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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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121.

sherrymurph    

is this all not silly!Conrad going down for what a pedophile junkie asked for(and still has not been paid) pediphile/junky'S family deserted him........so his say's right back at ya.....it was in the news ...everywhere he did not want his family around him or his kids! It is all shady......hell.....his own sister went on tv and called him a pedophile!
The damn Jackons need to crawl in a hole,Murry messed up,at the request of a junkie..........let it all go!

1002 days ago
122.

mac the knife    

ah so.. SO WHERE'S LINDA STASI NOW??

i HAVEN'T SEEN HER ON TELLY FOR YEARS! SINCE THAT SWEET LITTLE WRITE UP HE DID ON MJ..LOL..

ah.. she's kissy a*s twit in the same league as Diane dimond.. NOTHING MORE!

Dimond is now relegated writing for the Daily Beast occassionally.. quite a drop after her aspirations having her own show on TruTV,

yeah.. this is the problem of these twits.. bastardising MJ was they assumed.. A GREAT CAREER MOVE.. all of them.. SNEDDON.. oh he sure thought.. his crowning glory will be jailing MJ.. aha.. WHAT HAPPENED? HIS GREATEST FAILURE! any statue of him in Sta Barbara is actually a JOKE! even patronising.. 'consuelo de bobo'!

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123.

mac the knife    

oh yeah.. there's another one who wrote for VANITY FAIR.. what's her name? BOY! was she in bed with t he Chandlers! & Sneddon.. Feldman..
SHE,DIMOND,STASSI.. WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE when Mj died.. now? where the hell are they?!

ALL THEIR CAREERS DOWN THE TOILET.. guess what else? what they wrote against Mj will be debunked at every turn by every historian who will write about MJ in future! as more dirt will be discovered *( hidden by sneddon & feldman) about t he /chandlers,Arvizos, Francia etc.. LOL & how maligned Mj was in his lifetime!

her husband dropped dead.. from a heart atack.. forget his name,too.. well known reporter..

1002 days ago
124.

jennifer    

yea he needs to go to prison. but MICHAEL IS STILL ALIVE!!!!

1002 days ago
125.

BEVERLY    

Conrad Murray has every right to appeal,that is the law,and if he is representing himself he will keep busy in his one man jail cell,Sad for Murray "HE WILL LOSE"There are SO MANY things he did wrong in the medical treatment of Michael Jackson,that prove,Michael was dead man long before he died.What scares me this (DR) CANNOT, OR WILLNOT understand what he did., I DO NOT CARE ABOUT MICHAEL'S use of "propofol" before Dr Murray came to be his personal physcian,Dr Murray took Michael's life,then LIED,LIED,AND LIED

1002 days ago
126.

HumanNature    

THE "DUMB ASS" CONVICTED FELON WITH A DEGREE WILL NEVER SPEAK TO THE APPELLATE COURT!!!!


HE WILL HAVE A APPEAL LAWYER APPOINTED BY THE COURT TO ADDRESS THE COURT!!!


HERE'S ANOTHER BIT OF INFORMATION!!!!


DA to seek to have Conrad Murray serve his time in state prison


Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley on Tuesday said his office would fight to have Dr. Conrad Murray serve his four-year sentence in a state prison, rather than county jail.

Under a new state law, defendants convicted of certain nonviolent crimes will spend their terms in county jail instead of the overcrowded state prison system. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told The Times that officials were still trying to determine the exact details of his incarceration. But under state law, nonviolent felons in California serve 50% of their sentences.

Cooley, however, said his office is considering an appeal that would ask the judge to send Murray to prison and serve more of his sentence.

Cooley is a strong critic of the new state law. He expressed concern that Murray could actually spend less than two years in county jail because of overcrowding at that facility.

PHOTOS: Conrad Murray trial

Cooley said he admires the judge's decision but said he's frustrated that Murray will not go to state prison. He added that the state will see more of these high-profile cases in the coming months.

While the Sheriff's Department is considering electronic monitoring at home for some inmates, Whitmore said Murray's involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of Michael Jackson will likely mean he spends the entire two years in jail. That's the maximum sentence the law will allow, Whitmore said.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, in blistering and lengthy remarks Tuesday, sentenced Murray to four years behind bars. He also criticized the doctor for failing to express any remorse for the pop star’s death and for suggesting in a recent do***entary that Jackson bore responsibility for his own demise.

FULL COVERAGE: Trial of Conrad Murray

“Talk about blaming the victim,” Pastor said. “Not only isn’t there any remorse, there is umbrage and outrage on the part of Dr. Murray against the decedent.”

Pastor denied the defense's request for probation.

"The fact remains, Dr. Murray is offended that [his] patient died," Pastor said in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. And Murray remains a danger to the community, he said.

Murray did not speak before Pastor issued his sentence.


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I JUST HOPE THAT THE LA DA OFFICE WIN ON THEIR APPEAL AND SEND THAT "DUMB ASS" CONVICTED FELON WITH A DEGREE STRAIGHT TO STATE PRISON WHERE HE MOST CERTAINLY BELONGS!!!!

1002 days ago
127.

HumanNature    

IF THIS "DUMB ASS" CONVICTED FELON WITH A DEGREE HAVE ANYMORE TAPE RECORDING OF MJ!!!!!


I HOPE THAT ALL MEDIA/PUBLISHER ORGANIZATION WOULD NOT GIVE THIS "GREEDY QUACK" A PENNY FOR THOSE RECORDING!!!!


I AM STILL OUTRAGE THAT THIS MENTALLY DISTURBED "IMBECILE" DID THIS TO MJ, A HUMAN BEING!!!!


YIKES!!!!

1002 days ago
128.

HumanNature    

TMZ/HARVEY


I AM REQUESTING THAT TMZ CLEAN UP THE BOARD OF FILTHY POST FROM OhWell, Rogue Warrior, Rachel, nTheZone: WHO IS CLONING MJ FANS!!!!


THIS TYPE OF "MENTALLY DISTURBED" FILTH SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATE BY YOU, TMZ!!!!


PLEASE CLEAN UP THE BOARD!!!!

1002 days ago
129.

Siggisis    

Can´t we be DONE with this moron. I am sick of him. URRRGH

1002 days ago
130.

mjforever    

This would be actually HILARIOUS to me if it wasn't for the fact MJ is dead I find it scary that this convicted felon is still to actually FEEL responsibility for what he did he got the book thrown at him and he still doesn't get it he must have some mental illness that is the only way I can explain this ...other than that he is where he belongs and I am happy about that.

1002 days ago
131.

eddie     

HumanNature: 18 minutes ago

TMZ/HARVEY


I AM REQUESTING THAT TMZ CLEAN UP THE BOARD OF FILTHY POST FROM OhWell, Rogue Warrior, Rachel, nTheZone: WHO IS CLONING MJ FANS!!!!


THIS TYPE OF "MENTALLY DISTURBED" FILTH SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATE BY YOU, TMZ!!!!


PLEASE CLEAN UP THE BOARD!!!!
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HumanNature,I agree with your request to "TMZ" 100%!!


The "VULGAR LANGUAGES" and "LIES"... that "TMZ" is allowing to be posted on this board is "HIGHLY DISGUSTING"!!!!!! (IMO)

1002 days ago
132.

andre cymone    

people on here arent that bright i see....you guys don't get it...he WILL be vindicated.....this is a movie....michael jackson isn't dead to begin with...there is more being revealed every day....and it's gonna get even better. :)

1002 days ago
133.

janicebyrne    

Oh this should be good. Dr Death with the weird little baldy guy advising him. Bring it on. David Walgren will finish Dr Death off in seconds. Somebody needs to advise Dr Death to just shut up and get on with it. There's no way he can win and by lodging an appeal he will only make matters worse for himself. What an idiot. If he'd wanted to represent himself then he should've done so right from the start. The 3 Stooges he hired were goons. Cherny, Flanny and Baldy. David Walgren will be delighted (and WELL prepared)to deal with the lying Dr Death. As I say, bring it on !!

1002 days ago
134.

Rogue Warrior    

Just took a second to check in on the maniacs, Is MJ STILL dead????

1002 days ago
135.

HumanNature    

ROTFLMAO AT THE "MENTALLY DISTURBED" CLONE!!!!

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