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Conrad Murray Trial

The Defense Rests

11/1/2011 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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The fat lady is about to sing in the Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter trial -- because the defense has rested its case and are now gearing up for closing arguments.

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin Thursday morning -- but the defense won't be submitting any new evidence ... so if they haven't needled the jury with reasonable doubt yet in the death of Michael Jackson, they're facing an uphill battle.

It's also worth pointing out -- jurors notoriously hate coming back to court on Monday if they can help it ... which means there's a 99.9999% chance they'll come up with a verdict by Friday, presuming closing arguments don't drag on.

The prosecution rested its case over a week ago -- but while the case was impressive ... it wasn't 100% iron-clad.

So we gotta ask ...

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46.

MiMi    

There is no comparison between those two cases and this one.


Please refer to my avatar. Thank you.

984 days ago
47.

LC4Michael    

Walgren is an excellent Prosecutor and got the job done.

Flan****n and Chernoff, not so much. But then again they had a client who is a Sociopathic Liar and guilty has hell! Hard to find a defense for that combo!

984 days ago
49.

thernbking    

Waiting for MJ to take the stand.

984 days ago
50.

HumanNature    

DUMMY duilama:


STOP LISTENING TO HARVEY CAUSE HE DON'T KNOW *******!!!


YOU FORGOT ONE THING!!!


Joe Jackson’s Wrongful Death Suit Moves Forward Against Dr. Conrad Murray


http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/03/22/joe-jacksons-wrongful-death-suit-moves-forward-against-dr-conrad-murray/


LOL

984 days ago
51.

LC4Michael    

Oh yeah HN, Conrats troubles are just beginning!

The Wrongful Death suits are coming and it ain't gonna be pretty for him that is for sure.

984 days ago
54.

MiMi    


Ah come on

Post as duilama again UnWell.

ROFL

984 days ago
55.

HumanNature    

LC4Michael:


WITHOUT THAT MEDICAL LICENSE, THE "QUACK" IS FINANCIALLY BROKE!!!!


DON'T FORGET THAT HE STILL HAS TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT AND $2700 A MONTH + LIVING EXPENSES!!!!


LASTLY, HE STILL OWE FOR THAT FORECLOSE HOUSE!!!


BEING BROKE AND NO MEANS OF SUPPORT IN THIS ECONOMY IS FAR WORST THAN JAIL!!!


AT LEAST IN JAIL, HE WILL HAVE TEMPORARY HOUSING AND 3 MEALS A DAY!!!


HE MADE HIS BED, NOW HE HAS TO LIE DOWN IN IT!!!


OH WELL!!!!

984 days ago
56.

MiMi    

HN, if Conrat would file bankruptcy would not all of his debts be wiped out?

984 days ago
57.

LC4Michael    

Totally agree HN! Greed got the best of Ole Connie and now it is time to pay the Devils dues!

984 days ago
58.

HumanNature    

BANKRUPTCY


There are two basic types of Bankruptcy proceedings. A filing under Chapter 7 is called liquidation. It is the most common type of bankruptcy proceeding. Liquidation involves the appointment of a trustee who collects the non-exempt property of the debtor, sells it and distributes the proceeds to the creditors. Bankruptcy proceedings under Chapters 11, 12, and 13 involve the rehabilitation of the debtor to allow him or her to use future earnings to pay off creditors. Under Chapter 7, 12, 13, and some 11 proceedings, a trustee is appointed to supervise the assets of the debtor. A bankruptcy proceeding can either be entered into voluntarily by a debtor or initiated by creditors. After a bankruptcy proceeding is filed, creditors, for the most part, may not seek to collect their debts outside of the proceeding. The debtor is not allowed to transfer property that has been declared part of the estate subject to proceedings. Furthermore, certain pre-proceeding transfers of property, secured interests, and liens may be delayed or invalidated. Various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code also establish the priority of creditors' interests.

However, a recent decision by the Supreme Court has shifted this power towards the debtor. In Rousey v. Jacoway, (April 4th, 2005), the Court held that assets in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA's) are protected under 11 U.S.C § 522(d) and thus exempt from withdrawal from the bankruptcy estate. This decision has broad implications for the baby-boomer generation, providing millions of Americans nearing retirement with increased protection of their earnings.

Recent passage of the Bankruptcy Prevention and Consumer Protection Act in April 2005 has also resulted in major reforms in bankrupcy law, outlining revised guidelines governing the dismissal or conversion of Chapter 7 liquidations to Chapter 11 or 13 proceedings. The law also expands the responsibilities of the United States Trustees Program to include supervision of random and targeted audits, certification of entities to provide credit counseling that individuals must receive before filing for bankruptcy, certification of entities that provide financial education to individuals before being discharged from debt, and greater oversight of small business Chapter 11 reorganization cases.


http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/Bankruptcy


REMEMBER, THE "QUACK" JUST FORECLOSE ON HIS MILLION DOLLAR HOME!!!


HE DON'T HAVE ANY ASSETS AND I EXPECT THAT HIS CURRENT WIFE WILL BE FILING FOR DIVORCE AFTER THE TRIAL!!!


THE "QUACK" IS BROKE AND THAT'S NO JOKE!!!

984 days ago
59.

HumanNature    

OH, I FORGOT TO SAY, HE NEED MONEY TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY AND HIRE AN ATTORNEY!!!

984 days ago
60.

MiMi    

For Michael Jackson, the grave’s still not a private place


For more than two years, Jackson’s body has rested in an austere, unmarked tomb in a private section of the Forest Hill cemetery – a mysterious site, designed to ensure some measure of dignity for the much-maligned artist.

But this trial (available as a phone app and through live stream video), with its cavalier and interminable reference to Jackson’s body (when the autopsy shot was shown, Jackson’s horrified family fanned out of the courtroom), has, once again, reduced him to a series of repulsive signals; to an unspoken argument about his degeneracy.

Much of this six-week case has involved agitated harangues regarding the timeline of events after Jackson’s jubilant conclusion of his rehearsal on June 25, 2009, (for the This Is It comeback concerts) and return home to the care of Murray, his personal physician.

What transpired from roughly 1 a.m. until noon that day is at issue, and more specifically, Murray’s statement about those events to the Los Angeles Police Department on June 27, 2009.

Murray told the police that, after administering a series of lightweight sedatives throughout the morning, after listening to Jackson, a torrid insomniac, beg for his “milk” (the infamous Propofol), he administered a small dose at 10:40 a.m. and went to the washroom. Two minutes later, he returned, and Jackson wasn’t breathing.

It was after noon that a call to 911 was finally made: Jackson was dead.

The room had been swept, and Murray’s phone would reveal he talked to several people for 33 minutes during the time he claims he was rushing back to Jackson’s bedside.

The prosecution has done an excellent job of presenting witnesses testifying that Murray made many shocking deviations from all known standards of care: most glaringly, his having taken his sweet time calling 911; his inept attempts at CPR; and his chatting with his sexy girlfriend (arguably, the most ridiculous witness ever to testify at a criminal trial) while his patient lay dying.

Whether Murray is let go or thrown in jail (he faces a maximum of four years in prison and the removal of his licence), what will this trial have done to Jackson’s reputation?

Recently, Jackson was revealed to be the highest-earning dead star of the year, though his posthumous income has dropped significantly from the fiscal year immediately following his death.

Jackson’s hard-core fans are following the trial proceedings, and excoriating “Dr. Death”; the trial is written about every day and has generated bizarre sideshows, like the flurry of lust online after Dr. Alon Steinberg – a handsome, charming heart surgeon – testified for the prosecution. (One of many smitten women wrote on a fan site of “Dr. Dreamy, “woo hoo! MJ is smiling down on Dr. Cutey.”)

But in the main, this trial as a cultural event is dead in the water.

There are no Dancing (Michael) Pastors (like the Dancing Itos of the O.J. Simpson trial); no Saturday Night Live routines and, most tellingly, there has been surprisingly little tabloid coverage.

In life, commentators from the South Park writers to Chris Rock, and particularly Vanity Fair, whose highly unsympathetic Maureen Orth followed Jackson’s story obsessively, as well as the tabloids, dissected each of the star’s movements, hungering after any image or interview, however spurious, confirming Jackson’s deviance. They mocked and vilified him.

Through his music, Jackson kept a strange and brilliant record of his life horribly similar to the film Ed Wood’s Bela Lugosi, implicating himself as a junkie, an animal “hunted” and “despised.”

In 1996, in They Don’t Care About Us, the still-defiant Jackson sang, ‘I’m tired of being the victim of hate.”

A year later, in Morphine, he spoke, in the second person, about his “shame,” self-loathing and being a “drug baby.” Neil Strauss, writing for The New York Times, compared him, with admiration and compassion, to the Elephant Man “screaming that he is a human being.”

The Murray trial, with its focus on science, has made a medical specimen of Jackson, a wan, repellent object that is somehow smaller than the sum of its battered parts.

Missing from this trial is a Chris Crocker (remember his tearful Internet plea to “leave Britney alone”?), someone audacious enough to scream that it’s time to end these proceedings and, once and for all, to leave Michael Jackson alone.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/lynn-crosbie/for-michael-jackson-the-graves-still-not-a-private-place/article2220291/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2220291

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