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Dr. Conrad Murray's GF

Please Release Him ...

He's a Good Dad

2/23/2012 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray
's girlfriend is begging the court to let him out of jail pending his appeal ... claiming he's a "good father" to their toddler.

Nicole Alvarez -- who played the femme fatale during the trial -- filed a declaration of support for Murray today ... in which she says if Murray is released he will live with her and their 2-year-old son in Santa Monica.

It's not the most powerful or emotional letter. Alvarez says, "Dr. Murray is the father of my child" -- and adds ... he "has been our primary source of support."

It's unclear how much support Murray can provide now -- considering his medical license has been revoked.

Murray's hearing for bail pending appeal of his manslaughter conviction is scheduled for tomorrow morning in downtown L.A. 


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During his trial, She referred to herself as an instrument. So pretentious a remark. Succubus would be a better description. jmo

974 days ago


This guy is not a threat to society. He should be released. Jackson would have died at the hands of someone else - Murray was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

974 days ago


I see all the usually floosers from the Topix trolls who hate Michael Jackson are here! Why don't you clowns get a life? I have never seen anyone spend night and day hating on someone they don't know. You guys are just s***! Murray needs to rot in jail and this hoe don't love him! She wants him out to take care of her. She needs to find another sugar daddy. She would have left him for Michael if he had given her any hope!

974 days ago


Oh sweetheart, your pretty power isn't gonna work with this crowd. Time to brush up on your pole skills cause the "doc" is gonna be gone a while.

974 days ago


Ok Rex using your irrational thought - if someone drives erractic many times but are killed by a drunk driver, should they be set free because the driver would have most likely gotten killed at another time? Good Lord!

974 days ago


Still waiting for her sex tape and mug shot.........

974 days ago


Does anyone know what time the trial starts? Is TMZ going to cover it? Who is and what is the link?

974 days ago


Conrad Murray Sentencing: Judge Slams Doctor's 'Sophisticated Scheme,' 'Unconscionable Lies'

In a sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Conrad Murray was denied probation and ordered to serve four years in Los Angeles County Jail . On Nov. 7, Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his patient Michael Jackson.

Judge Michael Pastor offered a detailed account of his reasoning during an extended preamble to the sentencing, clearly indicating that if it were up to him, Murray would have received an even harsher sentence.

"Michael Jackson died not because of an isolated one-off occurrence," Judge Pastor said during the sentencing, which was broadcast live via TMZ. "He died because of a totality of cir***stances which are directly attributable to Conrad Murray."

Pastor repeatedly explained that he viewed Jackson's death as a result of persistent poor judgment on the part of Dr. Murray, who he believed "violated his sworn obligation" in exchange for "money, fame, prestige." The judge characterized Murray's treatment of the pop star, in regard to how he acquired and administered the potent anesthetic propofol, as a "cycle of horrible medicine," adding, "It is almost inconceivable that Murray would have persisted in this pattern for such a long amount of time.

The judge criticized Murray for "unconscionable lies," "attempting to destroy evidence," and "sophisticated, intentional deception.

"One can't help but be offended by the cir***stances in this case," Pastor said.

The judge took particular issue with "the surreptitious recording of Michael Jackson by his trusted doctor.

"I have repeatedly asked myself: Why did this happen, and for what reason?"

Pastor concluded that "the recording was Dr. Murray's insurance policy. It was designed to record his patient surreptitiously at that patient's most vulnerable point.

"I can't even imagine that happening to any of us, because of the horrific violation of trust," he continued, and suggested that Murray might have been prepared to sell the recording.

"I can't help but wonder that if there had been some conflict between Michael Jackson and Murray....what value would be placed on that tape recording," Pastor said. He later referred to the surreptitious recording as "the chapter that disturbs me the most."

Judge Pastor was also clearly disturbed by Conrad Murray's lack of remorse, and unwillingness to accept responsibility for his contribution to Michael Jackson's death.

"Talk about blaming the victim," Pastor said. "To hear Dr. Murray say it, Dr. Murray was just a bystander."

Before announcing the sentence, Judge Pastor said Murray was denied probation, and explained why.

"Why give probation to someone who is offended by the whole idea that that person is even before the court?" Pastor said. "You can't have probation when there isn't an acknowledgement of rehabilitation and responsibility.

"I looked valiantly for efforts to satisfy myself that while Dr. Murray was eligible for probation, he was suitable for probation," Pastor explained.

Ultimately, Pastor decided that Murray was not suitable: [Murray] unquestionably violated the trust and confidence of his patient on a repeated, nightly basis," and "engaged in a sophisticated scheme to obtain propofol through insidious means."

Because Murray was convicted of manslaughter (vs. a homicide with demonstrated intent), "this court does not have the legal authority to incarcerate Dr. Murray in state prison," Judge Pastor said, before delivering a sentence of four years imprisonment (the maximum allowable sentence).

"Murray violated the trust of the medical community, of his colleagues, and of his patient. And he has absolutely no sense of remorse, absolutely no sense of fault, and is and remains dangerous," Pastor said, adding that he believed Murray to be "reckless" and a "danger to the community.

"Experimental medicine is not going to be tolerated," the judge later added. "Michael Jackson was an experiment. Dr. Murray engaged in this 'money for medicine' madness that simply is not going to be tolerated by me."

Murray will serve out his sentence in Los Angeles County jail, minus 46 days of time served (23 days of actual custody, and a matching 23-day credit.) Murray can be expected to serve a reduced sentence due to jail overcrowding.

Murray can also be expected to face civil charges, and the Los Angeles District Attorney has ordered him to pay restitution of over $100 million.

"I am concerned about the restitution requests for this case," Pastor said, and arranged to schedule a restitution hearing at a later date.

Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 due to an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol.


974 days ago


Hi HN!!

I have been bouncing around trying to find a link. I would have thought that it had started by now. Seems strange that TMZ (or anyone) does not have a live stream going!

974 days ago


No way let him rot in Jail..... If i was the Judge i would of order him to do all his time in SOLITAIRE CONFINEMENT sense he didn't get to go Prison

974 days ago


A shame she couldnt have been charged with anything. And she's still putting her face out there. I hope no one gives her a job in the industry. But hollywood is so fake they probably will.

974 days ago

Dr. Dre    

Keep this monster locked up...

974 days ago


To Human Nature...maybe I spoke to quick, I even not follow the trial...Anyway it seems that I hurt you and that was not my sorry again...

974 days ago


Hi HN & All MJ Fans!

HN: You may be right! They may not be airing it on live stream knowing that Murray will not be released - possible! But still, if it was anything like the trial itself - it would be shear entertainment and probably worth an award for all of the acting and lies, etc. that would happen! But I was anxious to see Judge Pastor and David Walgren rip into Murray again (personally speaking).

974 days ago
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