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Dr. Conrad Murray

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1/27/2012 3:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray has just filed legal docs asking a judge to release him from jail pending appeal.

Murray claims in his legal docs he has a legitimate basis to appeal his manslaughter conviction.  Among the grounds for appeal -- "improper exclusion of defense evidence and witnesses that resulted in violating the defendant's State and constitutional rights to due process, to present a defense and to the effective assistance of counsel."

Murray's lawyer also says, "He has exhausted virtually all of his available resources."

Murray is asking to be released on no bail pending the appeal.

If released, Murray says he plans to live with his baby mama Nicole Alvarez -- and would be willing to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.

Murray says he would also seek employment to support his children -- though it's unclear what work that would entail ... considering his medical license has been unceremoniously revoked.

To illustrate his dire circumstances behind bars, Murray's lawyer says the ex-doctor is housed under "maximum security" conditions -- isolated in a solitary cell, and escorted around the jail facility with his hands chained to his waist.

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Michael Jackson's doctor barred from practicing in Texas
Todd Ackerma, Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Dr. Conrad Murray sits in court after he was sentenced to four years in county jail for his involuntary manslaughter conviction of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles,CA on November 29, 2011.
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2011 file photo, Dr. Conrad Murray, singer Michael Jacksonís personal physician, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court where Murray pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop starís 2009 death. Prospective jurors for the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor received printed questionnaires Thursday March 24, 2011, to fill out and specify whether they can serve in the lengthy involuntary manslaughter trial. (AP Photo/Irfan Khan, File) Photo: Irfan Khan / Pool Los Angeles Times FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2011 file photo, Dr. Conrad Murray, singer...
In this frame grab made from pool video, Dr. Conrad Murray listens as Judge Michael Pastor sentences him to the maximum four years in county jail for his involuntary manslaughter conviction of pop star Michael Jackson, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 on Superior Court in Los Angeles.
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Dr. Conrad Murray turns to the courtroom audience after he was sentenced to four years in county jail for his involuntary manslaughter conviction of pop star Michael Jackson, in Superior Court in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Mario Anzuoni, Pool)
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Dr. Conrad Murray turns to the courtroom audience after he was sentenced to four years in county jail for his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of pop star Michael Jackson on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 in Superior Court in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mario Anzuoni, Pool)
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Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death, finally has been formally barred from practicing medicine in Texas.

The Texas Medical Board Friday suspended Murray's license, nearly three years after the death of the pop singer. Murray, currently serving a four-year jail sentence, administered an overdose of the anesthetic propofol that killed Jackson in June 2009.

"This achieves the same effect as license revocation," said Leigh Hopper, board spokeswoman.

Murray is currently asking a California judge to release him from jail pending appeal of the case. His lawyer said Murray knows he cannot work as a doctor but would find other employment in California to help support his seven children, according to the Associated Press. A hearing on the motion is set for Feb. 24.

Prior to Jackson's death, Murray worked a few days a month in Acres Homes, flying in from his primary practice in Las Vegas. He opened the cardiology practice in the impoverished north Houston area in his late father's honor in 2006, then left in the spring of 2009 to become Jackson's personal doctor.

He returned to Acres Homes to see patients, sporadically, after Jackson's death, beginning in late 2009 and as recently as summer 2011.

The medical board didn't need to seek an emergency suspension after Murray's November conviction because he's incarcerated and not a threat to Texas patients, Hopper said.

The medical board order noted the state saved "money and resources" because Murray cooperated in the matter. It called such cooperation a mitigating factor in determining the appropriate sanction.

The license suspension is the second action the Texas Medical Board has taken against Murray in the aftermath of Jackson's death. In 2010, about five months after he resumed seeing patients in Acres Homes, the medical board prohibited him from administering propofol.

That action, like Friday's license suspension, followed judicial sanction in California.

Officials at the Texas Medical Board suggested at the time it was appropriate to let California take the lead because that was where the standard of care issue took place and because the state already was devoting resources to the investigation.

Under sentencing guidelines, Murray is expected to serve no more than half of his sentence.

Murray's license will remain suspended until superseded by a subsequent order of the Texas Medical Board, the order says.

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302.

Dose Of Reality    

mymjj4:
Post it again. Do you think (haha) that you are the only one with deleted posts? Maybe "the clones" did it.

I am looking forward to a well thought out, coherent and relevant comment from you. I'm not holding my breath though.

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303.

mymjj5.    

BnB: 14 hours ago

mymjj4:
Post it again. Do you think (haha) that you are the only one with deleted posts? Maybe "the clones" did it.

I am looking forward to a well thought out, coherent and relevant comment from you. I'm not holding my breath though.
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why bother? if tmz is not going to let me respond to your rubbish so be it.
tmz deleted it once they can do it again.

breathe! the brain needs oxgygen........but since you need a brain.....it wouldn't matter if you held your breath or not...............LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

movin on to another article. come back all you want too!!

899 days ago
304.

mymjj5.    

The Jackson 5 Era

The Jackson 5 Era, 1963-1975, would see young Michael burst onto the music scene with his brothers, The Jackson 5.
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Great article except there was no J5 from 1963-1967. the name Jackson5 was solely owned by motown. the family signed with the lable in july 1968. of course they had to stop using the name j5 after mj and his brothers left with the exception of jermaine. pretty good article though.

899 days ago
305.

Dose Of Reality    

A reply like that is why I wouldn't hold my breath.
You are a clear indicator of what oxygen deprivation can do to a brain.

899 days ago
306.

Tangerine    

And that wench Nicole Alvarez needs to go get herself a legit job and a HUSBAND instead of waiting around to mooch off of Murray thinking he's gonna still be famous and sought-after by the media. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BABY and leave Conrad to his WIFE, you hootch!

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denise booker    

yes Micheal was addicted but dam he didn't over dose he just wanted to sleep until your in someone shoes do not speak ill of them and for doctor Conrad Murray he should be asking for forgiveness he has nerve he's a killer he is where he needs to be and i think longer get a job ya right where JERK!!!!!!!!

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308.

denise     

not only should he not be let out his ass should be sitting on death roll or in jail for dummy's with his instrument get it instrument {his baby mommy NICOLE DUM ASS ALVAREZ} how embarrassing was she when she testified in court

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toohigh310    

michael didnt deserve to die but also this man didnt deserve jail it was michaels decision to get drugged not the docs he was worried about losing his job

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Notoriousjr    

Wow, I can't beleive this, Dr Murray should face the facts, that he's the cause of Michaels death. His handling of improper care for his patients

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