Conrad Murray: Justice Served

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Unlike the debacle that was the Anna Nicole Smith trial, Lady Justice has something to smile about today.  After approximately 9 hours of jury deliberations, an expressionless Murray was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson.  Within minutes of the verdict being read, Murray was placed in handcuffs and taken into custody without bail.   In California, there is a history of criminally guilty doctors who disappear between verdict and sentencing, so no bail was the right decision in this case.  Sentencing is set for Tuesday, November 29 – rest assured, gavel to gavel coverage awaits…

Conrad Murray Trial: Recapping Key Events (Weeks 1, 2, and 3)

The Conrad Murray trial has been filled moments of drama, shock, tenseness, sadness and admonition.  During week one, members of Michael Jackson’s inner circle (including director/producer/choreographer Kenny Ortega, security staff, and personal chef) testified to his medical care not being Murray’s top priority… Paramedics and an ER physician confirmed Jackson could have been saved had they been summoned sooner, and had Murray not been preoccupied with gathering potential evidence and dispensing false information (such as the existence of propofol in MJ’s system).  Jurors also learned how Jackson’s children witnessed their lifeless father in bed. During cross examination of the litany of witnesses, the defense team seemed to be pinning their hopes on salvaging Murray’s reputation, and dismantling the sympathy for Jackson by portraying him as an addict who self-administered the lethal propofol dose.  Week two commenced with medical personnel testifying MJ was clinically dead by the time he arrived at UCLA Medical Center, despite efforts at resuscitation.  Murray told an emergency room physician he administered 4 milligrams of the sedative Lorazepam which caused cardiac arrest. Testimony followed from AT&T and Sprint Nextel employees regarding data residing on Murray’s iPhone. Tuesday revealed 4 women who were in contact with Murray around Read More …