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Sheriff's Dept. to Dr. Murray


You Get What You Deserve

10/11/2012 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The L.A. Sheriff's Dept. is pooh-poohing a letter it received from Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer, saying claims that Murray is being treated inhumanely are just plain false.

Murray's lawyers, J. Michael Flanagan and Valerie Wass, fired off the letter, obtained by TMZ, in which he claims the 5' by 7' cell in which Murray has been confined is so small -- given his 6'5" height -- that he may have developed permanent and uncorrectable blood circulation issues that could lead to a fatal embolism. 

Flanagan and Wass go even further, saying, "Dr. Murray's cell is proportional to that of a travel cage used for short term transportation of an animal.  If one were to keep a dog in a space just a few inches larger than the dog's length, for any extended period of time, contentions of animal cruelty possibly leading to prosecution would likely result."

But the Sheriff's Dept. tells TMZ, "Mr. Murray is receiving the appropriate level of care and we are taking into consideration his medical concerns and working with him."

And there's this ... Murray's lawyers note their client may not need to be in isolation any longer, because he looks shockingly different from his famous booking photo.



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the 5' by 7' cell in which Murray has been confined is so small -- given his 6'5" height -- that he may have developed permanent and uncorrectable blood circulation issues that could lead to a fatal embolism.


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Meanwhile, reps for Murray have reached out to publishers to test the waters to see if there is any interest in releasing the book, and so far, the response has been, "no thanks."

"Several publishers have been contacted and have expressed little to no interest in publishing any book written by or about Dr. Murray," the source says. "One publisher said that even if Murray were to take full responsibility for the death of Michael Jackson there was no interest. Dr. Murray just isn't an empathetic person and the public doesn't want to hear from him, period," the source says.



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KARMA IS A BEETCH! Now he knows what Michael went through unable to sleep, unable to rest, a sick man; and still putting a brave front to the mounds of financial responsibilities he had while looking for help (not for free).
Instead he found someone who didn't care posing as a friend. Who when Michael died, sold Michael's utmost privacy for a few bucks. Murray knew Propofol was going to kill Michael eventually. Now he knows what is like to be sick with no one on your side!
He might as well bring with him everyone who was in the conspiracy to get rid of Michael, he is the only one paying for all that and he might even die before he gets out!

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I feel absolutely no sympathy for this man. He has demonstrated to have no ethics, no respect and no loyalty.

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Whether Michael administered the fatal dose himself Conrad was the enabler. Not only did he have an ethical responsibility he had a moral one to just say no. Who can say whether he administered the fatal dose but nobody cannot say he was the vehicle which allowed the dose to be administered. For that the time get got was puny and he needs to get over it. Jail/prison is not fun nor comfortable, deal with it.

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Again Murray proves he's stupid. In a 5' x 7' cell he can do jumping jacks, lay on the floor diagonally for push-up's, and sit on the floor for sit-up's. Let him continue to cry like a baby trying to find every excuse to get released early. He's making fools out of his attorneys.

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Conrad Murray gets bigger cell, but still unhappyBy Alan Duke, CNN
updated 1:17 AM EDT, Fri October 12, 2012
Dr. Conrad Murray is serving four years for his role in the death of Michael Jackson.STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Jailers transfer Murray to a 8-foot-by-10-foot cell, "but it's not a good thing," lawyer says
"It's like being stuck in a closet and he's freaking out," his lawyer says
"Valerie, I'm dying, save me,'" Murray tells his lawyer
Murray is serving a four-year sentence for causing Michael Jackson's death in 2009
Los Angeles (CNN) -- A day after Conrad Murray's lawyers complained he was suffering a "slow death" in a tiny jail cell, the doctor was moved to a slightly larger one, his lawyer said.

Lawyers for the doctor convicted in Michael Jackson's death warned the Los Angeles County sheriff in a letter Wednesday that Murray was suffering possibly life-threatening and permanent injuries from almost a year in a 5-foot-by-7-foot cell.

Authorities transferred Murray to a 8-foot-by-10-foot cell of the Los Angeles County jail Thursday, "but it's not a good thing," his lawyer Valerie Wass said.

Murray was found guilty of causing Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, by administering a deadly overdose of sedatives and the surgical anesthetic propofol in what he told police was an attempt to cure the singer's insomnia.

The new cell has a solid door with only a small window, unlike the old cell that was open with bars that Murray could prop his long legs on when he stretched, Wass said.

"It's like being stuck in a closet and he's freaking out," she said. "He is feeling really isolated.

When Murray called his lawyer Wednesday, "he basically said 'Valerie, I'm dying, save me,'" Wass said.

Wass, who is leading Murray's appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction, and Michael Flanagan, one of his trial attorneys, will meet with jail officials soon.

The meeting will focus on Murray's health problems they blame on his limited exercise and small cell, Wass said.

"He needs exercise," she said. "You've got to get him out of that cell more than once a week."

The best solution, she said, would be for the sheriff to release Murray on monitored home confinement for the final year of his sentence.

Murray was sentenced to the maximum of four years in prison for causing Jackson's death, but California law requires him to serve just half of that behind bars.

Another law intended to relieve overcrowding in state prisons has Murray serving his time in the county jail, which Wass said was never designed for long term confinement.

Wass and Flanagan signed a letter for Sheriff Lee Baca Wednesday that they said was "notice of the life-threatening condition in which Dr. Murray currently exists."

"Correction of this intolerable situation is of extreme importance," they wrote.

Murray is held in a high-security section of the jail and isolated from the general prisoner population to protect him.

"Death or injury at the hands of another prisoner, however, is no worse than a slow death caused by a loss of circulation and atrophy resulting from inhumane confinement of a large man in a tiny space," the lawyers' letter said.

Murray -- jailed since November 7, 2011, when he was convicted -- is 6 feet 5 inches tall, but until this week he was confined in a 5-foot-by-7-foot cell, the letter said.

"If one were to keep a dog in a space just a few inches larger than the dog's length, for any extended period of time, contentions of animal cruelty possibly leading to prosecution would likely result," it said.

The sheriff's office did not respond to CNN's calls for comment.

His jail conditions "are the equivalent of a large individual flying coach in a middle seat for a period of a year," Wass said.

Murray was taken to a hospital Sunday night for treatment of what his lawyer described as "marked venous stasis of his lower extremities" and "right shoulder pain and severe loss of motion."

His cell was so small that Murray has "no opportunity for physical movement throughout the day," his lawyers wrote. "The only actual exercise that Dr. Murray received occurs on most Monday evenings when he is transferred in chains to an 8-by-8 cage on the roof of the facility."

Murray, in a phone call to a friend Monday that was published Wednesday by the celebrity news website TMZ, complained that he feared his illness would be permanent. "I may never be able to wear a boot again," he said.

"The venous stasis gives rise to a high risk for deep vein thrombosis and/or migrating pulmonary embolism," his lawyer wrote to the sheriff. "This condition may have developed to a chronic state which has become permanent and uncorrectable necessitating a lifetime of medication and treatment."

Murray's physical appearance has changed dramatically since he was taken into custody, his lawyer wrote.

"A review of earlier booking photos and bio-statistics of Dr. Murray, when compared to his current condition and appearance, would be shocking to persons not previously familiar with him," they wrote. "To those who have known him for the last year or longer, the suffering that has obviously taken its toll on his health is unimaginable."

Keeping a human in such conditions "would at the very least give rise to civil liability for negligent confinement resulting in a debilitating medical condition," the letter said.

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Spicy mag    

Jail sucks. Just saying.

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Dr. Conrad Murray Will NOT Be Home For Christmas, Not Eligible To Be Transferred To House Arrest

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 @ 07:45AM

By Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor

Despite his hopes to the contrary, Dr. Conrad Murray will NOT be home for Christmas, as the beleaguered former cardiologist is not eligible to commute the rest of his four year jail sentence to house arrest, is exclusively reporting.

As previously reported, Murray, who was convicted last year of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the shocking death of pop superstar Michael Jackson, had told his baby mama, Nicole Alvarez, that he could be out of jail by the Holidays — but, not so!

"The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department maintains that Dr. Murray isn't eligible for house arrest/electronic monitoring," Dr. Murray's attorney, Valerie Wass tells exclusively.

Dr. Murray was recently taken from his jail cell to the Los Angeles County Hospital because he was concerned that he had developed blood clots on his legs. After a thorough examination, at the expense of taxpayers, it was determined that Murray didn't have any blood clots.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Spokesperson Nicole Nashida tells Radar, "Mr. Murray is alive and well. We are working with him in addressing his medical concerns and any other issues that he has. Mr. Murray is being treated just like any other inmate at the jail."

As previously reported, Murray is passing his time in jail by writing a tell-all book, and he hopes a publisher will pay him a substantial amount of money.

"Dr. Murray spends most of his days writing what he is telling friends will be a tell-all about what really happened in the final days of Michael Jackson's life," a source previously told Radar. "Murray believes that the public will want to hear about the time he spent with Michael.

"Conrad says that Michael confided his inner-most secrets about his true feelings for his family, the child molestation trial and his three children. Murray contends that Michael's kids viewed him as a family member and loved him.

"This is all about money for Murray though because he is absolutely flat broke and desperately needs the cash. He feels that the book could help rehab his image and help him to get his medical license back."

Reps for Murray have reached out to publishers to test the waters to see if there is any interest in the book, and so far the response has been, "no thanks."

Meanwhile, a law enforcement source tells Radar: "Murray isn't causing any problems, but like every inmate in jail, he wants out. Murray constantly laments that he is a scapegoat for Michael Jackson's death and he hasn't shown any true remorse for his role. Dr. Murray needs to accept the fact that he will be staying in jail for another year. Whatever medical condition he may develop, mental health issue, you name it, he will remain in custody. Jails have medical wings and are equipped to deal with any issue an inmate can develop."

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Barb. A.    

Didn't the hospital doctor say nothing was wrong with CM ??? Why would the jailers stand by and let his lawyer make threats against them on the basis of CM self diagnosis ??

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