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Dr. Conrad Murray

Protect Me From Nancy Grace!

Seeks Jury Sequestration

8/19/2011 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray's legal team filed legal papers claiming sequestering the jury during the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial is the only way to protect him and the system from Nancy Grace type "character assassinations."

In legal papers obtained by TMZ, Dr. Murray's lawyers argue the only reason the Anthony jurors were untainted was because they were sequestered.  According to the docs, the networks, and in particular Nancy Grace, were well aware of the ratings boost from the trial, and Grace and others engaged in "nonstop on-air abuse of not only the defendant, but the jurors and defense attorneys involved."

The legal docs claim, "There is reasonable expectation that Dr. Murray's trial will be the most publicized in history," and that of the several hundred jurors who were polled during jury selection, only one claimed not to have heard of the Murray case, and she didn't speak English.

Judge Michael Pastor said last month he would consider sequestering the jury, although he felt it was unnecessary and too expensive.

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CloBird    

Nancy Grace was no friend of Michael Jackson;it was Michael's character that was assassinated by the likes of the very biased,unbalance Grace.

1132 days ago
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check yourself    

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!

1132 days ago
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kathy    

Nancy Grace should be the LEAST of his worries.
Those missing Michael MORE each passing day.....are the ones to watch out for.

1132 days ago
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Pearl Jr    

Michael Jackson is NOT dead is the subject of a jaw-dropping do***entary called "Alive! Is Michael Jackson Really Dead?" streaming now on Netflix

No name on grave
Not listed in Forest Lawn database
Grave hidden from the public
Plus 100's of more clues, proof and evidence is revealed in this mind-blowing do***entary "Alive! Is Michael Jackson Really Dead?" amazon

Wrong name on all death do***ents

1132 days ago
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janet    

This is just going to proove just what a hard core junkie Jackson was for years. Like Presley he had the money, means and clout to get whatever he wanted and overdosed.


Murray will probally be found guily of invol manslaughter but that's it. Don't kid yourself Nancy Grace made a ton of money off of the Anthony trial. Caylee was and is not the only child this happens to but Grace harped on this non stop for over 3 years. Nancy Grace is the female windbag of Bill O'Reilly, no one else can have an opinion or be right expect them or they cut your opinion off of the TV Show they invited you on.

1132 days ago
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Criss    

Well, next time don't kill Michael Jackson! (oh wait, I can see how that might be difficult)

1132 days ago
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spyke    

Funny how everyone goes after Nancy Grace, not one of the aggressive male hosts of these shows. Sexist much?

1132 days ago
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mj fan forever    

AGAIN??!! THE JUDGE HAS ALREADY RULED THAT THE JURY WON'T BE SEQUESTRED AND MADE THEM UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN IF THE LOSERS HAD FILED A CLAIM HE HAD NO INTENTION TO SEQUESTER THE JURY!!! THING IS THAT MURDERER AND HIS TEAM OF LOSERS ARE AFRAID THAT MURDERER IS CONVICTED FINALLY!!! SO ONE TIME FOR ALL HE CAN NO LONGER EVEN GO AROUND THE WORLD TO 'ENJOY'!!! HE HAS ABSOLUTELY NO SCRUPLE!!! THEY ARE JUST LOOKING TO FIND A LOOPHOLE BUT KNOW VERY WELL HE IS GOING TO BE CONVICTED WHICH IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE HE IS GUILTY AND DESERVES TO ROT IN JAIL UNTIL THE END OF HIS MISERABLE LIFE!!!!

1132 days ago
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AmyBee    

He's right. F NANCY GRACE!

1132 days ago
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lovemj    

Phantom, you're first! Good looking out

1132 days ago
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Linda    

Was MJ's jury sequestered? Let the loser take his chances! What a crock of crap!!!! Sequester the jury---OMG!!!

1132 days ago
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yvonne from uk    

God this defense team will do anything to try to clear this piece of garbage's name. This trial has taken so long to get started, i'd like to know how murrey can afford this, must be costing a fortune. Whether the jury are sequestered or not this murderer is going to jail, no doubt about it, and lets hope his life is made a living hell while inside, kinda like the hell Michaels family and millions of fans are going through everyday. To be honest i'm suprised he's still alive, must have to watch his back.

1132 days ago
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Brigha from UK    

I agree that the jury should be sequestered.

It is inevitable that the trial will attract so much media criticism (of both Murray and Michael) that real justice will be impossible.

The verdict has to be be clear and unequivocal in this case. It should not only provide justice for MJ, but should clarify the law regarding over prescribing of medication by unscrupulous doctors.

When Murray is convicted, there should be no doubts whatsoever, no shades of grey and certainly no grounds for appeal.

1132 days ago
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