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Dr. Conrad Murray

Denied Freedom

During Manslaughter Appeal

2/24/2012 5:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray was just shot down by a judge, denying him bail while he appeals his manslaughter conviction in the death of Michael Jackson.

During today's hearing, Judge Michael Pastor found Murray is still a flight risk because he does not have significant property or family ties here in Los Angeles.

Judge Pastor also believes Murray is a danger to society -- citing the NBC documentary, in which Murray fails to show any remorse for MJ's death.

Pastor said "it scares me" that Murray believes it's okay to use Propofol in a home setting -- and insists he could pose a danger to the safety of other people if he were released.

Murray had previously filed a motion asking for bail so he could spend time with his family while he awaits the outcome of his appeal.

Murray is hoping to overturn his manslaughter conviction on grounds he never had a chance to prove Michael killed himself  due to stress ... among other reasons.

Murray's appellate attorney Valerie Wass says she believes Murray is a "scapegoat," who's being blamed for Michael's death because there's no one else to target.

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106.

MiMi    


MiMi wayyyyyvvves Hello to Paulette!

949 days ago
107.

MiMi    

BnB


This will be my final attempt to get thru that thick skull of yours. FYI the jails had already begun to reduce overcrowding months before the Supreme Court ruling. So in fact by the time the court had ruled, the numbers in the jails had already drastically been reduced. The main reduction has been in prisoners who have been incarcerated while awaiting trial. Thus making room for those already convicted.


Fact of the matter is that Judge Pastor never once mentioned anything in regards to jail overcrowding. Just more crap put out there by the media.

I vote we put BnB in one of those luxurious private cells.

Oh and stick UnWell in there with him. They can paint each others toenails.

LoL....

949 days ago
108.

Paulette    

Hi Mimi...Hope everything is well with you:)

Ohwell..Your a waste of time...I see with the variety of nics on here your still chatting with yourself..

Diluema...pffft...you would NOT kick a dog out of your bedroom???? LOL I think from the mentality of your posts that is the only thing that would come near your bedroom...

949 days ago
109.

FlowerPower    

nan: 5 hours ago
I agree , he only feels things that effect him personally..He isnt sorry that he inadvertently killed somebody but he is devastated that now he has to pay the price for it..That is the remorse he feels ..for himself..
Always crying in court when it came to him , not the man he killed ..
he isnt going to take responsibility for MJ death ,just like he doesnt take responsibility for all those kids he has..
Cant support them but was getting pedicures,,His needs were his number one priority, not MJ..
Strikes me as ridiculous that this doctor never was at rehearsals when MJ was actually exerting himself..
He just wanted to appease Randy P cause that is where his check was coming from..
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I agree with you Nan. Description of sociopath suits him to a T.
Its a shame they didn't have live feed from conman's cell, I would have loved to see him crying again for himself:-)

949 days ago
110.

FlowerPower    

Judge denies bid for bail by Jackson doctor
BY LINDA DEUTSCH

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Judge denies bid for bail by Jackson doctor
LOS ANGELES -- A judge who presided over the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor refused Friday to release him on bail, saying he would be a danger to any community where he might try to practice medicine.

Conrad Murray's lawyer asked for his release pending appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction, but Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said he saw little chance that Murray would prevail in getting his case overturned.

Pastor made it clear that his view of Murray had not softened since he gave him a tongue-lashing and the maximum four-year sentence in the superstar's death. He suggested Murray hurt his own chances for freedom in a do***entary interview broadcast after the trial saying use of the powerful anesthetic propofol in the home was appropriate.

Jackson died in 2009 of an overdose of the drug that Murray administered in his bedroom as a treatment for insomnia. Expert witnesses testified they never heard of anyone administering the drug outside a hospital.

"I didn't tell Dr. Murray to give an interview for a do***entary," the judge said. "When he did, I listened to it and saw it and I was concerned about his attitude toward the use of propofol in the home. ... What he believes scares me."

Pastor also believes Murray, who was born and raised in the Caribbean, would pose a flight risk if he leaves jail. He said the doctor could go to a foreign country that might allow him to practice medicine, and anyone encountering him as a patient would be in danger.

"He was raised in Trinidad and has seven children by five women in different parts of the country, which does not reflect well on his stability," Deputy District Attorney David Walgren argued during the hearing.

Defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan petitioned for Murray to be released on bail, his own recognizance or under house arrest with an electronic ankle bracelet. He and appellate attorney Valerie Wass said Murray should be free during his appeal.

The judge, however, said the defense has not shown there is any substantial legal question likely to result in reversal of the verdict.

"No trial is perfect," the judge said, but nothing cited by Flanagan rises to the level of legal error.

Flanagan and Wass said the appeal issues would include Pastor's refusal to sequester the jury and his decision to allow broadcast of the trial. Pastor said he is confident those rulings and others were legally sound.

He also said he would not reconsider the bail request in the future.

"This is my last statement on this matter," he said.

Under current sentencing guidelines, Murray is likely to serve about half of his four-year term.

Outside court, Flanagan said Murray had lost at least 30 pounds since he went to jail Nov. 7. He said he is held in a single, five-by-eight foot cell with few chances to exercise or go outside.

Murray is considered a high-risk prisoner because of his notoriety.

Wass said she visited Murray and found him in remarkably good spirits.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/24/3448793/judge-takes-up-bid-for-bail-by.html#storylink=cpy

949 days ago
111.

aspire    

so happy for this, thank you Judge Michael Pastor.

949 days ago
112.

HumanNature    

THANK YOU FlowerPower


FOR POSTING AN IN DEPTH ARTICLE OF THE PROCEEDING!!!!


The judge, however, said the defense has not shown there is any substantial legal question likely to result in reversal of the verdict.


IN OTHER WORDS, THE "QUACK" STILL DOES NOT HAVE/HAS A DEFENSE EVEN IF HE FILES AN APPEAL TO OVERTURN HIS CONVICTION!!!!


I HOPE THAT THE "QUACK" TAKE THIS TIME TO REFLECT ON HIS OWN NEGATIVE LIFE!!!!

949 days ago
113.

kim    

Hello Paulette,

How are you?? Haven't heard from you on here in a while. And yes, the same childish games going on here. That make no sense. Just a bunch of babbling. Just watch. You will see.


Flower Power, I would have loved to have seen a shot from his jail cell of when the judge said your request is denied. I remember Walgren's words from the closing argument- "Poor Conrad Murray". Not. All he thinks about is himself.

949 days ago
115.

HumanNature    

Murray's appellate lawyer, Valerie Wass, is challenging Pastor's decision against sequestering the jury during his manslaughter trial, which was broadcast around the world.


Wass claims that widespread publicity was a substantial factor in Murray's conviction.


The judge said he was not persuaded by Murray's defense claim, nor did it meet the legal standard of clear and convincing evidence that sequestration would have changed the outcome.


"I have never heard of a case overturned based on failure to sequester," said Pastor.

Read more: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/entertainment/30538745/detail.html#ixzz1nP0gEOHP


IF ANYONE REMEMBER, THE LAWYERS FOR THE "QUACK" HAD FILED AN EMERGENCY APPEAL TO "SEQUESTER" THE JURY AND WAS QUICKLY DENIED BY THE COURT OF APPEALS!!!


Michael Jackson death trial: Conrad Murray's jury sequestration bid denied by court of appeals
http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Michael-Jackson-death-trial:-Conrad-Murrays-jury-sequestration-bid-denied-by-court-of-appeals/8344935

THESE LAWYERS ARE STILL GOING AROUND IN "CIRCLES"!!!

949 days ago
116.

Dose Of Reality    

I'd really love to know the criteria for why a post is deleted on this site.

949 days ago
118.

FlowerPower    

Hello HN, Pegasus and Kim
TMZ tends to leave out the most important things in their post, can't trust their "reporting".
Yes, I was a bit annoyed that there were no live feed from court or at least from conman's cell. It would have been nice to see the judge to give another tongue lashing to conman, maybe that is the reason he didn't go to court, he is afraid of judge:-)
The judge did the only right thing to do, full stop.
""This is my last statement on this matter," he said."

In case someone has not read: People's opposition to defense request for release pending appeal
http://ww2.lasuperiorcourt.org/hp/zhn3eu55ers4iemjdmecvm45/1491236636.pdf
Beautifully explained why conman should stay in jail:-)

949 days ago
119.

Marie    

They should have given him a life sentence.

949 days ago
120.

Murph    

duilama you are way more obsessed with MJ than any one of his fans are! I think you need to seek help for your obsession!

949 days ago
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