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Post by Truth_or_Dare on Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:13 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090921/ap_en_ce/us_michael_jackson_legal




By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch, Ap Special Correspondent


1 hr 22 mins ago





LOS ANGELES – It's been almost three months since Michael Jackson's shocking death, and while Los Angeles police
are close to wrapping up their investigation, the decision on whether
to bring criminal charges is at least weeks and perhaps months away,
legal experts say.
Last month the Los Angeles County coroner
ruled Jackson's June 25 death a homicide caused primarily by the
powerful anesthetic propofol in combination with the sedative
lorazepam. Both were administered in Jackson's mansion by his personal
physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.
Murray is the
target of what police term a manslaughter investigation but the probe
is far broader, encompassing a half-dozen doctors who treated Jackson
over the years. Police and federal Drug Enforcement Administration
agents are trying to reconstruct Jackson's extensive drug history, a
task made more difficult because the pop star used pseudonyms to obtain
medications.
Tracking down where Jackson got
drugs, who provided them, how much his prior drug use contributed to
his death and lining up experts to distill complex medical information
into layman's terms for a jury is time-consuming.
"There's
no reason for anyone to jump the gun on this," said Greg D. Lee, a
retired supervising DEA agent. "Time is on their side. There's no
imminent danger to the public from Dr. Murray."
The decision on criminal charges will come from the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said a request for charges comes after a police investigation is completed and prosecutors examine the evidence themselves. "We haven't been presented with anything," she said.
Except for a brief video posted to YouTube,
Murray has not spoken publicly since Jackson's death. In the video, he
said: "I told the truth and I have faith the truth will prevail."
Murray's
attorney, Edward Chernoff, did not return a message seeking comment but
previously has said nothing Murray gave Jackson "should have" killed
him.
Murray has been interviewed twice by police. According to court records,
he told investigators that over about six hours he injected Jackson
with two doses each of lorazepam and midazolam. Finally, around 10:40
a.m. on June 25, Murray said he succumbed to Jackson's demands and
administered propofol, a drug Murray said he had given Jackson every
night for six weeks to allow him to sleep.
Propofol
commonly is used to render patients unconscious for surgery. It's only
supposed to be administered by anesthesia professionals in medical
settings and, because of its potency, requires the patient be closely
monitored at all times. Using propofol strictly as a sleep agent
violates medical guidelines.
The
coroner's finding of homicide, or death at the hands of another, does
not automatically mean a crime was committed. To bring a manslaughter
charge, prosecutors must show there was a reckless action that created
a risk of death or great bodily injury. If a doctor is aware of the risk, there might also be an issue of whether the patient knows that risk and decided to take it.
Dr.
Jayson Hymes, an anesthesiologist and specialist in pain medication and
addiction, said authorities are confronted with a central question:
"It's not illegal to be a bad doctor but when does it go from bad medicine to so unbelievably stupid it's criminal negligence?"
He
said investigators may be questioning Murray's claim that he was trying
to "wean" Jackson off the powerful anesthetic by giving him decreasing
doses.
"It makes no sense," said Hymes. "You
don't wean people off propofol. People don't go around craving
propofol. What he needed to be weaned off of were all the other drugs."
As
for Jackson's demand for propofol, he said, "He didn't understand that
anesthesia is not sleep. If he wanted restorative sleep, he was going
in the wrong direction."
Los Angeles attorney Harland Braun, a celebrity defense attorney who also has represented doctors in court, suggested prosecutors may take the case to a grand jury and let it investigate the evidence and recommend action.
Loyola
University Law School professor Laurie Levenson said history hangs over
prosecutors as they build the case. The district attorney's office is
shadowed by memories of the O.J. Simpson and Robert Blake murder acquittals and the Phil Spector case that took two trials to win a second-degree murder conviction.
Prosecutors will want to make sure they have a very strong case before proceeding.
"There's no question that a bad thing happened," she said of Jackson's death. "But you need to prove to 12 jurors beyond a reasonable doubt that it is manslaughter. That's a very high threshold."
Vesna Maras, a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney
who spent 12 years trying medical and pharmacological cases for the
office, noted it is not illegal to simply administer propofol.
"If he didn't research the drug that would be conscious
disregard of the risk to human life, which is second-degree murder,"
she said. "If he did research it, was aware of the risks and didn't
exercise due caution and circumspection before administering it, that
is involuntary manslaughter."
Criminal defense attorney Steve Cron
cited the fact other agencies including the DEA have simultaneous
probes involving other doctors who prescribed medications to Jackson
and pharmacies that filled the prescriptions. If all investigations
must be completed before charges are filed, it could take considerable
time.
In the Anna Nicole Smith drug case, it took authorities 2 1/2
years to bring charges against her doctors and boyfriend. And the
counts were less serious — supplying drugs to an addict.
Lee noted once charges are filed, "the clock starts ticking" on
statutory time limits for prosecution. So, "what's the rush?" he said.
"I don't see any urgency on the part of the government."

(This version SUBS graf 17 to correct to second-degree murder FROM manslaughter
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Post by ishealive on Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:53 pm

This is an interesting article, when I started reading it, it felt like the AP were curious aswell about Murray/investigation but when I finished reading it, it was like they were telling us this delay isn't unusual.

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for Jackson's demand for propofol, he said, ""He didn't understand that anesthesia is not sleep. If he wanted restorative sleep, he was going in the wrong direction."

Another Oxygen Chamber story perhaps....
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Post by annieisnotokey on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:01 pm

Truth_or_Dare wrote:"Time is on their side. There's no imminent danger to the public from Dr. Murray."

Unless he goes around Propofol-ING patients! lol!
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Post by ishealive on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:05 pm

Annie your so funny... Authorities taking their time in MJ's case! Lol
So we have swine flu to worry about and Murray...
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Post by annieisnotokey on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:08 pm

ishealive wrote:Annie your so funny... Authorities taking their time in MJ's case! Lol
So we have swine flu to worry about and Murray...

I wonder if there are any anti-Murray vaccination plans lying around... lol!
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Post by Truth_or_Dare on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:17 pm

annieisnotokey wrote:
Truth_or_Dare wrote:"Time is on their side. There's no imminent danger to the public from Dr. Murray."

Unless he goes around Propofol-ING patients! Authorities taking their time in MJ's case! Lol

I wouldn't worry about Dr Murray...my bed is hard enough for CPR... Authorities taking their time in MJ's case! Lol
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Post by Guest on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:21 pm

Truth_or_Dare wrote:
annieisnotokey wrote:
Truth_or_Dare wrote:"Time is on their side. There's no imminent danger to the public from Dr. Murray."

Unless he goes around Propofol-ING patients! Authorities taking their time in MJ's case! Lol

I wouldn't worry about Dr Murray...my bed is hard enough for CPR... Authorities taking their time in MJ's case! Lol


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Post by Peace on Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:26 pm

Hopefully the anti-Murray vaccine will have squalene in it just like the H1N1 vaccine, that way the government will totally buy into it.
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