Michael Jackson - Conrad Murray Wants Michael Jackson Jurors Isolated

A lawyer representing Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray has asked a judge to sequester jurors at the medic's upcoming trial to make sure they are not influenced by media coverage.
Murray has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter amid accusations he administered the dose of anaesthetic that killed the superstar in 2009, and he is due to stand trial in September (11).
His attorney J. Michael Flanagan went to court in Los Angeles on Wednesday (20Jul11) to request that the jurors be isolated when the trial starts so they do not see any press coverage of the case, which is expected to dominate headlines for its duration.
Flanagan told Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor, "I just think there is an overwhelming likelihood of contamination of the court's control of evidence... How many final arguments do we have to face in this case? Are we going to face the one in the courtroom and the one when they go home?"
The judge gave Flanagan permission to file the motion, but hinted it may not be granted as he feels it is unnecessary, according to the Los Angeles Times.


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I don't understand thhe problem here. We are talking a manslaughter charge not murder. The fact that Murray administered the anesthetic and left an unconscious patient alone whilemurray wandered off to do whatever for 47 minutes while his patient suffered respiratory failure and died is negligent manslaughter. Guilty. Case Closed.
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Murray is guilty.....case closed. The selfish bitch of a doctor is just trying to skirt the justice system. You can't do that especially when the victim was the most famous person in all the world...Michael Jackson!!
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If the lawyers and the judge are afraid that Nancy Grace's comments will sway the jury, why can't they serve an injunction on her to stop her perverting the course of justice.
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thescumbag Murray should not be allowed to "WANT" HE killed MJ no one else, HE knows what happened in that room. Give him the death penalty...... MJ did
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WHO ON EARTH AND THE MOON DOESN'T KNOW THAT MICHAEL JACKSON ON JUNE 25, 2009 DIED BECAUSE CONRAD MURRAY ADMINISTERED TOOOOOOO MUCH PROPOFOL TO THIS WONDERFUL MAN. NANCY GRACE, DIANE DIMOND AND THE OTHER HATERS OF MICHAEL JACKSON DOESN'T HAVE TO SAY A WORD BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT THOSE EVIL PEOPLE THINK WHEN IT COMES TO THIS GENIUS. THE ENTIRE WORLD KNOWS THIS CASE AND ALL THE PLAYERS SO TO ISOLATE THEM MAKES NO SENSE. MURRAY YOUR A$$ IS GUILTY AS SIN. YOU WERE HIS DOCTOR AND YOU GAVE HIM PROPROFOL AND HE DIED. HOW CUT AND DRY IS THIS? SERVE YOUR LITTLE 4 YEARS, BECAUSE MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON GOT DEATH!! WANNA SWITCH??????
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Murray killed him and he should have to do far more than 4 years for it. Where is the justice? It is a sin what he has done to Michael. God please watch over this trial and let justice be done. Well it is not justice if he gets 4 years but Lord only you can see that true justice is done in the long run!!
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HAHA, EVEN THOUGH I DO AGREE WITH THIS SINCE IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GIVE HIM A FAIR TRIAL, IT IS STILL IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE INFLUENCE FROM OUTSIDE SOURCES! ANY JUROR, NO MATTER HOW WELL SCREENED, WILL WALK INTO THIS ALREADY INFLUENCED BY ALL THEY HAVE LEARNED, OR THINK THEY HAVE LEARNED SINCE HIS DEATH. THEY HAVE FORMED THEIR OPINIONS OF MURRAY ALREADY, AND THERE IS SIMPLY NO INDIVIDUAL OUT THERE THAT CAN BE FREE OF IT! HE MIGHT AS WELL FORGET THAT, AND HOPE FOR THE BEST, UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
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Sequestering the jury is not going to stop the jury from facing fallout after they go home. If their verdict is unpopular, no amount of hiding them away is going to prevent the "Casey Anthony effect." And why doesn't Flanagan want the jury to see press coverage? Michael's life has already been splayed all over world media - and especially viciously in the US media - for decades. Nothing new there. The real truth is that Murray will do anything to keep the spotlight off his own deadly, despicable actions. He should have thought about that before he put the needle in Michael's leg and walked away.
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nothing , this man must shut his mouth ! that s all! is he making the law ? what s this american justice??? WE DONT UNDERSTAND!!!!
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