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Conrad Murray

Don't Worry ...

I'm Optimistic

11/4/2011 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray is "optimistic" about his chances for acquittal ... this according to people close to the doc.

Murray spent last night at home, with his baby mama Nicole Alvarez and their child. Murray says he has faith the jury will not come to the conclusion he caused Michael Jackson's death.

Murray has been the poster child for projecting innocence during a criminal trial, frequently seen strolling in Santa Monica and appearing carefree.  Two nights ago, he went to a popular Malibu restaurant with some of his patients.

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16.

shizle    

I agree that you never know with jurors, however, he clearly lacks professionalism! I mean, going out to dinner with patients?

1029 days ago
17.

FlowerPower    

Murray is a poster child for sociopath!
A person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience. Check
Sociopaths are interested only in their personal needs and desires, without concern for the effects of their behavior on others. Check
Pathological Lying , has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests. Check
Manipulative and Conning , they never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims. Check
Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt, a deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way. Check


Everything he has done since Michael died point to sociopath, he doesn't even understand why he is in trial!

1029 days ago
18.

Holly    

What a performance Nurse Lee put on!
Look her up on YouTube. She was on every news station telling the story WHEN HE DIED without tears.

1029 days ago
19.

JillM    

Dr. Murray took a gamble that if he suspended his ethics and professionalism by providing propofol in return for cash and fame-by-association that it would all be kept on the down-low and nothing bad would happen. As not only a licensed general physician, but a specialist in cardiology he must have known the high stakes involved. He gambled; he lost. Michael Jackson lost his life, his kids lost their parent. He really does need to answer for his actions. Many speculate that MJ would have found another doctor if not Murray but it wasn't another doctor. It was Murray took the bait, took the gamble and lost. For those who say MJ was an addict, that does not excuse Murray, it makes him even more culpable.

1029 days ago
20.

Kari    

If he's optimistic, then he's in major denial.

1029 days ago
21.

Dan    

He is innocent! He was railroaded by people who want to scapegoat him for MJ's drug problem (the massive amounts of prescription drugs he took - if he coudn't, he'd shop around for docs and pharmacies that WOULD give it to him; he knew if he paid outrageous sums to people, they would bend his way).

1029 days ago
22.

AussieMJFan    

He's optimistic? LOL he'll be optimistic in Prison... Negligent fool!

1029 days ago
23.

Rod    

He couldn't have done it without you Connie!

1029 days ago
25.

Willie'sNelson    

I hope he dont git acquitted cause somebody feels sorry for him.

1029 days ago
26.

Ewelina    

I have kept observing CM the whole trial. It bothers me to see him so emotionless and detached. The only emotions he shows are faked. Something feels odd about the guy. I have a feeling he is a sociopath, they have no feelings they just learn to emulate them. I was investigated the topic and learned that PET brain scans can determine that. If a person is not capable of true feelings different regions of brain are active while they emulate them. They did such tests with serious killers while asking them certain questions. Bet you would like to see same test carried out with CM.

1029 days ago
27.

Kay-Kay    

Robert Earl Carter/ aka Conrad Murray, who is being charged with manslaughter for the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson, has said in court papers that he must be granted the right to continue practicing medicine, otherwise, he won't be able to pay for his defense in the case.

Murray was responding to a bid by the California attorney general to suspend his license pending trial, The Associated Press reports. Attorneys for the doctor say if that were to happen, the results would be devastating for the financially strapped Murray.

"He is, without fear of overstatement, hanging on by a thread," the attorneys wrote. "His ability to pay for his own defense depends almost entirely on his ability to continue to treat patients."

Murray, who is due back in court on Monday, has pleaded not guilty to the involuntary-manslaughter charges brought up against him in Jackson's death; the singer was administered anesthetic propofol and other drugs by Murray.

Should he be suspended in California — where he no longer practices — his lawyers fear there might be a domino effect in Texas and Nevada, where the bulk of his practice is.

"If Dr. Murray is unable to practice medicine in Texas, and especially Nevada, he will likely be faced with the inability to adequately defend himself of the charges facing him in the Superior Court of California," his lawyers wrote. "The case with which he is charged will require intensive attorney work and fees. In light of the fact that much of his defense will be scientifically based and involves the death of an internationally famous decedent, expenses for his defense will be considerable."

Lawyers for Murray also say that should he be suspended, he'd struggle to pay child support.

The AP also reports that court records show financial woes aren't new to Murray, and they date back to when he signed on in May at $150,000 per month to keep Jackson healthy through a series of comeback shows planned in London. At that time, he owed at least $780,000 for settlements against his business, outstanding mortgage payments on his house, delinquent student loans, child support and credit cards. He also faced near foreclosure on his Las Vegas country-club home.

In January, he made a payment of $1,003 on a $15,500 child-support debt involving a California woman and her 11-year-old son. The next month, he failed to appear at a Las Vegas court proceeding and was found in default on a $132,000 debt related to office and medical equipment and services.

1029 days ago
28.

Kay-Kay    

Robert Earl Carter/aka Conrad Murray, who is being charged with manslaughter for the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson, has said in court papers that he must be granted the right to continue practicing medicine, otherwise, he won't be able to pay for his defense in the case.

Murray was responding to a bid by the California attorney general to suspend his license pending trial, The Associated Press reports. Attorneys for the doctor say if that were to happen, the results would be devastating for the financially strapped Murray.

"He is, without fear of overstatement, hanging on by a thread," the attorneys wrote. "His ability to pay for his own defense depends almost entirely on his ability to continue to treat patients."

Murray, who is due back in court on Monday, has pleaded not guilty to the involuntary-manslaughter charges brought up against him in Jackson's death; the singer was administered anesthetic propofol and other drugs by Murray.

Should he be suspended in California — where he no longer practices — his lawyers fear there might be a domino effect in Texas and Nevada, where the bulk of his practice is.

"If Dr. Murray is unable to practice medicine in Texas, and especially Nevada, he will likely be faced with the inability to adequately defend himself of the charges facing him in the Superior Court of California," his lawyers wrote. "The case with which he is charged will require intensive attorney work and fees. In light of the fact that much of his defense will be scientifically based and involves the death of an internationally famous decedent, expenses for his defense will be considerable."

Lawyers for Murray also say that should he be suspended, he'd struggle to pay child support.

The AP also reports that court records show financial woes aren't new to Murray, and they date back to when he signed on in May at $150,000 per month to keep Jackson healthy through a series of comeback shows planned in London. At that time, he owed at least $780,000 for settlements against his business, outstanding mortgage payments on his house, delinquent student loans, child support and credit cards. He also faced near foreclosure on his Las Vegas country-club home.

In January, he made a payment of $1,003 on a $15,500 child-support debt involving a California woman and her 11-year-old son. The next month, he failed to appear at a Las Vegas court proceeding and was found in default on a $132,000 debt related to office and medical equipment and services.

1029 days ago
29.

susanne    

It is hard to comment on the outcome.
Mr. Walgren made good points. The case he presented was was very strong and he had all doctor witnesses, even the once testifying for defense say they would never give Michael Jackson propofol in a bedroom. After all Dr. Murray is responsible for that substance. It also came up that lorazepam is a narcotic drug that has to be locked in cabinet and if MJ swallowed 8 pills that would be the doctors responsibility. Abandonment seems to be out of question and the substandard care too.
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Mr. Chernoff also had good points that the testimonies of Elissa Fleak and Alberto Alvares don't quite make sense. The lady did seem to destroy her original notes. So, it is up to the jury to consider all evidence. If Conrad Murray walks free, it would be the 'reasonable doubt' point.
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The strange thing is that Mr. Walgreen mentioned 'illusion', 'the illusion starts tomorrow' when talking about the night of June 24th. Mr. Chernoff said 'reality show', and the California seal has still 32 stars for this TV broadcast only. Otherwise they are 31. Not sure that this is the seal above the judge seat, but rather some picture or whatever still frame (whatever these are called). On top of everything Headline news yesterday twitted about a paper, saying that the doctor who prescribed pills to Elvis Prestley was acquitted Nov.5, 1981, almost 30 years ago to the day. Are they trying to imply something? Like fooling people. Pretty much the way some people are fooled that all is hoax and keep buying every thing Michael Jackson, because they think they make him happy that way. Pretty much in the same way many Elvis fans believe that Elvis is alive.

1029 days ago
30.

shaz    

Even now he still has no conscience, despite all the evidence and proof of grave medical misconduct. A highly dangerous individual, who should never practice medicine again

1029 days ago
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