Conrad Murray

  1. Michael Jackson’s Doctor Denied Latest Appeal

    April 24, 2014 12:23 AM EDT The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment. The decision by the state's highest court was the latest ...

  2. Michael Jackson's Mother Told To Pay AEG's Court Costs

    April 15, 2014 2:41 AM EDT Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday. Superior Court Judge Yvette Palazuelos iss ...

  3. Michael Jackson’s Doctor Refused Rehearing On Manslaughter Conviction

    February 13, 2014 11:34 PM EST An appellate court is refusing to grant a rehearing to Michael Jackson's doctor on the appeal of his involuntary manslaughter conviction.   Court Upholds Michael Jackson Doctor's Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction A 2nd District Court o ...

  4. Court Upholds Michael Jackson Doctor's Involuntary Manslaughter Conviction

    January 16, 2014 3:19 AM EST An appellate court on Wednesday unanimously upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, determining there was substantial evidence of his guilt presented at trial. The ruling by the California 2nd District Cour ...

  5. Judge Tentatively Rules Against Granting New Michael Jackson Negligience Trial

    January 03, 2014 7:32 PM EST A judge issued a tentative ruling Friday against granting a new trial in a negligence case filed by the mother of Michael Jackson, claiming a concert promoter was financially liable for the singer's death. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yve ...

  6. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's Doctor, Released From Jail After 2 Years

    October 28, 2013 3:04 PM EDT The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence. Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to the sheriff's offi ...

  7. AEG Live Not Liable in Death of Michael Jackson

    October 02, 2013 6:25 PM EDT A jury cleared concert promoter AEG Live on Wednesday of negligence in the hiring of the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson. The panel unanimously rejected a lawsuit brought by Jackson's mother that sought to financially punish A ...

  8. Michael Jackson ‘Was Playing Russian Roulette’ With Drugs, Lawyer Tells Jurors

    September 26, 2013 12:17 AM EDT Michael Jackson died because of his own bad choices involving the drug that killed him and the doctor who provided it, not because of anything done by AEG Live, a lawyer for the producer of Jackson's comeback concerts told jurors Wednesday. ...

  9. AEG Lawyer Delivers Closing Argument in Jackson Wrongful Death Trial

    September 25, 2013 3:00 PM EDT A lawyer for the producer of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" concerts has told a Los Angeles jury Jackson died because of his own bad choices, not because of anything AEG Live did. Attorney Marvin Putnam began delivering his final ...

  10. Michael Jackson-AEG Trial Reaches Closing Arguments

    September 25, 2013 12:29 AM EDT A lawyer for Michael Jackson's family on Tuesday portrayed concert promoter AEG Live LLC and Jackson's doctor as mercenaries who sacrificed the pop star's life in a quest to boost their own fortunes. Attorney Brian Panish made the ...

  11. AEG Live Wraps Its Defense In Civil Trial Over Michael Jackson’s Death

    September 18, 2013 10:17 PM EDT Lawyers for concert promoter AEG Live LLC rested their defense Wednesday with testimony from a longtime friend and doctor of Michael Jackson in the negligence case filed by Jackson’s mother over his death. The trial is in its 21st week and juror ...

  12. Michael Jackson's Mother Tearfully Concludes Testimony in AEG Wrongful Death Suit

    July 23, 2013 8:45 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The promoters of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts watched the singer waste away and should have reached out to his family for help, the superstar's mother tearfully told a jury on Monday. Clutching a ti ...

  13. Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit Against AEG: Experts Dominate Week 10

    July 07, 2013 10:33 AM EDT A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead: THE CASE Jackson's mo ...

  14. Randy Phillips, AEG Live CEO,Testifies About Emails on Michael Jackson’s Condition

    June 07, 2013 1:55 AM EDT The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts told jurors Thursday that he never consulted a mental health professional to help the singer despite two high-level show workers suggesting it was necessary. AE ...

  15. Michael Jackson Lawsuit Is Extortion Attempt, AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips says

    June 04, 2013 9:44 PM EDT The head of AEG Live told a jury on Monday that he believes a lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's mother against the concert promotion company was a baseless extortion attempt. CEO Randy Phillips also said the company bears no responsibility ...

  16. Michael Jackson Doc's Interactions with AEG Detailed

    June 03, 2013 8:33 PM EDT An executive who negotiated with Michael Jackson's doctor says he never considered doing a background check on him. Paul Gongaware told a jury he didn't think that financial issues would affect a doctor's medical judgment. The pro ...

  17. No Background Check on Michael Jackson's Doctor, Says Lawyer

    May 21, 2013 9:47 PM EDT AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in hiring the physicia ...

  18. AEG Lawyer Revises Testimony Related to Michael Jackson 'This Is It' Tour Contract

    May 21, 2013 6:21 PM EDT A corporate lawyer for concert giant AEG Live LLC on Tuesday revised his testimony and said the tour director of Michael Jackson’s ill-fated “This Is It” concerts had a signed contract. AEG Live General Counsel Shawn Trell told jurors that he ha ...

  19. Michael Jackson's Doctor Unqualified In Many Areas, Expert Says

    May 07, 2013 10:04 PM EDT Michael Jackson's doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction and botched resuscitation efforts, an expert cardiologist testifying for the singer's mother told a jury on Tuesday. Dr. Daniel Wohlgelernter ...

  20. Michael Jackson Civil Trial: Jurors Hear Voicemail Saying Singer Was Sick

    May 02, 2013 7:51 PM EDT Five days before Michael Jackson died, his manager called the singer's doctor, Conrad Murray, told him Jackson was sick, and implored him to have blood tests done, according to a voicemail played Thursday in court. The message left by Frank ...

  21. Michael Jackson Doctor Had Huge Debts, Detective Says

    May 01, 2013 7:36 PM EDT The doctor convicted of involuntarily killing Michael Jackson appeared to be on trial again Wednesday as a lawyer for Jackson's mother tried to show the physician's desperate financial situation drove him to extremes in his treatment o ...

  22. Michael Jackson's Struggle With Drugs Detailed on Opening Day of Civil Trial

    April 29, 2013 10:00 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's struggle against drug addiction was put on display Monday during opening statements at his mother's wrongful death case against concert promoter AEG Live. Competing portraits of Jackson emerged dur ...

  23. Civil Suit Between Michael Jackson's Mother and AEG Live Could Cost Billions

    April 29, 2013 11:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Millions, and possibly billions, of dollars are at stake in a civil trial starting Monday over allegations from Michael Jackson's mother that the company promoting his comeback failed to properly investigate the doctor ...

  24. Alleged 'Smoking Gun' E-mail Suggests Link Between AEG and Michael Jackson's Death

    March 04, 2013 7:19 PM EST A “smoking gun” email that allegedly links concert promoter AEG Live to the 2009 death of Michael Jackson was revealed this week in connection with the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Jackson’s mother and children. The exchange between AEG Live co ...

  25. AEG Attorney Fires Back Over Michael Jackson Emails: 'Nobody Is Telling the Story Properly'

    September 11, 2012 5:24 PM EDT A series of controversial leaked e-mails related to Michael Jackson's doomed "This Is It" residency in London -- involving promoter AEG Live president Randy Phillips, Concerts West co-president Paul Gongaware, and "This Is It&q ...

  26. Judge Dismisses AEG Live From Joe Jackson Lawsuit

    February 21, 2012 8:10 PM EST A judge has granted a motion to dismiss concert promoter AEG Live from a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's father. City News Service says the judge agreed with AEG attorneys who said Joe Jackson should have joined a separate s ...

  27. Michael Jackson's Doctor Sentenced To Four Years

    November 29, 2011 2:40 PM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The doctor convicted in the overdose death of Michael Jackson was sentenced to the maximum four years behind bars Tuesday by a judge who denounced him as a reckless physician whose actions were a "disgrace to the medical p ...

  28. Michael Jackson's Doctor To Be Sentenced Today

    November 29, 2011 11:31 AM EST Conrad Murray will receive his punishment Tuesday after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the singer's June 2009 death. Conrad Murray is set to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. PT for his sentencing following his invo ...

  29. Conrad Murray Found Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in Death of Michael Jackson

    November 07, 2011 4:53 PM EST Conrad Murray sits stone-faced as the guilty verdict is read. Conrad Murray has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of Michael Jackson. A jury took less than nine hours to decide the verdict following a six-week trial i ...

  30. Michael Jackson Doctor's Defense Case Drawing to a Close

    October 27, 2011 7:15 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - The defense of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will shift away Thursday from personality to the science that his attorneys hope will prevent the physician from being convicted. The final witnesses testifying f ...

  31. Janet Jackson Cancels Shows To Be With Family During Conrad Murray Trial

    October 24, 2011 7:25 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael's death. Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial in Los A ...

  32. Michael Jackson Doctor's Defense Challenges Key Expert

    October 21, 2011 5:19 PM EDT The lead attorney for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death challenged a key prosecution expert Friday about his contention that the physician was responsible for the death of the singer. Attorney Ed Chernoff cross-examined Dr. Steven ...

  33. Expert: Michael Jackson Didn't Give Himself Propofol

    October 20, 2011 9:06 PM EDT Michael Jackson was so heavily drugged in the hours before his death that he would have been incapable of self-administering the massive dose of propofol that killed him, a medical expert testified Thursday at the trial of Jackson's doctor. D ...

  34. Defense Drops Claim Michael Jackson Swallowed Fatal Dose

    October 12, 2011 8:48 PM EDT Dr. Conrad Murray's defense on Wednesday abandoned a theory that it touted for over a year that Michael Jackson swallowed the drug that killed him, an abrupt shift in strategy that potentially undermines its case. The reason was clear: The de ...

  35. Coroner: Michael Jackson Didn't Give Himself Fatal Dose

    October 11, 2011 9:39 PM EDT A medical examiner struck a major blow to the defense of Michael Jackson's doctor Tuesday, saying it is unreasonable to believe Jackson could have given himself a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. Dr. Christopher Rogers, who con ...

  36. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Goes on Despite Problems

    October 10, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ...

  37. First Responder: Conrad Murray's Story Didn't Add Up From the Start

    September 30, 2011 5:00 PM EDT After just a few moments in Michael Jackson's bedroom, the paramedic dispatched to save the singer's life knew things weren't adding up. There was the skinny man on the floor, eyes open and a surgical cap on his head. His skin was t ...

  38. Michael Jackson Trial App Tops Apple Store's Charts

    September 29, 2011 8:09 AM EDT The "Michael Jackson Doctor Trial" smartphone app is the No. 1 seller among the Apple store's paid news apps. Launched Monday, the 99-cent app offers daily highlights, analysis and timelines of Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter ...

  39. Michael Jackson's Voice Played at Conrad Murray Trial

    September 28, 2011 7:59 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - First, prosecutors showed a photo of Michael Jackson's pale and lifeless body lying on a gurney. Then, they played a recording of his voice, just weeks before his death. Slow and slurred, his words echoed Tuesday through a ...

  40. Will Michael Jackson's Legacy Be On Trial At Conrad Murray Court Case?

    September 22, 2011 7:45 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Inside the compact, wood-paneled courtroom that will soon host the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician, many of the tabloid-worthy elements of the singer's life will go unspoken. Outside, however, many Jackso ...

  41. Michael Jackson Tribute Organizers Cite Sour Grapes, Misinformation From Fan Clubs, Jackson Brothers

    August 26, 2011 4:10 PM EDT As preparations continue for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert, the show's organizers have been forced to go on the defensive after numerous Jackson fan clubs and two of the singer's brothers have publicly condemned the tribut ...

  42. Michael Jackson Fan Clubs Demand Tribute Concert Cancellation

    August 23, 2011 1:27 PM EDT A group of Michael Jackson fan clubs across the world have banded together in an open letter to event organizers, asking for the cancellation of a Michael Jackson tribute concert scheduled for Oct. 8 in Wales, Reuters reports . The 35 fan clubs sa ...

  43. Michael Jackson Rehearsal Footage Will Not Be Used in Manslaughter Trial

    July 25, 2011 2:57 PM EDT Jurors in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case will not watch previously unseen footage from the singer's final rehearsals to determine the state of his health before his death, a judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor agree ...

  44. Sony Studios Wants Subpoena For Michael Jackson Footage Quashed

    July 23, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Sony studios on Friday asked the judge hearing Michael Jackson's manslaughter trial to throw out a subpoena for footage of the singer's final rehearsals after a defense attorney said earlier this week that reviewing them was "a big ...

  45. Sony Fighting Attorneys Over Michael Jackson Film Outtakes

    June 16, 2011 7:26 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for Michael Jackson's doctor want access to raw footage that was used for the star's posthumous concert film, "This is It." But Sony Pictures is fighting the request. Lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray and So ...

  46. Insurer Seeks to Void Policy for Michael Jackson Shows

    June 06, 2011 8:50 PM EDT The insurer of Michael Jackson's canceled comeback concerts has asked a judge to nullify a policy intended to protect concert promoters if the singer wasn't able to complete the shows. Lloyd's of London sued AEG Live and Jackson ...

  47. Michael Jackson Court Case Doctor's Love Life, Strip Clubs Cited

    April 15, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Michael Jackson's doctor was so distracted by his own complicated love life that he failed to pay proper attention to Jackson's treatment in the hours before the pop star died, according to court documents filed Thursday. Prosecutors sai ...

  48. Michael Jackson's Doctor Ordered to Stand Trial

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST A judge on Tuesday ordered Michael Jackson's doctor to stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's 2009 death by an overdose of the powerful drug propofol. Judge Michael Pastor gave the order on the sixth day of ...

  49. Michael Jackson Committed Suicide, Defense Will Claim

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST A prosecutor says defense lawyers for Michael Jackson's doctor will claim at his involuntary manslaughter trial that the singer killed himself. The statement by Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney David Walgren came at a hearing Wedne ...

  50. Michael Jackson's Dad Files New Wrongful Death Suit

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST An attorney for the father of Michael Jackson on Tuesday filed a new wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death. The lawsuit by attorney Brian Oxman on behalf of Joe Jackson was fil ...

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