You’ve gotta love living in a country where a physician can be indicted for murder (which he was pretty much guilty of – or at the very least, SERIOUS malpractice) and still practice medicine. I mean, really? Conrad Murray – who, if the name doesn’t ring a bell, gave Michael Jackson the shitload of drugs that eventually killed him – is back in business, and I’ve lost all faith in the medical field.
Conrad Murray now has a chance to improve his success record in treating patients … because he’s back in business.
TMZ has learned the patients this time around will be children with heart problems. Murray has taken a gig with the Trinidad Ministry of Health, where he’ll be consulting with local heart surgeons.
Murray won’t get rich off the new job — he’s volunteering his services, but it’s definitely a foot in the door. His medical license has been revoked in Texas and suspended in California and Nevada.
The government wants Murray to use his U.S. contacts to help hook up the sick kids.
Uhhh… no. I just don’t even have words for this. We’re trusting him with CHILDREN now? CHILDREN WITH HEART PROBLEMS? In what universe is this a good idea?
Waiting for the first fatality under his care, because you know it’s coming. :(
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Conrad Murray went to prison for killing Michael Jackson (a manslaughter charge) but he’s insisting he didn’t kill him; that Jackson did it himself, because he was drug addict. He’s got an especially detailed defense. Here’s what he told Daily Mail, via Extra:
I did not kill Michael Jackson. He was a drug addict. Michael Jackson accidentally killed Michael Jackson… I never gave Michael anything that would kill him.
You want to know how close we were? I held his penis every night to fit a catheter because he was incontinent at night. Michael trusted no one. The bed chamber smelled because he did not even let maids in there to clean it. There were clothes strewn everywhere.
I tried to protect him but instead I was brought down with him.
Dude, don’t even. Yeah, MJ was a grown man, but you were his doctor and he was your patient, and good doctors don’t usually let their patients die. Maybe you didn’t personally give them to him, but he should not have been left alone with drugs that you knew were possibly lethal if left with someone who isn’t a doctor. Also, you should have immediately called 9/11 instead of his bodyguards and then his damn children. I blame Conrad Murray 100%. I know he didn’t do it on purpose, but he did it.
Regardless, he’s out of prison now.
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“Dr.” Conrad Murray has been in prison for nearly two years after being found guilty of manslaughter over the death of Michael Jackson, but it’s looking like his time behind bars may be coming to an end and he’ll be released in October, about halfway through his four-year sentence.
The early release is apparently a reward for Murray’s “good behaviour” and also the overcrowding of California jails. That’s right – let’s let a bro convicted of manslaughter out of jail before we let the low-level “drug” criminals (read: marijuana) go. Really love the criminal justice system there. Let’s not forget that he’s not only had solitary confinement this whole time (which might seem like a punishment but has actually spared him the ass raping he surely would have had otherwise) and has had a TV and mobile phone. So really, it’s been a paid vacation that he gets to leave whenever he feels like it. Lesson learned, I’m sure.
Here’s more about Murray’s release, according to The Mirror:
Insiders revealed the family felt the medic “should serve his time for the crime”.
Katherine Jackson said: “It is not right I will never be able to see my son again, while his mother can see him.”
Murray has been in solitary confinement – but with a TV and a mobile phone in his cell – since he was jailed in November 2011.
Last night a source close to the doctor said: “He has been a model inmate and the authorities have granted him an early release due to that good behaviour and the overcrowded California jail system.”
Well, that’s just wonderful. Ain’t life wonderful and super fair?
“He really could not sleep. Have you ever seen the Thriller image when he was made up? He looked that hysterical. … I think in many ways, there were some mirror images in our lives. I’ve seen him cry so many times. He lived a life greater than a hundred years of pain of any human.”
That’s … horrible. I mean, we all know that Jackson had these myriad issues with abuse as a child and substance abuse later on in life, but why the whole “not sleeping” thing? Were his traumas scarringly bad enough that he couldn’t even escape them in shutting down for the evening? Was it due to medication withdrawal? Was it, as a lot of people say, an inability to “shut down” his creativity? Was this how he wanted it to end after all?
All I know is that Conrad Murray is releasing a documentary this Friday, one that was filmed in the days after Jackson’s death in 2009, discussing all sorts of issues that had been in place which resulted in Jackson’s untimely death. In the special, 8Murray will be divulging information about the late performer’s special lifelong friendship with Murray himself. I don’t know about you guys, but he has got my attention. This could be fascinating. Will you be tuning in to MSNBC on Friday?
Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the June 25, 2009, death of Michael Jackson.
A bewildered-looking Murray was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom. He was held without bail pending sentencing.
“This is a crime where the end result was the death of a human being,” said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor. “That factor demonstrates rather dramatically that the public should be protected.”
Earlier, Murray showed no emotion as the clerk read the verdict, which was reached after 10 hours of deliberation.
As the verdict was read in the courtroom, Jackson’s sister La Toya said, “Yes!” His mother Katherine dabbed tears with a tissue. Other Jackson family members and fans shouted in joy.
How are you guys feeling about this? Does it give the family closure, or does it really just not change anything at all?