Conrad Murray guilty in Michael Jackson’s death

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LOS ANGELES – Conrad Murray was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the drug-overdose death of singer Michael Jackson after a jury deliberated for two days.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor handed the case to the seven-man, five-woman jury Thursday after closing arguments by prosecutor David Walgren and lead defense lawyer Ed Chernoff.

Over nearly six weeks of testimony, jurors heard from 33 prosecution witnesses and 16 defense witnesses. More than 340 exhibits were available in the jury room as the panel mulled a verdict.

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51 Comments

  1. April 1, 2012

    the doctor did not kill him,all those star have there stress. they making money and leaving big so when they go bankcrop,drug is there breakfast, lunch and super, so they must die and doctors have to pay for it.

  2. Mick
    November 10, 2011

    Michael Jackson was a human, whether he had a drug addiction or any other disease and he should have been treated by a doctor in the proper conditions. It’s illegal for any one of us to provide drugs to another person and it is illegal for Conrad Murray just the same. poor dr. murray my ass! In my opinion he doesn’t deserve the title “doctor”

  3. One Love
    November 9, 2011

    8-O NOT GUILTY

  4. mouth of the south
    November 8, 2011

    we may feel sad for the doctor… but let’s be real… dr murray was wrong and was rightfully guilty… he went against the code of ethics and made available a drug to administer to someone out of a hospital setting which is also illegal… and for those who like to say oh.. m.j was an addict… even if dr murray didn’t get it for him another doctor would… that’s nonsense and i may quote what a blogger said on another site…

    “mj was an addict. but when you decide to take on the role of being the dude that gets stuff for an addict – that’s the responsibility you take whether you accept it or not.”

    • November 8, 2011

      Mouth of the south, you are a fool, talking nonsense; you are talking about what you do not know the facts behind the issue. Conrad Murray was wrongfully convicted, and is now a victim; the fall guy who’s career is now over, all because he accepted to a job to treat a damn drudge addicted man, who weighed less than a hundred pounds.

      Jackson killed himself, Murray came when Michael was at the end of his rope, and certainly did not administer the fatal amount of drugs which killed the drug addict!

      You people need to stop, you sit in Dominica, concerning yourself running off your mouth, when you do not even know one third of what went on in that man’s life. What you see on Television, and what you read on DNO, is not even half of it; shut up because you do not know what you are talking about.

      How come none of the white doctors who’s drug prescriptions was found in the home of Jackson were not charged in his death also? Some of the prescriptions were written to Michael in different names, he took all these different medications which screwed him up.

      If you would like to talk start babbling about that without knowing the details, I suppose you are one of the idiots who is happy for retribution which Murray now suffers.

      Yes, you son of……………..Michael could sing and dance, therefore in your world he was somebody, however, to people like you Murray who is a trained cardiologist is a nobody, how funny!

      The jury who convicted him only took less than nine hours to deliberate, walked out and gave a guilty verdict are you aware of that?

      Most of you in this thread running off your mouths need to simply shut up!

      Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

      • mouth of the south
        November 8, 2011

        should i say ‘it takes a fool to know one’ but then i’m no fool… if u say i’m babbling then u surely are babbling.. cause u state things which u can’t even prove… u believe he is the fall guy simply out of conspiracy…. but facts are hard to refute cause… if they could refute the facts of the prosecution then the defence would have done so… mr francisco u don’t deserve much discuss from me… u come on dno playing high phd kind of style… but u just another lonely fool trying to talk down to others… after your name is in the name handle u still every single time put it under comment paragraph(s)… dude u try to hard to seem intelligent… will only let u come off as an educated fool……

      • Justice and Truth
        November 8, 2011

        @ Telemaque

        I may disagree with you on certain matters but I do endorse what you stated. They were out to get him and make him a scapegoat. It is downright discriminating and racist. I would not rejoice at the verdict. I heard on the news that he will appeal.
        The jurors of all loved Michael and his popularity and so they allowed it to go to their heads and did not think in a rational manner. The prosecutor also wanted him convicted. There are times that people are not fair as the Courts, in this case, the U.S. California Court.

      • blast me
        November 9, 2011

        franciso etienne-dods telemaque you need a hot dog in your mouth.You talk TO Mucking Fuch.I will let MOTS suck it to you.

  5. A Liberated Libyan
    November 8, 2011

    Oh Dominicans!! Truly unique! So unique!

  6. this is it
    November 8, 2011

    plastic surgery didnot kill him instantly but it was one of the reason/s that he had to be taking all that drugs due to pain.the only blame am giving the doctor is becuz he didnot use his head in that matter.
    anyone of us in the doctor’s position would take the deal.he had financial problems and here comes a seal deal of 150,000.00 a month to feed a popstar slow poison,common people.

  7. big boy
    November 8, 2011

    what about all those little boy did they get a fair trial

  8. Trouble
    November 8, 2011

    YUP… they just had to blame someone.. shame

  9. Anonymous
    November 8, 2011

    its a victory for me,and many others people need to be held responsible for their actions.

    It is not all about the degree or the M.D that we hold the patient must comes first
    and when there is need for referrals it should be done.

    I am no M.J But that should be a wake up call for some of our doctors right here in Dominica.

    They are far knowledgeable than many of us on the complication that are associated with some condition but they ignore us. I HOPE THEY KNOW THAT SOME OF THEIR ACTIONS CAN LEAD TO WILL FULL HARM.

    The problem is we don’t know our rights, so they walk out on us,treat us like beggars and forget its a service they are paid to render.

  10. BEE
    November 8, 2011

    ANY DOCTOR WITH MICHEAL AT HIS TIMELE DEATH
    WOULD BE BLAME. MR. MURRY I REALLY FEEL SAD
    FOR YOU. YOU KNEW THESE DRUG SHOULD BE USED
    IN A HOSPITAL YOU SHOULD NOT ADMINISTER IT
    TO HIM. HIS FAMILY KNEW HE HAD A DRUG PROBLEM
    AND YOU KNEW, YOU SHOULD SEEK HELP FOR HIM
    IF HE REFUSED YOU OFFER THE BEST THING YOU
    SHOULD DO WAS LEAVE, THE MONEY WAS GOOD BUT
    YOU CAREER WAS BETTER

  11. simplistic
    November 8, 2011

    I strongly disagree that Michael killed himself asa medical Doctor you are responsible for your patience health in Mr Conrades case its even more serious since he was treating the patient at his home.Mr conrade was the responsible for administering the drugs hence responsible for the overdose i think all his moral values went through the window once money became the more impotrant the love of money is the route of all evil.the drugs were prescribed by the doctor everyone know MichaelJackson was a bit unstable the doctor should know when to stop administering the drug especially when it becomes addictive .

  12. Anonymous
    November 8, 2011

    the doctor deserved it, there were too many deviation from his proper standard medical procedure and he wittingly administer propofol ,an sedative that was totally outside his field and he knew it was a medication that was not suppose to be administer out of the hospital under proper supervision.

    the man knew his fate before hand. you could he it in his reaction: he was without emotion when this fate was read to him. as a cardiologist he should have know much better. Greed got to him, he thought he could do everything so he could get all that money.

  13. Esther
    November 8, 2011

    The family is a bunch of hipocrites. They knew excately what M J was doing. If he and his mother was so close why didn’t she try to help him? They are all responsible.

  14. November 7, 2011

    I am both happy and sad after hearing the news today that Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty and will be going to jail. It’s justice but the fact remains that Michael Jackson is still gone.

  15. da for life
    November 7, 2011

    micheal jackson kill his own self n now they want the man to pay………datz really nonsense,life is so unfair eh

  16. Born Free
    November 7, 2011

    Really sad story all around…Michael’s fans made him think he was a god. Of course to Michael, a god could not be black with full nose and lips. So he does everything possible to transform himself until he could not sleep, hating himself all the way while hopping up and down on the world stage.

    I don’t mean to judge him but the world has missed the true story of Michael Jackson…a guy whose self-hatred and desire to be close to those whom he believed mirrored what was good and right (sorry, white) and his fans’ inability to see how he was slowly destroying himself until the destruction came to an abrupt end.

    May his soul rest in peace and may his doctor, who should have told him “no”, understand the role he played in Michael’s sad life.

  17. Big- Bannan
    November 7, 2011

    Some of us do not read but we are the first to respond. Dr Conrad illegally obtained Propofol which is used at hospitals for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia, or sedation for mechanically ventilated adults and prcedural sedation. Propofol is CANNOT be obtained by prescription. What Dr. Conrad did we illegal and he knew it.

    • appalled
      November 7, 2011

      I could kiss you. lol! obviously the people supporting this man no nothing about the circumstances surrounding this whole fiasco (you can tell by now how strongly I feel about this case. lol!)

  18. FIL
    November 7, 2011

    DR. MURRY I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU. AS A DOCTOR
    YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER. HE KNEW MICHEAL HAD
    A PROBLEM HE SHOULD GET HELP FOR HIM.

    • Anonymous
      November 7, 2011

      And loose the big pay check?? come on it’s all about the money for these people, it’s not love for the individual writing them the cheque.

  19. Justice and Truth
    November 7, 2011

    When I heard the verdict, first on U.S. TV and read it on Sympatico.ca, my first reaction was, “I feel so sorry for him.”
    Michael was a fan of the majority of us, if not all of us and we were saddened at his demise. Such talent has been silenced. Nevertheless Dr. Conrad was in a precarious position. He had to keep feeding Michael with this drug. It is such a sad situation. Michael had to have it, otherwise. Dr. Conrad could not have refused him. He probably could not even have told him to seek help for his addiction. Michael would not have heard of it and would have fired him for as much as suggesting it.
    I am certain that Dr. Conrad did not expect Michael to die. Based under the circumstances, if I were a member of the jury, I would call for his acquittal. This would have tied them up, i.e., the other jurors.
    Dr. Conrad’s lawyer may appeal.
    Christians, let us pray for him. My heart is saddened for him. He has lost everything including his practice. May God assist him and give him strength.

  20. God's property
    November 7, 2011

    All WHITE JURY? My goodness, they must leave with their conscience. God be with you Dr Murray.

  21. forreal
    November 7, 2011

    administering the drug in a non hospital setting that’s was the problem,MJ was charmer,he charmed him with that 150:000 a month,this man hard like MJ,that’s why he was helping him,MJ was suffering all the while,they ain’t fulling me,he just made a mistake,he left MJ to take phone call,the jury should considered the years he been with jackson,if he was negligent doctor,jackson would have died a long time ago.

    • appalled
      November 7, 2011

      oh puh leez… negligence can happen at anytime no matter how long he was treating him. I was watching the news some time ago and saw that two parents lost their child in a bike accident because he wasn’t wearing a helmet; the ONE time they didn’t put a helmet on that kid’s head he died. case in point, murray was administering a drug that is only intended for use in a hospital setting (this is where he sealed his fate). The ONE time he left his patient out of his care is the result of all this, therefore his negligence is, was, and will continue to be the key component of this case.

      • forreal
        November 8, 2011

        yea but the phone call had to do with the tour michael was suppose to be getting ready for,he was giving the promoters an update of MJ condition,according to the statements given in the case,they are using the word negligent like deliberate,making it look like an intentional murder,check how everything is set up

  22. November 7, 2011

    The person that should be arrested is the crazy plastic surgeon that made Jackson look like a scary cartoon caricature with a deformed rubber nose. Who the heck did he think he was kidding with that. He wanted to be a Dianna Ross look alike but only white. Tsk Tsk… his desire to turn himself into a white person turned him into a one person (can’t say man because he is ODD) freak show that should have been in Barnum Bailey circus. The whole family is SICKENING and money grubbers.

  23. Country Girl.......
    November 7, 2011

    And the story continues…..

  24. citizen
    November 7, 2011

    true tht.. they just want someone to pay for the man death

  25. appalled
    November 7, 2011

    man dat you leave Grenada to put yourself in? tsk tsk tsk. anyhoo, I still stick by my opinion that justice was served. He is not guilty of murdering someone but he sure as hell is guilty guilty guilty of being a very NEGLIGENT (and arrogant btw) Doctor; yes it is unfortunate that he was the one who took the fall and yes it was michael who wanted propofol as murray didn’t force him to take it but if you followed the trial, you saw so many holes in his case that guilty had to be the verdict. All he had to do was no to michael (there was a doctor who testified in the trial that said he was asked by jackson to do the same thing murray was asked to do… he ain’t heading to the jell cell) but of course ‘yes’ men followed michael all his life so of course he wouldn’t say no, plus $150,000 a month (most doctors make that much in a YEAR) sounded pretty good to him considering all that child support he had to pay. he put money before his patient, and that in my opinion makes him GUILTY!!! michael make de man bobol lol! his ass is grass. I would give my other reason on why I think he deserves jail time but I would probably end up writing an essay. lol!

    • Justice and Truth
      November 7, 2011

      @ Appalled

      Life is strange. We never know what will happen to us in the future. The tables turn and all too frequently when we least expect it and shockingly so.
      I keep saying what I learnt from childhood in Dominica: “There but for the grace of God go I.” Every one should think alike. Who knows what lurks for us around the corner and in the future, health and otherwise as we age if we are fortunate to live to a ripe old age? We must be broadminded about that and always keep it in mind. Today for one, tomorrow for another, be it in a different manner.

      • appalled
        November 7, 2011

        life really is strange ain’t it? one minute you’re working for the biggest pop star on the planet and the next you’re being cuffed and put in a jail cell for one slip up. smh. so many reasons all this could’ve been avoided. it’s tragic mayne… for both parties involved, especially the one who isn’t on this earth anymore. if he had simply seeked the help (the good king) he clearly needed

      • November 8, 2011

        @appalled

        Yeah! I know what you are saying. 800 years before Jesus came to this earth, the Prophet Isaiah said: “By His stripes we are healed” And this kind of healing happens both in Spirit and our physical bodies by our faith and trust in God’s ability of healing.

        Michael, had wealth, fame, and power, but he did not have joy and peace–the only strength of Life, which is from God; the ecstasy of Love that puts us to sleep like a baby at night; and to wake up in morning to face the routines of our day–again by the strength of Love–joy and peace of our mind.

        Unfortunately man refuses to apply faith, but the kind of strength that we need to conquer the vile, strife, and discord of this world must come by our channel of faith from a Living God of supernatural power.

        Michael Jackson chose the strength of his money, fame, and popularity, to make the demands for his survival and healing. He got the demands but not the survival and the healing. It is unfortunate that another man must suffer the blame.

  26. mike
    November 7, 2011

    Mike was the greatest entertainer. He always challenged basic common sense. Why would you allow little boys in your bedroom after paying millions to families to avoid prison? I firmly believe that he demanded the treatments get administered at his home and did not care how much it cost. The doctor should have refused the same way that many before him did.Unfortunately, the king of pop is gone!!

  27. tactical
    November 7, 2011

    I do not intend to be judgemental however all of us knew the way Micheal looked off stage and in ordinary life meant that he had to be on something during the hype performances- insomia for years ( decades) and still able to generate all that energy on stage and during reheasals – the family knew that there had to be a energy boaster or some other means to keep him going; to me it was just a matter of time before that man dropped — therefore the Doc was the lamb to be slaughtered in such a case;

    • One Love
      November 7, 2011

      8-O I concur DID YOU SEE THOSE AMERICANS? they would have torn him limb from limb had he been granted bail – –

      Americans/Libyans – SAME DIFFERENCE

  28. ALAS
    November 7, 2011

    When Michael Jackson did plastic surgery on his nose and it was falling apart, was the doctor who performed the surgery arrested? Dr. Murray you were the unfortunate one. Take it easy.

    • appalled
      November 7, 2011

      plastic surgery didn’t kill him.

      • Wasy Daddy
        November 7, 2011

        But the nose fell off though

  29. Aye Dominique
    November 7, 2011

    This is a reality check for persons practicing certain professions. When you go through training, especially in an American system (I am speaking American because I was schooled there), you go through certain ethics training as well. Professionals need to allow their ethics, above all else to be the back bone of their practice.

    Medical malpractice is very serious, since it usually involves a life and death situation, but I wish unethical behavior in other professions would be treated with as much seriousness.

    If I go to you for legal advice, do the ethical thing, if I go to you for financial advice, do the ethical thing, if I go to you for medical advice, do the ethical thing.

    When you willingly administer dangerous drugs to a patient simply because at the moment, the pay check is more important than the patient’s life, you are compromising your ethics as a doctor.

    He was too greedy, had he done the right thing, Michael maybe would be alive today and he would have been paid three fold, but now, he got to do the time, he is guilty of the crime.

  30. The Real 767
    November 7, 2011

    I feel sorry for this man! God be with him.

    All the members of the jury must have been die hard MJ fans!

  31. Sad
    November 7, 2011

    All because is Michael Jackson. Nothing else!

  32. Penezz
    November 7, 2011

    dr.murray is NOT guilty. How ignorant can these people be? Dr. Murray did not tell Michael Jackson to take propofol; it was Michael’s decision. I feel sorry for Dr. Murray. But the real truth will reveal itself a day.

  33. tiny
    November 7, 2011

    poor guy …you should remained in Grenada….when you get out you could always go there to practice e your medicine…if your license is revoked in the states.not alot of rules in the Caribbean.

  34. hmmmmm BULL
    November 7, 2011

    A girl kill her kids or kid willingly and with choice and she is set free..but a doctor involuntary kill someone all 12 juorers said yes guilty!!! he man was doing what he is paid to do!! MJ asked for the drugs,….the only thing the Dr sould have quit the employment
    !! and report it to a higher authority!!

    • Aye Dominique
      November 7, 2011

      as a doctor, if a patient is asking for something that you know will not just eventually kill him, but INSTANTLY kill him, you are giving it to him?

      Where is his ethics?

      To me this is close range murder!

      • Possie Girl
        November 8, 2011

        I shake your big toe 100 times!!! They talking bout MJ asked for it. Murray was the Doctor…NOT MJ. So you think people can just go around telling doctors what medication they want? SMDH This man only cared about the money he was getting and nothing else…he very well deserved what he got!

  35. Like DUHHH
    November 7, 2011

    Even if he had gone to the MOON, he would not have received a fair trail!!! The King of Pop is dead, someone had to pay!

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