February 28th, 2012 by faye
Former attending physician of Michael Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray, was denied of bail or the opportunity to serve time under house arrest as he fights to have the ruling overturned for his involuntary manslaughter case of the late King of Pop.
During the most recent hearing of Murray, Judge Michael Pastor insisted that Dr. Conrad Murray is still a flight risk because he does not have significant property or family ties in Los Angeles. Additionally, Judge Pastor also said that Murray is a danger to society, citing the NBC documentary wherein Murray failed to show any remorse for the death of Michael Jackson. Judge Michael Pastor noted, “it scares me” that Dr. Conrad Murray believes it is alright to use Propofol in a home setting. The judge even insists that Murray could pose a danger to the safety of other people if he were released.
Dr. Conrad Murray previously filed a motion asking for bail so he could spend time with his family while waiting for the result of his appeal. The doctor is hopeful that he can overturn his manslaughter conviction on grounds he never had a chance to prove Michael Jackson killed himself due to stress, among other reasons. Murray’s appellate attorney, Valerie Wass says she believes Murray is a “scapegoat,” who is being blamed for the death of Michael Jackson because there is no one else to put the blame on.
La Toya Jackson, sister of Michael Jackson, has hailed the decision of Judge Pastor. In a Twitter post, she wrote, “Thank you #judgepastor for denying the release of #drconradmurray! I too strongly believe that he is a danger to society!”
La Toya recently aired her thoughts on the appeal of Dr. Conrad Murray, telling talk show host Wendy Williams, “I know that he (Murray) is appealing this (verdict)… I think he’s where he belongs, you don’t do things like this.”
February 24th, 2012 by faye
The medical doctor of late pop icon Michael Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Dr. Murray’s medical license was also suspended following the verdict. Now, Dr. Conrad Murray just filed legal docs in which he claims his manslaughter charges should be nullified, on grounds that the judge should have allowed him to prove that Michael Jackson was so stressed out over his financial woes, hence leading to his reckless self-administering of a fatal dose of Propofol.
According to TMZ reports, Dr. Conrad Murray responded to the D.A.’s claims that he should stay in jail pending appeal because the grounds for challenging the manslaughter conviction against him are nothing but a hoax. The doctor made a number of arguments, but the most interesting is the section titled, “Financial Condition of Michael Jackson” where Murray’s lawyers said, ”Mr. Jackson was in debt approximately $440 million and desperately needed to fulfill a contractual commitment at the O2 arena in London.”
Dr. Conrad Murray’s lawyers went on stating, “He [Michael Jackson] was on the verge of losing his entire estate to foreclosure. The pressure to fight through his insomnia, to rehearse and be the entertainer he was in his earlier years was overwhelming.” Then the lawyers of Dr. Conrad Murray concluded, “His motivation and resulting desperation were relevant to show a likelihood or reason to act in a manner inconsistent with good judgment.”
The lawyers claim it was an error for the judge to ostracize evidence of Jackson’s financial desperation.
February 15th, 2012 by faye
The death of pop icon Michael Jackson last year has been brought some justice when his attending physician Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson by a jury in Los Angeles. And now, the Texas medical license of Dr. Conrad Murray has finally been suspended.
The Texas Board of Medical Examiners suspended the medical license of Dr. Conrad Murray on Friday, almost three years after the death of Michael Jackson.
Dr. Conrad Murray is currently serving a four-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter. A board spokesperson said that the board in Texas did not need to seek an emergency suspension of the medical license of Dr. Conrad Murray after his conviction since he was behind bars and not a threat to patients in Texas. Additionally, the board spokesperson told the Houston Chronicle, “This achieves the same effect as license revocation.”
Dr. Conrad Murray, on the other hand, is seeking an appeal of his conviction.
Dr. Conrad Murray, who worked at the Armstrong Medical Clinic in the Acres Homes area for several years, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 for the death of Michael Jackson. The medical licenses of Dr. Conrad Murray to practice medicine in California and Nevada have also been suspended.
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of the powerful anaesthetic propofol, to which, the lawyers of Dr. Conrad Murray argued that Michael Jackson self-administered a lethal dose of the drug to himself while Dr. Conrad Murray was out of the room.