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Conrad Murray

Appeals Manslaughter Conviction

12/2/2011 3:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray has just filed an appeal, challenging his conviction for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson ... TMZ has learned.

Murray filed the document in pro per -- which means he's representing himself instead of using a lawyer.

On the portion of the document where a lawyer will usually state his or her firm's contact information -- Murray lists "Men's Central Jail" ... and includes his booking number.

While he is representing himself, Murray is still communicating with one of the lawyers who repped him in the manslaughter trial, Nareg Gourjian.

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Gourjian tells TMZ ... "This case presents a gold mine of issues for any appellate lawyer.  Dr. Murray is confident that the Court of Appeal will vindicate him."

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31.

Rogue Warrior    

The world is a whole lot safer when there's one less pedi running around ruining lives!

1064 days ago
32.

t.r.    

"Murray filed the do***ent in pro per -- which means he's representing himself instead of using a lawyer. "

hahahahaha, can this guy get any more pathetic? [cue Carlos Mencia] dee-dee-dee!

1064 days ago
33.

mac the knife    

ha.. Judge Pator made his rulings very clear why he wasn't allowing it in court--as he didn't want sideshows to deflect the cause of MJ's death.

it's NOT bec he was broke, couldn't sleep, how many docs he's seen before-- a ll the rubbish people like diane dimond & the low lives can think of..

Judge Pastor played it straight & to the point.. HOW. WHY DID MICHAEL JOE JACKSON DIE? also, his autopsy must played a huge role in Judge Pators decision.. as it showed Mj was pretty healthy for a man of 50.. inspite of everything hre was taking.. so?

Judge Pastor was merciless, succinct.. precise in this sentening speech & why he was giving it..
then this idiot.. wants to fight that?

OH DEAR.. HE CAN TAKE SOME PILLS & GO LIE DOWN..

pone thing I do know-- once all his options are denied him.. & lose his points in court.. then the reality of what he did will hit him like 2 trucks of bricks.. as the reality of sleeping in Jail/prison will hit him.. WH MEANS.. NO BONER WEARY LAP DANCING.. NO NOTHING!

1064 days ago
34.

MiMi    


Marcia Clark was on HLN or CNN during the trial and she was asked questions regarding whether Murray could win an appeal. If I remember correctly SHE is now an appeals lawyer and stated that they are VERY difficult to win and that she did not think Murray would be successful in any that he applied for.

Guess it just give Conrat something to hope for while he rots in jail.

1064 days ago
35.

Everyones~A~Star    

Be a man and take yer punishment OJ

1064 days ago
36.

jasmine    

he needs to quit. well, on the flip side since his lawyers were atrocious at representing him. He might actually do better than they did and end up only doing 6 months instead of the up to a year I am predicting

1064 days ago
37.

ExLADA    

I am a criminal appellate attorney. He would not be allowed to represent himself in the Court of Appeal. What will happen is that if qualifies for indigency status, an attorney will be appointed by the Court of Appeal, and you, the taxpayer would pay for that lawyer. Otherwise, he will have to hire an appellate attorney.

1064 days ago
38.

HumanNature    

PEOPLE ALLOW ME TO EDUCATE YOU ON THE LAW!!!!


THIS APPEAL HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS LAWYERS!!!!!


PROPER PROCEDURE FOR LAWYER MISCONDUCT IS TO FILE AN COMPLAINT WITH THE CALIFORNIA STATE BAR!!!!

1064 days ago
39.

Blue Angel    

Now he thinks he will be vindicated.
LOL !

1064 days ago
40.

TakeAnotherLook    

So, the judge considered Murray's do***entary that he viewed while making the decision on Murray's sentencing?

1064 days ago
41.

UPYOURS    

ROFLMAO. As we all know, when you represent yourself in court, you have an ass for a lawyer. Now, does this mean the DA can file PROPER charges against this guy? As in reckless homicide? HMMMMM......

1064 days ago
42.

HumanNature    

Criminal Appeals can cure prior court errors that result in reversing a criminal conviction. Successful criminal appeals require an experienced los angeles criminal defense attorney.

What Kind of Mistakes Can Be Corrected By Appeal?

Harsh sentences
Faulty arrests
Faulty search warrants
Insufficient evidence
Improper wiretaps
Incorrectly applied laws
Faulty jury instructions
Removal of minority jurors
Failure to identify informants
Prosecutorial Misconduct


http://california-appeals.com/


THE "QUACK" DOES NOT HAVE A CASE!!!!

1064 days ago
43.

kim    

I found this very intersting also:

The California State Medical Board has formally subpoenaed Michael Jackson's former physician and long time friend, Dr. Arnold Klein to appear at a hearing on December 15, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Dr. Klein's lawyer, Herbert Weinberg, advised the dermatologist on November 30, via letter, that he would no longer be representing him for the California Medical Board proceedings.

PHOTOS: Key Players In The Trial Of Dr. Conrad Murray

The letter states: "Please be advised that our company is withdrawing as your counsel. We urge you to obtain counsel as soon as possible, as you have been subpoenaed to appear before the Medical Board on December 15, 2011. Failure to appear may result in the Medical Board petitioning the administrative courts for suspension of your license to practice."

During Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial in connection with the death of Michael Jackson, it was revealed that Dr. Klein gave Jackson staggering amounts of the powerful painkiller, Demerol when he would get Botox injections.

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson Through The Years

Dr. Klein didn't testify during Murray's trial, but Jackson's medical records while under his care were presented by Murray’s defense. Over a three day period in April 2009, Jackson received a whopping 775 milligrams of Demerol.

The California Medical Board wouldn't comment on what Dr. Klein will be questioned about.

PHOTOS: Stage Shots of Michael Jackson Performing

Dr. Klein's lawyer, Garo Ghazarian didn't immediately respond to comment.

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Dr. Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in jail for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson, who died of acute Propofol intoxication on June 25, 2009.

RELATED STORIES:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/12/arnold-klein-subpoena-california-medical-board-michael-jackson-investigation

1064 days ago
44.

Rogue Warrior    

Line me up a bunch of MJ lovers and I'll show you how could my aim is!

1064 days ago
45.

MiMi    


I know I can


I know I can


I know I can

ROFLMAO.....

1064 days ago
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