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Dr. Conrad Murray

Asks Court

To Get Out of Jail

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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61.

Kari    

This guy just can't seem to get over the fact that he isn't special.

914 days ago
62.

Dr.Conrad Murray    

Mama, Im Coming Home
===================

Times have changed and times are strange
Here I come but I aint the same
Mama, Im coming home


Times gone by seem to be
You could have been a better friend to me
Mama, Im coming home


Took me in and you drove me out
Yeah, you had me hypnotized
Lost and found and turned around
By the fire in your eyes


You made me cry, told me lies
But, I cant stand to say goodbye
Mama Im coming home


I could be right, I could be wrong
Hurts so bad, its been so long
Mama, Im coming home


Selfish love yeah, were both alone
The ride before a fall
But Im gonna take this heart of stone
I just got to have it all


Ive seen your face a hundred times
Every day weve been apart
I dont care about the sunshine, yeah
Cause mama, mama Im coming home


Happy days are here again.
Dr. Robert Conrad Murray.

914 days ago
63.

Wocka    

Let the guy out. Come on, Michael was a addict.

914 days ago
64.

Jimmy jamz    

Let him go he did the world a great dedd. Dont be fooled he got rid of a pedo and brought the family money something MJ couldnt do cause no one gave a crap about him for about 15 years. So he got those kids he bought some cash, and now the rabids can pretend they cared forever lol

914 days ago
65.

Barb. A.    

So is this really what all this BS is about?


(( Under sentencing guidelines, Murray is expected to serve no more than half of his sentence. The attorney said if he served his complete sentence he would not receive the benefits of a favorable appeal decision if his case was overturned.))

http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/entertainment/20120128/US.Michael.Jackson.Doctor/

Doctor convicted in Jackson death seeks release


LOS ANGELES — The doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death asked a judge Friday to release him from jail pending his appeal.

Dr. Conrad Murray, who is serving a four-year jail sentence, said in a declaration that he should be released either on his own recognizance or on bail with electronic monitoring.

He said he is not a danger to society, will not flee the area, and wants to work to help support his seven children.

His lawyer, J. Michael Flanagan, said in the motion that Murray knows he cannot work as a doctor but would find other employment. He suggested the sentence and Murray's mode of confinement is extremely severe for a man with no prior criminal record.

He said Murray is being held in solitary confinement and is chained to a table when he meets with his lawyers. He also said Murray is extremely sorrowful about Jackson's death.

Jackson died in June 2009 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, administered by Murray. Flanagan conceded that Murray made some medical misjudgments but said he never intended harm to Jackson.

Murray's appeal has not yet been filed, but the motion offered a preview of some issues that will be raised, including the claim that Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor should have allowed testimony about Jackson's financial condition.

Flanagan said the exclusion of that evidence "seriously compromised the defendant's ability to demonstrate the desperate situation which was guiding the decisions and choices of both Mr. Jackson and Dr. Murray."

Murray appeared to be blaming Jackson for decisions that led to his death.

"Mr. Jackson was an uncooperative patient who made decisions and demands based upon his particular needs," said Flanagan. "One of which was his extremely precarious financial situation complicated by drug addiction. "

Flanagan also cited the judge's refusal to sequester the jury and the presence of cameras in the courtroom as appellate issues.

With Murray's appeal expected to take more than a year to move through the courts, the attorney said it would be unfair to keep him jailed in the interim.

Under sentencing guidelines, Murray is expected to serve no more than half of his sentence. The attorney said if he served his complete sentence he would not receive the benefits of a favorable appeal decision if his case was overturned.

A hearing on the motion was set for Feb. 24.

914 days ago
66.

LR    

Oh, poor baby. He has to pay for his crimes now. How sad. He should have been charged with murder. He's getting off easy as far as the rest of the world is concerned.

914 days ago
67.

fleedee    

I am glad that murray is not wasting jail space, he never should be in jail. go flannagan

914 days ago
68.

fleedee    

It is about time, he shouldnt be in jail at all good job flannagan and all the best murray. do your job pastor finally.

914 days ago
69.

Ronny    

He is a good damn murderer, so stop bitchin

914 days ago
70.

Steph    

Sad that Jackson request the same...

914 days ago
71.

SeabreezeLLL    

HELL TO THE F*$&ING NO!!!! Let him out? I did my time for a crime I DID NOT COMMIT, 7 years...let him sit there til MJ comes back...which will be NEVER!

914 days ago
72.

steve    

your kidding right no bail no time out an nothing you kill by any means or method ...locked up ...stay locked up

914 days ago
73.

Kimbo    

let connie out to deal with Sandusky, save the taxpayers a lot of money. You know, in this economy, we need Dr. Conrad Murray, he can help riding criminals and solve the prison's over-crowded problem. help the government return to black by ridding off criminals and stupid judges like the one who claimed he was a danger to the society.

914 days ago
74.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

He should definitely be released ASAP. The man shouldn't have to to any time. 3 months is ridiculous.
The man rid the world of one of the most famous child predators ever. People should be lining up and thanking the man for making the world a safer place yet idiotic pedophile supporters want to see the man punished for his good deed.
DR. CONRAD MURRAY = HERO

914 days ago
75.

janicebyrne    

If Michael is able to get out of his coffin then ok, let this murdering slimeball out to kill again. He has never at any time shown any remorse, his arrogance is overwhelming , and who would trust him ever again? He has lied lied lied since day one and kept on lying and contradicting his previous lies by adding more lies. What a deceitful person he is. He should stay in jail, he'll be out soon enough on parole anyway.

914 days ago
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