August 13th, 2012 by faye
Dr. Conrad Murray, the former personal physician of the late Michael Jackson, claims that he no longer feels safe behind prison bars after jailers mistakenly allowed a complete stranger to visit him in jail — a woman who posed as the mother of MJ’s children.
According to reports, the lawyers of Conrad Murray told media outlet TMZ that the MJ baby mama impostor – who appeared to be in her 40s and of Eastern European descent — paid a visit to Murray in prison on Thursday, claiming that she flew all the way from Nevada just to see him.
Conrad Murray did not recognize the woman and insisted that there must have been a mistake. But then, the MJ baby mama impostor replied, “I’ve seen you before and you’ve probably seen me before. I’m the mother of Michael Jackson’s kids.”
Debbie Rowe is the real biological mother of the two older children of Michael Jackson. The mother of Blanket — Michael’s youngest child — is reportedly a Hispanic woman in San Diego.
As such, Conrad Murray called the woman visitor an “impostor.” He then subsequently told her to leave quickly, which the woman did.
But now, the doctor is upset because a recent change in the Los Angeles County jail’s visitor policy, which allows visitors to sign up online without having to verify their identity, has left him exposed to everyone from the outside world.
Reports said that under the new policy, Los Angeles County jail prisoners do not even get a notification of their visitor until they are already sitting face-to-face with them in a tiny cell, separated only by glass .
Valerie Wass, the attorney of Conrad Murray said, “I have serious concerns about the security. My client was horror-stricken by the fact that a complete stranger could get in to see him.”
Wass added that they are currently weighing their options to keep Murray safe. Calls to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were not returned.
July 31st, 2012 by faye
Dr. Conrad Murray — one of the attending physicians of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson — believes that he can still prove that the singer injected himself with a fatal dose of Propofol. Now, Murray wants a court to order laboratory testing on drug paraphernalia he claims can prove his innocence.
According to reports, the lawyers of Conrad Murray are filing a new motion in his appeal with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, claiming that a vial of Propofol could hold the key to his innocence. He wants the appellate judges to authorize forensic analysis of a bottle of the surgery-strength anesthetic propofol recovered from the bedroom where Michael Jackson died in 2009. Murray also wants forensic testing to search for traces of lidocaine.
The lidocaine is said to be an important part of the appeal because the prosecution argued that Dr. Conrad Murray hooked up Michael Jackson to an IV bag containing a fatal dose of propofol and left him on his own. During his trial, prosecutors said that Murray mixed the propofol with an anti-burn anesthetic called lidocaine and administered it to the sleep-deprived singer using an intravenous drip.
However, Dr. Conrad Murray claims that testing will prove that there was no lidocaine on the vial, and that Michael Jackson was the one who injected himself with a pure dose of propofol using a syringe, resulting in his death.
In the filing, defense lawyer Valerie Wass argued that the highly specific testing — which was denied twice by the trial judge of Dr. Conrad Murray ruling that they should have made the request before the trial began — could help determine the exact contents of the vial and if it really supports the theory of the prosecution.
“If that bottle is pure propofol, then Conrad Murray deserves a new trial,” Mark Fierro, the legal spokesman of Murray told the Daily News, adding “They basically have no theory that works except to have a specific amount of lidocaine in the bottle.”
Murray’s team will file the motion in California on Monday. It may take months before the court makes its decision.
Dr. Conrad Murray is currently serving a four-year sentence after a jury convicted him of involuntary manslaughter. He is also expected to serve two years in county jail.
June 27th, 2012 by edsel
The baby mama of Conrad Murray reported that he went through more than 60 books and started an in-jail university in an effort to stay busy.
TMZ reported that Murray’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Nicole Alvarez said she stayed in constant contact with Connie since he was locked up in L.A. County Jail. Miss Alvarez claimed that the former doctor of Michael Jackson had been desperately trying to keep his mind active.
“He’s been doing a lot of reading,” Alvarez said. “He’s able to transport himself to all these different places,” she said of Murray’s hunger for books, “Like Sweden or Paris or Afghanistan.”
According to Nicole Alvarez, Conrad Murray had burned through his reading list behind bars. At the time of the third death anniversary of Michael Jackson, Murray had already finished more than sixty books during his stint in captivity. That included the posthumously-published thriller ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson, which featured a protagonist who just got out of jail.
Alvarez further informed TMZ that Murray had also started a virtual “university” behind bars. Much like Lane Garrison of ‘Prison Break’ infamy, Murray decided to educate other inmates in various subjects.
Conrad Murray is serving a 4-year sentence for over-medicating Michael Jackson three years ago, which led to the King of Pop’s death by cardiac arrest. The coroner judged Jackson’s death to be a homicide and Murray was held responsible.
June 27th, 2012 by edsel
The third death anniversary of the late, great Michael Jackson this Monday saw fans celebrating his life and his music.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, the King of Pop died from cardiac arrest three years ago at his home. He was 50 years old and preparing for his ‘This Is It’ comeback tour.
The coroner ruled Jackson’s death a homicide. His doctor, Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for over-medicating Michael to a dangerous degree.
The Hollywood Gossip reported that the last thing Conrad Murray intended to do was kill Michael Jackson. However, the doctor was still held responsible for the lethal combination of sedatives that led to the singer’s tragic death.
Conrad Murray received a four-year sentence for his part in Jackson’s death. He had been behind bars since November. Murray often complained that the horrid jail conditions were causing him to waste away.
Jackson’s mother, Katherine, received permanent custody of his three offspring: Prince, Paris, and Blanket. His three children went on to become well-adjusted, normal children, just like Michael Jackson reportedly always wanted and worked hard for.
Paris Jackson, in particular, publicly paid tribute to her father. ”RIP Michael Jackson,” she tweeted. “Dad you will forever be in my heart,” Paris promised. She also posted a picture of Michael and his former wife Debbie Rowe, Paris and Prince’s mother.
Meanwhile, Jackson’s lives on three years after his death. According to The Hollywood Gossip, his death shifted the media and public’s focus away from Jackson’s personal issues and back to his musical genius.
His death introduced Michael Jackson to a new generation of fans. Tens of millions of older fans also found themselves invigorated once more. The King of Pop had never been more popular in over 30 years.
May 28th, 2012 by edsel
In a bizarre twist, Propofol -the drug that claimed the life of Michael Jackson- will now be used to execute criminals in the state of Missouri.
TMZ reported that the Missouri Department of Corrections recently announced about ditching the previous -and expensive- 3-drug cocktail method used for lethal injections. Instead, the state will administer a lethally large dose of Propofol to the condemned.
Propofol is a powerful anesthetic used to induce anesthesia for surgeries. Marketed as Diprivan by AstraZeneca, it gained the nickname “milk of amnesia” because of its resemblance to milk.
Propofol has been linked to cardiac arrest, but it is still used off-label for medically-unsubstantiated purposes such as anxiety treatment.
Missouri would be the first state to use Propofol for the purpose of execution. The state has not yet established an official date when it will start using it, but there are 19 condemned men who may be executed using this method in the near future.
Michael Jackson was known to use Propofol to help him sleep. The 50-year-old pop icon died of the said drug’s intoxication after suffering a respiratory arrest.
MJ’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter. Murray was proven to have administered Propofol to Michael Jackson within 24 hours of his death.
May 8th, 2012 by edsel
Former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra recently joined infamous Michael Jackson cardiologist Conrad Murray and singer James DeBarge in the celebrity wing of L.A. County Jail.
TMZ earlier reported that Dykstra is serving time for assault with a deadly weapon and lewd conduct. The retired baseball player is still adding to the latter charges with his raunchy in-jail antics.
According to TMZ, Lenny Dykstra sometimes covers his head with a sheet, pokes a hole around the waste area, and sticks his member through the hole in case anyone dared to look that way.
Spencer Vodnoy, the lawyer of DeBarge, told TMZ that his client and Conrad Murray are now good friends. The two often made fun of Lenny Dykstra and his perverted past-time pleasures.
As of this Sunday, James DeBarge will be released in a few days. The former husband of Janet Jackson was held for drug and assault with a deadly weapon charges.
Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter connected with the death of Michael Jackson. He may serve only a little more than 2 years before being released due to overcrowded jail conditions. Lenny Dykstra will be keeping him company for a couple of years.
March 22nd, 2012 by faye
The late Michael Jackson’s attending physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who has been sentenced to four years of prison life due to involuntary manslaughter, has been reportedly enduring a hard time behind bars. Murray has dropped 30 pounds due to suffering from dysentery.
According to the reports, Dr. Conrad Murray has been extremely sick since entering jail last November. The doctor claims the water smells and tastes bad, and believes it has given him a horrible case of dysentery. Murray says that the poor quality of water, along with a terrible diet, is totally compromising and ruining his health. Dr. Conrad Murray claims he can’t eat jail food, and is forced to eat what he calls “cat food” which he buys at the commissary.
Reports also say that Murray buys canned tuna for $4.25 a pop, salmon flakes for $3.50 and canned mackerel for $2.50. He is telling friends that aside from cats, he’s the only human being forced to eat canned mackerel. And because of this horrible prison life, Murray is reportedly filing multiple appeals to get out of jail, primarily because his health is compromised.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore released a statement in response to Murray’s allegations about prison life, saying, “All inmates receive the proper nutrition and medical care that is required by law, but the Sheriff’s Dept. goes above and beyond what is required.”
Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of gross negligence back in 2009 which resulted in the sudden demise of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.