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To say you’re shocked to hear this verdict, would be ridiculous. Conrad Murray was administering drugs that are not made for consumption while at home.
Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor handed the case to the seven-man, five-woman jury Thursday after closing arguments by prosecutor David Walgren and lead defense lawyer Ed Chernoff. Over nearly six weeks of testimony, jurors heard from 33 prosecution witnesses and 16 defense witnesses. More than 340 exhibits were available in the jury room as the panel mulled a verdict.
Jackson, 50, died on June 25, 2009, of an overdose of the surgical anesthetic propofol, aggravated by effects of the sedative lorazepam. Murray, 58, was charged with a single count of involuntary manslaughter. He pleaded not guilty.
So I know I’m going to royally piss quite a few of you off, but I feel this is my blog and I can voice my opinion as I choose. Michael Jackson may or may not be guilty of the child molestation claims, but personally, I feel it isn’t that far-fetched. While the man did make some amazing music and was a highly talented artist, I feel due to his childhood problems, he himself was a sick man. Sadly, I blame his upbringing on this, but seeing as he was 50-years-old when he died, he was an adult and I believe his actions reflected the life of a mature, sick child.
Seeing as he had more money than imaginable at one point, he would be willing to spend lavishly. This spending included paying off people to do things for him that were sometimes illegal; Conrad Murray falls into this category. If he didn’t administer the propofol to Mr. Jackson, somebody would have likely agreed to do the job and get paid the money. Yes, he was being a bit negligent and for that I believe he deserves to be punished. I agree with the verdict, but felt I must voice my opinion into the entire matter while I had the chance.
Point being, if you’re asked to do something illegal by someone who is rich and had a shitty childhood, DON’T DO IT! The money is not worth it, especially if you’re convicted of manslaughter.
- Conrad Murray trial: Jurors begin second day of deliberations (abclocal.go.com)
- Conrad Murray trial: Odds ‘heavily stacked’ toward guilty, expert says (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Conrad Murray Trial Goes to Jury (rollingstone.com)
Gaelan Edwards, 12, had to do something most boys his age never have to do; In fact, most older men don’t get as close to delivering a baby as Gaelan has.
The young boy’s mother, Danielle Edwards, was at her home in Canada on Sunday morning in the very early hours. Being that she was two days overdue with the baby, she knew that she needed help when she started having pains and called for her eldest son, Gaelan. Luckily, the good student also had a fascination with medical shows and often caught them on television, so when his mom screamed for him and had his baby brother’s head already coming into the world, he leapt into action.
…covered in blood and with amniotic fluid up to his elbows, he rested the baby’s head on his forearms as his mother pushed.
As he pulled the baby out by the shoulders, he then went to the kitchen to get some scissors and a clean paper-bag clamp.
He then helped Ms Edwards push out her placenta and clamped and cut the umbilical cord before wrapping his seconds old baby brother in a blanket and handed him to his proud mother.
He called a family friend and washed up. The whole experience lasted 20 minutes.