The Freeland File
Global Market Data
Tales from the Trail
Lucy P. Marcus
David Cay Johnston
The Great Debate
Jack & Suzy Welch
Macro & Markets
Personal Finance Video
Twelve killed in protests across Afghanistan
Medical evacuation of women, children from Homs underway: ICRC
Hamas ditches Assad, backs Syrian revolt
Iran has expanded sensitive nuclear work: U.N. agency
Iran's Ahmadinejad, reviled abroad, fades at home
Santorum says Obama agenda not ”based on Bible”
Romney’s struggles fuel talk of brokered convention
Iran stops oil sales to British, French companies
Video shows exact moment of train crash in Argentina
Thu, Feb 23 2012
Jim Rogers: U.S. Presidential favorites clueless on economy
Thu, Feb 23 2012
Mona Lisa double painted simultaneously
Tue, Feb 21 2012
Judge denies bail for Michael Jackson's killer doctor
Dr. Conrad Murray is shown in this Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department booking photograph taken November 7, 2011, the day of his involuntary manslaughter conviction of pop star Michael Jackson death and released to the news media November 29, 2011, the day Murray was handed a four year sentence for the death of of Jackson.
Credit: Reuters/Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department/Handout
Prosecutors want Michael Jackson doctor kept in jail
Tue, Feb 21 2012
Jackson concert promoters out of Joe Jackson lawsuit
Tue, Feb 21 2012
Ex-Goldman programmer's conviction overturned
Fri, Feb 17 2012
Whitney Houston's medical records sought after mystery death
Wed, Feb 15 2012
Private funeral planned for Whitney Houston
Tue, Feb 14 2012
Analysis & Opinion
Judge in SEC’s Bear Stearns case catches Rakoff fever
LOS ANGELES |
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:52pm EST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson must stay in jail pending his appeal because he might flee if allowed out on bail, a Los Angeles judge ruled on Friday.
Los Angeles Superior Court judge Michael Pastor turned down Dr. Conrad Murray's request to be released until his involuntary manslaughter conviction appeal is heard.
Pastor said on Friday he believed Murray, who was born in Grenada and worked in both Las Vegas and Texas before being hired to care for the pop singer in 2009, is a flight risk.
Murray, 59, began serving a four-year jail term in November last year after being convicted by a jury of the involuntary manslaughter of the "Thriller" singer.
The physician admitted giving Jackson sedatives and a dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol to help him sleep on the morning of his June 25, 2009 death, but the doctor denied criminal negligence.
Murray, who was not in court for Friday's hearing, had asked for bail, house arrest or electronic monitoring pending his appeal, which he said could take more than a year to be heard.
But prosecutors argued that he could flee California, was a danger to the community and had shown no remorse for his part in Jackson's death.
(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
Entertainment News From the Wrap
Martin Lawrence Cops Out in CBS Comedy Pilot
"Bad Boys" star Martin Lawrence will play a middle-aged man who joins the police academy
Daniel Zirilli to Direct Thriller 'End of the Gun'
Exclusive: The action film centers on a one-time federal agent who gets on the wrong side of a drug kingpin's enforcer
Sacha Baron Cohen's Hype Machine Scores With Fake Oscars Kerfuffle
The faux outrage affected by Sacha Baron Cohen and adopted by some media outlets over his nonexistent "banning" is looking sillier by the moment
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Ruffs Up the Golden Collar Awards (Video)
Everyone's favorite scorn-hurling pooch, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, makes a mess on the red carpet
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Be the first to comment on reuters.com.
Add yours using the box above.
Back to top
New York Legal
Support & Contact
Advertise With Us
Connect with Reuters
Our Flagship financial information platform incorporating Reuters Insider
An ultra-low latency infrastructure for electronic trading and data distribution
A connected approach to governance, risk and compliance
Our next generation legal research platform
Our global tax workstation
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
NYSE and AMEX quotes delayed by at least 20 minutes. Nasdaq delayed by at least 15 minutes. For a complete list of exchanges and delays, please click here.