I really think in the end when there's just nothing left to say, to exaggerate, to embelish, to 'spin' anymore; I think we'll see MJ for the beautiful, honest, loving, & yes 'flawed' human being he was & love him all the more for it. He wasn't afraid to tell us when he 'wasn't feeling okay' because he wanted someone to 'understand' & that 'someone' happened to be US/HIS FANS. WE were the ones he was actually speaking of when he asked of us...."Will you be there"? I'm pretty sure that until his children came along, 'we'/ his fans were really all MJ truly had. He couldn't find authenticity/acceptance within his own family, nor from those constantly pulling at him & wanting something from him so WE were all he had. I'm no psychologist but when I say this, I've absolutely NO DOUBT whatsoever that this was the case. We were 'crazy about MJ' but I really believe HE NEEDED US JUST AS MUCH AS WE THOUGHT WE NEEDED/WANTED HIM AROUND.

In the end, I truly believe that people will come to appreciate & admire the human being MJ was as much as the 'artist/entertainer' that he was. A sensitive, kind, & very decent man who only wished well for others, who sought out 'the good' in the world & in others. For someone who appeared to be so 'complex', his wants & desires, & his wishes were really quite simple I think. I think the media & people in general tried to make him far more complex than he really was. All he asked from us is that we 'love and accept' him for who he was deep inside. Not the 'razzle-dazzle' genius entertainer but who he really 'felt that he was' on the inside. A scared little boy who wasn't afraid to SAY he was scared & uncertain about his place in the world. Pretty much how WE ALL FEEL on the inside, isn't it?

That is who I believe in the end, we will all come to admire & to appreciate. In the end, Michael just might get from us what he always craved so badly:)All he wanted from us was for us to understand that he was just 'doing the best he could'. That makes Michael Jackson not so very different from ANY OF US on this planet I'd say:)

1278 days ago
67.

Maximus    

Ulja 8 hours ago

This is mockery!

BarbieJean 8 hours ago

WHAT?!? This is completely unfair!

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This is America! Where every person has a right to a fair trial.

1278 days ago
68.

Barb.A.    

janalal4,

Very well written and I have to say I agree.

1278 days ago
69.

bigbigfanmj    

Michael Jackson was not a child abuser and everybody knows it.

As for Doctor Murray he can besmirch Michael Jackson all he wants but in my opinion from what I've seen he's a sex fiend and from what he says a dope pusher who killed his "fiend".

That's my opinion.

1278 days ago
70.

Eleonora49    

It doesn't matter if it is or not Bin Laden. We are in big touble now, because there is the problem, "HARMAS" WILL BE NEXT. Former and still in service Person knows this is coming !!!! I traveled the World with the US Army FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

1278 days ago
71.

Pegasus    

Eau de Joe: Michael Jackson's Dad Hawking New Fragrance, Booze And Ice Cream Eau de Joe: Michael Jackson's Dad Hawking New Fragrance, Booze And Ice Cream
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Posted on Apr 29, 2011 @ 02:00AM print it send it
PR PhotosBy Jen Heger
Radar Legal Editor

Michael Jackson's dad, Joe Jackson, is going to the Cannes Film Festival next month to hawk a fragrance bearing the Jackson name, RadarOnline.com has learned.

What's more, the singing family's patriarch will also be selling Jackson champagne and vodka at the event -- this, as the involuntary manslaughter trial of the man accused of killing his son, Dr. Conrad Murray, will be under way.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Never-Before-Seen Of Photos of Michael Jackson On Stage

The perfume that Joe Jackson, 82, will be debuting is called Jackson Legend: Timeless from Neverland. It's supposed to come in three bottles, including the Jackson Tribute for men, the Jackson Legend for women and the Jackson Legacy.

Separately, Jackson already announced plans for a yet-to-be-named ice cream bar.

Sources close to his dead son's estate, meanwhile, are watching the elderly man's moves

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72.

omg    

is this an effin joke. !!! this piece of crap needs locking up already. Surely the judge can see all the B.S going on with murray and his lawyers. This so called quack murdered Michael, it ain't rocket science !!!! Question , how long did it take for OJ to go to trail??? this conrad was caught redhanded and now it will be 2yrs done the track (hopefully) when there may be a slight chance of JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL..............!!! this is so so wrong on many levels.

1278 days ago
73.

Daybreaker    

What's more, the singing family's patriarch will also be selling Jackson champagne and vodka at the event --

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Would it be long for the debut of Jesus Juice?

1278 days ago
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Pegasus    

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Michael Jackson's Kids Confused By Allegations Against DocEXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Michael Jackson's Kids Confused By Allegations Against Doc
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http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid16157557001/bctid928168302001
By Amber Goodhand
Radar Staff Reporter

Singer Michael Jackson's three children are confused by allegations that Dr. Conrad Murray, a man they considered a friend, housemate and someone who cared for their dad, inadvertently killed the singer!

And the three want nothing to do with Murray, says aunt Alejandra Jackson, 42, in an exclusive RadarOnline video interview.

PHOTOS: The Jackson family at court in Los Angeles

She describes how Prince, 14, Paris, 13, and Blanket, 9, were shocked when they learned how Murray is connected with their famous father's death. Alejandra has four children with two of MJ's brothers, Randy and Jermaine, and was married to Jermaine.

"There is no relationship with Dr. Murray," Alejandra Jackson says. "I know the children don't want nothing to do with him. He was always so nice to the children and he was there to help with their dad. So it was confusing for them.

Dr. Conrad Murray Arrives at Court

Murray is awaiting trial for involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson's June 25, 2009 death. He allegedly injected Jackson a strong hospital anesthetic.

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Pegasus    

Trial of Michael Jackson's doctor delayed until SeptemberBy Alan Duke, CNNMay 2, 2011 1:25 p.m. EDT
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
NEW: Judge Pastor delays the Murray trial until September 8
NEW: Testimony is to begin September 20
Defense wanted two weeks, but the judge thinks a longer delay is necessary
Los Angeles (CNN) -- The involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, charged in the death of Michael Jackson, will be delayed until September, a judge decided Monday.

The defense had asked for just two weeks to find and prepare new medical experts to counter new experts recently added by the prosecution.

Murray, who was Jackson's personal doctor, is accused of causing his death on June 25, 2009, while giving him a surgical anesthetic.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, during a Monday morning hearing, asked Murray if he agreed with a delay.

"I believe it is in the best interest of all parties involved," Murray told the judge.

Jury selection, which began in late March, was expected to conclude this week. Opening statements and testimony had been schedule to begin next Monday.

Dr. Conrad Murray: 'I'm an innocent man' "We have to pause for a moment and take a breath," Pastor said. "All of us should be ready before we go into further proceedings with a jury." He said the jury selection will begin around September 8, and opening statements could begin on September 20.

The delay is likely to mean the 171 potential jurors already "hardship qualified" for a two-month trial will be dismissed and the jury selection process will start from scratch.

"If it means saying 'thank you' to the prospective jurors, then I think that's the preferable approach," the judge said.

A delay, however long, would be expensive for the cash-strapped court system. Pastor said there had been a "massive investment of time and money" put toward the trial.

But, he added, "The interests of justice trump everything."

The possibility of a delay was raised Friday when Pastor ruled prosecutors could call new expert witnesses, including one who would testify that there was no way Jackson could have self-ingested the drug that the coroner said killed him.

Defense lawyer Ed Chernoff said he consulted with Murray after that hearing and they agreed they needed more time to prepare their expert testimony to counter the new prosecution experts.

"This is precisely the matter I fully expected that was going to happen when the defense said it wanted to go in 60 days," Pastor said.

Murray invoked his right to a speedy trial after January's preliminary hearing in which the prosecution's expert witness admitted he made a math mistake that supported the defense theory that Jackson may have given himself the fatal dose of propofol.

Propofol is a surgical anesthetic that the Los Angeles coroner ruled killed Jackson, in combination with several sedatives found in his blood.

"I actually made a mistake on that," Dr. Richard Ruffalo testified during cross-examination, referring to his calculation of the levels of drugs in Jackson's stomach fluid.

Murray's lawyers suggest a frustrated and sleepless Jackson may have poured the surgical anesthetic propofol mixed with lidocaine into his juice bottle while the doctor was out of his bedroom.

A new expert approved by Pastor on Friday will testify that he "concludes it was impossible for Michael Jackson to orally ingest" the fatal drug, prosecutor David Walgren said.

"Super expert Dr. Ruffalo prepared a 60-page report," Defense lawyer Michael Flanagan said in court Friday. "We got ready on that, but now the trial in this case will look nothing like the preliminary. I bet you they're not going to call Ruffalo."

The prosecution said the defense is always welcome to call the former prosecution expert.

"They are not calling their original 11 experts," Flanagan said. "They've got three brand new ones, which requires us to prepare all over again for these new theories and justifications of these theories."

The new experts will present "more detailed analysis, but not a new theory," Walgren said.

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