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Judge: Conrad Murray Must Stay in Jail

Michael Jackson's doctor a flight risk during appeal, judge concludes

(Newser) - A judge today shot down Conrad Murray's request that he be released on bail while he appeals his manslaughter conviction, deciding that he was a flight risk and a danger to society. "The bottom line is the defense does not have significant property or employment or family ties... More »

Conrad Murray Hit With Max Sentence

Michael Jackson's doctor gets 4 years

(Newser) - Dr. Conrad Murray was hit with the maximum sentence of four years' imprisonment today for his role in the death of Michael Jackson. Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter , will serve his time in county jail rather than prison because he is a non-violent felon, TMZ reports. It is... More »

Dr. Murray: Why I Didn't Call 911

Plus: Michael Jackson's last words

(Newser) - In a Today interview airing tomorrow and Friday, Dr. Conrad Murray finally explains why he didn’t call 911 as soon as Michael Jackson stopped breathing—although his explanation may still leave you with a few questions. Emergency responders wouldn’t have been able to come through the gate, the... More »

Murray Denied Bail, Jailed in Isolation

Judge calls him a threat to public safety

(Newser) - Moments after his guilty verdict , Dr. Conrad Murray was ordered held without bail and escorted from the courtroom in handcuffs, the Los Angeles Times reports. "Dr. Murray's reckless conduct" is a threat to public safety, said Judge Michael Pastor. "This is not a crime involving a mistake... More »

Murray Guilty in Jackson's Death

Unanimous verdict read as crowds outside cheer

(Newser) - A Los Angeles jury just found Dr. Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, reports TMZ . Crowds gathered outside the courthouse were heard cheering immediately after the announcement of the unanimous verdict. Murray, who faces the almost certain revocation of his medical license and up... More »

Jury May Get Conrad Murray Case Thursday

Closing arguments begin that day in Michael Jackson death

(Newser) - Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter case could be over this week. The defense rested today, and closing arguments are set to begin on Thursday, reports the Los Angeles Times . Murray today decided not to testify on his own behalf. His fate will hinge on whether jurors buy his claim that... More »

Defense Expert: Murray Screwed Up

Defense says Jackson administered propofol to himself

(Newser) - Conrad Murray’s lawyers called an expert anesthesiologist to the stand today, but the jury’s out (no pun intended) on whether his testimony helped or hurt Michael Jackson's doctor. Dr. Paul White contradicted a prosecution expert who said that evidence showed that Murray had pumped Jackson full of... More »

Conrad Murray Moved to Tears Hearing About ... Conrad Murray

Character witnesses take the stand in his defense

(Newser) - Conrad Murray remained mostly stoic during the prosecution's description of Michael Jackson's death over the last few weeks, but he was moved to tears today when five character witnesses took the stand in his defense, reports AP . One woman recalled how Murray set up a clinic in a... More »

Drug Dose 40x What Murray Claimed: Expert

'People just don't wake up from anesthesia like that': professor

(Newser) - An expert witness has cast some serious doubt on Conrad Murray’s account of Michael Jackson’s death. An anesthesiologist told the court yesterday that the doctor had likely given the singer 40 times the propofol dose he has claimed. Murray kept the surgical anesthetic flowing even when Jackson’s... More »

Conrad Murray Defense Abruptly Drops Key Theory

They no longer say Jackson drank propofol when left alone

(Newser) - Prosecutors are close to wrapping up their case against Conrad Murray, with the final witnesses (medical experts) testifying that Murray's care of Michael Jackson was grossly irresponsible. Murray's attorneys, meanwhile, announced a surprise shift yesterday: They dropped their long-held theory that Jackson drank a fatal dose of propofol... More »

Jurors See Photo of Jackson's Naked Corpse

Singer 'healthier than average' before fatal OD, doc says

(Newser) - A photo of Michael Jackson's body was shown to jurors in the Conrad Murray trial yesterday as a coroner described the autopsy and his decision to rule the death a homicide. Jackson's body appears emaciated in the photo, but Los Angeles Deputy Medical Examiner Christopher Rogers said he... More »

Jacko Was 'Wasted' After Seeing Skin Doc

Singer may have been 'legally blind': Murray tape

(Newser) - The final third of a Conrad Murray interview with police following Michael Jackson's death was played to jurors today, as Murray's trial for involuntary manslaughter continues. On the June 27, 2009, tape, Murray says Jackson was seeing other doctors but never told him about it, though he deduced... More »

50K Cheer Jacko's Kids at Tribute Show

Paris wears replica of dad's 'Thriller' jacket at Michael Forever

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's trio of offspring took to a glove-shaped stage last night to pay tribute to their late dad—with more than a passing nod to Jacko's sense of style, notes People . "We're very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father,... More »

Slurred Michael Jackson Audio: 'I Hurt'

He talks about wanting to do a great show to help kids

(Newser) - Jurors in the Conrad Murray trial today got the depressing privilege of hearing the full audio of a slurred Michael Jackson speaking, a portion of which they heard on the trial's first day. In the call to Murray, a barely comprehensible Jackson talks about his desire to pull off... More »

ER Docs: Michael Jackson Was Beyond Saving

Conrad Murray begged physicians to revive dead singer

(Newser) - Michael Jackson was dead when he arrived at the UCLA Medical Center, but Dr. Conrad Murray insisted that physicians try to revive him, two emergency doctors testified yesterday. An aortic balloon pump was placed in Jackson's heart, a move that doctors knew was futile but was done "to... More »

Security Guard: Murray Did Lousy CPR on Jackson

Doctor asked him to help stash vials, according to testimony

(Newser) - Today's testimony in the Conrad Murray trial doesn't exactly speak to his skills as a doctor. One of Michael Jackson's security guards said that when he entered the singer's room, he saw Murray performing a shoddy version of CPR—using only one hand, intermittently, reports the... More »

Doc Made 'Odd' Request Right After MJ Died: Assistant

Conrad Murray reportedly requested a ride to mansion to get cream

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's personal assistant took the stand today in the Conrad Murray trial , and talked about a mysterious cream he says the doctor wanted to retrieve right after the singer's death. Michael Amir Williams testified about the day Jackson died, saying "we were making small talk about... More »

Tour Exec Confronted Doc About 'Incoherent' Jackson

But Murray said to leave the doctoring to him, says Kenny Ortega

(Newser) - From Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, more sad details about the King of Pop’s last days. Kenny Ortega, the choreographer for Jackson’s “This Is It” tour, testified yesterday that he confronted Murray just days before Jackson’s death, airing his... More »

Tape of Drugged Michael Jackson Played at Doc's Trial

Prosecution says it proves doctor knew singer's condition

(Newser) - “When people leave my show, I want them to say, ‘I’ve never seen nothing like this in my life.” That’s one of the things Michael Jackson is heard mumbling in a recording prosecutors played today in the trial of Conrad Murray, who’s charged with... More »

Dr. Murray's Defense: Jacko Killed Himself

Defense will claim pop star gave himself extra dose of Propofol: prosecutor

(Newser) - Dr. Conrad Murray, accused of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death, appears to be taking a novel approach to his defense: Claim the King of Pop killed himself. Or so says the prosecution, reports the AP. "I do think it's clear the defense is operating under the theory that... More »

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