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  • geli2709
    Verrückt - aber wahr !!!


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  • mjchris
    Conrad Murray-Trial - Day 25-November 29, 2011:

    "Day 25, Sentencing - District Attorney's Office-Press Conference (TMZ)"

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    Conrad Murray-Trial - Day 25-November 29, 2011:

    "Day 25, Sentencing (TMZ)"

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  • pearl
    Und hier noch mein Transkript der Urteilsbegründung von Richter Pastor - gibt zwar bereits eine Übersetzung, aber ich stell es trotzdem mal ein -


    One of the most difficult aspects of the job of judging is to impose an appropriate just and fair sentence. It´s never an easy or fun responsibility. It´s even more complicated when a judge is confounded with discretionary choices. In many of our cases the terms are set in stone and the judge has no discretion. But when a judge is called upon to exercise discretion it´s a very significate responsibility. And that responsibility is compounded in a case such as this where neither party is saying that Dr. Murray acted intentionally. In being responsible for the death of the decedant, Michael Jackson, even the people just acknowledged that Dr. Murray did not intend for Mr. Jackson to die.
    So the court is called upon to utilise it´s sense of fairness and decency as well as various factors in this gained over the years of it´s experience and fashioning what it believes is an appropriate sentence in this case.
    There are those who feel that Dr. Murray is a saint. There are those who feel Dr. Muray is the devil. He´s neither. He´s a human being. He stands convicted of the death of another human being. And that death is predicated not on simple civil negligence, but on criminal negligence. And it´s important for the court to realise that that is the appropriate standard. The standard of criminal or gross negligence and the fact that a jury of twelve people from remarkably different backgrounds and life experiences concluded unanimously and beyond a reasonable doubt that Dr. Murray had with criminal negligence caused the death of Michael Jackson.
    It´s important to emphazise the standard of criminal negligence found by this jury beyond a reasonable doubt because some may feel this was a medical malpractice case. It wasn´t. It was an easy criminal homicide case. And this jury found beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant with criminal negligence caused the death of Michael Jackson. And criminal negligence is defined as follows:
    Criminal negligence involves more than ordinary carelessness, inattention or mistake in judgement.
    A person acts or fails to perform a legal duty with criminal negligence when

    1. He or she acts or fails to perform a legal duty in a reckless way that creates a high risk of death or great bodily injury
    2. A reasonable person would have known that acting or failing to perform a legal duty in that way would create such a risk

    A person acts with criminal negligence when the way he or she acts is so different from the way an ordinarily careful person would act in the same situation that his or her act amounts to disregard for human life or in difference to the consequences of that act.
    It´s important to remember and focus on those terms and not to treat them cavalierly as some might by saying: “Oh well, it just happened. And, oh well, if it worked for Dr. Murray, someone else may have been involved.” I categorically disassociate myself from those types of statements. This is not a question about what might have happened or what if someone else had been involved if not for Dr. Murray. That is an insult to the medical profession. The fact is that Michael Jackson died because of the actions of and the failures to perform the legal duties on the part of Dr. Murray. Not some other medical doctor, and also not exclusively because of Michael Jackson.
    I accept Mr. Chernoff´s invitation to read the whole book, and I have. I´ve been impressed by the submissions from family and friends and associates of Dr. Murray. It is a book of Dr. Murray´s life, but I´ve also read the book of Michael Jackson´s life. Not isolated chapters from either.
    Regrettably as for as Dr. Murray is concerned, the most significant chapter as it relates to this case is the chapter involving the treatment or lack of treatment of Michael Jackson. And Michael Jackson died not because of an isolated one of occurrence or incident. He died because of a totality of circumstances which are directly attributable to Dr. Murray.
    Not some mistake or some accident in the early morning hours of June 25 of 2009 but because of a series of decisions that Dr. Murray made would jeopardized his patient, which violated his obligations to his patient and the essence of his hippocratic oath.
    Those violations overcome the other aspects of Dr. Murray´s treatment of other patients and the good deeds he may have done before that time.
    Dr. Murray created a set of circumstances and became involved in a cycle of horrible medicine.The practice of propofol for a medicine madness which violated his sworn obligation for money, fame, prestige and whatever else may have occurred.
    So, I don´t look to one isolated incident in terms of the misdeeds of Dr. Murray or the deeds of Dr. Murray. But in so far as this case is concerned Dr. Murray engaged in a recurring continuous pattern of deceit, of lies, and regrettably that pattern was to assist Dr. Murray.
    It is almost inconceivable that Dr. Murray would have persisted in this pattern over such an extensive period of time.
    The lies, the deceit began and continued as we heard for six weeks worth of testimony to build up an absolutely astounding set of circumstances. The lies from the inception of his medical relationship at the Holmby Hills residence in terms of ordering Propofol in staggering quantities, unprecendented quantities. The lies to the pharmacy and to the pharmacist. The sophisticated intentional deception in that regard, the lies and repeated deception to those associated with Mr. Jackson, whether it be members of the staff and also members of the production team, AEG, and Mr. Jackson´s personal and professional associates.
    The continuing series of lies to Michael Jackson´s security and staff personnel, an incredible point in time, the unconscionable lies to health care providers, live savers, paramedics and medical personnel at UCLA who are not designed to help his patient ? which were designed to deceive and give Dr. Murray a way out. The efforts on the part of Dr. Murray to subvert the process by attempting to destroy evidence. Susequent efforts to cover up by distortions and lies to law enforcement.
    If one looks to the crime of involuntary manslaughter in a vacuum one can say this may be something that went terribly wrong and it´s tragic. But it´s so credibly important not to have a superficial got reaction to what happened in this case. But to look at the totality of circumstances in terms of the longstanding failure of character on the part of Dr. Murray to serve his patient. And when one does that one can help but the offended by the circumstances in this case.
    Of everything I heard and saw during the course of the trial one aspect of the evidence stands out the most. And that is the surreptitious recording of Michael Jackson by his trusted doctor. And I have repeatedly asked myself: “Why did this happen? And for what reason?” And I can speculate and surmise that there might have been some justifiable reason, some benefit to Michael Jackson – that would be an untirely unreasonable conclusion.
    That tape recording was Dr. Murray´s insurance policy. It was designed to record his patient surreptitiously at that patients most vulnerable point. I can´t even imagine that happening to any of us because of the horrific violation of trust. And I can´t help but wonder that if there had been some conflict between Michael Jackson and Dr. Murray at a later point in time in their relationship, what value would be placed on that tape recording if the choice were to release that tape recording to a media organisation to be used against Michael Jackson? And regrettably that failure of character was compouned by later actions on the part of Dr. Murray. Each of which amounted to a betrayal of trust, confidence and a clear violation of the doctor-patient relationship and an undermining of the phenomenal rule and responsibility that health care personnel, doctors, nurses, paramedics, healthcare aids perform in our society. We revere medical doctors, and we should, because thay work diligently and they serve and they make sacrefices to keep us well, An unquestionably Dr. Murray did that. But at some point things went terribly wrong for Dr. Murray. And when he had an opportunity he didn´t get out. He stayed in and he got deeper and deeper in trouble, and he betrayed the very oaths and tenets of his medical profession.
    So, I do look at the totality of circumstances, and when I look to the totality of circumstances and when I look to the whole book, the book of Dr. Murray´s life, I loss a look to the chapter that disturbs me most, and that´s the chapter to which I referred.
    I can´t say that my opinion changed after I became aware of the production involving Dr. Murray after the jury verdict in this case when Dr. Murray says: “I don´t feel guilty.” That´s what he says.
    Mr. Chernoff acknowledges candidly that there is fault here but you´re not hearing it from Dr. Murray. You didn´t hear it at the time that Dr. Murray interacted with the security staff and the staff at the Holmby Hills property. You didn´t hear it from Dr. Murray when he encountered members of the paramedics squad, the paramedis Senneff and Blount. You certainly didn´t hear it when Dr. Murray encountered doctors Cooper and Nguyen who are on a life saving mission. You didn´t hear it when Dr. Murray talked to the detectives of LAPD. And you certainly didn´t hear it during Dr. Murray´s interview in this full documentary, full reality production where an Dr. Murray says: “I don´t feel guilty. I wasn´t reckless. I didn´t tell them about Propofol because they never asked the question. And it wasn´t important.” And where Dr. Murray at that point says he feels betrayed and entrapped by Michael Jackson. ?? Talk about blaming the victim! Not only isn´t there any remorse, there is umbrage and outrage on the part of Dr. Murray against this decedent without any, any indication of the slightest involvement in this case. To hear Dr. Murray say it, Dr. Murray is just a bystander who assert to came upon the scene and was put in this situation without because of anybody else´s ations, others then himself. Whether it be members of the family, whether it be members of AEG, whether it be Mr. Jackson or anybody else.
    Those are factors which cause me tremendous concern. Because the essence of probation is a recognition that someone may have done something wrong, some responsibility, some remorse, why give probation to someone who is offended by the whole idea that that person is even before the court?
    You can´t have probation when there isn´t an ackowledgement of rehabilitation and responsibility. And regrettably Dr. Murray doesn´t have an either. Dr. Murray certainly is statutorily allegeable for probation.
    I looked valuably for efforts to satisfy myself that while Dr. Murray was legally allegeable for probation, he was suitable for probation. And I really didn´t become convinced I could find any. Dr. Murray is allegeable for probation. The court declines for grand probation in this case for a host of reasons.
    And in making that decision I acknowledge has throughout his 58 years provided services to the community and has helped many individuals.
    But I also acknowledge that he unquestionably violated the trust and confidence of his patient Mr. Jackson on a repeated nightly bases. Michael Jackson as a patient was vulnerable because Dr. Murray put Mr. Jackson in a position where Dr. Murray was responsable for the very life of Mr. Jackson.
    Dr. Murray engaged in a sophisticated scheme to obtain propofol through insidious means by line to the pharmazist, to concoct the story by not keeping records and by allowing his personal life to interfere with his professional responsablities.
    At the very time that people are depending upon Dr. Murray to be canded with them regarding Mr. Jackson´s medical condition Dr. Murray is lying.
    He´s lying to the AEG people, he´s lying to Mr. Ortega, he´s lying to the insurance carrier, and anybody else he can. And he is engaged in personal matters while he should be paying attention to his patient.
    Anybody who takes an objective view of what was going on here has to come to an ineluctable conclusion: that Dr.Murray abandoned his patient. And this is not a simple one of occurs. This is an anacceptable egregious series of departures from the appopriate standard of care which undermine the physician-patient relationship and which are in disgrace to the medical profession.
    An honorable profession which bares the blood, the scourge of what happened here, so again – were not talking about a single isolated mistake. What we´re talking about is a gross continuing deviation.
    So, for those factors the court makes a determination that Dr. Murray is not a suitable candidate for a grand probation.
    The request for a probation under the rules of court is tonight. The question then becomes what is the appropriate period of incarceration?
    The court has many options including hybrid type sentences as authorized by the reallignment act of 2011 and the straight sentencing.
    This court does not have the legal authority to actually send an imprisoned Dr. Murray in a state prison.
    I do not have that legal authority and I am certainly going to follow the law in that regard. The legislature of this state signed a realignment act that declares certain offences while felonies not to be served in state prison, and involuntary manslaughter is one of those.
    I do not have that legal authority. I must determine the appropriate sentence and in making that determination the court is guided by a triade of possible sentences. That court can impose two, three or four years. The court no longer has to weight wether called aggravating circumstances or factors versus mitigating circumstances or factors but has to give a statement of reasons.
    The court has determined that the appropriate term is the high term of four years imprisonment.
    I do so because once again I find that Dr.Murray abandoned his patient who was trusting him. His patient was vulnerable at those circumstances having been administered potentially dangerous drugs by his medical provider. Dr.Murray´s course of conduct extended over a period of time. Dr. Murray repeatedly lied engaged in the sequel misconduct and endeavored to cover up his transgressions. He violated the trust of the medical community, of his colleagues and of his patient and he has absolutely no sense of remorse, absolutely no sense of fault and is and remains dangerous!
    It´s easy to say: “Oh well, Dr. Murray is a medical doctor. He is a smart sophisticated man. He does not have a criminal history. He may not be licensed to practice medicine in the future.” All that has nothing to do with me. I have no authority over that. The fact remains Dr. Murray is offended by that patient diying. And I don´t have any idea what will prompt Dr. Murray to do or not do something in the future that may be dangerous to a patient if he does practice medicine in the United States or even elsewhere. I think Dr. Murray is so reckless based upon the law and the definition of criminal negligence that I read and everything that I heard and saw in this case and Dr. Murray´s subsequent conduct that I believe he is a danger for the community.
    I´ve taken it to count all of the factors, I´ve stated my reasons. And those reasons, the nature and character of the offense distinguish this charge of involuntary manslaughter in this case, and this conviction of involuntarity in this case from other cases involving involutary manslaughter, and there is a fundable aspect of the criminal justice system which is involved here – and that is the fundamentle aspect of punishment.
    It should be made very that experimental medicine is not gonna be tolerated. And Mr. Jackson was an experiment. The fact that he participated in it does not excuse or lessen the blame of Dr. Murray who simply could have walked away and said “No” as countless others did.
    Dr.Murray was entrigued by the prospect and he engaged in this money for a medicine madness that is simply not gonna be tolerated by me.
    So, as the sentencing in this case, the request for provation is denied, the court imposes the high term of four years imprisonment in this case pursuing to the realignment act of 2011 and the provisions of penal code section 1170 subdevision H. That four years sentence is to be served in the Los Angeles county jail under the care, supervision and direction of the Los Angeles County sheriff.
    Dr.Murray is to pay an 800 Dollar restitution file pursuing to the prevations of penal code section 1202.4 and the statutory scheme therein, 830 dollar court security fee presuing to penal code section 1465.8 Subdevison A Paragraph 1, and a 40 dollar criminal conviction assessment pursuing to government code section 70373. As a convicted felon Dr. Murray is ordered to provide specimens and samples of blood, saliva, finger prints and palm prints for law inforcement investigated purposes and the state DNA data bank, and his willful refusal to provide any specimens and samples is a separate crime.
    I am concerned about the restitution requests in this case. I sense that the people and the defense share those concerns. It´s not often that courts are called upon to order restitution in the sum of 101 million 821 thousand 871 dollar and 65 cents, based upon a three-lined statement in an email. An electronic mail. So the court is going to order Dr. Murray to pay appropriate restitution to the estate of Michael Jackson and to the children and other family of Michael Jackson. Pursuing to the prevations of penal code section 1202.4 and the case of People vs. Lunsford at 67 Caleb Forth 901 in the amount and manner as determined by this court at a later restitution hearing where the court can be provided by the People through Mr. Weitzman and through anybody else with more detailed information.

    Now. Mr. Walgren, as you know Mr. Weitzman indicated that the above information is a combination of moneys actually spent … well, I´d like to see it … and, quote: “some very sophisticated projections on the anticipated revenue stream from a constant that had been sold before Mr. Jacksons death”, end of quote.
    I believe we´ve discussed various motions in this case, issues involving detailed financal records, certainly the defense and the people have been interested in those types of records for the ?? of this litigation. But before this court can order and will order any such restitution I need much more detailed information. And that may involve ? choices on the part of the Jackson family and on the part of the estate whether and under what circumstances those figures are to be released. But I´m not gonna order restitution of this juncture based upon those conclusory statements. And even when the court makes a determination the court can order that restitution be payed through the state office of revenue reimbursements. I´m happy to set this case at a later point in time for a determination of more detailed restitution amounts.
    Zuletzt geändert von pearl; 01.12.2011, 23:08.

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  • pearl

    Fahrlässige Tötung

    Höchststrafe für Michael Jacksons Arzt

    29.11.2011 · Michael Jacksons früherer Leibarzt muss vier Jahre ins Gefängnis. Der Herzspezialist Conrad Murray wurde in Los Angeles wegen fahrlässiger Tötung zu der möglichen Höchststrafe verurteilt.

    Michael Jacksons früherer Leibarzt Conrad Murray ist am Dienstag in Los Angeles zu der möglichen Höchststrafe von vier Jahren verurteilt worden. Die Geschworenen hatten ihn bereits Anfang November wegen fahrlässiger Tötung für schuldig befunden. Jackson war am 25. Juni 2009 an einer Überdosis von Narkose- und Schlafmitteln gestorben. Richter Michael Pastor setzte nun das Strafmaß fest. Er hätte den 58 Jahre alten Herzspezialisten auch auf Bewährung frei lassen können.

    Pastor fand harte Worte für Murray. Er habe seine ärztlichen Pflichten andauernd verletzt, gelogen und betrogen. Er habe keinerlei Reue gezeigt und sogar dem gestorbenen Patienten eine Mitschuld gegeben. Die Mutter des Sängers und mehrere Geschwister waren zugegen, als der Richter seine Entscheidung verkündete.

    Staatsanwalt David Walgren hatte in der Anhörung vor Gericht die Höchststrafe gefordert, weil Murray nach seinen Worten „grob fahrlässig“ viele Fehler gemacht und seinen Patienten vernachlässigt habe sowie außerdem seine Taten nach dem Tod des Popstars zu vertuschen versucht habe. Walgren zufolge spielte Murray mit Jacksons Leben „russisches Roulette“, indem er ihm täglich das starke Narkosemittel Propofol spritzte.

    Murray selbst ergriff nicht das Wort, um den Richter um eine milde Strafe zu bitten. Auch während des Prozesses hatte er geschwiegen. Sein Anwalt Ed Chernoff stellte Jackson am Dienstag als reichen und mächtigen Patienten dar, der den Arzt ständig um Medikamente angebettelt habe.

    Während des Prozesses argumentierte die Verteidigung, dass Jackson selbst zu der tödlichen Dosis gegriffen habe, als sein Arzt nicht im Raum war. Nach dem Schuldspruch Anfang November hatten Murrays Anwälte angekündigt, in Berufung gehen zu wollen.

    Rechtsexperten gehen davon aus, dass der Mediziner nur einen Teil der Zeit hinter Gittern verbringen muss. Weil die Haftanstalten in Kalifornien überfüllt sind, werden viele Insassen, die keine Vorstrafen haben, vorzeitig entlassen. Murray, der als Arzt zuvor nie straffällig wurde, könnte später auch unter Hausarrest kommen.

    Quelle: DPA


    Jackson-Arzt erhält Höchststrafe

    Conrad Murray wird zu vier Jahren Haft verurteilt und kann nun darauf hoffen, dass er dank der überfüllten kalifornischen Gefängnisse nur unter Hausarrest gestellt wird.

    Conrad Murray zeigte keine Regung, während er den beinahe 20 Minuten langen Ausführungen von Richter Michael Pastor lauschte. Vor rund drei Wochen wurde der Arzt verurteilt, Michael Jackson fahrlässig getötet zu haben. Nur daran, dass er immer tiefer in seinen Stuhl sank konnte man erahnen, dass er wusste, worauf die Argumente des Richters hinauslaufen würden, der am Dienstag in Los Angeles über das Strafmaß für Murray zu befinden hatte.

    Richter Pastor, das war von Beginn seiner Rede an klar, war nicht geneigt, Gnade walten zu lassen. Die Bewährung, die Murrays Anwalt Ed Chernoff beantragt hatte, kam für ihn nicht in Frage. Stattdessen verhängte Pastor gegen Murray die Höchststrafe für das Delikt der fahrlässigen Tötung. Murray muss für vier Jahre hinter Gitter.

    „Murray ist eine Schande für die medizinische Zunft“, schimpfte Pastor. Der Arzt habe seinen Patienten in dem Augenblick im Stich gelassen, in dem dieser ihn am meisten gebraucht habe. Dabei habe Murray alle Regeln seines Berufs missachtet. Zudem habe Murray während des Prozesses nicht einen Funken Reue gezeigt und sogar noch sein Opfer für sein Schicksal verantwortlich gemacht.

    Wie schon Staatsanwalt David Walgren vor ihm machte Richter Pastor den Anwesenden im Gerichtssaal von Los Angeles, darunter die Familie Jackson, noch einmal deutlich, mit welcher Kaltschnäuzigkeit der Mediziner von Michael Jackson vor gegangen war, der von seinem Arbeitgeber pro Monat einen sechsstelligen Betrag überwiesen bekam.

    Das Plädoyer der Verteidigung, dass Murrays Anwalt Chernoff stammelnd vorgebracht hatte, hatte Pastor nicht sonderlich beeindruckt. Chernoff hatte die Schuld seines Mandanten zwar eingestanden, aber auch gesagt, sein Mandant sei schon gestraft genug damit, dass er seinen Beruf nicht mehr ausüben dürfe, ihn ins Gefängnis zu stecken, grenze hingegen an Rache.

    Wenn Murray Glück hat, wird ihm dieses Schicksal trotz des Urteils erspart bleiben. Wegen der überfüllten Gefängnisse in Kalifornien wird man ihn von einem Staatsgefängnis in ein Bezirksgefängnis verlegen. Von dort kann er nach Ermessen des Sheriffs unter Hausarrest gestellt werden.

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  • Lena

    Richter verhängt Höchststrafe gegen Jackson-Leibarzt

    Conrad Murray muss wegen fahrlässiger Tötung für vier Jahre ins Gefängnis. Der Richter verurteilte Michael Jacksons früheren Arzt zur höchstmöglichen Strafe – und griff dabei zu scharfen Worten. Von Frank Siering, Los Angeles

    Frisch rasiert, grauer Anzug, dunkle Krawatte. Die manikürten Hände gefaltet. Dr. Conrad Murray hatte sich fein gemacht zur Urteilsverkündung am Dienstagmorgen. Dann ging alles relativ schnell. Vier Jahre im LA County Jail. Die Maximalstrafe für den einstigen Leibarzt von Michael Jackson. Die Augen des Kardiologen zuckten kurz, dann war alles vorbei.

    Absitzen wird Murray von dieser Strafe - 46 schon eingesessene Tage wurden ihm gutgeschrieben - wohl, wenn überhaupt, nur die Hälfte. In Kalifornien wurde unlängst ein neues Gesetz (Realignment Act) eingeführt. Weil die Gefängnisse im Bundesstaat gnadenlos überfüllt sind, werden Vergehen wie fahrlässige Tötung dieser Tage oftmals mit Hausarrest abgestraft.
    "Er ist verantwortlich für den Tod eines anderen Menschen"

    Richter Michael Pastor war aufgebracht, kurz bevor er Murray verurteilte. Vor allem die Tatsache, dass der einstige Leibarzt von Jackson bis heute keinerlei Schuldgefühle oder Bedauern zeige, mache ihn sehr nachdenklich, so der Richter. "Michael Jackson war ein Experiment für Dr. Murray", sagte Pastor.

    Und weiter: "Einige meinen, Dr. Murray ist ein Heiliger, andere halten ihn für den Teufel. Die Wahrheit ist: Er ist keines von beiden, er ist ein Mensch. Aber als solcher ist er verantwortlich für den Tod eines anderen Menschen."

    Murray lehnte es erneut ab, vor Gericht ein Statement abzugeben. Obwohl der Richter ganz offensichtlich gern vom Arzt selbst ein paar Worte gehört hätte.
    "Noch immer noch eine Bedrohung für die Öffentlichkeit"

    Pastor war außerdem sehr erboßt über die Tatsache, dass Murray eine Unterhaltung mit Michael Jackson aufgezeichnet hatte. Die Aufnahme war während der Verhandlung mehrfach abgespielt worden. Die Geschworenen hörten einen kaum verständlichen und deutlich unter Einfluss von Medikamenten oder Drogen stehenden "King of Pop".

    "Es ist ganz eindeutig, dass Dr. Murray das Vertrauen zum Patienten in grober Form missbraucht hat", so Pastor. "Diese Tonbandaufnahme war eine Versicherungspolice für Dr. Murray. Eine Police, die später vielleicht an eine Medienorganisation weitergeleitet werden sollte, für einen finanziellen Gegenwert, der schwer einzuschätzen ist."

    Bei der Höhe des Strafmaßes spielte auch eine gravierende Rolle, dass Murray während des Prozesses von einer TV-Crew für eine Dokumentation begleitet wurde. "Dr. Murray zeigt keinerlei Bedauern. Und er ist meiner Meinung nach auch deshalb noch immer noch eine Bedrohung für die Öffentlichkeit. Ja, Dr. Murray hat in dieser Dokumentation deutlich gemacht, dass er sogar gekränkt ist, weil sein Patient gestorben ist", sagte Pastor unwirsch. Und feuerte gleich hinterher, was er von den Praktiken des Mediziners wirklich hält: "Das war 'Money for Madness Medicine' ("Geld für medizinische Wahnsinnstaten"), was da betrieben wurde."
    "Wir sind nicht hier, um uns zu rächen"

    Noch im Saal wurde Murray mit einer 800-Dollar-Strafe belegt, die er sofort zahlen muss, einer Gerichtsgebühr von 30 Dollar und einer weiteren Gebühr von 40 Dollar. Über die vom Michael Jackson Estate geforderten 100 Millionen Dollar Entschädigung für geschätzte verlorengegangene Einnahmen der "This is it" Tour sowie die Rückerstattung von 1.8 Millionen Dollar für die Beerdigung des Popstars wollte Richter Pastor am Dienstag nicht entscheiden. Eine weitere Anhörung am 23.Januar soll über die "angebrachte Höhe der Entschädigung entscheiden". Murrays Anwalt Ed Chernoff: "Diese Summe ist so illusorisch hoch, ich weiß gar nicht, wie wir da überhaupt drüber diskutieren können."

    Brian Panish, Anwalt der Jackson-Familie, verlas ein Statement vor Gericht. Darin hieß es, dass "wir nicht hier sind, um uns zu rächen. Nichts kann Michael zurückbringen. Wir vermissen ihn jeden Tag. Und wir hoffen, dass jetzt endlich deutlich wird, dass Ärzte ihren Service nicht an den verkaufen können, der das meiste Geld bietet."

    In einem Brief an das Gericht hatte Milta Rush, die Mutter von Murray gefleht, Gnade im Urteilsspruch walten zu lassen. Auch, weil ihr Sohn "zuvor noch niemals mit dem Gesetz in Konflikt geraten war". Es half alles nichts. Richter Pastor kannte keine Gnade.

    Conrad Murray ist, so hat es auch sein Anwalt Chernoff wohl richtig erkannt, ab sofort nicht länger als "der Kardiologe, der Menschen hilft", sondern als der Mann, "der Michael Jackson umgebracht hat", bekannt.

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  • rip.michael


    div. statements: Katherine, LaToya, Flanagan, Walgren

    With L.O.V.E. and respect
    Lg rip.michael
    Zuletzt geändert von rip.michael; 30.11.2011, 22:57. Grund: ergänzung

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  • TrueCrypt
    Jackson case highlights celebrity medicine culture

    (AP)* LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson's personal doctor received the maximum punishment in the pop singer's death but not before a scolding from the judge for violating his Hippocratic oath and engaging in "money-for-medicine madness."

    Despite Judge Michael Pastor's sharp rebuke of Dr. Conrad Murray, medical ethics and legal experts say the outcome is unlikely to dramatically change the culture of celebrity medicine.

    There are doctors who will apply the same standard of care to their high-profile patients as the non-famous. Those starstruck will be more likely to cave to patients' demands, overlook their bad habits and operate out of bounds.

    "These doctors are ego-crazed and money dependent," said Dr. Steven Miles of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

    Miles said it's dangerous when a doctor enters into an exclusive relationship with a patient especially if the person is rich and famous.

    "It's the kind of environment where the normal checks and balances are very difficult to apply," he said.

    Jackson's death and other recent celebrity drug-related deaths have raised questions about how far some doctors will go to cater to their clients.

    Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after a month-long trial. On Tuesday, he was handed the maximum four years behind bars. He will likely only serve two years in county jail because of a recent change in state law.

    Jackson died in 2009 from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol. Murray told police he gave the drug nightly to help the singer cope with insomnia as he attempted a comeback tour. Propofol is not approved as a sleep aid and is supposed to be used in the hospital by a trained professional.

    Medical experts testifying for the prosecution painted Murray as reckless and said he should have never given Jackson propofol to help him sleep despite the singer's urging.

    During the sentencing, Pastor called Murray's treatment of Jackson a "disgrace to the medical profession." He lambasted the doctor for violating "his sworn obligation for money, fame, prestige and whatever else."

    Pace University law professor Linda Fentiman said the case will not scare away doctors from taking in celebrity patients. But it may give doctors some leverage with patients who insist on getting their way.

    "I'm not sure celebrities can be deterred from trying to get what they want, but a doctor might be able to resist their pleas by saying, 'I don't want to end up like Conrad Murray,'" she said.

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  • rip.michael
    Jackson Family Statement from Brian Panish

    By admin on November 29, 2011

    My name is Brian Panish. I am the attorney and friend of the Jackson family. They have asked me to read this statement on their behalf.

    There is no way to adequately describe the loss of our beloved father, son, brother, and friend. We still look at each other in disbelief – is it really possible that he is gone? As Michael’s parents, we could never have imagined that we would live to witness his passing; it is simply against the natural order of things. As his brothers and sisters, we will never be able to hold, laugh or perform with our brother again. And as his children, we will grow up without a father: our best friend, our playmate, our dad.

    We are not here to seek revenge. There is nothing you can do today that will bring Michael back. But we will keep the love in our hearts that Michael embodied throughout his life – his passion was for unifying the world through the gift of his artistry.

    We respectfully request that you impose a sentence that reminds physicians that they cannot sell their services to the highest bidder and cast aside their Hippocratic oath to do no harm. As we all know from this tragedy, doing so can have devastating results.

    The Bible reminds us that men cannot really do justice, they can only seek justice. That is all that we, as a family, can ask for here.

    Die B.Panish HP enthält das zugehörige video.


    Zitat von cori79 Beitrag anzeigen
    hier mal Reaktionen von Rev. Al Sharpton und Dr. Treacy zur Verkündung des Strafmaß:

    Reverend Al Sharpton
    STATEMENT BY REV. AL SHARPTON REGARDING THE SENTENCING OF DR. CONRAD MURRAY The sentencing of Dr. Conrad Murray to four years in prison by no means ends the injustice suffered by Michael Jackson nor does it in any way mitigate the fact that his children have lost a father and the Jacksons have lost a son for the rest of their life. While I approve that the Judge gave the highest sentence permitted by law and that he used harsh language in condemning Dr. Murray's recklessness, the sentence is light compared to the damage Dr. Murray and those that may have participated (and went unpunished) have received in relation to the damages they have done. For those of us who knew Michael and loved him this is not a day of celebration. It is a day of continued pain because of the loss of a great artist and friend. I do hope it sends a signal to those that would prostitute their professional skills for money and pleasure while violating the oath of their profession. Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network

    Patrick Treacy
    Statement released to Discovery Channel

    Dr. Murray has just received four years for his involvement in the death of Michael Jackson. He will also have to pay substantial restitution to the young family and estate of the late singer. During the weeks of the trial and the utterly tasteless documentary in which he later participated the doctor expressed no remorse for his patient's death and attempted to blame his client and others instead for his passing. This was of concern to many people as his total lack of empathy for his victim was considered contrary to the normal doctor-patient relationship.
    Liebe cori, ich hoffe, du bist einverstanden, dass ich dein post aus dem diskussins-thread hierher beame ... find's hier auch gut aufgehoben.

    With L.O.V.E. and respect
    Lg rip.michael

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  • Christine3110

    In einem IV mit TMZ hat Michael Flanagan den Berichten widersprochen, dass CM selbstmordgefährdet sei...ganz im Gegenteil...

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  • TrueCrypt
    Jackson doctor called suicidal after verdict

    Selbstmordgedanken nach Urteil

    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 profession."

    Dr. Conrad Murray sat stoically with his hands crossed as Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor repeatedly chastised him for what he called a "horrific violation of trust" while caring for Jackson.

    However, Pastor conceded his sentence was constrained by a recent change in California law that requires Murray to serve his sentence in county jail rather than state prison.
    Sheriff's officials later said Murray will serve a little less than two years behind bars while housed in a one-man cell and kept away from other prisoners.

    "This is going to be a real test of our criminal justice system to see if it's meaningful at all," District Attorney Steve Cooley said.

    Cooley said he was considering asking the judge to modify the sentence to classify the crime as a serious felony warranting incarceration in state prison.

    The judge was relentless in his bashing of the 58-year-old Murray, saying he lied repeatedly and had not shown remorse for his actions in the treatment of Jackson. Pastor also said Murray's heavy use of the powerful anesthetic propofol to help Jackson battle insomnia violated his sworn obligation.

    "It should be made very clear that experimental medicine is not going to be tolerated, and Mr. Jackson was an experiment," Pastor said. "Dr. Murray was intrigued by the prospect and he engaged in this money for medicine madness that is simply not going to be tolerated by me."

    Pastor also said Murray has "absolutely no sense of fault, and is and remains dangerous" to the community.

    The judge said one of the most disturbing aspects of Murray's case was a slurred recording of Jackson recovered from the doctor's cell phone.

    "That tape recording was Dr. Murray's insurance policy," Pastor said. "It was designed to record his patient surreptitiously at that patient's most vulnerable point."

    Defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan contended that nothing said during the hearing would have changed the judge's mind about the sentence.

    Michael Jackson's family told Pastor in a statement read earlier that they were not seeking revenge but wanted Murray to receive a stiff sentence that served as a warning to opportunistic doctors.
    It included elements from Jackson's parents, siblings and his three children.

    "As his brothers and sisters, we will never be able to hold, laugh or perform again with our brother Michael," the statement said. "And as his children, we will grow up without a father, our best friend, our playmate and our dad."

    The family told The Associated Press after the sentencing that they were pleased with the results.

    "We're going to be a family. We're going to move forward. We're going to tour, play the music and miss him," brother Jermaine Jackson said. [anm. aber nur, wenn dafür noch genügend zeit bleibt, und somit sieht es zumindest für den letzten punkt ihrer pläne wohl eher schlecht aus]

    Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after a six-week trial that presented the most detailed account yet of Jackson's final hours but left many questions about Murray's treatment of the superstar with propofol.

    The jury heard the recording of Jackson during the trial but defense attorneys never explained in court why Murray recorded the impaired singer six weeks before his death.

    "We have to be phenomenal," he was heard saying about his "This Is It" comeback concerts in London. "When people leave this show, when people leave my show, I want them to say, 'I've never seen nothing like this in my life. Go. Go. I've never seen nothing like this. Go. It's amazing. He's the greatest entertainer in the world.'"

    Before sentencing, lead defense attorney Ed Chernoff attacked Jackson, as he and his team frequently did during the doctor's trial. "Michael Jackson was a drug seeker," he said.
    Murray did not directly address the court. After sentencing, he mouthed the words "I love you" to his mother and girlfriend in the courtroom.

    Murray's mother, Milta Rush, sat alone on a bench in the courthouse hallway after the sentencing.

    "My son is not what they charged him to be," she said quietly. "He was a gentle child from the time he was small. "

    A probation report released after sentencing said Murray was listed as suicidal and mentally disturbed in jail records before his sentencing.

    However, Murray's spokesman Mark Fierro said a defense attorney visited the cardiologist in jail last week and found him upbeat.

    "That time is behind him," Fierro said. "He's a resilient man."

    Murray was not interviewed by probation officers.

    Jackson's death in June 2009 stunned the world, as did the ensuing investigation that led to Murray being charged in February 2010.

    Murray told detectives he had been giving the singer nightly doses of propofol to help him sleep as he prepared for the series of comeback concerts.

    Propofol is supposed to be used in hospital settings and has never been approved for sleep treatments, yet Murray acknowledged giving it to Jackson then leaving the room on the day the singer died.

    Murray declined to testify during his trial but did opt to participate in a documentary in which he said he didn't consider himself guilty of any crime and blamed Jackson for entrapping him into administering the propofol doses. His attorneys contended throughout the case that Jackson must have given himself the fatal dose when Murray left the singer's bedside.

    In their sentencing memorandum, prosecutors cited Murray's statements to advocate for the maximum term. They also want him to pay restitution to the singer's three children - Prince, Paris and Blanket.

    The amount Murray has to pay will be determined at a hearing in January.

    "Anything over a couple of dollars, he's not going to be able to pay anyway," Flanagan said.

    Murray was deeply in debt when he agreed to serve as Jackson's personal physician for $150,000 a month, and the singer died before Murray received any money.
    Prosecutors said the relationship of Jackson and Murray was corrupted by greed. Murray left his practices to serve as Jackson's doctor and look out for his well-being, but instead acted as an employee catering to the singer's desire to receive propofol to put him to sleep, prosecutors said.

    Murray's attorneys relied largely on 34 letters from relatives, friends and former patients to portray Murray in a softer light and win a lighter sentence. The letters and defense filings described Murray's compassion as a doctor, including accepting lower payments from his mostly poor patients.

    "There is no question that the death of his patient, Mr. Jackson, was unintentional and an enormous tragedy for everyone affected," defense attorneys wrote in their sentencing

    Rücksichtsloser Arzt, von Richter Pastor so genannt wurde am Dienstag zu 4 Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt!! Stoisch mit gekreuzten Händen nahm Murray das Urteil entgegen. Michael Pastor wiederholte die "schreckliche Verletzung des Vertrauens" in der Pflege bei Jackson. Allerdings räumte Pastor durch eine kürzliche Änderung im kalifornischen Gesetz, dass Murray seine Strafe im Bezirksgefängnis verbringt, statt wie gefordert im Staatsgefängnis..... District Attorney Steve Cooley sagte das die Strafe auf das Verbrechen hin als eine ernsthafte Straftat gesehen würde rechtfertigten die Inhaftierung im Staatsgefängnis zu klassifizieren und zu ändern.......
    Nachdem Richter Pastor Murray wegen seines Verhaltens den mehrfachen Lügen und der nicht gezeigten Reue bei Ihm sagte Er Murray noch "Es wird, ganz klar, keine experimentelle Medizin von Ihm toleriert werden, und Mr. Jackson war ein Experiment," Pastor sagte. "Dr. Murray war von der Aussicht so fasziniert, und engagierte sich mit Aussicht auf dieses Geld für die Medizin des Wahnsinns, das geht nicht, von mir wird das nicht geduldet werden." ......

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  • Lena
    Statement from the Estate:

    Michael Jackson’s death was a huge loss to his children, his family, and his fans worldwide. A jury determinied Michael’s untimely passing was caused by Conrad Murray. Dr. Murray in pre-trial statements and in a post-trial documentary expressed no remorse or responsibility for Mr. Jackson’s death. The Estate of Michael Jackson believes that the sentence imposed on Conrad Murray by Judge Pastor was appropriate and called for. The egregious conduct of Dr. Murray when “treating” Michael Jackson was bad enough but when coupled with his outrageous lies in trying to cover up his wrongdoing after Michael was dying and/or had died only served to magnify his criminal actions. Michael Jackson was the one of the greatest entertainers that ever lived and he will be missed by millions.

    Statement vom Estate:

    Michael Jacksons Tod war ein großer Verlust für seine Kinder, seine Familie und seine Fans weltweit. Eine Jury entschied das Michael`s Tod von Conrad Murray verursacht wurde. Dr. Murray zeigte in Vor-Prozessstatements und in einen Nach-Prozess- Dokumentarfilm keine Reue oder Verantwortung für Mr. Jacksons Tod. Der Estate von Michael Jackson glaubt, dass die Strafe, die von Richter Pastor verhängt wurde angemessen ist. Das ungeheuerliche Verhalten von Dr. Murray während der "Behandlung" von Michael Jackson war schon schlimm genug, aber als er es mit seinem unverschämten Lügen und dem Versuch sein Fehlverhalten zu vertuschen koppelte während Michael im Sterben lag und als er gestorben ist hat er seine kriminellen Handlungen nur vergrößert. Michael Jackson war der einer der größten Entertainer, der jemals lebte und er wird von Millionen vermisst

    stylerfan4life Erin Tyler
    6 hours ago
    Zuletzt geändert von Lena; 30.11.2011, 11:35.

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  • rip.michael

    Reuters video top news

    Statement von Dr. Bruce Koeppen, Quinnipiag University:
    Hot Topic: Dr. Conrad Murray sentenced

    In the wake of Dr. Conrad Murray being sentenced to four years in prison for his role in the death of Michael Jackson, Dr. Bruce Koeppen, founding dean of The Frank H. Netter, M.D., School of Medicine, is available to discuss the need for medical schools to make a more concerted effort to teach ethics and professional behavior.

    "Decades of involvement in American medical education have shown me that students tend to falter because of their poor ethical or professional behavior rather than a lack of the knowledge, skills or judgment required to treat patients," Koeppen said.

    "Medical schools must devote as much effort instilling core ethical and professional values in students as they spend teaching medical knowledge and technical skills."

    With L.O.V.E and respect
    Lg rip.michael
    Zuletzt geändert von rip.michael; 30.11.2011, 09:12. Grund: Ergänzung

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