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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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76.

IceGypsy    

Be a man and own up to your mistakes!!

973 days ago
77.

Daybreaker    

I dare you, LOLOLOL, until than, you rabid heads are all in denial or are conspirators, like everyone else in that family, because they knew it.

Save the children of the world, lets speak up against child molestation.

973 days ago
78.

MiMi    

Daybreaker, What's your nic on Vindicate Michael?

Same one you use on all the other forums or do you have a seperate nic for each one?

Just curious....

973 days ago
79.

HumanNature    

Daybreaker: THE "DINGBAT"


HERE YOU GO AGAIN!!!!


POSTING "LIES" AS USUAL!!!!


WHERE IN THE WORLD THAT I EVER POSTED THAT I WAS A JEHOVAH WITNESS????


YOU DON'T KNOW "SQUAT" ABOUT ME!!!!


"DUMB AS DIRT" AS USUAL!!!!!

973 days ago
80.

HumanNature    

Daybreaker: THE "DINGBAT"


PUT UP THE "EVIDENCE" OR GET THE HELL OFF THE BLOG!!!!

973 days ago
81.

MiMi    

Justin Bieber's Maybe Mama -- Lawyers Have Gone UndergroundReport


by Rachel 28 days ago
The one on the right looks like he takes it up the butt.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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I rest my case.....

973 days ago
82.

Kay-Kay    

New York Times best selling author, Ian Halperin, revealed exclusively on the inaugural broadcast of Radar Live, the real reason why Dr. Conrad Murray audiotaped his former patient, Michael Jackson. One of the stunning recordings was played yesterday by Deputy District Attorney David Walgren on the first day of testimony of Murray’s involuntary manslaughter trial.

Jackson sounds heavily under the influence at the time of the recording on May 10, 2009 at around 9 a.m.,

"I want them to.. I've never seen nothing like this in my life. He's the greatest entertainer of all time. I'm taking that money, a million children, children's hospital. Biggest in the world. Michael Jackson's Children's Hospital," Jackson can be heard slurring.

PHOTOS: Michael Jackson Through The Years

Halperin, author of Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, told RadarOnline.com: "He (Dr. Conrad Murray) has over 160... recordings of Michael Jackson, and this is just the tip of the iceberg, so get ready....He wasn't planning on using this in court. What he was planning in case Jackson turfed him, was that he would have all these recordings, get some sort of book deal, or release an album of it, and maybe top Thriller in sales. He is only motivated by one word and that is cash....there are no other motives...the only reason was he wanted to cover his tracks."

AEG lawyer, Kathie Jorrie who was handling Dr. Murray's contract for the This Is It tour, said on the witness stand Wednesday that under terms of the agreement, Michael Jackson could fire Dr. Murray at any time, without notice.

PHOTOS: Stage Shots of Michael Jackson Performing

"Remember, he (Dr. Murray) wanted five million a year, and everybody got red flags..in case he lost his job, he was ready to release this publicly to get a book deal...and turn it into dollars," Halperin says.

973 days ago
83.

Moonbeam    

It is probably important for him to get the felony conviction overturned even if he has already done his time by the date the Court of Appeal would hear the case so that he can get his medical license back. The relatively small amount of jail time appears to be the least of his worried at this point. It will be how to support himself and all his kids afterward without a medical license. If he's allowed to write book (don't know if he's legally barred from being able to profit with a book or not), then that would provide him some money. I also wonder if he recorded that call from MJ on his cell phone that was later played in court as leverage in case MJ didn't pay him since MJ didn't have the greatest reputation for paying everyone he hired.

973 days ago
84.

Moonbeam    

An appeal is very expensive and often done by an attorney who specializes in appeals and not by the original trial lawyer. I was concerned about this happening because (1) the jury was not sequestered, and (2) the defense was not allowed to present certain do***entation concerning the concert contract. Also, as another poster mentioned previously in this thread, maybe he's putting in something about competency of counsel -- I had not thought of that. I also wonder if the competency and/or preparedness of at least one of the defense's experts would be questioned. It will be interesting to see what the Court of Appeal does with it.

973 days ago
85.

MiMi    

MiMimoo and HN,

forgot to thank you for changing your avartas


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"avartars"??????


ROFL

973 days ago
86.

MiMi    


Oppps, my bad He spelled it as "avartas".

LoL LoL LoL

973 days ago
87.

HumanNature    

Daybreaker: THE "DINGBAT"


YOUR AVATAR REPRESENT A "BLANK" YOU!!!


EMPTY AND SIMPLE MIND!!!!


DO YOU NEED ANYMORE "ROCKS" FOR YOUR BRAIN????

973 days ago
88.

Luz    

I would like to know what argument he's going to use to convice a court to overturn a criminal conviction.

973 days ago
89.

MiMi    

"mecican"


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OMG the intelligence of the haterz on this board just amazes me.

ROFLMAO

973 days ago
90.

LakersGirl     

Murray - seriously have you not embarrassed yourself enough? You claim MJ was a "friend" yet you'll keep attacking his image and putting his family through complete hell with your never ending lies.
The truth is he's looking out for number one...again. He's not appealing because he thinks he is innocent - he's doing so to keep his medical licence as a felony manslaughter conviction is grounds for suspension.
Judge Pastor was right - you have no remorse and are a selfish SOB who has ONLY been looking out for number one and will continue doing so until he dies.
The case will take YEARS to move through appeals court...and when it finally reaches that stage it'll be tossed out faster than the jury came to the verdict. At which point, TMZ will be reporting that he finally followed through on those suicidal tendencies.

973 days ago
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