Michael Jackson - Conrad Murray's Lawyers Loses Appeal To Have Jurors Sequestered

Lawyers for Michael Jackson's personal physician DR. Conrad Murray have lost their second bid to sequester the jury in his upcoming manslaughter trial.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor ruled against the defendant's initial request in August (11), insisting he was confident jurors will avoid media coverage of the high-profile case and will not need to be locked away in a secluded hotel room for the duration of the trial.
Murray's legal advisors challenged the decision by filing a last-minute petition earlier this month (02Sep11), but their appeal was dismissed on Wednesday (07Sep11).
Officials at a California appeals court declared Judge Pastor was within his rights of judicial discretion when he made the ruling.
The trial will now begin as scheduled, with jury selection expected to start on Thursday (08Sep11).
Murray stands accused of administering the fatal dose of anaesthetic Propofol which cost the King of Pop his life 2009. The doctor has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter.


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Good! I'm glad that the judges are not buying into the defenses nonsense.
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first of all.. we need closure for MJ that he is really dead!! if so...conrad murray MD? should be charged with first degree murder!!! he was suppose to be there in charge of Michael's health! any doctor would have sent him to the hospital!! instead of giving him illegal drugs to kill him!!!
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I honestly don't know if this is good for Michael's prosecution or not except anything proposed by Murray's attorneys is hard to trust. Either way, can we PLEASE now just get this trial underway??! No more stalling, no more delays, no more postponements, no more tricks. Those that love Michael deserve answers and he deserves peace.
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Amen...he has made a mockery of Michael more than all the people who hate him with all of his lies and allegations.
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thank god!!! bunch of liers(the defence team) who are trying all kind of different tricks to save Murray's (the murder) dirty Ass!! Just looking at them you can tell they are manipulative bastards. JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL. Michael should have been with us now not lying in the grave thanks to the greedy dirty MONKEY!!
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about time now can they just put the b*stard away so he can't ill no one else & leave children without their father ,,JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON ..RIP MJ you are so Loved by so many and Missed but not forgotten
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