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December 13, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Michael Jackson's mother and three children have filed a motion for a new trial in their wrongful-death case, which ended 2 1/2 months ago when jurors found concert promoter AEG Live not liable for the singer's overdose death. Much of the Jacksons' motion, filed in Superior Court on Thursday, relies on sworn statements from four jurors who indicated that they found the verdict form confusing. The 12 jurors had to answer yes to five questions in order to find AEG liable. PHOTOS: Michael Jackson | 1958-2009 Jurors agreed that AEG Live had hired Dr. Conrad Murray, who administered the fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol to Jackson.
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OPINION
October 31, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Did Dr. Conrad Murray get out early? The short answer is no. Murray, the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, had served nearly two years of a four-year sentence when he was released from Los Angeles County Jail just after midnight Monday. That's only half the sentence, but it's also the full amount of jail time provided for by law. How is that not getting out early? Since when does four years equal just under two? It's complicated.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Four years after his death, Michael Jackson has shown no signs of slowing down. In the last year, the late king of pop has earned $160 million, making him Forbes' top-earning dead celebrity . The Cirque du Soleil spectacles “Immortal” and “One” -- both anchored by Jackson's ubiquitous discography -- are currently dazzling audiences, and his hits have been repackaged in numerous compilations. But it's the way Jackson's music has been used to bolster posthumous projects that has drawn the ire of one of his most well-known collaborators and sparked a multimillion-dollar lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted in the death of Michael Jackson, was able to elude a group of hecklers after his release at 12:01 a.m. Monday, but that didn't stop them as his attorney addressed the media outside. "Do you guys mind?" asked Murray's attorney Valerie Wass, her voice rising as she turned to face the pop star's supporters. "This group of fans isn't respecting [Jackson's] legacy. " Her claim that Murray has a contingent of "loyal" patients garnered heckling from a cluster of fans who had hoped to give Murray a piece of their minds as he walked free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, spent 699 days behind bars -- the longest possible amount of time, according to L.A. County sheriff's officials. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge sentenced Murray in November 2011 to a maximum four-year term for his role in the pop star's death, lambasting the doctor for not only showing no remorse but for actively “blaming the victim.” Jackson died June 25, 2009, of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, which the doctor administered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
They gathered in the darkness outside Men's Central Jail late Sunday, bonding over Michael Jackson tunes playing on an iPhone. Jackson's image on their shirts peeked out from under jackets as a chilly mist threatened to turn into rain. Their goal, one of them said, was singular: Welcome Conrad Murray to "his living hell. " "We were some of the last faces he saw going in," said Julia Thomas, 44, of Los Angeles. "And we're going to be the first faces coming out. " But Thomas never saw Murray, the doctor convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
As her client left jail under cover of darkness early Monday, the attorney for Conrad Murray -- the doctor convicted in the death of Michael Jackson -- said he did not receive special treatment. Murray served roughly two years of the  maximum four-year sentence he received for his involuntary-manslaughter conviction in 2011 f or his role in Jackson's death, which was caused by an overdose of the anesthetic propofol that the doctor had administered. Murray was able to evade reporters and Michael Jackson fans who were staked outside the jail by leaving through a nonpublic route that authorities declined to elaborate on. PHOTOS: AEG-Michael Jackson wrongful-death trial   Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore, who briefly addressed reporters, would only say that Murray was released to "representatives," and that such measures are allowed on a "case-by-case" basis to ensure certain inmates' safety and security.
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October 27, 2013 | By Howard Blume, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson, was released from prison early Monday, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Deputy Mark Pope said. Murray, 60, was sentenced to the maximum four-year term allowed for his role in the death of Jackson on June 25, 2009, from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, which was administered by the doctor. Under state sentencing rules, Murray was eligible for parole well in advance of the end of his term, but he has nonetheless endured a long ordeal since Jackson's death, said his attorney Valerie Wass.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“When your last name is Jackson, people naturally expect incredible talent.” That's how the release begins announcing the arrival of Tanay Jackson, daughter of Tito Jackson, on the music scene. What comes next is the typical bombastic overhype of one's talents in hopes of drumming up attention from the press. She's a “rockin' hot performer” in one sentence. A “smoking hot musical powerhouse” in another. And a “dynamo” elsewhere. Of course multiple mentions of being Michael's niece flood the release.
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