Dr. Conrad Murray to Appeal Manslaughter Conviction

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Following the maximum four-year sentence handed down on him this week, Dr. Conrad Murray has filed an appeal to challenge his conviction for manslaughter.

Murray, as you almost know, was implicated in the death of Michael Jackson and was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter this fall after an exhaustive case.

The embattled physician filed the document in pro per, which means he's representing himself instead of using a lawyer. In his trial, he used multiple lawyers.

On the portion of the document where a lawyer will usually state his or her firm's contact info, Murray lists "Men's Central Jail" and includes his booking number.

While he is representing himself in the appeal, Murray is still communicating with one of the lawyers who repped him in the manslaughter trial, Nareg Gourjian.

Gourjian says of his chances, "This case presents a gold mine of issues for any appellate lawyer. Dr. Murray is confident the Court of Appeal will vindicate him."

Mmmyeah. Not so sure there. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, not murder, and four years in jail seems fair. Some say it's not long enough.

The prosecution also provided so much evidence linking Jackson's death to Murray's medical misconduct that it's hard to see the jury's verdict being thrown out.

Did Dr. Conrad Murray receive a fair sentence?




this man should not be in jail because michael jackson was a junky with money and more than this man should go to jail because who let them get the medicines or who let this much out to a surgical dr if they knew he no longer had a clinic how was they getting it he just got caught in a sour deal he only went to jail because for who michael jackson is just like when jackson had them childmolestation charges he got found not guilty because of his name


Conrad Murray is arrogant and by appealing his verdict, he's only
trying to stay relevant. Michael is gone, his career is gone, he
has a truckload of unpaid bills and the family is going to file
a civil suit against him. His 15 minutes are up. Conrad Murray and Casey Anthony will always be referred to killers who got away with
murder. There will never be any peace for these two and they
deserve whatever society deems fit to give them.


"Anyone representing themselves in court, has a fool for a lawyer" 'Nuf said!


Under SOPA, a person who downloads one of MJ's songs can do up to 5 years in jail. That's one year MORE than the man who killed him. I hope the appellate court increases his sentence somehow, maybe resetting the clock on his term?


The man deserves a life sentence. He knowingly & deliberately flouted every rule of safe treatment for at least 2 months; infused his patient Jackson with potentially lethal propofol and then left him alone & unattended for at least 20 minutes and then deliberately kept anyone from calling 911 for at least an additional 20 minutes during which he "administered" one-handed CPR on a soft bed and hid evidence of what he'd done; and then he deliberately & repeatedly lied to paramedics and physicians about what drugs he'd administered, all of which directly caused his patient's death. The paltry 4-year sentence to County Jail is ridiculous, and the sheriff has already stated that, due to overcrowding of the jail, murray will be released after serving less than half of the 4 years--this for a man who deserves a lifetime sentence in a state prison. It's no wonder he is cheerful and upbeat!


dr conrad was wrongfully convicted. and yes michael death was in dead a blessing


the even bigger question is: how many other doctors out there are giving what their patients are requesting with regard to legal and ethical issues. dr. murray, i am sure, represents a whole world of doctors with no ethics at all. you mean that he was so terrible that he could not even collect his first pay check? 20 years would have been good for him.


I think he should of got life without parole


He should have never been convicted. Jackson death was a public service.