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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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46.

Kari    

It will never happen!! It's just his amazing ego run amock again--and now he's convinced he can be his own lawyer, and succeed. It's almost funny!

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47.

HumanNature    

OH SHUCKY, DUCKY NOW!!!!


THE FALL OUT FROM THE "QUACK" TRIAL HAVE JUST BEGUN!!!!


KLEIN ON THE CHOPPING BOARD!!!!


ROTFLMAO

954 days ago
48.

Joshua    

The only appeal he has is for incompetent council thats it.

954 days ago
49.

MiMi    

Kris Humphries Can't Handle a Divorce to Kim KardashianReport 12 hours ago
(Kris)
I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain
I'd unravel any riddle
For any individ'le
In trouble or in pain
(Kim)
With the thoughts you'd be thinkin'
You could be another Lincoln
If you only had a brain
(Kris)
Oh, I would tell you why
The ocean's near the shore
I could think of things I never thunk before
And then I'd sit and think some more
I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain

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Oh look, another one


LoL LoL LoL

954 days ago
50.

Rogue Warrior    

Rachel, KEPPING IT REAL AROUND HERE WITH ALL THE FACTOIDALS!

954 days ago
52.

jack     

stay strong Dr Murray, you can beat this.

954 days ago
53.

MiMi    

Rachel: 6 minutes ago

Question: are you so stupid to think my avatar of the great Buffalo Bill is me? lolololol I have a feeling Michael would have been at home in Bill's basement.


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ROFL

Has nothing to do with your ugly avatar. Just reading thru your stupid posts tell me you are a dude.

954 days ago
54.

HumanNature    

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."


IF THE CASE IS A GOLD MINE THEN WHY ARE THE DUMB "QUACK" LAWYERS ARE MOONWALKING IN LIGHTING SPEED TO RID YOURSELVES OF THE "CONVICTED FELON??????


WHAT YOU ARE SAYING GOURJIAN THAT YOU WON'T BE REPRESENTING THE CONVICTED "QUACK"!!!!


RAN OUT OF $$$$$$$$$, SO SOON!!!!


THE ONLY ISSUES IS THAT THE "QUACK" IS MENTALLY DISTURBED AND REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF HIS OWN ACTION!!!

954 days ago
55.

Nicole     

Why not appeal ?
He got the max and won't be going to prison so he really has nothing to lose.

954 days ago
56.

katie10    

Conrat, "I'm a lawyer"...nope, "I'm a doctor"...NOPE, CONRAT you aren't either. good luck. ain't no judge alive gonna listen to you or your case. you were so pathetically wrong and GUILTY in this case..you frkcin' left your patient alone and didn't know crap about BASIC medical practice! CONRAT, you lied to everyone, YOU'RE A LIAR, A SCAMMER AND PATHETIC! Frickin taping your patient for financial gain, PATHETIC. Trying to cash in with your BS do***entary, shame on you. Sit in jail where you belong and THINK about what you've done. While you're there, think about all your babies and baby mamas and your wife and all the debt you owe too.

too bad, too bad about it!

RIP, MJ!

954 days ago
58.

HumanNature    

THE "QUACK" IS NOT A DOCTOR ANYMORE!!!!


HE'S A CONVICTED FELON!!!!

954 days ago
59.

MiMi    


Can Conrad Murray Successfully Appeal His Conviction?


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After Dr. Conrad Murray, the former physician to the late Michael Jackson, was found guilty on one count of involuntary manslaughter on Monday, he was remanded into custody without bail pending sentencing on Nov. 29. This was somewhat of a surprise move given that he had no prior criminal record. The disgraced doctor now faces up to four years in state prison and the loss of his medical license.

However, following the verdict, Murray’s lawyer Michael Flanagan said his side has grounds for an appeal, although he declined to elaborate on exactly what those grounds might be.

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According to leading trial attorney Debra Opri, Flanagan is whistling Dixie, as there is next to no chance for a successful appeal on Murray’s behalf.

“The unanimous 'guilty' verdict for Conrad Murray is due to the prosecution's clear cut evidence. Judge Pastor's remand order (taking Murray into immediate custody) emphasizes that the eyes of the world are on the Court,” she told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “Though we have to wait until Nov. 29 for sentencing, rest assured it will be a substantial part of 18-22 months at a state prison."

California Criminal defense attorney David Wohl said that Murray’s defense team have most likely already filed a formal notice of appeal, and that process will take at least a year to eighteen months.

“They could also file a petition for habeas corpus which would amount to a request of the appellate court to free Dr. Murray pending further hearings, Wohl said. "Those are rarely successful.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/11/08/can-conrad-murray-successfully-appeal-his-conviction/#ixzz1fQiRlCqa

954 days ago
60.

HumanNature    

Michael Jackson doctor files appeals notice in LA


The doctor sentenced to four years behind bars for causing Michael Jackson's death has filed a notice that he intends to appeal the conviction.

Conrad Murray signed a one-page do***ent that was filed in Los Angeles on Friday seeking all records and transcripts from the case. The filing does not indicate the basis on which Murray will argue to overturn his conviction or sentence.

The 58-year-old was sentenced Tuesday to four years in jail for his involuntary manslaughter conviction, but the term will be automatically cut in half.

Murray's challenge will be heard by a state appeals court in Los Angeles, assuming he files an opening brief at a later date.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor blasted Murray's conduct on Tuesday, calling him a disgrace to the medical profession.


http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45530847/ns/today-entertainment/#.TtmiXHr4mkA

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