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Dr. Conrad Murry

Shot Down Again

Over Jury Sequestration

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

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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.

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76.

Kathysprings    

HUM...I find it so interesting that I am a nutball {katie10}
I have no life & calls people up in the HOSPITAL just to harass them.
Yes I katie10 the crack addicted whore understand Michaels pain I feel for drug addicts as I am one,It has fried my weak little brain & made me a very angry black woman who becaused of my drug habit I have to live in the ghetto.

Just say no to drugs {& michael Jackson}

1040 days ago
78.

mymjj5.    

Opening statements in the trial, which will be televised, are expected to be delivered on September 27.
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Obama is scheduled to be passing through the creepy azz "Denver Airport" on .....you guessed it Sept 27th. What are the oddz??? What are these fockers up to?....hhhhmmmmm

Obama To Stop In Denver On Sept. 27
Mile High Stop Part Of President's West Coast Swing
POSTED: 1:00 pm MDT August 31, 2011
UPDATED: 2:03 pm MDT August 31, 2011
WASHINGTON -- A White House official says President Barack Obama will make a three-day West Coast swing next month.
The president's trip will start in Seattle on Sept. 25. He will also make three stops in California: San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.
Obama's trip will wrap up in Denver on Sept. 27. His visit will likely include a jobs event and a fundraiser.
Obama hasn’t visited Colorado since February 2010 when he appeared briefly at a rally and a fundraiser for now Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet, the Denver Post reported.
The president's travel schedule is picking up again following a summer that saw him largely stuck in Washington to deal with the contentious and protracted debate over raising the nation's debt ceiling and cutting government spending.
And expect to see more of Obama and the other presidential candidates as we approach the 2012 election. Colorado is considered a key battleground "purple" state that both Republicans and Democrats think they can win.
The official insisted on anonymity because the trip has not been officially announced.
Copyright 2011 TheDenverChannel.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

1040 days ago
79.

MiMi    


Dozens of potential Jackson case jurors dismissed

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LOS ANGELES -- More than half of the first panel of prospective jurors for the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor were dismissed because of hardship claims Thursday, signaling a long search ahead for those who will serve in the five-week trial.

And it is yet unclear how many prospects will be excused for disclosing strong opinions about Jackson, defendant Dr. Conrad Murray and the high profile case with which all potential panelists are familiar.

No one flinched at the announcement. And all indicated they had prior knowledge of the case.

The judge was not surprised.

"We didn't expect you'd been living under a rock for the past several years, or that you made a pit stop from Mars," Pastor said.

Authorities contend Murray gave Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol in the bedroom of the pop superstar's rented mansion in June 2009, but attorneys for the physician deny he administered anything that should have been fatal. They will contend that Jackson swallowed an overdose of propofol when Murray wasn'*****ching.

Murray sat with his lawyers on one side of a long table and prosecutors on the other in the vast jury assembly room, which was transformed into a courtroom for the first round of a jury selection process that is expected to take two weeks to find a pool of 100 people willing and qualified to serve on the case.

Those who passed the first hurdle of having no hardships were given a 30-page questionnaire to fill out. The judge said it was one of the most extensive such forms ever, probing jurors' lives and their knowledge of a case focusing on the death of one of the world's most famous men.

"Good morning, ladies and gentlemen," Murray said softly as he was introduced to the panelists. Attorneys also arose and greeted the prospects, who responded with a calm, "Good morning."

For the rest of the 20-minute session, Murray sat starting straight ahead, showing no reaction.

The judge told prospects he had decided against sequestering the jury because he felt, "Jurors would, in effect, be prisoners if they were holed up in a hotel.

"I chose not to follow that path," he said "and by making that choice I am reiterating my faith in every juror chosen in this case."

A central focus of his talk was the Internet and all of its offshoots.

"I certainly realize that for some of us, especially those who have grown up in the Internet age, searching the Internet is as easy as breathing," Pastor said.

But he warned that jurors must avoid online reports about the case.

"If you want to Google ( GOOG - news - people ), Google away," he said. "Surf the Net, but not about anything to do with this case."

He read an admonition that will be repeated daily forbidding them to discuss the case with anyone, to post messages on social networks or to read any tweets about the case.

He warned they must wait until 90 days after the case is over to negotiate any deals to be paid for information.

"This is not a case about whether Dr. Murray is guilty or innocent," he said. "It's about whether the people can meet the burden of proving him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt."

This was the second attempt to start jury selection. In May, the judge aborted an earlier session because lawyers needed more time to prepare. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will have several days to scrutinize the responses before direct questioning of potential jurors begins on Sept. 23.

Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, stunned the world. The King of Pop had been in final preparations for a series of comeback concerts in London, and the focus quickly turned to Murray, his personal physician.

The Houston-based cardiologist faces up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted.


When the judge asked whether anyone in the jury room was unaware of case, not a single hand was raised.

A larger than expected contingent of 187 prospects showed up for questioning Thursday. Court officials said that of those, 115 were dismissed and 72 remained to fill out lengthy questionnaires probing their views of the case in which Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death. Murray has pleaded not guilty in the case.

A new panel of prospects was on call for Friday morning and questioning could continue Monday if a sufficient pool has not been cleared by then. The judge has said he wants 100 prospects available who have no problems with hardship and no views on their questionnaires extreme enough to require dismissal.

Those who reported for duty Thursday appeared ready for the news delivered to them by Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor: They had been summoned to serve on Los Angeles' biggest trial of the year - the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor.

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1040 days ago
80.

mymjj5.    

As jury selection got underway Thursday, Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor asked the approximately 160...... prospective jurors if anyone had not heard of the case they may be asked to decide -- the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray.
Not one person raised a hand.
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Whatever.......there's been more than enough time to preselect prepaid and prepped individuals for a hung jury...........pleaasszzzzz

1040 days ago
82.

anna    

this is what took place on June 25 2009 in Dr Murray's care
1.30 am: valium pill
2.00 am: larozapon 1V
3.00 am :midazolon 1V
5.00 am :lorozepon 1V
7.00 am :midazalon 1V
10.40 am:propofal & lidocane
Michael was a humanbeing not a animal. Murray guilty! guilty! guilty! justice for MJ.

love and miss u MJ.

1040 days ago
83.

Marie    

I wonder how Dr. Murray is going to defend himself in this trial. His actions towards Michael Jackson his client were deplorable.

1040 days ago
84.

Marie    

In reality Ohwell is a middle-aged man living in his mother's apartment basement and he got no job and lives on welfare and never had a girlfriend because he is obsessed with a dead superstar called Michael Jackson. He spends his useless days behind a rented computer typing disturbing words on the TMZ boards. Ohwell needs intensive psychiatric help ASAP.

1040 days ago
86.

Pegasus    

Jury Selection Begins Today In Trial Of Dr. Conrad MurrayJury Selection Begins Today In Trial Of Dr. Conrad Murray
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Posted on Sep 08, 2011 @ 12:30AM print it send it
WENNBy Adam S. Levy - Radar Staff Writer

The involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's live-in physician at the time of his death, begins with jury selection in Los Angeles on Thursday.

About 160... people will be considered for a spot on the jury, which will not be sequestered. The candidates will respond to a 30-page questionnaire about their familiarity with the case, as well as their opinions on the late King of Pop and Murray. After reviewing the materials, lawyers for the prosecution and defense will be able to ask the potential jurors questions beginning September 23.

The selection process began earlier this year, but was halted in May after Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor granted Murray's legal team more time to get their case in order.

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The Houston-based doctor -- who will testify in his own defense in the trial -- was present at King of Pop's rented Holmsby Hills mansion when he unexpectedly died at 50 on June 25, 2009.

Jackson's official cause of death was deemed acute intoxication of a powerful anesthetic complicated by other sedatives.

Prosecutors claim Jackson died from a lethal dose of Propofol, a strong anesthetic which Murray's admitted to administering to Jackson to help him sleep. Murray's attorneys counter that Jackson might have drank or injected himself with the deadly dose while the doctor -- who'd just given him a dose -- was out of the room.

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If convicted, Murray faces up to four years in prison, as well as losing his medical license.

Members of Michael Jackson's family are expected to attend the proceedings.

1040 days ago
87.

LadyD    

Thanks Again, Phantom. You do bring pleasure by posting these rare videos of Michael and the Jackson 5. I enjoy watching his use of amazing dancing techniques and his wide range of vocal skills. His concerts are iconic and his humanitarianism will always be remembered as life changing. Thanks Again for doing what you do. Keep Posting!

1040 days ago
88.

LadyD    

Prayers for the Jackson family and Michael's children. May their bond of love keep them strong and united.

1040 days ago
89.

Joanne    

Justice for Michael

1029 days ago
90.

Joanne    

I can not stand this idiot Murray

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