Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Conrad Murray's lawyer (I have long since stopped calling him "Dr."), Ed Chernoff made an appearance on Good Morning America this morning to discuss the case. Chernoff offered little of substance and, instead, relied on innuendo and supposition to cast doubt on the guilt of his client while simultanously placing blame upon the victim--a victim who is not here to defend himself and cannot tell his side (the truth) of what happened.
Chernoff said the LAPD botched the investigation and seeded the theory Michael self-injected the fatal dose of propofol. Chernoff admitted the trial has his client on the ropes and asserted they will fight to the death because it is now Murray against Michael, and Murray would do whatever he had to do to get out of this, including exposing Michael. He said he "didn't know what Michael was doing....Dr. Murray has no desire to portray Michael Jackson as anything as other than a saint...but..the facts have to come out..." which I take to mean, they will smear Michael to poison the public and to taint the jury pool as long as it might save Murray's hide. I find this entire defense approach sleazy and despicable.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Conrad Murray appeared today in a Los Angeles courtroom in connection with the investigation into Michael Jackson's death at his hands. The purpose of today's hearing was for the prosecution to ask a judge to revoke Conrad Murray's California medical license. The judge assigned to the case, Peter Espinoza, revealed he had a connection to the prosecution then assigned the case to Judge Michael Pastor and sent everyone to his court room. Judge Pastor will have the task of setting a date for the preliminary hearing and deciding whether or not to revoke Murray's license.