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Dr. Conrad Murray

You Be the Judge

9/11/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A jury is about to be selected in the Conrad Murray manslaughter trial. Two years have passed since Michael Jackson's death, and we now know a lot -- but not everything -- about what happened on June 25, 2009. So, on the eve of the trial, we gotta ask:


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Dr. Conrad Murray Could Serve No Time In Jail If Convicted, Says Famed LawyerDr. Conrad Murray Could Serve No Time In Jail If Convicted, Says Famed Lawyer
Posted on Sep 21, 2011 @ 01:00AM print it send it By Jen Heger
Radar Legal Editor

With the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray set to begin in just a few days, has exclusively learned that even if the cardiologist is convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of superstar Michael Jackson, he may not spend any time in jail at all.

And perhaps even more shocking, with the overcrowding problem in the Los Angeles area prison facilities, if he does go to jail, Murray could serve only one year in a county jail, rather than in a state prison.

Jackson died on June 25, 2009, of acute Propofol intoxication. Dr. Murray has admitted to giving the King of Pop the powerful anesthetic, but he denies giving him the fatal dose that ended his life.

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Famed Hollywood attorney Mark Geragos tells that if Dr. Murray is convicted of the involuntary manslaughter charge, "he could absolutely avoid state prison, and Judge Michael Pastor could sentence him to either straight probation, meaning he will serve no time at all, or to serve his sentence in a Los Angeles County jail. Judge Pastor has the sole discretion of how to sentence Dr. Murray if he is convicted."

Geragos, who was a part of the criminal defense team that represented Michael Jackson in his 2005 molestation case, of which the King of Pop was acquitted, says that since there was no weapon such as a gun, or a knife involved in the cause of death, "Judge Pastor would be able to send Dr. Murray to a county jail. The District Attorney could oppose a sentence that didn't include state prison, but that is all they can do. Dr. Murray is facing four years maximum if he is convicted."

Los Angeles County jails are notoriously overcrowded, and most inmates only serve about 25% of their actual sentence, which would mean that Dr. Murray could be looking at just one year in a county jail if sentenced to the maximum under the law.

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"The Sheriff would have the final determination about what percentage of time Dr. Murray would serve if he was sentenced to county jail. The judge has absolutely no control over the jails," Geragos reveals. "Dr. Murray will be acquitted or convicted with jury selection.”

Jury selection begins next week. Stay tuned to for developments throughout the trial.

1127 days ago

socal md    

Giving propofol for non-anesthesia purposes without appropriate monitoring equipment IS against the law and flagrant malpractice. Also only trained physicians should use this medication. It is not available for outpatient use. This falls well outside the boundaries of common practice for an internest or even a so call cardiologist. It does not matter whether MJ was addicted or not. These medications are for specific purposes and if used incorrectly then people can and will die. He was a physician administering these medications and thus is responsible to do it appropriately. Flagrant misuse use is against the law and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent regardless of whom the victim is.

1126 days ago

lucy yew     

it was dr. murrys' job to protect his patient from harm
--no matter how much mj MAY have begged for any drug it
was the doc's responsibility to be the voice of reason and
act as a trained medical professional--he should do jail
time and loose his licence--this is a dangerous man who
by his own actions showed can be 'bought'-- i would not want him
working in a hospital near me and my family

1125 days ago


Michael Jackson's Son to Make First Solo Appearance
By Karen Nickel Anhalt

Thursday September 22, 2011 03:25 PM EDT

Prince Michael Jackson (left) and Michael Jackson's Bad album cover

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FacebookTweetIn his first solo foray into the limelight, Michael Jackson's eldest son, Prince Michael, will be in Berlin for a Nov. 10 auction in support of a cause dear to his late father's heart: helping disadvantaged kids.

The 14-year-old will be there for the sale of his dad's handwritten composition of the hit "Bad." All proceeds from the auction will go to the Tribute to Bambi foundation, which supports organizations in Germany that aid needy children.

"Prince Michael Jackson will walk the red carpet and present the manuscript on stage surrounded by children," a spokesperson for the event tells PEOPLE.

The teen is expected to arrive with an entourage but without relatives. "He won't be traveling alone," says a source close to the event, "but he won't have any family members with him."

In 2002, when he was 5, Prince Michael visited Berlin with his father, sister Paris and brother Blanket for the same event. (Staying at the Adlon Hotel on that occasion, Michael memorably dangled baby Blanket over the balcony before adoring fans.)

In previous auctions for the charity, Michael's glittery jacket and an autographed guitar went on the block, in in 2002 and 2009, respectively.

Those wishing to bid on the "Bad" manuscript may do so online between now and Nov. 10, at United Charity.

Asked to predict how much the manuscript might fetch, a spokeswoman laughed and said, "Hopefully, a whole lot!"

1125 days ago

Dose Of Reality    

Let me point out to all you stuper fans, Conrad Murray has not been convicted in a court of law, therefore is completely innocent. It's your logic not mine.
I believe he certainly had a part in MJ's death and should pay the penalty for taking the money to give a drug addict exactly what he wanted.

1125 days ago


I believe Dr Murray was intentionally hired to be the scap goat if something went wrong with the tour. I believe that Michael was already on a dangerous slop down with the drug and Murray felt he couldnt stop giving the drug due to the tour. Perhaps Murray could have dealt with drug intervention after the tour. If Murray stopped giving the drug before the tour and the tour was a failure, Murray would have been held responsible. Murray was in a lose/lose position

1124 days ago


conrad murray, my name is tabetha miller,and you murdred michael jackson, the king of pop, mostly you killed, a son, father, brother, and a family man, ):< and it/you was wroung):<<<<<< now your ass is going to be grass):< justice for michael))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))):

1102 days ago
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