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Jackson Family Reacts to Conrad Murray's Dwindling Jail Sentence: "It Wasn't Enough Time"

Jackson Family Reacts to Conrad Murray's Dwindling Jail Sentence:
Judge Michael Pastor may have imposed the maximum possible sentence on Conrad Murray this morning—four years behind bars—but as jubilant a reaction as Michael Jackson's family initially had to the punishment, well, cooler, more critical heads seem to have prevailed. "It wasn't enough time," Jermaine Jackson told E! News on his way out of the courthouse. Hardly a surprisingly response given that just moments after the hearing ended, Los Angeles Sheriff spokesman Steve Whitmore told E! News that when all is said and done, Murray, as expected, will not serve the four-year sentence doled out to him, but will instead wind up serving "a little less than two years" of that...
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Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years for Michael Jackson Death

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Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years for Michael Jackson Death
Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician at the time of the singer's June 2009 death, was sentenced to the maximum four years by Judge Michael Pastor on Tuesday. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for causing Jackson's death earlier this month. However, despite the prosecution's previous request that Murray serve his sentence in state prison, Pastor ordered that he will serve the time in Los Angeles County Jail, due to a recent sentencing realignment dictating that involuntary manslaughter cases not be served in state prison. Murray's defense team asked for
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Justice Served: Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Michael Jackson Manslaughter

Justice Served: Conrad Murray Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Michael Jackson Manslaughter
The time may not fit the crime, but it's the most the judge could give. Just three weeks after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in state prison, the maximum punishment for his propofol-pushing misdeeds. "He has absolutely no sense of remorse and absolutely no sense of fault," Los Angeles Superior County Judge Michael Pastor said while handing down his blistering sentence. "And he's dangerous." "There are those who believe Dr. Murray is a saint. There are those who believe Dr. Murray is the devil. He is neither. He is a human being." A human being who just got the book thrown at...
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Prosecutors Want to Lock Conrad Murray Away, Defense Seeks Wrist Slap

Prosecutors Want to Lock Conrad Murray Away, Defense Seeks Wrist Slap
Conrad Murray may not be "mentally prepared" for jail, but prosecutors are trying to send him there regardless, and for the maximum amount of time possible. In advance of Murray's sentencing next Tuesday, prosecutors asked a judge to sentence Michael Jackson's former doctor to four years in prison for his involuntary manslaughter conviction. Meanwhile, in a separate court filing Wednesday, defense attorneys for Murray asked that he only receive probation.  So, what did both sides have to say?  In the documents, prosecutors David Walgren and Deborah Brazil said Murray has shown no remorse for Jackson's death and has blamed others instead for his passing, particularly...
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Michael Jackson's Doctor Conrad Murray Convicted

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Michael Jackson's Doctor Conrad Murray Convicted
Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the June 25, 2009, death of Michael Jackson. Murray showed no emotion as the clerk read the verdict, reached after 10 hours of deliberation. "Yes!" said Jackson's sister La Toya Jackson in the audience section of the courtroom. Other Jackson family members and fans shouted in joy. At his sentencing on Nov. 29, Murray faces a penalty ranging from probation to four years in prison.Throughout the six-week trial, prosecutors portrayed Murray, 58, as a reckless doctor who for $150,000 a month sold out the Hippocratic oath, and to treat Jackson's insomnia, gave the King of
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Conrad Murray found guilty in Michael Jackson manslaughter trial

Conrad Murray found guilty in Michael Jackson manslaughter trial
Conrad Murray has been found guilty in the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial. Murray was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of the singer, who died in 2009. Murray was present inside the courtroom as the verdict was announced. He remained silent in his seat as the verdict was given. Several Jackson family members were also in attendance, including the late singer's parents Joe and Katherine Jackson, brothers Jermaine and Randy and sister Latoya Jackson. Many protesters for both sides of the trial had appeared outside the courtroom in the hours leading up to the decision. The trial has taken place over (more)
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Judge OKs Televising Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial

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Judge OKs Televising Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial
It’s going to be a thriller. The judge in the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial announced Monday that he is going to allow TV cameras in the courtroom. Judge Michael Pastor also moved the start date of the trial four days forward to Mach 24. 2011. Accused of unintentionally killing the pop superstar, who died on June 25, 2009, without malice with an overdose of propofol and other drugs, Dr. Conrad Murray could face up to four years in prison if found guilty. Murray, who also faces a civil suit from the Jackson family, certainly
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Conrad Murray Pleads Not Guilty

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Conrad Murray Pleads Not Guilty
Michael Jackson’s doctor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop superstar's death as the case moved rapidly toward trial. "Your honor, I am an innocent man," Murray told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor. "I definitely plead not guilty." Murray spoke in a soft voice and his lawyers announced they would be ready to go to trial within the 60-day statutory time limit, which would make for an unusually speedy trial. Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said the prosecution would be ready to go as well. The judge
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Michael Jackson’s Doctor to Stand Trial for Manslaughter

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Michael Jackson’s Doctor to Stand Trial for Manslaughter
Conrad Murray was stripped of his license Tuesday as a judge decided Michael Jackson’s personal doctor will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter of the superstar singer. After a week-long preliminary hearing, prosecutors for the Los Angeles District Attorney rested their case against Murray ahead of schedule on Tuesday afternoon. Shortly thereafter, Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor rewarded their efforts of the past week by sending that case to trial. Pastor set Jan. 25 as Murray’s arraignment date. The King of Pop died June 25, 2009, from a drug overdose attributed to the powerful
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Bodyguard: Michael Jackson's Doctor Mentioned Bad Reaction

Michael Jackson's bodyguard has testified that Dr. Conrad Murray ordered him to clean up medical paraphernalia just after he died. Alberto Alvarez made the claim at a preliminary hearing for Dr. Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of the "Thriller" singer following his death from an overdose of the anaesthetic Propofol in June 2009.

Speaking at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Alberto said the physician told him Michael had a "bad reaction" to some medication. When explaining that Dr. Murray was giving Michael open-mouthed chest compressions to try to revive him, he added, "I said, 'Dr. Murray, what happened?' And he said, 'He had a reaction. He had a bad reaction.' "

He obeyed instructions to clear up medicine bottles and intravenous bags before being instructed to call emergency services. Also speaking at the courthouse on Wednesday, January 5 was paramedic Richard Senneff, who claimed he
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Mj Trial – Emt testifies that Murray waited ‘at least 20 minutes’ before calling 911

HollywoodNews.com: An Emt testified at the Michael Jackson trial today and made some startling accusations against Dr. Conrad Murray. The Emt claimed that based on the condition of Jackson’s body, Murray waited at least 20 minutes before dialing 9-1-1 and that, by that time, Michael was already gone.

The Emt arrived on the scene four minutes after the call was placed, but by that time Jackson had already passed away. Richard Senneff, the Emt in question, said that when he arrived Jackson’s Ekg was completely flatlined.

In another interesting twist Senneff also claimed that when he asked Murray if Jackson had taken anything, Murray failed to mention the Propofol that was found later, reports TMZ.

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Dr. Murray told Mj’s security guard to hide evidence

HollywoodNews.com: Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s resident doctor and the one who is now on trial for the King of Pop’s demise, is facing shocking allegations in the preliminary trial. Michael Jackson’s bodyguard, Albert Alvarez, said in court that Murray instructed him to hide bottles of medication and to remove an IV bag.

Alvarez alleges that the bag was filled with a “milky white substance,” believed to be Propofol. Only after Alvarez cleaned up the bottles and IV bag, Murray allegedly instructed Alvarez to call 911, though it may have been too late at that point for Jackson, reports TMZ.

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Michael Jackson's Kids Watched Him Die, Witness Says

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Michael Jackson's Kids Watched Him Die, Witness Says
As Michael Jackson’s personal physician tried in vain to revive him after a drug overdose, Jackson’s children Paris and Prince entered his bedroom, a former employee testified Wednesday. "Paris screamed, 'Daddy,' and she started crying," Alberto Alvarez, a logistics director for Jackson, recalled as Janet Jackson, listening in the audience of the Los Angeles courtroom, shook her head and Jackson’s mother, Katherine, dabbed away tears. Alvarez testified in the second day of a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles on an involuntary manslaughter charge against Dr. Conrad Murray. The judge will determine whether there's enough evidence for
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Conrad Murray Hid Drugs Before Calling 911, Says Jackson Bodyguard

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Conrad Murray Hid Drugs Before Calling 911, Says Jackson Bodyguard
  A bodyguard testified Wednesday that the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death grabbed a handful of vials and ordered him to put them in a bag before telling him to call 911 during frantic efforts to revive the King of Pop. Alberto Alvarez was the first security guard to reach the bedroom where prosecutors say Dr. Conrad Murray administered a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol to Jackson on June 25, 2009. He said he was frozen at the sight of Jackson on the bed with his eyes and mouth open.
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Janet Jackson Attends Dr. Conrad Murray Hearing

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Janet Jackson Attends Dr. Conrad Murray Hearing
Janet Jackson showed up for the second day of the preliminary hearing on an involuntary manslaughter charge against Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.

The late singer's other two sisters, Latoya and Rebe, brother Randy, dad Joe and mom Katherine were also in attendance.

The Associated Press reported that one of Jackson's bodyguards, Alberto Alvarez, is expected to testify against Murray today. The prosecution is claiming that the doctor ordered Alvarez to conceal syringes and other items before calling 911 on June 25, 2009, the day that the King of Pop died.

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Ortega 'clashed with Murray over Jackson'

Ortega 'clashed with Murray over Jackson'
Choreographer Kenny Ortega has claimed that he and Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray clashed over the singer's health days before he passed away. The statement from the This Is It director came during a preliminary hearing to decide whether Murray will be tried for involuntary manslaughter, The AP reports. Ortega said of Jackson's condition six days before his death: "He didn't look well at all. Michael was chilled and soft-spoken... He wasn't in the kind of condition to be at rehearsal. "It was scary. I couldn't put my finger on it. I said, 'Michael, is (more)
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Michael Jackson's Doctor Accused of Trying to Conceal Fact

Michael Jackson's Doctor Accused of Trying to Conceal Fact
Michael Jackson's former doctor was accused of trying to cover up the cause of his death in court on Tuesday, January 4. Dr. Conrad Murray appeared at Los Angeles Superior Court as the preliminary hearing into the cause of the singer's death opened, which was also attended by the late "Thriller" singer's mother Katherine, brother Jermaine Jackson and sister La Toya Jackson.

Michael died of acute Propofol intoxication on June 25, 2009, while in the same house as Dr. Murray, who has pled not guilty to the charges against him. At the start of the hearing prosecutors claimed to the judge that Michael was already dead when Dr. Murray raised the alarm.

Explaining his case, Prosecutor David Walgren said he felt Murray had tried to conceal the fact he had administered the powerful anaesthetic propofol to the entertainer, ordering a bodyguard to collect medical equipment and other items before the paramedics were finally called.
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Mj Trial: Conrad Murray Acted Like He Didn't Know CPR, Says Witness

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Mj Trial: Conrad Murray Acted Like He Didn't Know CPR, Says Witness
The second half of the first day of Conrad Murray’s preliminary manslaughter hearing saw more witnesses for the prosecution come forward to accuse the doctor of negligence in the death of Michael Jackson. Once the proceedings in downtown L.A. returned from lunch, Faheem Muhammad, a member of Jackson’s security staff told the court that when he arrived at the singer’s bedroom on June 25, 2009, he discovered a startling scene: The singer’s feet were protruding from under the bed covers and Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, (pictured right, from an
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This Is It – Michael Jackson Manslaughter Case Kicks Off

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This Is It – Michael Jackson Manslaughter Case Kicks Off
Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s personal physician during the last weeks of the singer’s life, sat impassively Tuesday morning in a black suit and brightly patterned tie as the District Attorney’s office began presenting its manslaughter evidence against him. With uncharacteristic detachment, Deputy D.A. David Walgren began the hearing by outlining his case against Murray. This preliminary hearing, held before Judge Michael Pastor in downtown L.A., will determine if there’s enough evidence to send Murray (pictured right, at a previous hearing) to a criminal trial for involuntary manslaughter. The cardiologist is accused
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Manslaughter Hearing Underway for Michael Jackson's Doctor

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Manslaughter Hearing Underway for Michael Jackson's Doctor
Prosecutors began preliminary testimony Tuesday morning against Conrad Murray, the doctor accused of killing Michael Jackson by administering a lethal dose of a powerful sedative. In a courtroom packed with Jackson family members, fans and reporters, prosecutors said that after Murray realized Jackson had stopped breathing, he waited between nine and 21 minutes before calling 911, while he covered up evidence that he improperly administered the powerful anesthetic Propofol to help Jackson sleep. Deputy District Attorney David Walgren also said in opening statements that Murray withheld from paramedics and from doctors at UCLA Medical Center that he had administered Propofol at all.
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