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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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106.

MiMi    

In many parts of the United States, a convicted felon can face long-term legal consequences persisting after the end of their imprisonment, including:

Disenfranchisement (which the Supreme Court interpreted to be permitted by the Fourteenth Amendment)
Exclusion from obtaining certain licenses, such as a visa, or professional licenses required in order to legally operate (making many vocations off-limits to felons)
Exclusion from purchase and possession of firearms, ammunition and body armor
Ineligibility for serving on a jury
Ineligibility for government assistance or welfare, including being barred from federally funded housing
Deportation (if the criminal is not a citizen)
Additionally, most job applications and rental applications ask about felony history, (with the exception of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts) and answering dishonestly on them can be grounds for rejecting the application, or termination if the lie is discovered after hire. It is legal to discriminate against felons in hiring decisions as well as the decision to rent housing to a person, so felons face barriers to finding both jobs and housing. A common term of parole is to avoid associating with other felons. In some neighborhoods with high rates of felony conviction, this creates a situation where many felons live with a constant threat of being arrested for violating parole.

Many bonding companies will not issue bonds to convicted felons, also effectively barring them from certain jobs. Many banks will refuse service to convicted felons.

Some states also consider a felony conviction to be grounds for an uncontested divorce.

953 days ago
107.

HumanNature    

THE "DUMB ASS" CONVICTED FELON WITH A DEGREE HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD TO NEVER TRUST ANYBODY BUT YOURSELF!!!!

953 days ago
108.

Lyssa    

Murry really believes the Court of Appeal will vindicate him. The only person who thinks Murry did nothing wrong is Murry.
This guy is a real peice of Sh*t..He feels he was the victim and not MJ. Too bad the court of appeal can not add time to his sentence.

953 days ago
109.

HumanNature    

I WON'T BE SURPRISE IF THE "QUACK" COMMIT MURDER/SUICIDE WHEN HE GET OUT OF JAIL!!!!

953 days ago
110.

HumanNature    

WELL, THE "DUMB ASS" CONVICTED FELON WITH A DEGREE MIGHT AS WELL COMMIT SUICIDE WHILE HE'S IN JAIL CAUSE HIS LIFE WILL BE IN THE TOILET WHEN HE GET OUT!!!!


NO JOB, HOUSE, MONEY AND "INSTRUMENT"!!!

953 days ago
111.

Sonya in Tx    

Damn. This a-hole has no shame or sense of decency. Just serve your jail sentence, go away and crawl under a rock.

953 days ago
112.

frifkdeidsa;feidka;afddfjdksk    

He's safer in jail. Serve your 4 years and get over it.

953 days ago
113.

Keith    

This soulless clown deserves to do his entire incarceration in the Sacramento County Main Jail! I am quite sure He would suddenly become distraught and inexplicably commit suicide! More there than any prison in the entire world! I feel Dr Murray should be transferred to Sacramento for trial, to insure impartiality!
The sewer rat clearly is all choked up with guilt, what a piece a work!

953 days ago
114.

krazykaren    

would you for god's sake,conrad,GIVE IT UP ALREADY!!!!!! quit your damned whining & sobbing and get over it....i am certain that you were not whining & sobbing when you injected michael with your poison of choice over &over& over&over again...

953 days ago
115.

Sue Who    

pro se stupid

953 days ago
116.

Dianna    

Knits and waits for the SWAP meet. *Yawns*

953 days ago
117.

The Neko Nation    

I hope he gets off or his sentence gets reduced. He did the world and a lot of young boys a favor by getting rid of that pedophile.

953 days ago
118.

Dianna    

Funny how clueless people are. This is hilarious.

953 days ago
119.

Auntie Lu    

He obviously took the drugs that he injected into Michael because no sane person would represent themselves in this arena/situation. Enjoy prison, Jackass.

953 days ago
120.

Pegasus    

This just keeps getting better all the time! Good - let Murray represent himself! The more he talks - the more and deeper the hole he will dig for himself! Besides which, I would love nothing better than to see David Waldgren tear into him! That would just make my day! And you know what they say - "A Person Who Represents Themselves has a Fool for a Cient!" Well, Murray has already shown the world what a Fool, A Liar, An Idiot, etc. that he is - So let the Show begin! Boy will Judge Pastor have a Fun time with this!

953 days ago
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