TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Dr. Conrad Murry

Shot Down Again

Over Jury Sequestration

9/7/2011 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0907_mj_conrad_BN

Dr. Conrad Murray
's legal team failed again in its attempt to sequester the jury in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case.

A California appeals court just ruled ... the trial judge -- Michael Pastor -- did not abuse his discretion when he decided not to sequester the jury.

The latest decision is no surprise -- appeals courts don't micro trial judges.

The upshot -- the trial will now proceed as scheduled, with the jury selection beginning tomorrow.

99 COMMENTS

No Avatar
31.

lizamjforever    

everything is a game! Murray not afraid.... MIKE I LOVE U.

1081 days ago
32.

shawnnydlgs    

ya really want me to comment on the situation steroid nation
this is what happened

1081 days ago
33.

A.M.D    

This man needs to be put away, I could never be a juror for this guy. I realize innocent until proven guilty but just think if this guy was the doctor of someone you love. YIKES! Note: TMZ why do you always post the worst pictures of MJ, who's side are you on anyway. I know there are some great pics out there, use them.

1081 days ago
35.

HumanNature    

Judge warns Conrad Murray to keep quiet about his rulings


Judge Pastor was apparently upset by Dr. Murray's response when a TMZ photographer approached him at an outdoor mall in Santa Monica, California, last month. The photographer, who followed Murray as he pushed his child in a stroller, asked what he thought of the judge's decision not to sequester jurors to shelter them from media coverage of the trial.

"I think it's an error, but we'll keep our faith and the Lord will see us through this," Murray said.


http://articles.cnn.com/2011-09-06/justice/california.conrad.murray.hearing_1_pretrial-hearings-casey-anthony-murder-trial-conrad-murray?_s=PM:CRIME


YO MURDERING "QUACK"!!!!


I THINK IT'S AN ERROR, YOU ARE NOT FACING 1ST DEGREE MURDER AND LIFE IN PRISON WITH NO PAROLE!!!!


AND ANOTHER THING, JEHOVAH GOD DO NOT PROTECT A SINNER WHO IS AN ADULTERER, LIAR, NARCISSIST AND MAN-SLAYER WHO REFUSE TO REPENT!!!!


JUDGE PASTOR IS A HONORABLE JURIST!!!!!


R.E.S.P.E.C.T THE JUDGE!!!!!

1081 days ago
36.

Eleonora49    

I opend a door, a soft loving sound drew me in, drew me near. Looking inside with all my delight.He played the sweetest song ever known with tender hands, making for us so a loving heartfilled song. A good man, a good soul so kind. A dream, a splended sound. The Birds sang with him in the backround. Oh what a splended gift to us, his fingers touching so soft all over the piano keys, sending out his Love. A Man a so sweet, so dearm so loving and Kind. Here and Now forever we have him in our hearts.

1081 days ago
37.

HumanNature    

Dr. Conrad Murray WILL Take The Stand In Michael Jackson Death Trial


“Dr. Murray is, naturally, devastated,” his lawyer, Edward Chernoff, told Star in an exclusive interview about not being able to call Dr. Klein as a witness.

“He sees forces aligned against him and does not know why he’s not allowed to put on a defense.”


http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/09/conrad-murray-take-stand-involuntary-manslaughter-trial-death-michael-jackson


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!


CAUSE YOU DUMB "QUACK" DO NOT HAVE/HAS A DEFENSE!!!!

1081 days ago
38.

HumanNature    

OPENING STATEMENTS: SEPTEMBER 27, 2011


COURT TV = BROADCAST LIVE ON THE INTERNET AND CABLE


12 JURORS WILL LISTEN AND SEE THE FACTS PRESENTED!!!!


12 JURORS WILL RENDER A VERDICT!!!!!!


STAY TUNE!!!!


PS: THE PUBLIC REQUEST A "QUACK" CAM ON THE DEFENDANT!!!!


I WANT TO SEE THIS "MURDERER" SWEAT!!!

1081 days ago
39.

Pegasus    

Dr. Conrad Murray WILL Take The Stand In Michael Jackson Death TrialDr. Conrad Murray WILL Take The Stand In Michael Jackson Death Trial
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Posted on Sep 07, 2011 @ 11:00AM print it send it
WENNBy Radar Staff

UPDATE: A California Appeals court has just denied Dr. Murray's defense team motion to have the jury sequestered. Jury selection will begin Thursday in Los Angeles.

Dr. Conrad Murray will take the stand in a desperate bid to beat involuntary manslaughter charges, Star magazine is exclusively reporting.

The embattled doctor is charged in connection with the 2009 death of his former patient, King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Murray had originally planned to point the finger at Jackson’s dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, claiming he got the singer hooked on Demerol and other powerful narcotics.

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson Through The Years

But, just days before the start of the September 8 trial, an LA judge ruled that Klein could not be called to testify — thereby blowing a hole in Murray’s defense and forcing him to take the stand himself.

“Dr. Murray is, naturally, devastated,” his lawyer, Edward Chernoff, told Star in an exclusive interview about not being able to call Dr. Klein as a witness.

PHOTOS: Stars Who OD’d

“He sees forces aligned against him and does not know why he’s not allowed to put on a defense.”

1081 days ago
40.

Kathysprings    

Con Rat is gonna get what he deserves..He should have called
and ambulance long time ago. I don't care how much money Con Rat was getting paid. Money is not more important than Michael's life. He should have done the right thing, and he did'nt.

1081 days ago
41.

Pegasus    

Good! Let this idiot take the stand. With the camera's in there viewing everything, not only the world but the jurors as well - will hear for themselves what a stupid, lying, incompetent, etc. jackass he truly is! Pray that the Prosecution will trip him up major league!

1081 days ago
42.

Donna    

@Pearljr: You trying to promote your dvd here as well? Gosh you are pathetic. And for the record, your dvd is crap.

1081 days ago
44.

LadyD    

Thanks, Phantom. Never saw this video before, enjoyed it.

1081 days ago
45.

Pegasus    

Judge questions prosecution evidence in Conrad Murray trialBy Alan Duke, CNNSeptember 7, 2011 4:44 p.m. EDT
Conrad Murray was hired as Michael Jackson's personal physician as the singer rehearsed for comeback concerts.STORY HIGHLIGHTS
NEW: Appeals court denies the defense petition for a delay in the trial's start
Conrad Murray's attorneys argue Michael Jackson may have drank drug that killed him
Prosecutors say a study shows self-ingestion could not have killed Jackson
Jury selection begins Thursday in Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial
RELATED TOPICS
Conrad Murray
Michael Jackson
Trials
Manslaughter
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Evidence intended to prove Michael Jackson could not have caused his own death might not be allowed in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the judge said Wednesday.

A California appeals court on Wednesday denied Murray's petition for a stay in his trial so that the issue of jury sequestration could be reconsidered, a defense lawyer said. The denial cleared the way for jury selection to start Thursday.

Murray's defense is built on the theory that Jackson drank propofol, the surgical anesthetic the coroner concluded killed him, while the doctor was away from his bedside on the morning of June 25, 2009.

Prosecutors want jurors to hear expert testimony based on a recent experiment conducted on six university students in Chile they argue proves there is "zero possibility that the propofol was orally ingested."

Judge warns Murray to keep quiet about his rulings

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor raised questions about the experiment in a hearing Wednesday.

"I need more information about the underlying data since it is not a scientific published article," Pastor said. "I don't know the source of the information."

The judge will allow a prosecution expert to testify about a study on piglets conducted at a veterinary college in Norway, a report defense attorneys argued has nothing to do with how oral ingestion of propofol would affect a human.

The study involved five piglets that "have propofol suppositories shoved up their rectums and they are watched to see if they went to sleep," defense attorney Michael Flanagan said. "The rectum is at the other end of the (gastrointestinal) system."

Murray, who was hired as Jackson's personal physician as the singer rehearsed for comeback concerts, is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors contend Murray used a makeshift IV drip to administer propofol intended to help Jackson sleep, a practice they argue violated the standard of care and led to the pop icon's death.

Jury selection for the trial is set to start Thursday morning when about 160... potential jurors gather in the downtown Los Angeles courthouse to fill out questionnaires to determine if they are qualified to hear the case.

Opening statements in the trial, which will be televised, are expected to be delivered on September 27.

1081 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web