Defendant Conrad Murray: Preliminary Hearing, Days 4 & 5

Day 4 of the criminal case against Conrad Murray was replete with more damaging testimony.  LAPD Detective Dan Myers testified about how Murray engaged in numerous phone calls the day Jackson died.  One such call was made to one of several women he was dating at the time, even though the “doctor” has a wife.  He also has seven children from various women.  One of those women, Nicole Alvarez, met Murray in 2005, at her place of employment – a Las Vegas gentlemen’s club.  On behalf of the People of the State of California, the Deputy District Attorney questioned the hostile witness, Alvarez, about several deliveries made between March and June 2009 from Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas to the Santa Monica apartment where Alvarez lived and Murray paid rent.  It was this pharmacy where Murray received Propofol.  Alvarez testified she neither opened the shipments, nor noticed the return address.  She also complicity stated she did not keep track of Murray’s whereabouts, or, activities. Houston cocktail waitress, Sade Anding, was on the phone with Murray at about the time he noticed Jackson’s deteriorated state.  Anding stated, “I just remember saying, ‘Hello, hello, hello! Are you there? Are you there?”  Read More …

Celebrity Justice? Dismissal In Anna Nicole Smith Case Insults America’s Jury System

In response to the surprising outcome of the Anna Nicole Smith criminal trial, I was featured on the radio talk show KFWB in LA discussing Judge Perry’s decision to throw out the conviction of Smith’s former lover and lawyer, Howard K. Stern.  Please go to the “News & Appearances” section of my blog to listen the clip.  I was also featured on “Big Hollywood”with my opinion editorial piece on celebrity justice and America’s jury system.  Perry’s shocking decision to overturn a jury of Stern’s peers is extremely disrespectful to the entire jury system.  This was not a bench trial and those twelve men and women spent weeks agonizing over details to reach their decision.  Additionally, Perry’s actions today are inconsistent with his own rulings throughout the trial – there were several attempts to have the conspiracy charges dismissed and he did not do that.  Stay tuned for the latest!