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Is There Enough Evidence to Find Conrad Murray Guilty?

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  • doc moto 2011/12/10 02:13:07
    No
    doc moto
    Never enough evidence; when you think you got it all together, something always falls through or is not admissible in court.
  • Kriztina Espinosa 2011/11/08 17:50:48
    No
    Kriztina Espinosa
    WHAT!? Guilty!? JANK!
  • nofrills 2011/11/07 19:37:27
    Yes
    nofrills
    Guilty of recklessness..murray should go to JAIL and never able to work as a doctor in the 50 states...
  • JustMe 2011/11/07 04:47:21
    No
    JustMe
    He did nothing wrong, he is just being used as a scapegoat because others don't want to accept cold hard facts, a child molesting junkie OD'd, end of story so drop it already
  • El Prez 2011/11/05 20:31:11
    No
    El Prez
    Not of manslaughter. Gross negligence yes!!!
  • Nicholas Burton 2011/11/05 15:01:23
    Yes
    Nicholas Burton
    he killed him he should be in jail
  • Debpgh 2011/11/04 18:53:49
    No
    Debpgh
    The only thing Dr. Murray is guilty of is poor judgement. He only did what MJ asked of him. MJ only surrounded himself with enablers. If you didn't comply, he kicked you to the curb. This was inevitable, MJ was his own worst enemy & it was only a matter of time until he succumbed to all these drugs.
  • Diddley Squat 2011/11/04 15:46:10 (edited)
    No
    Diddley Squat
    There's a lot out there that the commentators missed.

    Remember Robert Waldman? He's the addiction expert. He was asked what "rapid detox" is and described exactly the situation at Jackson's home except for saying it should be done in a hospital. It's long term general anesthesia to get the patient through the withdrawal period. General anesthesia!And it's done by many addition specialist, though not the witness. He called it a "risky" way to get a patient to stop taking opiate drugs.

    But you can say "so what" to that because it wasn't in a hospital. That brings us to the prosecution's argument that Murray acted not so much as a doctor but as an employee of Michael Jackson. Wait a minute! That changes things and helps the defense.The standard is different when a doctor is hired to do the employers bidding. Jackson knew what he was doing. He wanted private treatment, not hospitalization. And he hired Murray to give him that. The standard really is different.

    And informed consent? Don't tell me Jackson didn't realize and hadn't been told the dangers of propofol. Cherilyn Lee and God knows how many others warned him about it.

    And what was on Jackson's mind when all those IVs were being hooked up to him and that condom catheter applied. He participated in this treatment. No, more than...



    There's a lot out there that the commentators missed.

    Remember Robert Waldman? He's the addiction expert. He was asked what "rapid detox" is and described exactly the situation at Jackson's home except for saying it should be done in a hospital. It's long term general anesthesia to get the patient through the withdrawal period. General anesthesia!And it's done by many addition specialist, though not the witness. He called it a "risky" way to get a patient to stop taking opiate drugs.

    But you can say "so what" to that because it wasn't in a hospital. That brings us to the prosecution's argument that Murray acted not so much as a doctor but as an employee of Michael Jackson. Wait a minute! That changes things and helps the defense.The standard is different when a doctor is hired to do the employers bidding. Jackson knew what he was doing. He wanted private treatment, not hospitalization. And he hired Murray to give him that. The standard really is different.

    And informed consent? Don't tell me Jackson didn't realize and hadn't been told the dangers of propofol. Cherilyn Lee and God knows how many others warned him about it.

    And what was on Jackson's mind when all those IVs were being hooked up to him and that condom catheter applied. He participated in this treatment. No, more than that. He demanded it.

    The evidence does not support a criminal conviction. This is an overblown civil malpractice claim, plain and simple.

    That said, I predict a quick conviction. It isn't fair, but it's going to happen.
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  • Brian 2011/11/04 14:31:55
    Yes
    Brian
    From the little bit that I've heard, it would appear that the type of drug he was giving MJ is the most damning evidence, if had been proscribing him a more traditional drug for sleeplessness then I doubt he wouldn't be in any hot water.

    it is unheard of to proscribe an anesthetic for a home use sedative.
  • janine 2011/11/04 13:57:02
    No
    janine
    I say no.. Michael Jackson was a train wreak and on his own path to destruction. I don't think the Doctor should have been messing with Michael at all though-- considering Michael was bound to die soon. He looked awful and was so frail. Only a matter of time until he self destructed!!
  • linda 2011/11/04 13:35:56
    Yes
    linda
    What is a doctor doing giving iv drugs in a persons home in supervised
    Plus a med that is only approved in the Operating room
    Shane on Murry
    Strip his medical license
    He is unfit to be a doctor
    Plus he ripped Michael off
    Look what that Murry man earned per month from Michael
    Shame on you Conrad Murry
  • Reality-Check 2011/11/04 11:00:33
    No
    Reality-Check
    I don't think a doctor would break his Hypocratic Oath, a parent would engineer to remove a paedophile from harming more children.

    He should be given a medal..
  • Katherine 2011/11/04 05:23:30
    Yes
    Katherine
    Hell, even Conrad's defense helped with their witnesses. That doctor. Can't recall his name. They don't really have anything substantial, though.
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2011/11/04 05:22:58
    Yes
    Bob, the reasonable one
    +1
    providing the jury isn't filled with morons!!!
  • ShortyDoWop 2011/11/04 04:53:58 (edited)
    Yes
    ShortyDoWop
    +1
    wreckless indangerment~manslaughter, reguardless of whether he was "just a bad doctor" or not, what he did was wreckless as a physician, he was only looking out for his own interest whether he intended on killing mj or not he knew what the consequences could have been and what they had become
  • flaca BN-0 2011/11/04 03:31:44
    No
    flaca BN-0
    Guilty of what? Guilty of murder? Nope. Guilty of doing things doctors shouldn't do? yep.
    Take away his license for 5 years. he didn't want to kill MJ. He's just a bad doctor. In law you have to prove intent. He didn't have any intent. He was just a doctor who didn't follow the rules of his profession: therefore remove his license for 5 years.
  • Texas Gal 2011/11/04 03:22:17
    Yes
    Texas Gal
    +1
    I think as a doctor he was negligent in fulfilling his responsibilities. The medicine should have been under lock and key. MJ wasn't being monitored properly - Murray was out of the room on the phone with his three girlfriends. Murray had ordered large quantities of the propofol - doesn't sound like he had plans of helping MJ kick the habit to me. He got greedy and let that cloud his judgement. He should be held accountable for his part in what happened.
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2011/11/04 02:05:02 (edited)
    Yes
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    +2
    The problem is, you are never supposed to use anstesia outside a hospital seeting.

    It is illegal to do so.

    If the law still stands, then he and all involved are guilty of misconduct
  • dlsofsetx 2011/11/04 00:11:14
    Yes
    dlsofsetx
    +1
    Another pill pushing quack.
  • Dagon 2011/11/03 23:53:56
  • Cliff 2011/11/03 23:47:11
    Yes
    Cliff
    +1
    Who cares?
  • Media Maven 2011/11/03 22:31:09
    Yes
    Media Maven
    There is enough, if not circumstantial at best...in a matter of more likely than not, to me, the family, media and fans need someone to pay and Murray is that somebody!

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