Defendant Conrad Murray: Preliminary Hearing, Day 3

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The third day of Dr. Conrad Murray’s preliminary hearing involved the testimony of two paramedics, as well as scrutiny of Murray’s phone activities the day of Michael Jackson’s death.  Paramedics Martin Blount and Michael Senneff testified that Jackson had been dead several minutes by the time they arrived at his mansion.  Complicating matters further were the throngs of fans and paparazzi crowding the vicinity, making it nearly impossible for the ambulance driver to make his way to the hospital.  Blount and Senneff agreed that Murray was not forthright about the medications given to Jackson prior to their arrival.  In other testimony, two phone company representatives reported how in the hours before and after Jackson’s death, Murray texted and phoned a number of people, but failed to dial 911.  Stay tuned…

The ANS Circus: The Disappointing Disrespect for our Jury System

The highly publicized case against Howard K. Stern and Drs. Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor as co-conspirators in Anna Nicole Smith’s death was – according to prosecutors – supposed to relay an ethical lesson to professionals everywhere who treat celebrities as clients and patients.  Lady Justice may have faltered in her mission today, but it’s not over yet.  First, Kapoor was exonerated from any wrongdoing. And, today, Judge Robert Perry threw out convictions against Stern and Eroshevich after a jury deliberated for two weeks to find them guilty!  District Attorney Steve Cooley vehemently stated his office would “pursue all appellate remedies to overturn Judge Perry’s decision” as they should.  Stay tuned…