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« Reply #580 on: September 25, 2011, 05:22:18 PM »

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/09/michael-jackson-overdose-trial-underway/1
Jury seated in Michael Jackson overdose trial
September 23, 2011

A jury of seven men and five women was selected in Los Angeles Friday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray.

Two men and four women were selected as alternate jurors, but one woman was later dismissed. Opening statements are Tuesday. The judge estimates that the trial, which will be televised, will last five weeks.
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« Reply #581 on: September 27, 2011, 04:08:14 PM »

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204831304576596931093128602.html
    SEPTEMBER 27, 2011, 2:57 P.M. ET
Jackson Jurors Hear Singer Slur Words

By ETHAN SMITH

LOS ANGELES—The trial of the doctor accused of manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson began Tuesday with jurors hearing the singer's slurred words on a tape made weeks before his death while he was on a powerful anesthetic.

Jurors in the Los Angeles Superior Court case also saw a photo of Mr. Jackson's body lying on a gurney after he had died from an overdose of the drug, propofol, according to the Associated Press. Both the video and photo were shown by prosecutors in their opening statements.
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« Reply #582 on: September 27, 2011, 04:09:37 PM »

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The visual aide used by Dr Conrad Murray's defense team erroneously spells Michael Jackson as "Micheal." Kinda negligent.
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« Reply #583 on: September 28, 2011, 05:55:24 PM »

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204138204576599252574852150.html
Jackson Aide Says Doctor Made Request After Death
By ETHAN SMITH


In testimony at the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's physician, the late pop singer's personal assistant described the events surrounding Mr. Jackson's 2009 death, including concerns over the doctor's request for help retrieving an item from the singer's bedroom soon after he was pronounced dead.

The physician, Conrad Murray, is accused of killing Mr. Jackson on June 25, 2009, by improperly treating the singer's insomnia with a surgical anesthetic, propofol, then leaving him unattended as his body succumbed to lethal levels of the drug.

If convicted, Dr. Murray faces up to four years in prison and the permanent loss of his medical license. Dr. Murray's lawyers deny the charges and asserted in opening arguments that it was the singer himself who, out of the doctor's sight, had taken a lethal combination of propofol and another drug.

The assistant, Michael Amir Williams, said that he was in a hallway at UCLA medical center shortly after learning that his boss had been pronounced dead when Dr. Murray approached him.

"He said there was some cream in Mr. Jackson's room that he wouldn't want the world to know about," Mr. Williams said. "He asked that I or someone take him back to the house to retrieve it." Mr. Williams clarified that it was Mr. Jackson who supposedly wouldn't want the cream's existence known. Mr. William's testimony didn't include any details about what kind of cream it was or its usage.
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« Reply #584 on: September 28, 2011, 05:58:19 PM »

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MJ's children crying... Absolutely heartbreaking testimony. #Murraytrial "dr murray asking if anyone knew CPR" ...scary he's a cardiologist
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Head of MJ security: "dr murray giving cpr ...saw no med equip hooked up to MJ... Saw paris and prince just outside the room"
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« Reply #585 on: September 29, 2011, 07:49:53 AM »

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/michael-jacksons-moments-doctor-conrady-murray-trial-children-tears-14630998?tab=9482931&section=1206836&playlist=2898870
Michael Jackson's Last Moments: Children In Tears
Witnesses testify about the pop star's Death in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray.
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« Reply #586 on: October 06, 2011, 06:11:45 PM »

http://insession.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/06/heres-michael-jacksons-official-toxicology-report/
October 6, 2011
Here's Michael Jackson's official toxicology report
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http://cnninsession.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/toxicologyreport.pdf
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« Reply #587 on: October 09, 2011, 10:37:44 AM »

http://blog.chron.com/celebritybuzz/2011/10/jacksons-kids-join-a-list-tribute-to-dad/
Jackson’s kids join A-list tribute to their dad



Prince Jackson, left, and his siblings Blanket and Paris take the stage at the "Michael Forever Tribute Concert" in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Tim Alban/Getty Images)

CARDIFF, Wales — Chart-toppers, soul singers and three generations of Michael Jackson’s family — including his children — celebrated the King of Pop at an energetic tribute concert Saturday, urging fans to focus on the late star’s music rather than his death.

The run-up to the “Michael Forever” concert was overshadowed by the Los Angeles manslaughter trial of Jackson’s doctor, and marred by fan criticism, sluggish ticket sales and dissension within the Jackson family. But once the four-hour show started, Jackson’s musical genius, and the warm tributes of friends and family, carried the night.

“We’re very happy to be here on this special night to honor our father,” said Jackson’s 13-year-old daughter Paris, who made a brief onstage appearance alongside brothers Prince, 14, and 9-year-old Michael Joseph Jr., known as Blanket.

The children wore outfits evoking their father’s famous styles — Paris most strikingly, in a red and black “Thriller”-style jacket. Blanket stood stoic and shy, but the older children smiled and appeared confident in the spotlight.

On a stage shaped like a giant glove, musicians including Christina Aguilera, Gladys Knight and Cee Lo Green performed songs from across Jackson’s career — from his childhood with the Jackson 5 through monster solo albums like “Thriller” and “Bad.”
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I Wanna Be Where You Are” and Jamie Foxx performed “Rock With You.” Aguilera sang Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” — one of Jackson’s favorite songs.

“Tonight is a history lesson,” Foxx told the crowd. “We’re going to cover five decades of greatness.”

The show reached a climax with Knight performing the poignant “Gone Too Soon” before a rousing finale that brought most of the performers — and the Jackson children — back onstage for the exuberant “Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough.”

The concert has divided the King of Pop’s family and followers. The three brothers, sister La Toya and vocal group 3T — made up of three of Michael Jackson’s nephews — all performed, while 81-year-old matriarch Katherine was in the audience.

But brothers Jermaine and Randy and sister Janet have stayed away, saying it is wrong to hold the show at the same time as Murray’s trial.

Before the show, Marlon Jackson said he respected his siblings’ decision, but said he was sure Michael would have approved.

“Each one of us grieves differently,” he said. “We want to celebrate the positive side of his life, the positive things that he did.”

Some fan groups around also criticized the show for ticket prices that started at about $100 and for what some regard as an out-of-the-way location in Cardiff, 150 miles west of London.

“I believe it should wait, not only because of the Murray trial,” said Wesley Noorhoff, president of a Dutch Michael Jackson fan club. “If you do a tribute to Michael, it has to be the best there is, just like Michael.”

But those who came to Cardiff said it was a fitting antidote to the grim courtroom spectacle in Los Angeles.
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« Reply #588 on: October 12, 2011, 06:44:20 PM »

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/12/ap/entertainment/main20119384.shtml
Defense drops claim Jackson swallowed fatal dose
October 12, 2011

(AP)  LOS ANGELES — The defense for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death surprised prosecutors and a judge on Wednesday, dropping a key claim that the singer swallowed a fatal dose of an anesthetic while the physician wasn't looking.

Dr. Conrad Murray's attorneys have for months suggested that Jackson could have swallowed propofol, which is normally given through an IV drop in hospital settings.

They told jurors in opening statements that they would present a theory that Jackson swallowed several pills of the sedative lorazepam and somehow self-administered the propofol — killing the singer before he had a chance to close his eyes.

On Wednesday, without jurors in the courtroom, attorney J. Michael Flanagan said he commissioned a study about the effects of propofol if swallowed, mainly to counter one by a key prosecution expert that it would have been negligible.

Flanagan said the defense study confirmed that the effect would be "trivial." ''We are not going to assert at any time during this trial that Michael Jackson orally administered propofol," Flanagan said.

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren and Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor appeared surprised by the disclosure. It was unclear, however, if the defense planned to argue that Jackson might have injected himself with the fatal dose.

In recent days, Flanagan has focused his questions toward prosecution witnesses on the effect that lorazepam might have had on Jackson. Lorazepam was detected in Jackson's stomach contents after he died.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors are in the final stages of their case against Murray, with three expert witnesses set to testify about their impressions of Murray's actions in the days and hours before Jackson's death and his efforts to revive him.
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« Reply #589 on: October 24, 2011, 11:35:35 PM »

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-conrad-murray-20111025,0,3913767.story
Doctor describes a fearful Jackson, desperate for sleep
October 24, 2011

Michael Jackson's friend and former physician testified Monday that the singer was searching for drugs to help him sleep two months before his death, "fearful" about his upcoming comeback tours in London.

The testimony of Dr. Allan Metzger in the first day of Dr. Conrad Murray's defense offered the first glimpse of a portrayal of Jackson that Murray's attorneys had hinted at all along — a pop star under mounting pressure who was seeking medication to help him cope.

Attorneys for Murray in the doctor's involuntary manslaughter trial have suggested that Jackson died by his own hand when he awoke from sedation and injected himself with the surgical anesthetic propofol and swallowed a second drug. They contend that Jackson was desperate enough to take drastic actions that ended his own life.

Prosecutors say that Murray caused the death of his famed charge by recklessly administering a fatal quantity of propofol, then leaving him unattended.
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« Reply #590 on: October 29, 2011, 07:26:58 PM »

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/michael-jackson-caused-death-defense-witness-argues-article-1.968932?localLinksEnabled=false
Michael Jackson caused his own death, defense witness argues
Dr. Paul White argues pop star gave himself the lethal dose

October 29, 2011

Pop star Michael Jackson caused his own death, a defense witness argued on Saturday.

Dr. Paul White said, based on the coroners' report, that Jackson gave himself the fatal dose of propofol and also gave himself an sedative orally after an original propofol infusion by Dr. Conrad Murray failed to put him to sleep, the Associated Press reported.

Murray, Jackson's personal doctor, is on trial for involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death.

White said that Murray's original dose would have taken 10-15 minutes to work, giving Jackson ample time to inject himself with more once Murray left the room.

That, combined with additional drugs in his body, is what killed him, according to the witness.

The prosecution argued last week that Murray gave Jackson as much propofol as he requested, no matter the consequences. Dr. Steven Shafer testified that Jackson would have been groggy from the medicine Murray had already administered - and could not have given himself the drug, according to the AP.

He can't give himself an injection if he's asleep," Shafer reportedly said.
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« Reply #591 on: November 01, 2011, 11:02:04 AM »

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20128370-504083/dr-conrad-murray-considers-testifying-about-michael-jacksons-death/
Dr. Conrad Murray considers testifying about Michael Jackson's death
November 1, 2011

(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician charged in Michael Jackson's death, says he is still undecided about whether he will take the stand.
Murray did not rule out that he would take the stand, telling a judge that he had not made a final decision about whether he would testify.

"At this time, I have not made a final decision," Murray said after testimony concluded Monday. When Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor asked Murray when he would decide, the cardiologist said in a soft voice, "It depends on how the case progresses, sir."

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and faces up to four years behind bars and the loss of his medical license if convicted.
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« Reply #592 on: November 01, 2011, 06:22:16 PM »

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/conrad-murray-declines-stand-trial-michael-jackson-s-death-article-1.970746?localLinksEnabled=false
Conrad Murray declines to take the stand in trial  for Michael Jackson’s death
Doctor was holding his hands over his mouth before judge asked him to speak

November 1, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson’s doctor ended months of speculation Tuesday by telling a judge he will not testify in his own defense.

Murray, who has been stoically silent during his five-week trial for involuntary manslaughter, was holding his hands over his mouth before Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor asked him to pipe up.

“Have you made up your mind?” Pastor asked, explaining to the Houston cardiologist that the decision was his alone to make.

Murray paused, searched with his eyes for the faces of his defense lawyers, and finally spoke.

My decision is I will not testify in this matter, he said, one day after hinting he was conflicted about whether to take the stand.

The court finds the defendant has knowingly, freely and explicitly waived his right to testify, the judge followed.

I certainly will respect that decision.

The defense then rested its case. Prosecutors quickly called a medical expert as a rebuttal witness.

Murray, 58, has pleaded not guilty. He faces up to four years behind bars and the loss of his medical license if convicted.
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« Reply #593 on: November 03, 2011, 11:32:14 PM »

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/michael-jackson-doctors-trial-entering-final-stages-as-closing-arguments-begin-thursday-in-la/2011/11/03/gIQARIDnhM_story.html
Case against Michael Jackson’s doctor goes to jury; deliberations to begin Friday
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« Reply #594 on: November 04, 2011, 04:10:52 PM »

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2011/11/04/jury_to_begin_considering_fate_of_jackson_doctor/
Jury begins considering fate of Jackson doctor
By Anthony McCartney
AP Entertainment Writer / November 4, 2011

LOS ANGELES—After six weeks of listening, jurors in the involuntary manslaughter case of Michael Jackson's doctor began deliberations Friday morning.

Their discussions behind closed doors in a downtown Los Angeles courthouse could lead to the conviction or acquittal of Dr. Conrad Murray, whom the panel has heard described alternately as an inept and opportunistic physician or a naive outsider granted access into Jackson's inner realm.

The seven-man, five-woman panel listened intently Thursday as prosecutors and defense attorneys argued over whether Murray should be convicted of involuntary manslaughter for Jackson's death in June 2009. The physician's attorneys attacked prosecutors and their witnesses, saying they had over time developed stories and theories that placed the blame for Jackson's death squarely on Murray.
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« Reply #595 on: November 04, 2011, 04:12:03 PM »

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« Reply #596 on: November 04, 2011, 04:15:04 PM »

HLN (Vinny) is reporting that Katherine Jackson is being brought to a room near the courthouse ... a planned move when the verdict is about to be hand down.

A rainy day in Los Angeles.  I could have done with a little of that cool weather three weeks ago when I was in the area.  101 degrees was where it was at.

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« Reply #597 on: November 04, 2011, 05:03:38 PM »

It is now being reported by JVM that the Jackson family may be congregating/staying at a nearby hotel so that they are close to the courthouse whenever the verdict is announced as Los Angeles traffic would imply that it would take up to a two hour drive.

In other words ... it could be that Katherine Jackson is not being taken to a holding area to await an imminent verdict.

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« Reply #598 on: November 04, 2011, 06:12:22 PM »

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« Reply #599 on: November 04, 2011, 06:20:09 PM »

http://blogs.discovery.com/criminal_report/2011/11/conrad-murray-trial-casey-anthony-elephant-in-the-courtroom.html
Conrad Murray Trial: Casey Anthony, Elephant in the Courtroom?
November 04, 2011
[This article is by contributing writer Ivy Bigbee. She is a Washington, D.C.-based writer.]

Verdict Watch: Jury begins deliberations Friday, Nov. 4
LOS ANGELES - Could you see it during closing arguments in the Conrad Murray trial?  A mythical, gray elephant roamed the courtroom, towering over whichever lawyer was questioning the witness, or was giving closing remarks -- an elephant in the room meaning, “an obvious truth that is being ignored or goes unaddressed.”

The elephant in the Conrad Murray trial courtroom is — what else — the volcanic Casey Anthony acquittal, still sending aftershocks four months later.
 
Anybody that does not recognize the elephant’s presence may wish to refocus. Though some say Casey Anthony and Conrad Murray have nothing in common, reactions to the child murder case verdict appear to have shaped — or “unshaped” —  a matter that arguably is a medical malpractice proceeding.
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