Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Conrad Murray Trial Update

Dr. Conrad Murray

As you are probably aware, I have not been able to continue my coverage of the Conrad Murray Trial. I am quite sorry about this. Although I had hoped to provide a short synopsis of each days testimony, a personal family matter has come up and my sisters have asked that I pitch in with my financial auditing skills. Consequently, I need to devote all my time and energy to that until it's completed.

In the mean time, I'd like to provide some links to various places where you can access coverage of the trial.

Fellow Crime Blogger Rose Speaks has a daily synopsis and court documents on her site.

CNN's IN SESSION has a blog covering the trial.

To watch the trial online, there are many sources (just do a Google® search) but my favorite will always be CNN VIDEO. Once the video page loads, click on the link at the top that says LIVE.

For edgy reporting, check out THE DAILY BEAST'S coverage.

If you're in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend catching crime reporter Eric Leonard's 4 PM, Pacific Daylight Time reports on KFI, 640AM. Eric gives an excellent recap and always makes the days testimony interesting.

If you want to watch the trial at your own convenience, there is an individual "gurgle1624" on YouTube who is uploading (I believe) the complete trial.

And if you're into crime forums and want to discuss the case with other individuals I will recommend two forums WEBSLEUTHS and JUSTICE QUEST. They are moderated quite differently but each have something unique to offer.

If you're on Facebook, I recommend In Session's page as well as Beth Karas' In Session page.

Although I have not followed the trial since Day 5, I do try to hear Leonard's report on KFI when I can. If you have questions, or would like to discuss the case here, please feel free to leave a comment. Please remember that comments are moderated. All we ask is that you be respectful.


Anonymous said...

Betsy I just saw a new article by Linda D. of AP that the defense will no longer claim that M Jackson swallowed propofol of his own will, they have no evidence to support this. ONLY NOW they discover they have no evidence to support this?? I mean, how unprepared can they be? It will be interesting, then, to hear their amended argument.
By the way, no one would willingly take such meds orally if it could be avoided, take my word for it, the bitter taste of these types of meds is like something you have never experienced.
-Wes J.

Anonymous said...

Sprocket, could KZ weigh in at some point, considering so much of the testimony revolves around medical issues she has deep knowledge of? That would relieve the burden on you, though put it on her!

Sprocket said...

Anon @ 10:36 am:

As much as I'm sure she would love to, at this time she can't.

KZ is on vacation and her internet access to watch the trial is completely unreliable at this point.

I believe she won't be available to comment on the testimony until approximately the end of the first week of November.

Sprocket said...

Wes, I think the defense knew they were going to do this all along. That's just my personal opinion. I don't believe it was a last-minute ditch effort.

In opening statements, you throw whatever you can out there and hope some of it sticks in the juror's minds.

Closings will be interesting to watch. I hope I can find the time, but my other project is much more important to my family at this point.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. I can't follow HLN in the evening because they take such a Circus- like approach to their coverage in terms of guests (Two people who got into a fight in front of the courthouse? Really, HLN?) and just what they choose to focus on in general.

CaliGirl9 said...

Who has been whining about the toxic effects of meperidine being the root of this whole case?

*looking around* Yep, me. I bet the defense brings in the hair samples. The results obviously added nothing to the prosecution's case.

The talking heads at TMZ went on record saying Murray won't do a day in state prison. He's a non-violent offender with no criminal history. If he's successfully prosecuted and is given the max, that means 2 years in the LA County corrections system, and in all probability, home detention.

Doesn't matter who the victim is. If this is the way we are doing things in California right now, Murray deserves the exact same treatment as anyone else convicted of involuntary manslaughter.