Today is June 14th, and Conrad Murray was in court today, so I was keeping up with the news all day to see what happened... In case you missed anything here's some info:
In the court in LA, there were tons of MJ fans & supporters with signs demanding "Justice4MJ" and posters with pictures of Conrad Murray with the name "Dr. Murder."
Joe, Katherine, LaToya, Jermaine, and Randy Jackson showed up and were in the court room. Conrad Murray and Michael's family had to go through back doors in order to avoid the crowd and media. After the hearing, Jermaine Jackson said "Dr. Murray's the fall guy, this is bullsh*t." Joe Jackson is planning on filing a civil wrongful death lawsuit.
They showed interviews of Conrad Murray's patients from Nevada and Texas saying things like "I can't imagine him doing that" and "He would never do that." Michael was his only patient in California, and Murray hasn't had any patients in California since Michael's death.
The judge declined the request by the California Medical Board to take away his doctor's license which would prevent him from practicing in the state. Murray has clinics in California, Las Vegas, Nevada and Houston, Texas. If his doctor's license was suspended in California, then the judges in Nevada and Texas would probably do the same thing, which would result in Murray being unable to afford to live and pay for his defense to defend him.
Conrad Murray still has his license, although he is unable to distribute anesthesia [the medicine that helps you sleep]. The judge said he would revisit he issue if there was more information or after the preliminary hearing later this year.
As you know Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The preliminary hearing is supposed to begin August 23 of this year, and could last up to a week. That is when discussion for the actual trial dates will occur and they will determine if there is even enough evidence to have a trial.
Here is more info @ CNN: link
Murray says that he is not guilty for taking Michael's life, but he is part of the reason as to why Michael is not here. Does he not see why that is? He was the doctor, and Michael was his patient. Murray was supposed to be responsible. He was the one who took Michael's life in his hands, he was supposed to be the doctor, to make sure that his patient was not in danger. But instead he made mistake after mistake.
Some will say that Michael wanted the drugs because he was addicted or that he caused himself to overdose by adding more medicine than he needed. But what about THE DOCTOR, Dr. Conrad Murray, the one who distrbuted the drugs to his patient, Michael. He should have watched his patient, he should have made sure everything was ok. He should have stayed in the room, he should have known that what he was doing was dangerous and was not supposed to occur outside of a hospital setting. What was he thinking? He could have said NO, I shouldnt do this, he should have realized what could go wrong, that what he was doing was wrong. It was mistake after mistake.
Conrad Murray should have took the responsibility of being a doctor and he should have known what he was doing. If he knew what he was doing and if he was being a responsible doctor, why is Michael not here....
Written by Lauren