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?